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Questions regarding photography using film.

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What's the difference between Kodak's film lines?

Kodak has/had a few different lines of film. To name a few: Portra, Ektar, TMax. What is the difference between these? They're made by the same company, and have overlapping ASA.
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Why did my 35mm film turn out “foggy”?

I was recently gifted an old Kalimar K-90 1000 35mm camera. My first roll of film turned out perfect, no flaws whatsoever. On my second roll I took photos of my daughter, the first half turned out ...
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Where can I get replacement parts for a Mamiya RB67 film back?

I bought a film back for my Mamiya RB off eBay over a year ago, and it has this stupid problem where the little piece that holds the top of the film spool (not the takeup reel, and not the piece that ...
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How do I avoid torn sprocket holes with bulk loaded film?

I've started to use bulk load film (Ultrafine 400) and I've noticed that after I've developed it the sprocket holes are torn and twisted. Any ideas or suggestions as to why this happens? I don't know ...
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How to dodge dark object behind bright one?

When printing, is there a way to dodge a dark object spotted with many small light ones ? For reference, this is what I'm trying to print, but it could also be a sky with many clouds for example. ...
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Which of the Konica I, II, III, S, SII, SIIII rangefinder variants have a lifesize (1:1) finder?

I wonder whether anyone knows some historic fact about the konica rangefinder models that predate the auto S sites. As far as I know, the lifesize finder was introduced in the IIIa and IIIm models. ...
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What is the surface area of a roll of 35mm or 120 film (for calculating the amount of fixer to use)?

Frequently I see specs on fixers like: 1L working solution will fix 1 m^2 of film. This is not terribly helpful for me as I don't know the area of 35mm or 120 film. So, can someone please summarise: ...
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Problems with shutter speeds in landscape orientation with Canon New F-1

I use a Canon New F-1 and as long as I use it in portrait orientation all of the shutter speeds are working correctly. However, as soon as I rotate the camera to landscape orientation it behaves just ...
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Does anyone make an ASA 1600 or 3200 color film?

I have never found anything more light sensitive than 800 in color film. Wondering why that is.
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How do I produce a black negative?

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/content/kitchenscience/exp/make-an-infra-red-camera/ In this article here it says I need a totally black exposed negative. How exactly do I produce one of ...
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Fastest place to get 120 film developed? [closed]

What is the fastest place to get 120 film developed? Preferably mail order because the pharmacies/walmarts/targets in my area don't process film. Also I'd like it to be under 10 dollars to develop ...
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Where can I get 4x5″, 5x7″, or 8x10″ color sheet film (or other hard-to-find exotic film) processed?

Where can I get XYZ exotic film processed? See below! Background: I've got a 4x5" view camera, and I'd like to shoot some color negatives on it, for printing in a color darkroom that I currently ...
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Mixed D-76 with 3.8 liters instead of 3, is this bad?

I have a question about the water to powder ratio for D-76. The instructions say to start off with 3 liters of water in which you dissolve the powder and then top off to 3.8 liters (or 1 US gallon). ...
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Does a filter exist to color-correct color negatives when copying them with a DSLR?

This question and other internet sources propose using a DSLR with a macro lens to rapidly copy negatives and slides. Copying color negatives, however, seems to be a challenge because the color tint ...
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What kind of photography is still better done with film cameras?

Are there any kind of photography left today which digital cameras are still in the disadvantage to film cameras?
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How to separate dust and scratches in scanned RGB+IR dia/film images for later removal/healing?

I scanned slides and I have now 48 bit color plus IR (infrared) 16 bit gray files. Now I am processing them to remove dust and scratches and I am looking for a way to batch-detect the correct ...
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How do I get a “Film” look with a digital camera? [closed]

What can I do, in terms of lightning, to make Digital look like Film? By that I mean a "dreamy" sort of look. Does it has to do with the color temperature? the setup?
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Can I use film that's 20+ years old?

I recently bought a Minolta film camera and it had some film with it. The film is dated 1991 - 1994. Can I use the film?
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Is it true that '80s 35mm photofilm had quality corresponding to 24 megapixels?

Is it true that '80s 35mm photofilm had quality corresponding to 24 megapixels? Somebody told me so today, and I find it surprising.
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How do I unwind a roll of film?

When putting in a new roll of (35mm) film, I accidentally told my camera to rewind, rather than load the film. Now there's no tab sticking out of the roll, so I can't load it. Is there a way to ...
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How to preserve detail when downscaling scanned photos?

I'm mixing analog with digital photography — I tend to take better photos when I can't look at a small digital screen, unconsciously forcing me to take the picture before I shoot instead of checking ...
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How to fix light leaks on black and white film in Photoshop?

I have some banding of light leaks on my b/w film. Some are totally white (overexposed), some may be recoverable (hopefully).How can I fix these in Photoshop or Lightroom?
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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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Can I store exposed film in the fridge (when it was stored before shooting, too)?

Let's say I store color film in the fridge. I shoot a lot, and I rarely have time to develop, so the exposed films accumulate. Can I store them in the fridge again? Is there a problem with this ...
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What kind of a Polaroid 600-camera is this?

Please help me with this! I know it's a Polaroid 600 'cause the model and the film it uses. It has a yellow "live for the moment" logo in front of the cam (see the pic) and behind the flashbar. Also ...
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Where can I buy photographic film in Prague, CZ?

I'm currently in Prague and, like every self respecting film photographer out there, I forgot to pack my rolls of film. Is there anywhere I can purchase BW film (135 and 120) in Prague? I'm looking ...
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What is the relationship between film speed and shutter speed?

I'm doing my own research on film photography and planning to do it as a hobby. One question I keep is "what is the relationship between film speed and shutter speed?" Are the two completely ...
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How to cut medium format film for scanning and archival storing

I shoot both 6x6 and 6x7 formats. There are no problems with 6x6 - I cut it as 3,3,3,3 frame pieces to fill a 4-row sleeve and have no problem scanning them in my Nikon 9000. However, if I cut 6x7 ...
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How do I know the expiry date of this film?

I have some Fujichrome Sensia 100 here. I am quite sure this is already expired. I wanted to know for sure but could not find any date on the roll. I guess this was some very standard slide film. I ...
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Is it possible to substitute or alter color dyes during color film development?

Lately I've been really interested in film chemistry, particularly the different chemicals that they used -- not only the chemicals present in C-41, ECN-2, etc. processes that are still in use, but ...
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How do I interpret the characteristic curve chart for film, and how does it relate to exposure values?

Here is a characteristic curve of Velvia 50: What does 0.0 value represents (how to interpret it)? How do I convert log H to EV? Let's say I consider a liner part of the curve between -0.3 and ...
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Can I use ILFORD ILFOTEC HC to push BW film?

The technical information pdf for Ilford Ilfotec HC states: We do not recommend push processing using reused developers. Looking through Choosing a B&W Film Developer, it says for some ...
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What does the edge marking 'safety film' mean?

I developed some Ilford FP4+ and on the edges it reads "Ilford FP4+ Safety Film". What does the safety film bit mean?
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Has Nikon made a camera without an exposure meter?

So looking into a first film camera and I've always heard good things of Leica M cameras. I am familiar with the Nikon FM and its successors, but those cameras all contain an exposure meter. Has Nikon ...
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How were negatives backed up prior to the availability of inexpensive scanners?

Prior to scanners becoming a commodity, how did photographers make duplicates\backups of their negatives? For example, if a wedding photographer's shop burned down, how did they recover? Or was it a ...
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120 film with 6x9 frame numbers available?

I just loaded an old Voigtländer Jubilar (early 30's) with a roll of Ilford 120 film. This only has markers for 6x6 frame numbers, so for every other picture you have to more or less guess how long to ...
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Is it still possible to purchase 220 and 10×8 sheet film?

Is it still possible to purchase 220 and 10×8 sheet film? I am retired. previously owned three pro. Photography studios looking to get back into work again. Need help locating materials.
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What are these streaks in negative scans I got back from a lab?

I'm a beginner that's getting back into film photography after many years. I just received scans of my negatives and noticed some of them have streaking while others do not. I feel like this may have ...
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Can I re-rinse developed negatives?

While printing this weekend I noticed my negative had a very visible dry mark. Can I rewash the negative, possibly adding Photo Flo and drying it again ? The negative isn't very old (1-2 years max), ...
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How to clean 35mm negative film?

What is a proper way to clean a 35mm negative film stripe before scanning? What chemicals can remove fingerprints, dust that does not come off by blowing, or strains of glue? What type of cloth does ...
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What features should I look for on a negative scanner?

Just as the question says, what sort of qualities should I be looking for when purchasing a scanner to digitize my film negatives? I'd like to know what the qualities are and a brief description of ...
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If I shot Tri-X 400 at ASA 800, should I develop at 800, and can I go all the way to 1200?

I shot 8 rolls of tri-x 400 on an olympus xa-2. I set the asa on the xa-2 to 800, 1 stop over. Should I develop at 800? ie push 1 stop? I would like to develop at maybe 1200, ie push 1.5 stops. ...
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Does the order matter in filter stacking?

Suppose I want to shoot a bright location inside, with a shallow DOF, where the temperature is very warm, and on film. Easy, I just grab my ND and 80A filters. Now what? Do I put my ND filter on ...
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Why do my prints darken too quickly in the developer tray?

I'm playing with a pinhole camera recently.¹ It's the first time I'm actually developing photos myself. On my developer bottle it says I should use 1 unit of it and mix it with 9 units of water. ...
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How to take photos with the same aesthetic of the attatched photo? [closed]

How can I go about taking photos like this one? I'm have no photography background but would like to get into it. I absolutely love the colors in this along with the grain and whole vibe of the ...
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I can't seem to take photos properly with my Diana F+

I have a Diana F+ and im using a 35mm film. Can someone kindly explain to me how to properly use a Diana? And how can you move the white dot, because I can't seem to. How will you know how much film ...
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What are the differences between D-76 and Xtol?

I'm starting to run out of developer for B&W film and was looking online for some more. I've been using D-76 and I see nothing wrong with it; however, I saw that I could also buy Xtol. What are ...
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What is lomography?

I've been seeing some buzz about lomography lately. I've been trying to understand what it is and how it is different from photography. Most refer to it as 'experimental analogue film photography'. Is ...
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The frame counter of my Nikon FA (analog) is broken. How to activate the light measurement regardless?

For some reason the counter doesn't go forward anymore, but, the film is rolling, and the film is being exposed, but the LCD constantly shows the "C250" message, which indicates that it's firing the ...
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Are UV filters required for shooting film?

I know that digital sensors have filters that filter out UV and IR light and thus do not require UV filters, but what about film? Are IR or UV filters required when shooting film?