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Superpan distressed_Nopah Range

This was my first roll with Rollei Superpan 200 and it was a brand new 2020 expiry date roll from the factory too. The physical negatives are very thin and for some reason this roll jammed up repeatedly while I was trying to load onto Paterson reel. After 20min struggling with this I was getting so pissed off that my hands started to sweat inside the changing bag (:-/).

 

I tried tearing the roll around the halfway point to load onto another reel thinking it might be easier with 15 frames instead of 36, but even as the film appears to be very thin its very strong and has to be cut with scissors. I couldn't tear it and jammed up just as easily. So after smashing and scratching it the shit out it, processing it, I hung it up to dry and scarfed down a whole can of Pringles trying to calm the anger coursing through my veins!!!

 

I bought a bulk roll of this thinking it would be a really nice brand new film to shoot with instead of the expired film I normally use. Maybe I'll have to bite the bullet and spend the money to have a lab process this for me instead of spending the money on Pringles or Doritos?

 

Any other Superpan users out there have similar reel loading issues or is it just me?

 

Nikon F-801s

Zeiss ZF 50mm/ƒ1.4

Rollei Superpan 200

Kodak HC-110 1:31

scanned with a Nikon Dƒ

 

*I added slight edge softening

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Taken on November 9, 2017