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The first part of my pack of filmthe pictures came out fine, but towards the end there was a brownish film over parts of the image and nothing was exposed in that section. any ideas what's wrong? Is it the film or the camera?

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This is due to old film. All photo packs are now past their use by dates and as it ages the chemical pack in each photo thickens and the ejection rollers are less able to squeeze it into the distant corners. The brownish film is the actual film surface which has not had the developing emulsion spread across it.

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