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[Tutorial] How to prevent your pictures from light !

Posted: Thu 09 September 2010 / 19:19 pm
by Lulux
Hi everyone !

As you all know, the new Impossible films are highly sensitive to light, and we are all looking for solutions in order to prevent the pictures from light.
So we had a look to all the solutions that were already given and we found a new one, and we wanted to show how we manage to do it, with pictures and explanations.

Please do not hesitate to tell us what you think about our idea !

This tutorial is also available in French, of course, but here in English especially for our friends from Impossible and for Instant Lovers from all over the world!

So let’s go on fiddling !

Ingredients

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- One SX-70
- One 600 camera (won’t be affected after the do-it-yourself)
- Some glue
- One pack of film (Don’t use a brand new pack, just insert the pictures you love inside an empty pack)
- A pencil
- A knife
- Some black adhesive (or pink for ladies)
- Some Looooooooove

Cooking time

Ten minutes max. (That’s a super recipe !)

Do-It-Yourself !

1. Looking for the plastic sheet

Take your beloved 600 camera (as far as we are concerned, it was a 636 Talking Camera, who used to moan instead of talking)

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All you have to do is to put out the red plastic cover, so you open it.

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The small pins hold this plastic cover, just lift and push them to untie the red plastic cover.

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Just take it off ! YIHAAAA !

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You can of course use your 600 camera, but there is no plastic anymore! AHAH! (but just buy another one! EASY !)

2. Looking for the best place

Insert the pack of your pictures in your favorite SX 70.

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Let the picture come out, don’t touch or remove it.

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Place the plastic sheet on the edge of your SX 70, in order to cover totally the picture that came out of the camera.

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With your pencil, mark the best position of the plastic sheet.

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Don’t hesitate to test again the right position, because we almost have been had!

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(Just have a look at the nail polish : the colour HAS to be the same as the button.)

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You can notice that the marks are not centered on the camera, but on the wheels inside the camera. Have a look!

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Using strong glue, glue the plastic on your marks.

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Shoot and see !

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3. Some more work

We thought the do-it-yourself was already done, but we noticed two other problems regarding light if we let the picture under the plastic sheet :

a. The gap on the front of the SX 70

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We can see it clearly on this picture

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b. The small holes on the plastic sheet, which we can see on this picture too

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We have just used some black adhesive to solve this problem.

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Now, the picture is very well prevented from light (we have let it develop nicely under the plastic sheet and there are no mark of light on it).
Some samples of picture taken after the do-it-yourself :

Wheel’s position : middle

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Wheel’s position : dark

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The sea, Wheel’s position : middle

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If you don’t want to leave your picture under the plastic sheet, you still have some time to remove it and to take it close to your heart (oooooh), so no stress anymore! :D

We are looking forward to reading your comments !

Big up !

polahehe

Posted: Thu 09 September 2010 / 20:02 pm
by milenka
that is a very clever idea !!!!

Posted: Thu 09 September 2010 / 20:36 pm
by fmr
exactement ce qu'a fait notre ami conso...
...il y a environ 3 mois, si c'est pas plus.
et effectivement c'est une très bonne idée !

Posted: Thu 09 September 2010 / 21:19 pm
by Vinz
fmr wrote:exactement ce qu'a fait notre ami conso...
...il y a environ 3 mois, si c'est pas plus.
et effectivement c'est une très bonne idée !


Ici c'est english only ! polahehe
We saw it just now, we didn't know he had already made it. But he didn't go on explaining in a tutorial. No offence to him.
And furthermore, we think he made the same thing, but with the plastic sheet of an Image Camera.

Posted: Thu 09 September 2010 / 21:32 pm
by consommable
The piece of plastic one in origin of a Spectra is wider.

Covering more the sides, without it being necessary to center it in comparison with the rolls.

Use what you have under the hand, this tuto very well is done. 8)

Posted: Thu 09 September 2010 / 21:48 pm
by fmr
ok, sorry guys !
:stachu:

Posted: Thu 09 September 2010 / 23:00 pm
by Instant Integral
O M G! What a fantastic tutorial! I can't believe I never thought of it. It's genius to have it stuck on the sx-70 because the picture doesn't stick out all the way like a 600 onestep!

I didn't like the idea from TIP about taping a darkslide to the camera because it lets light in but this method you have shown looks to "hug" the picture so its light proof!

Thank You so much! I can't wait to try this! I have about 5 onesetp camera's so I'll use my most beat up one.

Posted: Fri 10 September 2010 / 02:36 am
by esqua
Great !

Posted: Fri 10 September 2010 / 03:33 am
by Instant Integral
I just tried it and it works great!

I had one problem, I took the black plastic film off my Onestep 600 and it was too small! Yeah smaller than the one in your pictures, about half and inch smaller. So I had to get another 600 camera to get a bigger dark film.

Posted: Fri 10 September 2010 / 07:17 am
by bimo
Instant Integral wrote:I just tried it and it works great!

I had one problem, I took the black plastic film off my Onestep 600 and it was too small! Yeah smaller than the one in your pictures, about half and inch smaller. So I had to get another 600 camera to get a bigger dark film.


I told you, we have great brains here ! :D

Posted: Fri 10 September 2010 / 07:39 am
by consommable
Don't use 636/637 black plastic film, it's too smaller.

Posted: Fri 10 September 2010 / 08:40 am
by esger
:super: a couple of great brains !! :mrgreen:

Posted: Fri 10 September 2010 / 08:49 am
by Lemim
Wonderful, thank you, someone had done the same thing here, but had shared the hobby, so a big thank you to you to share :super:

Posted: Fri 10 September 2010 / 13:40 pm
by Jnk
Thanks guys, this is a brillant idea !!! I'll try it as soon as possible :super:

Posted: Sat 11 September 2010 / 21:51 pm
by Vinz
Instant Integral wrote:I just tried it and it works great!

I had one problem, I took the black plastic film off my Onestep 600 and it was too small! Yeah smaller than the one in your pictures, about half and inch smaller. So I had to get another 600 camera to get a bigger dark film.


So now it's working perfectly? Show us some pictures! polahehe