View Full Version : Roll Film-Cut Developed Roll Down 2 Single Frames?

Andre Noble
6-Feb-2005, 21:49
I've recently begun shooting the 6x9 format via a Toyo RF back. Today, using a paper trimmer, I took a developed roll and seperated each of the frames out invididually for archiving and later use. It just seemed right.

Does this make sense? Does anyone else do this? What are the drawbacks?

Thanks in advance.

Frank Petronio
6-Feb-2005, 22:28
I've done it both ways. As long as you have enough margin to handle the film edges safely, why not? I keep multiple and single frames in archival pages in notebooks store vertically. The get nice and flat after a few years...

I also throw away most of my outtakes. I have so much film shot that I don't want to waste hours looking through all the bum shots...

David A. Goldfarb
6-Feb-2005, 22:34
I've also done it both ways. If you scan, it is often necessary to cut the film down to single frames anyway. If you're enlarging, it can be handy to have them in strips.

Emmanuel BIGLER
6-Feb-2005, 23:50
André. I agree with David. For enlarging I keep my 6x9 in pairs and a whole 120 film, 4 pairs, on a regular 120 film sleeve, 'horizontal' style. A pair of 6x9 frames is much easier to handle. My feeling is that a pair of 6x9 is also easier to keep flat in a film sleeve. My experience with 120 film scanners is limited, I know that Imacon machines (now : Hasselblad) can do this (not a good example, I know ;-) but many recent an more affordable flatbeds can handle something 17-18 cm long; again I would find it an advantage for handling if you can keep 6x9 frames in pairs for scanning.