Film camera issues?

1 year 1 month ago #718138 by Khelm
I recently came across a Canon AE-1 and a Canon A-1.  I was thinking of purchasing them and was allowed to borrow them.  I used Fujifilm Superia 400 ISO that I have no clue the age of.  I purchased it from Facebook Marketplace.  Below are photos of the developed images.  I have a few questions but first let me explain what I did.

I used one roll of film in both cameras.  I took 7/8 exposures on the A-1 rewinded it then inserted it into the AE-1 and with the lens cap on I took exposures until around exposure 10.  Then I took a few photos, switched lenses, took a couple more, rewound the film then sent it off to be developed.  The images taken with the second lens weren't even developed and sent to me?

I have a few questions I hope people with more experience could offer suggestions to.

1. The developed images are spotted - not as in noise/grain
2. The film seems double exposed being able to see the holes of the film strip used to catch the gear to wind/rewind
3. On image has white stripes on the left - is this light leaking in from the lens somehow / somewhere?

Please take a look and let me know your thoughts. Thanks.









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1 year 1 month ago #718139 by Khelm
There is a fourth image of the soda that is in the post but doesn't show up so you will have to click on it.


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1 year 1 month ago #718143 by Hassner
In film it is called grain.
The higher the ISO, the more the grain. The grain is further enhanced by old film and trying to correct under or over exposure. 
Old cameras can easily leak light. You will have to check the seams of where the film cover lid closes on the body. That sponge-like material becomes like brittle over time. 

I do not understand your second question. It would have been better to see the negatives photographed on a light box.


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1 year 1 month ago #718145 by Khelm

Hassner wrote: In film it is called grain.
The higher the ISO, the more the grain. The grain is further enhanced by old film and trying to correct under or over exposure. 


This film is only 400 ASA/ISO.  I'm referring to some sort of aberration not the actual grain caused by ISO - notice the white spots on the photos.

Hassner wrote: Old cameras can easily leak light. You will have to check the seams of where the film cover lid closes on the body. That sponge-like material becomes like brittle over time. 


I'll have to take a look and see if I notice this deterioration in the material.



Hassner wrote: I do not understand your second question. It would have been better to see the negatives photographed on a light box.


Unfortunately, I used a convenience/pharmacy called Walgreens and they do not offer the negatives when developing film.  They process it in a center then send the files digitally to the local store and the local store prints them.

If you look at the image of the soda the double exposure may be more clear to see. It is also noticeable on the bottom left of the third image


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