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  1. DAK

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    I just processed a 120 roll of film from my Hasselblad. There were no exposures on it. I know one cause might be that I loaded the film so that the paper backing received the light from the exposures. My memory leads me to think I did load the film properly. Are there any other possible explanations? I was using, for the first time, a film magazine I recently purchased on E-Bay.

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    When you loaded the film, was the paper white or black?
     
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    Just thinking simple. Did you remove the darkslide?
     
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    A Hasselblad will not fire when the darkslide is in
     
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    I can remember seeing the start arrow. That is why I think I loaded the film properly. I'm wondering if there is a mechanical connection between the magazine and the shutters in the back side of the body. If that connection was not made correctly they may have remained closed throughout the photo taking. I forgot to mention that there were no rebate markings on the film -- no exposure numbers or film identification info.
    Thanks for responding,
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    As you can see, we po boy doan goss a Hassy.
     
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    The start arrow should only be visible on the reel.

    What model camera did you get?

    Make sure to watch the video mentioned above.
     
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    The arrow was visible on the reel. I lined it up with the mark on the reel holder.

    501 CM. I've successfully loaded over 60 rolls of film in it.
     
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    So, you've shot 60 rolls of film with this and now one of them turns out blank?

    Have you shot anymore since this problem roll?
     
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    If no edge signing appears on a processed film, the first suspicion has to be dead processing chemistry (developer).
     
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    Numbers on the edge of the film? No? Fixed before developed. Yes? Processed correctly, could be a mechanical problem with the camera.

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    Nope. My latest notion is that the film did not develop because the stock developer died or I did not mix the working solution at the correct dilution. The lack of exposure numbers and film identification info points to that, I think.
     
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    I just had this exact same problem with a Mamiya 6x6 using 220. Everything loaded correctly, as far as I could tell.

    Processed the roll along with a bunch of others and all the others were fine. No edge markings, nothing. Camera worked fine during the previous roll, this was the last of the day.
     
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    I suspect a developing issue but not that. You would get something.

    Not that this has ever happened to me, but I hear tell of a certain san jose amateur photographer who, after pulling a nicely cleared roll of film from his tank, looked over and saw the developer A and B (Wimberley WD2D+) sitting in their nice little graduated cylinders, undisturbed. H2O doesn't give much of an image when developing unless you overexposed for a goodly amount of time.

    tim in san jose