Successfully damaged with X-Ray my first Bergger Pancro400 120 film

 

Successfully damaged with X-Ray my first Bergger Pancro400 120 film

  Hey friends ! as i promised some time ago - here the whole of damaged by Barcelona Airport X-Ray machine my first roll of the "Bergger Pancro 400" medium format film that i found and purchased during my "visit in Barcelona" last May. nothing to add. you can see that the only one frame (the first one) survived this aggressive intervention. If you have some other idea what it can be (aliens attack, some vendor's fault in film production, striking old Hasselblad body, new sunspots) write me in comments and we discuss this possibility. The whole Bergger Pancro400 120 film roll was exposed with Hasselblad 500cm and Distagon 40/4 lens attached. Developed as usual in R09 )aka Rodinal) using "semi-stand dev process".     i'm waiting for your ideas !!!     Successfully damaged with X-Ray my first Bergger Pancro400 120 film         Successfully damaged with X-Ray my first Bergger Pancro400 120 film         Successfully damaged with X-Ray my first Bergger Pancro400 120 film         Successfully damaged with X-Ray my first Bergger Pancro400 120 film         Successfully damaged with X-Ray my first Bergger Pancro400 120 film         Successfully damaged with X-Ray my first Bergger Pancro400 120 film         Successfully damaged with X-Ray my first Bergger Pancro400 120 film         Successfully damaged with X-Ray my first Bergger Pancro400 120 film         Successfully damaged with X-Ray my first Bergger Pancro400 120 film         Successfully damaged with X-Ray my first Bergger Pancro400 120 film         Successfully damaged with X-Ray my first Bergger Pancro400 120 film        

32 Replies to “Successfully damaged with X-Ray my first Bergger Pancro400 120 film”

  1. Wao thats quite weird, maybe the machine had the incorrect dose, to powerful? now a days you can pass film up to asa1600 with no issues. Some say even higher…are you sure it was the xray machine from the airport?

    1. yes nothing else outstanding or special in my head. and i heard from ppl who also got damaged 400 films after airport checking.
      just interesting how often the calibrate them.

      1. I have some black and white film i been moving around from country to country since a long time, hope is not damaged, i started to shoot it already and went through some films already, seemed to be okay. Hope i dont bump into any surprises.

  2. Well, funny, but I like most of these slightly ‘weird’ shots, makes them interesting and rather ethereal , mysterious, worth a second look! Love the last one with the tree.

      1. I think most high speed films don’t like Rodinal stand dev. From what I understand it works best for slow films. You can try normal agitation dev with Rodinal and see if that makes any difference. I rarely use Rodinal anymore. Like XTOL (similar to Ilfosol 3) better.

  3. (Bother, lost my earlier comment, apologies if this turns up twice.) The evidence of X-ray damage I’ve seen (on the web, not personally) has tended to be in a wavy pattern corresponding to the roll of the film (think of an X-ray falling at an angle across the rolled film). The last two are a real puzzle, but the earlier ones look very much like light leaks as has been said above.

  4. Is this a new camera for you? Have you run film before this with normal results? Could the film had been light struck prior to loading? Check the seals. But it’s weird that some have serious light leaks and others don’t. Maybe the seal is worn only in a certain area and results in leaks depending on angle of sun to the camera.

      1. It’s kind of odd that the older negs look fine and suddenly you get these results. Maybe somehow the seal was damaged? Try the other back and see what happens. Also just look at the two backs to see any differences.

        1. It’s not odd at all, in my experience the foam seals in Hasselblad’s backs will last for 2-4 years before they need replacing. They will seem fine and then suddenly you get bad leaks because they only need to be very slightly compromised to completely ruin your film. I store my backs with the darkslides *out* and whenever I shoot I cover the darkslide slot with electrical tape as you simply cannot know when the seals are going to ruin your film.

          If you want to read more about this then google for a post I wrote earlier this year: “Ten years with a Hasselblad”

          1. wow ! huge tjank you for this information. sounds like i have to learn my Hassey a little bit better. i will happy to read this post about ! thank you again !

          2. Thanks for clarifying that. It just struck me as suddenly deteriorating and that didn’t seem like normal wear and tear.

  5. I always knew it was possible, but I’ve never had film damaged by x-ray, or not that I know of! I love the effect though! It seems on some of the shots, the fog from the x-ray created a veil of sorts that adds a vintage look to the photos. Nice work Victor, as always!

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