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Blank Negatives

Discussion in 'Everything Film' started by Aly, Jan 31, 2021.

  1. Aly

    Aly Member

    Just shot two rolls through my new Mamiya C220, developed them and one came out fine but the other blank. The film borders where present so the developing was correct. I am wondering if this if a camera issue or if it was user error on the first roll?
  2. nimbus

    nimbus Well-Known Member

    I suspect you loaded the blank roll incorrectly and exposed the backing paper. Make sure you load correctly.
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  3. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    I’ve loaded 120 “backwards” before. I never figured out how. Other possibility with a TLR is lens cap left on (assuming it isn’t a twin cap covering both taking and viewing lenses).
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  4. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    That's a bugger. I would also open the back and fire the shutter a couple of times (assuming it lets you, I'm not familiar with and TLR, never mind your Mamiya) and check tghat it opens and closes correctly, just in case the shutter decided to go tits-up between the rolls.
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  5. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    All Mamiya C TLRs can have their shutters cocked and released from the lens mount, ignoring the film winder. Just another useful feature! :D
  6. Aly

    Aly Member

    I will have to try that. Thanks
  7. Aly

    Aly Member

    Yeah when I think about it now I was able to keep turning the film winder clockwise even after taking a shot and it being on Single exposures as opposed to multi. I’ll have to test a couple more
  8. Aly

    Aly Member

    Will give this a try. Thank you :)
  9. alfbranch

    alfbranch Well-Known Member

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