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Lab Mistakes with XR film

My lab has always been very efficient and precise all the times I gave them some rolls to develop, but when I brought them my first film Lomography Redscale XR, they should have made some kind of mistake: strange and unique blue areas. But please don’t make mistakes again!

Photo by yopanic

In these beautiful redscale photos (shot in Pisa and then in my beloved Padua), there are some pics with no problems, and others in which you can find some strange blue areas on the top. At first I thought it was really a pity that the lab ruined my film, but in the end these shots turned out to be unique. The photos are not particularly clean and less perfect.

This time it’s all right with the fact that the laboratory made a mistake, but it should not happen again…

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written by yopanic


  1. domo-guy


    It's ok if it's not perfect. That's how lomo rolls! :)

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  2. jennson


    nice shots!!! ..similar in my lab, with xr and also with the normal redscale! i got films back with dirty dots all over it (blue on the scanned picture). when i tried to develope on my own i also got some stains on the film ..think the film itself is very dirty!?

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  3. dearjme


    I like that last shot of the fisherman!

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  4. yopanic


    an other pic of the fisherman (without blue areas): http://www.lomograph(…)os/13051066

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  5. daforl


    i think the blue lines are somekind of lightleaks, i also get them often on the side of my pictures...

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  6. jiu


    Well mine XR have a similar problem, some purple lines. n i found that a lot of people got the same problem with their XR films!!

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  7. casparcasparcaspar

    the blue patches are light leaks but as the film is reversed (making it red scale) the usually red light leaks turn out blue.
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  8. yopanic


    I don't think so, 'cause I tried with other cameras and there's the same problem... :)

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