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Portra is a low-contrast, low-saturation film made primarily for wedding and portrait photographers (it's the successor to Vericolor III Professional). It's designed to capture the details in both the white wedding dress and the black tuxedo at the same time, while rendering pleasing, blemish-minimized skin tones. There's nothing special about its grain ...


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Six-20, also known as 620, is the film size that fits your camera. The film itself was the same as the more standard 120 film. The only difference is the size of the spool upon which it is wound. A 120 spool will not fit in most 620 cameras. Unfortunately, no one currently produces 620 film. If you have two 620 sized spools you can wind 120 film onto 620 ...


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I found a graph of Kodak film sales on this page.


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The overlap in ASA/ISO is because that's definitely not the main distinguishing factor. The most obvious differences are in the color/tone curves and grain characteristics. There are two color choices in Kodak's "professional" line: Portra is, as the name kind of implies, intended for portraits. It features subtle colors and is not very saturated. ...


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Unfortunately 126 film is no longer made, and even the stocks that were held on to after production ended have for the most part dried up. The good news is that you have another option, and that is to reload the 126 film cartridges with 35mm film. The 126 film was after all, just 35mm film in a more convenient roll that didn't require film leaders or ...


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The first hit I get on google for Tri-X 400 Pan tells me: KODAK TRI-X Pan Film has been replaced by KODAK PROFESSIONAL TRI-X 400 Film / 400TX. The second hit is about Pro Tri-X 400, and that says: Compared to KODAK TRI-X Pan and KODAK TRI-X Pan Professional Film, the newer TRI-X 400 and 320 Films may have a slightly different retouching ...


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Disposable cameras usually work in a completely fixed mode of operation (lens focus, aperture and shutter speed). The flash can be turned on or off but power output is fixed . Exposure variations are handled during developing (since nobody expects the absolute highest quality from disposable cameras the effects of pushing or pulling the film go unnoticed). ...


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According to Kodak, Supra was discontinued over 10 years ago : http://www.kodak.com/global/en/professional/support/techPubs/e2519/e2519.pdf So if your store is still carrying Supra, check the expiration dates on the boxes. For Kodak, you now have the choice of Portra 160, 400, or 800 or Ektar 100. For Fuji, it looks likes the only choice you have is ...


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I tested both of them; Kodak Portra 160 ISO and Superia 200 ISO. As a first reaction, I think that I love Portra. The main reason is the fine grain — Portra leads to a better grain result than Superia. Also, the color palette, in my opinion, is better in case of Portra (resulting in pastel colors). Basically that is what I am looking for right now — ...


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There is a method, with formaldehyde gas. But formaldehyde is very very toxic and harmful. (first, read this Formaldehyde TEACH Chemical Summary) It's used for sterilization of surgical and veterinary instruments. You must use it so far away of humans and pets that you can (above all, of children and pregnants). And always somewhere outdoors, with a ...


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The lens barrel of Z990 should have a 48.5 mm thread. This is not a standard filter size, but looks like some people have succeeded in modifying 49mm filters to fit by filing the thread slightly smaller. Another option is to use a filter adapter tube, but it seems very likely that the tube will black out corners and edges on shorter focal lengths.


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Well, there is a .45X adapter available under a number of brand names (including the original Kodak accessory in the used market) that will take it from a 38-380mm equivalent to a 17-170mm equivalent for about $50-60 new, or less used. The optics are "good enough"; the camera is a 2004-vintage 5MP machine with a 1/2.7" sensor, so you can't expect miracles. ...


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No. No lens adapter or add-ons can turn a a fixed-lens, small-sensored (1/2.5" format) camera into one with an interchangeable lens mount and large (APS-C) sensor. However, the DX7590 can use a filter adapter tube so you can put a 52mm-diameter filter in front of the camera's lens. The type of filter you choose can extend function. You can get ...


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Film photography is more expensive and more hassle than digital photography. Therefore, don't do initial learning with film. Learn the basics with digital. Once you get the equipment, the incremental cost of a picture is basically 0, unlike with film. You can learn about general exposure, framing, shutter speed effects, depth of field effects, and the ...


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Super 8 movie film remains in use. However, the film inside your cassette is Kodak Kodachrome. This is a discontinued color film that required special processing. Sorry to report that the special process is no longer available. You are strongly advised not to use this film. You might choose to keep it and put it on display or donate it to a museum. I don't ...


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During developing, add more time to the development, e.g. 10min for Tri-X400 pushed to 1600 for Tmax dev. You are talking here about pushing on film development. Definition of pushing on Wikipedia: Push processing in photography, sometimes called uprating, refers to a film developing technique that increases the effective sensitivity of the ...


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For an inexpensive B/W film, Kentmere 400 is excellent. I worked as the darkroom technician at a school. This is the film we gave students, and it worked out very well. Good quality, inexpensive and room for error.


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Osullic's answer is good, but a couple more points: Try lots of different films. If you want to get into film photography the bets thing about it is the different feel each film has. You might end up loving Portra (I do) but you won't know until you try! I would say that learning to be frugal is a good idea, but while learning it is indeed difficult. For ...


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For trying out film photography, buy the cheapest, non-expired ISO 400 colour negative film you can find - in an attempt to keep costs down. Sure, you can buy Portra if you want, but no film will make up for a poorly-exposed shot (for example). Good results can easily be achieved with Kodak and Fujifilm's cheaper films. Learn to be frugal with your photos. ...


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First off I really doubt buying an AC-DC adapter will be worth it. If the batteries last you for a year you can buy lots of them before you get close to the cost of an adapter. Also the adapter might limit you in your photography and can cause you to miss the shot having to rig it up. I use adapters only when doing studio work. Nevertheless if you really ...


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