Re: off topic-photography??
Dana Brown wrote:
> I have a photography problem. I am not a photography buff, as a
> matter of fact I think I would probably fall into the klutz category. I
> think there is a chance that I have messed up the numerous settings on
> my camera but am hoping one of you "aces" out there can give me a hint.
> My camera is a Pentax K1000, manually operated. (I was told manual
> would be easier for a rank beginner.) I am using a 200 speed film.
> I got back two batches of pictures today. The first 2/3 of the #1
> batch were fine. At this point in the pictures something went wrong and
> continued through this roll and all the way through the next roll of
> film. The pictures look great except that the left hand 1/3 of the
> photo is very dark, almost black. I say almost black because in one
> picture there was a lit light fixture in the left hand corner and it
> shows up faintly. The right hand 2/3 is in focus and looks great. It
> almost looks as if someone held a dark filter over the left hand side of
> the lens. Of course, I know this didn't happen but I don't know what
The K1000 was the first 35mm SLR I ever owned and I love them still.
Just a thought -- You may want to make sure your film is loaded
correctly. It sounds like the frame may not be advancing fully,
resulting in a double-exposure of a portion of the frame or a partial
exposure of portions of two frames. This may be "mechanical" if the film
has slipped off the take-up sprocket teeth or it may be "operator
induced" if the film advance lever has somewhere along the line not been
given that extra 1/4 turn between shots.