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Lazlo


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I started getting lines through my prints recently. I thought my camera was to blame...but I think it might be from processing.
My camera is a Canon SLR Elan 2. 35mm. Processing was at Walgreens

Any thoughts as to what they might be from?

Here are a few pictures;
The lines are the vertical yellow lines on the right side.






yodadave


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are both shots from the same roll?


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yodadave wrote:
are both shots from the same roll?

Yes they are.

Other rolls have it as well. Some are less obvious. Some don't have anything.


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I would check your negatives. If there is nothing on your negs its most likely a printing issue.

If they are on your negatives it could be a little more tricky to figure out whats going on. If you are willing to toss some money out, run a roll of film through ur camera. just dont take any photos you want to keep. So shoot a roll then take the film out of the canister and inspect the film. If you see the lines that you do in the photos you posted then its possible that your camera is scratching a layer of the film off as it moves through your camera. I dont think this is a light leak because the lines are so thin. I dunno i'll try to look into it. let me know if you see anything after checking.


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No idea what's going on with the lines, but I do know that the photos are rad and it looks like you're having a blast ^.^


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I second checking the negatives. It doesn't look like an in-camera issue such as a light leak or scratches from advancing the roll. My guess would be it is a processing issue, and potential a printing issue. I would take the next couple rolls to a more reputable processing center (most camera stores that still sell film will have film processing too). Everything at Walgreens is automated machines and bulk processed. Although the staff can be helpful, they are usually by not film experts. If the film is processed too quickly, aggressively, wrong tempatures etc it all effects the negs. The print quality (from film) at Walgreens is especially automated, and it could be an error in how the machine is calibrated or not calibrated. Hopefully you can resolve the issue soon...

If you're interested I could remove the lines digitally fairly easily (at least from the two example shots). Shoot me an email/message if you'd like


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I'd strongly suspect the printing as well. If you're still shooting film, I suspect you would be willing to pay more for quality processing, though I'm sure it's getting harder to find these days. Are there any photography shops nearby that might be able to give you a recommendation for processing (or that process in-house)?


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Thank you everyone for the responses and insight. It was all very helpful.

I finally felt I had enough evidence to go to walgreens and ask them to re-do them.

They agreed with me that there were no marks on the film and that it was indeed their processing. They did however say that they'd never seen this happen before.

They also could not manage to fix the issue.

All in all, I got all my money back in the form of a gift card.

I will no longer be using Walgreens. I have a camera store locally that 'sends out' their processing. I'll be giving that a try.

Thank you again, everyone!


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