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02-14-2016, 11:37 AM   #1
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Shot wrong side of film 645n

i accidentally shot a whole roll of film on the wrong side, this wouldn't have damaged anything on the camera would it? I know the film is gone but I'm just making sure it wouldn't effect anything but the film! Please let me know, I'm worried about it

02-14-2016, 11:43 AM   #2
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I don't see why it should damage anything unless the paper backing started to shred - and a good cleaning would probably be all that is needed in that case.
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You could try developing, maybe it's a good red and maybe some subjects lend themselves well to redscale.
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I've heard of this mistake before so you're far from the first. I almost did it myself many years back with the first film in a Mamiya 645 which had a similar film holder. Shouldn't be a problem for your camera and there's only temporary damage is to one's ego. Review instructions for film loading if necessary, try again.
And by the way, big welcome to the Pentax Forum. There's a lot to learn from here.

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Thanks for the confession.

That bring back good memories of my large format camera. It went into mothballs a few years after I purchased a new pentax F (about 4 decades ago). The film became to expensive.

Nice to know people are still giving film a good crack.
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Film isn't loaded into the Pentax 645 the way you'd initially expect, it's an easy mistake to make. I don't think it will have damaged the camera but any photos might come out a bit unusual.
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I'm just interested on how the photos turned out & how they look. Should look interesting.
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Thank you guys for your responses! I'm glad to be apart of the Pentax community here! Really looking forward to it!

So you actually think the film could have exposed through the white paper?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Codypayne Quote
Thank you guys for your responses! I'm glad to be apart of the Pentax community here! Really looking forward to it!

So you actually think the film could have exposed through the white paper?
I don't know about the specific film, but there was a technique called
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redscale
where you loaded the film the wrong way round on purpose.
Emulsions for color film (if yours was indeed color) have different strengths because the last one receives less light (the light should pass through the other layers first), so putting it first alters the colors significantly.
If it was BW no chance though...
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I don't think you'll get any images at all. The backing paper on 120 film should be light-proof I think. Redscale works with 1355 film because it doesn't have backing paper. If it was 220 then you might have something, otherwise I strongly suspect they'll be blank.
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Ok thanks guys! Jonathan do you think that because it was completely white it would have reflected back into the camera harming anything?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Codypayne Quote
Ok thanks guys! Jonathan do you think that because it was completely white it would have reflected back into the camera harming anything?
No, it won't have harmed anything.
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