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35mm is a common film format that was popular before the dominance of digital photography

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How do modern or recent film SLRs compare to vintage models?

Growing up in the digital age, I have never used a film camera. I have recently started considering adding a film SLR. $5k Leicas aside, are there any new film SLRs out now that are worth over an ...
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What battery can I use for an old Canon Ex EE (PX625 vs PX625A)?

I recently bought a Canon Ex EE (1967) but there isn't a battery. I read from the manual that it used PX625(1.35V) but there isn't any available now. I do not want to buy zinc-air cells. There are PX ...
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How can I save money on shooting, developing, and printing 35mm film?

Over the past year I have gotten back in to shooting 35MM. I'm looking for any suggestions in my process that may reduce the cost accrued. The cost that I am facing right now is roughly just under a ...
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What vintage mechanical camera looks like the Fuji x20?

I'm looking for a mechanical vintage camera that also looks like the Fuji x20. I want the price to be below 100 euro. I looked on google for a decent full-mechincal and fully working vintage camera ...
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Get Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 to replace 35mm Prime? [duplicate]

How does the quality and sharpness of image compare between the Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS and the Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM ? I currently have the 35mm Prime, but was thinking of getting the ...
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Negative vs transparency film [duplicate]

I am interested in 35mm format film but am confused about the following. What are the differences between negative and transparency film? In what situations would one be preferred over the other?
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How do I scan old negatives that have black dividing lines versus the clear lines on the newer negatives?

I'm scanning a lot of old negatives but have now hit a batch of 30+ year old negatives that won't scan after the first cell. The others on the strip are scanned with pieces of adjoining cells. Upon ...
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What is the purpose of pre-focusing on a Canon AF35m ii?

I am HIGHLY confused as to what this means. The camera says to press the shutter once to prefocus & another time to take the actual shot . Why do i have to move after ive pressed the shutter ...
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Why does my Nikon FE occasionally fire at ¹⁄₉₀th regardless of setting?

My Nikon FE has this annoying fault where the shutter occasionally fires at ¹⁄₉₀th of a second regardless of setting. I don't have enough money for a new FE (I'm 14) and I was wondering what could be ...
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My roll of film didnt rewind inside all the way?

I have an automatic, minolta zoom 160 . I just finished a roll of 400 / 24 shots & i heard the film rewind back into its canister just as i finished the last shot. When i opened the back of the ...
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Horrible quality of prints developed from film

Recently my girlfriend shot 2 rolls of color film and we had them developed + photos developed at a small local photolab. What surprised me was how the prints looked. They looked low-res, on some ...
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Missing photos on a roll of film?

So I have a Fujifilm Big Viewfinder 50AF, the counter on the top said I had taken 24 pictures (the whole roll) but when I got the film developed today there were only 14 photos??? and the 10 photos ...
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How can I hack 35mm film into a 120mm camera and have it safely received?

I can simply put 35mm spool in place of 120mm one. Spring will hold it all right, and I can get it to wind on the receiver spool. Of course I can't know frame number and need to do it "by the ...
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is there a real difference between “digital” and “film” lenses?

I'm looking at the Sigma 20mm F1.8 EX DG ASP RF lens right now to use on a 35mm film Camera (Nikon N80). The DG stands for "Digital Full Frame" according to Sigma, but they don't say what the ...
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film camera with waist level viewfinder [closed]

I'm planning to buy my first film camera and I'm attracted to cameras with waist level viewfinder. I thought to buy a Yashica mat 124 g but in the last days, making some researches, I have seen that ...
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What ruins undeveloped film?

I had a black and white film canister in my camera full but I tried and failed to wind the knob to get it ready to take out. SO I thought I'd do it the manual way and got in my cupboard (everything ...
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Hailina 35x any good?

i was going to buy a film camera, taking a break from my digital so i could learn manually... I was planning on buying quite a good one because they're not too expensive and digital looks really fun ...
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What ISO do I shoot Ilford Delta 3200 in?

I need to make pictures in crummy lighting conditions (inside a convention center) without much ability for external light apart from my camera flash. I ordered some Ilford Delta 3200 Black & ...
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Colour shifts in Cross Processed film

I've recently received a batch of processed film back from the LomoLab of some shots I took with a Sprocket Rocket loaded with Lomography XPro Sunset Strip 100 35mm film. The film was ...
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Is this blue tint because of the film or the process?

I have shot a roll of Ilford XP2 Super 400, a Black & White film that is developed using C41 color process. The prints came back with what seems a blue-ish tint at the top. I wonder why that is? ...
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Should I buy filters or step down adapters for multiple lenses? [duplicate]

Following my question about doing B/W, I ended up buying a Nikon N80 with a third party lens (28-90mm, 55mm diameter). I also have a Nikon 50mm f/1.8 Series E lens, which is 52mm. From what I ...
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weather sealing.. and dusty/sandy environments

I'm currently shopping around for a 35mm prime for a Nikon D800. Now, my best bets seems to be one of the following Nikon 35mm 1.4G Nikon 35mm 1.8G Sigma 35mm 1.4 Now, apperently the Nikon 1.8G ...
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Should I store my 35mm rolls in the fridge?

I have bought a bunch of 35mm film canisters (24 and 36 exposure canisters, no bulk rolls). They are new films (Expiration date sometime in 2016), but I won't be using them all immediately. My ...
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digital back for 35mm reflex cameras [duplicate]

Do you think there is a chance to see on the market a 35mm digital adaptor that can convert a 35mm reflex camera into digital camera? I saw many links with Nikon rumours about patents, or even some ...
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50mm vs 35mm cropped [duplicate]

For shooting portraits, why is 50mm preferable? For example with an APS-C sensor, why is it not ok to take photos with 35mm equivalent and simply crop them (to 50mm equivalent)? or take photos closer ...
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What's the best way to copy 100 rolls of 35mm film?

I have a one time opportunity to make copies of my kid's childhood pictures from the negatives as part of a divorce settlement. I'm not sure how many, but I'm guessing around 100 rolls. Emotionally I ...
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Why are medium format cameras considered superior? [duplicate]

It is widely believed, that medium format delivers better image quality. Because, as they say, size matters. But. According to this article , 1DX pixels are physically larger than pixels in Leica S2 ...
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Is there anything in medium format systems which can beat pro-level 35mm digital with fast lenses in low light?

When someone wants to compliment a 35mm sensor, he can say that it's [almost] as good as medium format. Medium format appears to be the gold standard where image quality is concerned. But. I'm ...
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EOS-1v not compatible with non EF, manual lenses?

Wondering if I'm lucky enough to bump into an EOS-1v owner here, I'm having problem with non EF lenses on this camera. The question: does 1v work with non-Canon lenses (converted to EF mount) at all? ...
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Can I trick the Pentax K1000's meter to “turn off”?

The Pentax K1000 has a meter that is always on. The manual says the only way to keep the meter from draining the battery when not in use is to put a lens cap on it. However, the needle does not move ...
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What's the formula for f-stop equivalence between different sensor sizes?

The famous Group f/64, to which Ansel Adams and several other prominent photographers of that day belonged, were named that because of the f-stop: The term f/64 refers to a small aperture setting ...
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Which is a better focal length for fashion models on the runway: 50mm or 35mm?

Which is a better focal length for fashion photography: 50mm or 35mm? I have Nikon D5100 and Nikon D7000 and I'm interested specifically for ramp walk.
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Why aren't the 35mm film scans I got back from a lab at a 3:2 aspect ratio?

I let my film get developed and scanned at a Fuji Lab in Japan and always receive a DVD with images of 4336x3036 pixel resolution, which is an aspect ratio of about 1.428194:1. I always thought 35mm ...
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Looking for a 300mm FX lens, with integrated autofocus motor, for under $200 - possible?

I'm starting out with photography and currently have a D3100 with the 18-55mm kit lens. I want to get an entry level telephoto, but my research has led me to conclude that if I stick with this I'll ...
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Why are 35mm image sensors the standard?

I often hear about sensors being full frame (which I think means 35mm sized) and others being cropped (if they are less than that) such as APS-C sized sensors. My question is what is so special about ...
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Compact 35mm film camera with decent 50mm-ish lens

I am looking for a non-wide angle compact 35mm film camera, preferably with aperture priority and exposure bias. The Fuji Klasse S seems like a good option but is still quite expensive, even second ...
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Can I get sharper 35mm negative scan with a CanoScan 8800f flat-bed scanner?

I have recently bought a CanoScan 8800f scanner for digitizing my 35mm negative. On the software side, I'm using VueScan and GIMP running on Ubuntu LTS. However by comparing my scans with the ones ...
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What do the effects of different coloured lens filters have on B&W photos? [duplicate]

Assumptions: 35mm SLR, 50mm "standard" lens, Ilford FP4 or similar film, capturing daylight scenes with normal colours. What effects do colour filters have on film photos captured on black & ...
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What is the purpose of the film leader on 35mm film?

I'm winding some film using a daylight bulk winder. I can't see the point of cutting a leader on the film. My cameras seem to load the film fine without a leader. No leader also gives more film for ...
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What is the value and age of this pre-1967 Ricoh 35 mm camera? [closed]

I have a Ricoh 35 mm camera that has not been used since 1967. I am unable to find a value for it or an age. The body is stamped # 36530 and the lens is tagged # 70573. Can anybody help me determine ...
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Diana F+ 35mm back: can't engage winder to knob reliably

I have a brand new F+ and a 35mm back. When I try to install the back, the little cross-shaped device at the top of the take-up spool fails to engage reliably with the little paddle sticking down from ...
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How do I manually wind up film without exposing it?

I've adapted my Diana f+ a little bit and I use 35mm film in it instead of 120 film. However when I've finished taking pictures on the film and I need to wind it back up, I have to take the film out ...
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How to use correctly a Lomo Diana F+ and 35mm films?

I have a Diana F+ Lomo (120 mm native). I recently bought the plugin to make photos with 35mm films. I mounted the film correctly, but I had problems while taking photographs. It was a 36 exposure ...
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Is the angle of view actually different on APS-C?

A 50mm prime lens, whether APS-C or Full-frame is designed around the 35mm format. As such, is the angle of view actually different on a DX/APS-C crop sensor or are we just seeing less of the full ...
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Is it feasible to use an iPhone as a slide scanner?

Is it practical to scan a bunch of 35mm slides with an iPhone?
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How can I make my own film scanner using a DSLR camera?

How can I make my own film scanner (35mm) using a 16MP DSLR camera? For using the camera, I understand that I basically need a soft and even light source and a macro lens to focus on the films from ...
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What's the Reason 35mm Film is As Wide As It Is?

I'd like to know if there is a reason why Dickons and Edison chose exactly 35mm as the width of their films.
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I got a 35mm f/1.8G when I meant to get the 50mm f/1.4G — should I sell it or keep it?

I'm a Nikon user and I'm using a D90. I bought a lens recently but got ripped off. I was aiming for 50mm f/1.4G but apparently the seller offer me the other one which is 35mm f/1.8G DX and the worst ...
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Where can I buy film for a Kodak Instamatic 500?

I have my father's vintage Kodak Instamatic 500 Camera. He took slides with this camera, of which I am now the fortunate owner (both the camera and the slides). I wonder if someone knows where I can ...
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How do I compensate for lack of exposure lock on a Canon AV-1?

I just got my first roll of film printed and noticed that some of the exposures were off. I don't know why I didn't notice this before but there isn't an AE-lock on the Canon AV-1. My question is, ...