Blue stains c41

Discussion in 'Film and Processing' started by monogatari, Jul 31, 2021.

  1. Hello, can someone explain why this roll was so damaged and what are those blue dots? I developed it together with another film and the second was perfect. Since is from a client I ignore if the film was expired, but the owner told me they exposed it more than 1 year ago, is this the cause of this deterioration?

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  2. I attach another picture.

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  3. Spots like that are usually caused by contamination of the film by metal particles - specks of rust from an old camera for example.

    Of course it's impossible to accurately diagnose the fault remotely, but metal contamination would be my best guess.
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  4. Thanks a lot, the film was very sticky when i removed from the canister, i suspect was either water damaged or put in a super humid location. The other film loaded in the same tank with same chems was perfect.
  5. Condensation on the film will definitely cause spots, but usually not with such a pronounced blue or purple colouration. (Yellow or green in the negative.)

    Maybe the cassette got rusty or corroded?
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2021

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