Photo Post: Yashica 44


My luck with this camera just keeps getting better 😦

This time the photos are great, the development went great, but it looks like using the squeegee was not a good idea. I rarely, if ever use the film squeegee after processing. I just don’t see the point if you use a wetting agent which I did. But it turned out I didn’t use enough and I could see I would get water marks, so I decided on the squeegee 😦

Unless there was an issue with the film? I can’t see any other way the black lines would happen….Unless…writing this has given me an idea. I cut the film using the FCK127 and after I tightened the film as much as I could to avoid light leaks. Maybe that scratched the film? I am going with that, I need to be more careful in the future.

What do you think?

Oh and I took these while completing the Towton Battlefield Walk which you can read about here.

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6 comments

  1. ……unless your sqeegeey has a double life as a scouring pad!

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  2. Got me. Really odd looking. Ditch the squeegee and live with spots (potentially).

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  3. Oh the joys of home developing. Just when I think I’ve got the hang of things, something happens that makes me realise I have so much to learn. Weird those marks? Otherwise some great images.
    Do you know how much wetting agent you use? I thought a drop or two was about right but I’m getting drying marks. Admittedly they come off with a damp wipe and dry cloth.
    Andrew

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    • It’s an ilford one, but I think it was the way I tightened it in the spool now. I just did another and was more careful…no black lines.

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