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Questions tagged [35mm]

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

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Why am I getting this results?

Ok, so I've been shooting with a Pentax K1000 and an Olympus Trip 35. In both cases I used color film (Koda UltraMax 400 and fuji color 200) and as you can see, the results are awful. First I thought ...
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Noise reduction with 35mm scanned negative film

My impression, confirmed by some of the research I've done, is that scanned negatives tend to be more noisy on screen that they would be when printed in a dark room. I mostly scan films because I ...
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35mm film - put fixer immediately after developer instead of water

Is that mistake what caused this strange bleeding effect of the shadows? See image below: You can really see it above my keyboard here on the phone holder. It's like a big blob of shadow. This is ...
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Are these light leaks caused by a problem with my Leica M6, or could they have happened in the development process?

I've had my leica m6 since 2007 and never experienced any problems with light leaks on my 35mm scans. Recently, I shot 5 rolls of Fuji 400H. 2 of the rolls came back with some very subtle light ...
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What type of film is “GAF Type 2005” film?

I recently came across these, and bought some to experiment. Photos courtesy of the seller All the can reads is "GAF Corporation. Open in total darkness. Recording Type 2005." Unfortunately ...
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Horizontal Lines when scanning using Epson V370

Wondering if anyone can diagnose an issue with my scanner. I have tried scanning in multiple different strips of negative film but after scanning all have horizontal lines across them. Examples are ...
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How do different developing fluids affect black and white film?

I have returned from a month long trip in America, and when I was there I took over 30 rolls of black and white film. Now that I'm in the UK, I'd like to get these developed. Because of the cost I ...
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How can I use a non-TTL lightmeter beyond its built-in ISO range?

Some introductory information first: I got into photography a few months ago and I have very basic knowledge on the matter so be patient - the answers may be obvious for you. The camera is Zenit 11 - ...
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What is the difference between medium format and 35mm amateur photography?

I am looking at getting a film camera to have some fun with (e.g. won't be using it professionally) What is the difference, as an a amateur, between using a medium format and a 35mm camera (and the ...
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Is there any distinct difference between using a 35mm camera versus a 35mm instant camera?

My friends and I are really fond of using both disposables, and extremely cheap vintage 35mms for our trips we take when skating, biking and going to punk shows, however we aren't fond of the whole ...
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How to take panoramic photos on a 35mm film camera without cropping?

I would like to take pictures on my 35mm film camera that are wider/longer. Is there any way to do that on a film camera without just cropping the photo? Can I use different sizes on film on my camera ...
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Why are there multiple white spots on photos taken with a Praktica IV camera?

I usually shoot 120 film, but wanted to try out 35mm. So I found a Praktica IV camera in my house and shot a roll of Ilford HP5. Almost all images from the roll have multiple white spots. Some even ...
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Why is the color mask of this 135 film dark blue-green?

In the late 1990s, I encountered an exposed cassette of 135 film. (I am not the original purchaser or user of the film.) Curious about what might be on it, I sent it to a lab for processing. I was ...
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Why does a point and shoot with the same aperture and focal length as a more expensive full sensor lens seems to have a deeper depth of field? [duplicate]

So I’m in the market for my first real camera and a few lenses. One thing I can’t seem to wrap my mind around is as follows: I own a G7X. It has a max aperture of f/1.8 and max focal length of 35mm (...
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With the same camera settings, will a photo always be exposed correctly across different cameras?

I want to do a photo shoot using film, but due to not being able to see the shots I've taken I would first like to take a digital photo, then recreate it using film. If I used the same focal length, ...
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Nikon 35mm 1.8g or 50mm 1.8g on D3200? [duplicate]

I've got a D3200 and two zoom lenses, 18-55 and 55-200. I want to buy my first prime lens now and I have a hard time deciding between 35 and 50mm (both 1.8g). The price difference can be ignored, as ...
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Can the Nikon L35AF use 36 exposure film?

I've been using 24 exposure rolls of Fujifilm 400 speed film. I haven't really been satisfied with the quality after getting them developed at Walgreens. So, I was planning on upgrading to Fujifilm ...
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Are there cons of buying medium-format lens for 35mm film SLR?

Right now I have Pentax ME Super SLR camera and I want to buy some telephoto lens. Additionally, I plan to buy medium-format camera in some (near) future. In consequence I wonder: Is it reasonable to ...
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Why did my developed photos come back blue outdoors (and fine indoors)?

Just bought an Olympus 35RC on the cheap. To try it out I bought a Kodak Ultra Max 400 (24 exposures), fired them off and sent them to be developed. The photos I got back were... well... blue? The ...
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Why is there blue 1" edges on developed 35mm film?

I have taken some photos on my Minolta XG-1 35mm film camera and 8 of the 24 photos have blue edges. Some have them on just one edge, some on both and some on the other edge. Can anyone tell me what ...
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Pentax lens focus ring snapping

I have a Pentax DA 35mm lens that was stored in the camera bag for a while. When trying to use it today, I noticed that the focus ring motion is not smooth. It is "snapping" at specific intervals, 3 ...
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Why must my Pentax ME Super be set to 125x when changing film?

In the instruction manual for the Pentax ME Super it says to set the shutter speed to 125x before unloading film and while reloading film. Is there a reason for this? I accidentally loaded film ...
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Does anyone know what kind of camera Gunner Stahl is using here?

It’s hard to tell, but im wondering what kind of point and shoot Gunner Stahl is using here. It is taken from this Youtube video
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Can I develop my b&w film a year after shooting it?

I am a US citizen spending about a year in Germany and I've been shooting black and white film (ilford delta 400). I'm nervous about my film being in someone else's hands so I would prefer to develop ...
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Minolta SR-101 Shutter stuck (?) but film advance lever works

I own a Minolta SR-101 35mm film camera and have been using it for a while and have had no problems with it. Recently, when I take a picture, the viewfinder goes black (usually when I'm shooting with ...
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Is there a term for overlapping images due to incomplete film transport?

When using cameras with manual film transport, it is possible to create partially overlapping exposures, for example by manipulating the transport with the rewind button. Is there a special term for ...
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(film) What can cause blue vignetting on sub-exposed or dark shots?

I recently purchased a 70's-something Canon AE-1 and started experimenting with film. I was using a Kodak Ultramax 400, and took some night shots hand held at 1/30 with a 50mm f1.8 lens. Those shots ...
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Got back my film - Nikon FM2 missing shots, blue marks, what happened?

I'm shooting a Nikon FM2 (35mm) with Kodak Vision3 500T (24 exp) repurposed film from The Film Photography Project. I got scans back (26 images). There's some blue lines - I imagine that those are ...
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Why's there a round ring on my developed 35mm film?

I'm still really new to film so I hope someone can help me. I recently developed my 35mm film from a point and shoot olympus camera, and some of the photos came out with a roundish white border - one ...
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How did my negatives end up upside down and backwards?

I am scanning 35mm negatives of old family photos and came across a roll I can't make sense of. The images are all printed upside down. What's more confusing, though, is that they appear in reverse ...
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How can I fix what seems to be a stuck Ricoh FF-3AF shutter release?

At least, that's what it seems to be. Whenever you want to advance the film on this model, you have to load the film, close the door and press the shutter release button once. After that, it should ...
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Film exposure question

Im new to shooting film and was wondering what mistake I made between these 2 photos? Thanks guys
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Green tone over C-41 developed film

Beforehand I have no experience in photography, I just found the camera on the basement and tried it, so sorry for possible terminology errors. I shot recently a few pictures with the following ...
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What's causing the definition and colour problem with my photos?

I took a series of photos yesterday that are generally grainy, have inconsistent colour shifts and have soft detail (I can't see as much as I'd expect in facial details, for instance). Original image ...
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What is the rationale for having less than 36 frames in a single 35mm film roll?

36 frames per roll have long been the agreed upon standard. It allows for maximum amount of frames in a canister while still having some slack for safely loading the film, as one's loading technique ...
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Manually rewind unused film to its canister

I need an advice. Because I'm a total amateur camera-lover. So I just tried to load a film on a point shoot camera without having any idea if the camera is working or not. I loaded it smoothly. BUT, ...
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These SLR developed photos are bad. Is it mine or the photolab's fault?

I'm new to 35mm camera photography and have just started using a Canon Ae-1 program to shoot. Only problem is that my first batch of photos look awful. There's a few others that were included on the ...
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How can I best take photographs of a computer screen with a film camera?

Working on a thesis project and I wanted to know if anybody has any suggestions for taking pictures of a computer screen. I'm using a Nikon F3. In my head I am envisioning a dark room with the ...
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How long can a shutter be cocked before it is damaged?

I have a Minolta SRT-101 for 35mm photography. I always cock the shutter right before taking a picture, however, if I decide not to take a picture what harm will it do if I have it cocked for longer ...
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Why did only the last picture I took actually come out when developing a 35mm film roll?

I found my dad's old film camera (Yashica FX-3). I took pictures until I could no longer wind it back. When I got it developed, the only picture that came out was the last one that I took. All the ...
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Why did my film turn out static-y like this?

I shot on a Canon ae-1 with Fujifilm 400 film and when I got it developed at Walmart they said that the photos did not turn out, and that they all looked like the photo included. It doesn’t look like ...
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Is the diaphragm on my FD 50mm 1.8 stuck?

I've recently purchased a Canon AE-1 Program and a FD 50mm f1.8, as a entry way into the world of photography. As soon as i got the lenses, i got excited to check it out. I noticed something weird ...
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Is there any printer that can print digitally onto 35mm film?

I am designing an electro-optical musical instrument that will use sound waves printed on 35mm film. It would require long strips of film over 1 meter long. I would like to generate the waves on a ...
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(film) ISO's relation to Sunny 16 rule?

So I documented myself on Sunny 16 to shoot on 35mm film, mostly Kodak Portra 400. All the videos or articles I read mention that the Sunny 16 is basically setting the camera's settings at 1/250 if ...
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Are my pictures ruined if I opened the camera back with film inside?

I purchased a Canon Sure Shot Supreme today. Every time a photo is taken, it adds a number to the digital window. I had 4 pictures taken, and opened my back up and exposed my film for a brief second, ...
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How to get film onto computer?

What is the best way to get film onto your computer? I'm trying to make a visual magazine and want pictures I will take with a 35 mm in their highest quality.
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What kind of old 35mm point and shoot do I need to take photographs in the style of Gunnar Stahl?

I'm looking for a camera that shoots comparable to the Yashica t4 super/ Nikon l35af. I love the sharpness the camera puts into the photo and the lighting with the flash is the look I want for a ...
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Storing film in the fridge with air ionizer?

I have several 135 and super8 unexposed film rolls and I'd like to store them in the fridge. However, my fridge has that air ionizer (which should keep food fresh for longer time). Should this ionizer ...
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50+ year old ilford film

I recently found some undeveloped 50+ year old ilford films in my grandparents house. I sent them off for processing, but when they came back the negatives were just see-through with the odd cloudy ...
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What makes a good film camera?

I have recently become interested in film photography. For now I have borrowed a Canon EOS 500n from a friend, but I am thinking about purchasing a camera for myself soon. In digital photography I ...