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Why is a black border around my developed film?

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The black border around your film is the part that did catch light. The light on dropped on a negative film comes up black. If the cassette the file was in had a leak, and it was in bright light, that could be the culprit. But if a second silk also has a black border, check the camera, if there is a possibility light can come in on the back.

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Hi, well firstly, my pictures are really blur and un-focused when i take them from a distance away. secondly, my developed photos have black border lines on both sides of the photo or 1 on the left/right...


I have the same issue with the borders being black , i think its because the 24/24 setting ie square shot is selected and the developers print on rectangular paper ,I may be wrong. On the bluring have you changed the focus on the front or have you got it set on B as both may have this effect . hope it helps

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