posted October 21, 2019 08:55 PM
I just got my first roll of film back and I'm trying to understand what I did wrong. The film isn't viewable. I think I saw 1 or 2 frames that looked normal for a split second. It's mostly exposed correctly but the frames are distorted and sometimes look double exposed. It's hard to explain. It's as if the film didn't feed correctly or theres something wrong with my cameras film gate.
Has anyone experienced something like this? Is there a way to diagnose if it's a film loading issue or a shutter gate/camera issue?
posted October 22, 2019 01:18 PM
Thank you both for the replies! I will try to upload a video if i can because a single frame doesnt look like much. I examined the film on a viewer where I can slow it down and look at it frame by frame. The start of the film has a couple perfectly aligned images but then it goes chaotic after about 10 images or so. Hardly ever aligning with the frame and the images looking stretched and distorted. There are a few rare frames where It worked fine but most of the time you can see the black bar between images sitting around the centre of the frame.
posted October 22, 2019 02:39 PM
No Chris I didn't get it fixed, it was a used item which I returned to the store and exchanged for a new Quarz 5 with cash adjustment. Hope you manage t get yours fixed though. Best wishes.
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posted October 22, 2019 08:17 PM
I would have thought of a loop problem but if it was that, you would only have had a faulty result on half of the film then, if we except a very bad luck, it should have been fixed when you ran the spool the second time in the camera for the other side. If it's a claw problem, it may be not worth even trying to fix it. Sadly.
posted October 23, 2019 02:40 AM
My uncle had a camera where the pull down and exposure didn't fit right, it started the exposure before the film was stationary so all but the first frame were blurred. There can be many mechanical problems that cause picture defects.