Have you ever wanted to swap film packs mid-way through your shoot?
While it is not something we would recommend, it is possible to change film packs midway without ruining your film, but there are a few key things to remember.
Before we provide the right tips on how to achieve this, we would like to give you a disclaimer, that if not done correctly you run the risk of unintended exposure of your film to the light. Any light exposure increases the chances of you ruining your film.
- Firstly, you should re-insert the dark slide – the slide that ejects when you first insert your film – over the top of the pack’s frame. By doing this you will cover the first picture and prevent your film from being exposed to light when you remove the pack from the camera.
- The dark slide is the key to switching film packs. Similarly, if you encounter a camera malfunction, you can use the dark slide to remove your film pack and replace it with an empty pack. This will allow you to troubleshoot your camera without wasting film.
Remember to do this in subdued light, as the front of the pack is not light-tight, especially when the camera door is open. Re-inserting a dark slide in too much light will result in unintended exposure to your film.
This process requires some expertise. Swap film packs at your own risk. We cannot be liable for any ruined film.