View Full Version : Problems with S 24x34 frame size processing?
I'm thinking about picking up a Nikon S, but have wondered whether the slightly non-standard frame size causes any problems. Can any Nikon S users say whether the 24x34 frame size causes any problems when getting film processed (either on the high street or in pro labs)?
Unless anyone here on the forum has direct experience, it should not be a problem. If shooting slides, do not have the lab mount them as the odd size, spacing between the frames, will be a problem. Negatives should be fine for the lab to cut.
I always have my lab not cut or mount my 1/2 frame film because the cutter is set up for 24x36.
I have not seen a problem. The Nikon M and S use the standard 8 sprocket holes between images, with slightly more space in between. The original Nikon I used 7 sprockets, and that was a problem.
With all the cropping of negatives that modern machines do, you probably will not notice the difference.
Thanks for your replies. I was just worried that it would cause problems for the automatic machines, but it sounds as if it won't.
I'm in the UK where there are very few labs left that will handle half-frame, for which uncut film is usually the only option.
The largest mask size I've ever encountered in a machine printer is 23x35mm, so if
you use an even barely competent lab there shouldn't be a problem. I'd recommend
submitting a test roll with no irreplaceable images on it and say nothing. They might
not even notice.
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