Defected films or camera problem?
Publié : ven. 09 avril 2021 / 09:46 am
I recently get pictures with small "explosions" of light at the bottom. At first I thought I let the sun hit the film, but they became a constant in any light conditions, plus vertical lines appeared in the pictures. I attached two samples.
I've read down here that it could be due to defected films, but I cannot trace it back to a single package...
Should I check/clean the camera? Any experience?
Thanks and a nice day
Publié : ven. 09 avril 2021 / 14:07 pm
The blue streaks that ignite the bottom of the frame in your photos is clearly a defect in the film. This is unfortunately common. I don't use these films, wait for the advice of friends who know this type of colour emulsion.
Publié : ven. 09 avril 2021 / 15:31 pm
I agree with facono : these are known as blue marks and are "detailed" here : https://support.polaroid.com/hc/en-us/a ... hoto-issue
The problem comes from the film and was introduced with the early version of the "Color V2" film.
It should be OK, now. Were your films old ?
Here is an example with a 2018 film : https://www.polaroid-passion.com/galeri ... 610_01.jpg
And another one with the "beta 19" new formula of 2019 : https://www.polaroid-passion.com/galeri ... ion_01.jpg
Some recent films with old formula way be still sold.
Publié : sam. 10 avril 2021 / 16:31 pm
Thank you both facono and scaf. I checked the rollers, as this was suggested in the page scaf linked, but they look pretty fine. I bought the films last year, but who knows how old they were, I didn't check.
Now I have a new box from 2020 and ready to go. Let's see. Just in case I could buy a frog tongue https://mint-camera.com/en/shop/accesso ... r-cameras/
Have a nice day
Publié : sam. 10 avril 2021 / 16:45 pm
A good day to you too and a great rainy weekend!
Now go straight to the gallery.
Publié : dim. 11 avril 2021 / 00:52 am
A frog tongue is a good idea.
Buy it from Polaroid, it is cheaper : https://eu.polaroid.com/products/film-s ... ng-cameras https://eu.polaroid.com/products/film-s ... pe-cameras
Choose the one that suits your camera.