Maybe even the film?
What happens to an undeveloped black and white film if it is stored in “water”
for x years?
Many years ago I purchased a very bad looking Pentax 6x7 camera on Ebay, for
very little money. It looked as if it had been stored outside for long, or in a
toolbox, or both. The seller did not respond to questions before the auction
ended, so my bid was not high – and I still got it, it was a steal. When I
received the camera I opened it and I saw there was a film in it. I immediately
closed the back and removed the film correctly and had it developed, it came
out fine. It contained images of a wedding, of a large group of guests with the
bridal couple in the middle, clearly professionally made and obviously
important pictures. I asked the seller and I even went to see the police but
nothing came out of that. So I now own somebody’s precious wedding pictures…
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It would be interesting to see what is in the camera. If its been
continuously immersed it may not have rusted much but I don't know what is in
the water. It would probably have to be disassembled completely and cleaned,
essentially re-manufactured. I wonder what else they found in that canal and
also how long its been since it was last drained.
On 1/8/2016 3:07 PM, Nancy Kennedy wrote:
Sven, I agree. It's more the challenge of doing that and the bragging rights.
But Don's right, it would be extremely expensive, and perhaps not successful.
Well, that's what I like about this forum - lots of opinions.
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Sure, but using a Rolleiflex isn’t exactly cost effective anyway…
And imagine bringing a camera to life that has spent decades in the gutter –
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At 09:41 PM 1/6/2016, you wrote:
Would that even be remotely cost-effective?
Clearly not. I was given a Rollei by a diver-friend which had been flooded in
the ocean. He declared a complete loss (said it sunk) but of course the
housing was not damaged. I gave the camera to an optics engineer who worked
for me so he might salvage the lenses. The diver had sprayed the camera with
WD-40 but completely failed to open it up and spray the inside. If he had,
salvage might have been a possibility.