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    Uneven rendering of B&W negative

    The bottom part of my scanned negative seems to be slightly darker. I'm not sure what the problem might have been. Any ideas?
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    Re: Uneven rendering of B&W negative

    See if they will return the negative and see what it might be.

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    Re: Uneven rendering of B&W negative

    Possibly insufficient developer quantity

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    Re: Uneven rendering of B&W negative

    What camera? Are those the clear edges of the negative showing or something else? It would be nice to see the whole neg, including clear edges if included.

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    Re: Uneven rendering of B&W negative

    If it looks good on the negative and does not scan right, it could be reflections in the scanner and/or light coming in the edge of the scanner, or film curling upward in the scanner.

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    Re: Uneven rendering of B&W negative

    How are you developing the film, and how do you do agitation?

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    Re: Uneven rendering of B&W negative

    I'm following massive dev chart, and use the sp445 tank. The camera is a Toyo 45A. What is strange is that another negative of the same image does not have that problem and I developed it in the same tank.

    The darker area is on the negative, so something must have gone wrong while developing.

    I would say insufficient developer, but the two negatives were literally in the same tank at the same time.

    Some of the developer was leaking, but I'm not sure why only one negative would have been affected.

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    Re: Uneven rendering of B&W negative

    You must look at the original negative. I suspect a scanning error.

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    Re: Uneven rendering of B&W negative

    Quote Originally Posted by Jac@stafford.net View Post
    You must look at the original negative. I suspect a scanning error.
    The problem is on the negative, I just checked.

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