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

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Black and white film prints are foggy - Nikon FM2

I am new to film photography, having adopted my Mum's old Nikon FM2. I've successfully taken photos on this camera recently, but the last roll I received back was totally milky. I don't know if I had ...
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How to remove paper sticker on negatives?

I have a lot of old family negatives from the 80s and 90s that have a strip of paper thoroughly stuck to the top. Why was this done, and is there a safe way to remove it?
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Is the film still useable if the back of the camera opens while you're still on 0 shots and have just loaded in the film?

I have just loaded in a 35mm film to my camera (basic Canon point and shoot) but the back accidentally opened. I haven't taken any pictures yet, is the rest of the film okay because it made that noise ...
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35mm development issues: Only half of film developed correctly

Hello everyone, I am having an issue developing film - I've never seen this problem before and am not sure what is happening (it has been a while since we've done this). The one side of the film ...
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Can i use modern 35mm film with an older 35mm camera?

I’m asking this because I recently got my hands on a Fujifilm Discovery 90 and bought some new Fujicolor ISO 200 Color Negative Film from Walmart to go along with it. I would like to know if its ...
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Why are my film photos blurry?

A photography newb here. I just got my rolls of film developed and a lot of the photos came out blurry/out of focus. I'm quite sad as most of these were from trips. I am shooting on a Fujifilm Tiara ...
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Why was my film back in the canister when it felt like my Canon AE-1 wasn't rolling back the film?

With this particular roll I was able to keep shooting past 36 shots which makes me think something was wrong, and when I tried to roll the film back into the canister as normal I didn’t feel any ...
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Why are my photos so washed out and cloudy?

I recently bought a second hand Nikon Lite Touch zoom 70W camera and just got back my first roll of film (shot on Fujicolour c200) and all of my photos came back super washed out like this… Is this ...
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My film camera’s exposures count went back to 1?

I made a beginner’s mistake I opened the film chamber several times, that might be a thing. I also tried using the remote control on my Konica z-up 80 and I’m not even sure if it took any shots I ...
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Why are my point and shoot photos coming out unfocused and blurry?

I have an Olympus Stylus Zoom 115 DLX camera (point and shoot) and recently got back a roll of film in which nearly every photo was unfocused and blurry. I am not sure why/how this happened. The first ...
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Superzoom cameras and understanding mm range

What is the combination of lenses, that can achieve what a superzoom camera like Nikon P1000 can do (125X zoom)? Let us say a DSLR lens has range like 40mm-320mm. I believe this means 8X zoom. However,...
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What do I do if my film camera doesn't have a setting for the ISO of my film?

I am fairly new to analogue cameras and bought a new 35mm film camera and bought some film to go with it. It's a refurbished 1950s Voigtlander camera. I recently realised that the 35mm roll I bought ...
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How to reset the film to 1 (it is now on 26) even though I’m on my first few films

I’m new to film camera, and currently using a Fujifilm clearshot point & shoot 35mm. When the moment I got my camera, the reading on number of film used is on 20, how can I adjust it to 1?
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How to get rid of number on 35mm film photos?

I recently purchased an Olympus Trip AF 35mm point & shoot. I have tried multiple different types of film and have brought the rolls to my local camera store to get developed. Every time, the ...
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Disposable Camera left in the heat

I ordered disposable cameras, and they left them at my mailbox in 110 degree weather. I picked them up 4 hrs later. They were inside a cardboard box with stuffing so the actual cameras just felt warm. ...
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Film accidentally rewind

My film roll has rewound. I have taken about 28 out of 36 films before i put the camera down for awhile. When i picked it up to use again, my film count has rewound back to 0 and noticed that i have ...
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Is My Entire Roll Ruined?

I'm fairly new to photography on an actual film camera. I went ahead and bought a Kodak Ultra F9. I'm sure this gets asked a lot but on the first roll I had accidentally hit the rewind button and ...
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Epson negatives scan error

I have an Epson V330 scanner, after long time sitting unused I took it to scan a few negatives. First few scans were okay but then strange stripes appeared, sometimes stripes goes all over negative, ...
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The film roll I bought said it was 24 exposures, but the camera let me take 27. If I develop it, will it become a blank roll?

I use a non-disposable 35mm camera like kodak m38, and the film I used is kodak ultramax 400. This is my first time shooting films, I would really appreciate any help given. Thank you.
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How many frames have I lost due to opening my Canon Sure Shot 60?

Recently I purchased a Canon Sure Shot 60. Today, I made a huge mistake by opening the compartment where the film is located by accident. I had already taken 5-6 shots, and as soon as I closed where ...
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How to digitize film on a budget?

Recently I have been shooting and developing some 35mm film. A few days ago I thought of scanning the film but it looked like my canon TR7550 does not support scanning film. The white part of the ...
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Are most (if not all) lenses' focal length described as the 35mm equivalent? [duplicate]

2 thoughts made me ask this question: Different lens looks different on the different-sized sensor and has a different 35mm equivalent Many normal and wide-angle lenses' optical center is not ...
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What is causing these horizontal lines on developed photos (35mm)?

I recently started using my friend's mom's old Canon 35mm film camera. I was a bit annoyed when having the film developed by a lab, and copied to standard photo paper - there is a single horizontal ...
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What would cause part of this exposure to be blank?

I have some Kodak Gold 200 shot on a Canon AV-1 where one exposure in the middle of the roll (#17) has a portion of the exposure missing with sharp line. None of the other exposured (on this or any ...
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Some of my images come out with a black mark in the centre

Was hoping someone could help me identify what im doing wrong here. Just bought a new film camera, minolta x300. And a few of the shots came out with a black mark in the middle. I'll add examples. Any ...
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Any idea why my point and shoot camera photos turn out blurry?

I just got my film camera (olympus mju ii 80) a few months back, and I've already used about 2 rolls of film. I've always taken my pictures with two hands so that the picture would come out steady. ...
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Avoiding blurry edges with slide duplicator + macro lens

I have just bought a Kaiser Digital Slide Duplicator in order to digitise 35mm slides (mostly positives), since this is something I need to do fairly often. In general, I have seen lots of people ...
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Why are there lines in my film photos?

I just recently got my film developed and there are these lines in some of my photos. Is it my camera's fault, or there were some mistakes/errors in the developing process?
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Need help identifying film type

Hello fellow photographers! I'm hoping the group here can help me with a mystery. I recently bought a bulk loader for 35mm film from eBay. When it came, I noticed that it already had film in it. ...
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Is my roll completely ruined

I have a Minolta supreme freedom zoom elite. Was looking at my camera and noticed the counter was at 1 when I know I’ve taken at least 3 or 4 pictures and remember it being at that number. So my guess ...
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Will hardener help prevent emulsion wash-off during development, 35mm B&W (ADOX CHS 25)

Background: I am developing some old film, exposed sometime in 2008-2011 that was somehow overlooked. It would have been in date at the time it was exposed, so it's old but not ancient. Storage ...
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I used a roll with 36 exposures, but I was only able to get 26. Does anyone here knows what happened?

Okay, so I bought two rolls of Kodak Gold 200 to try the Vivitar PS33 film camera that I found on my closet (I don’t know if my memory serves me right but I think it was my mother’s camera back in the ...
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top right side of my film photos have some sort of light leaks

The right side of the image has some sort of obvious light leak I'm unsure what is causing it, e.g. the lens, the camera etc. I have checked for leaks and I don't think I found any. The camera is a ...
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Canon AE-1 mirror stuck but can wind film and take photos

My Canon AE-1 camera's mirror is getting stuck in the up position after taking a photo. I can wind the film with the lever and the mirror goes back down but once I take a photo, the mirror stays in ...
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Traveling/airport security with 35mm film [duplicate]

I am planning to travel with a few rolls of 35 mm film (unused on the way there and exposed but undeveloped on the way home), however, I have heard about how airport security scanners can completely ...
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1920s Photography 35mm Printing

I am researching for a historical fiction novel. Background is 1921, United States. Using an American Tourist Multiple camera.American Tourist I am trying to figure out making prints, what type of ...
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How should I affix 35mm film inside a picture frame?

I recently bought a few strips of tidbits from a movie, on 35mm film. (17 strips of 6 frames each, about 11x3.5cm a strip) I know this isn't "photography" per se, but I think it still counts ...
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How to achieve a normal 50mm look with a Nikon APS-C camera?

I have an APS-C camera and want a lens that will achieve a normal 50mm look. Do I buy a DX 50 mm or get the FX 35mm? Will they have the same effect?
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I accidentally dropped my kodak m35 camera and the film count reset to S again

I own a kodak m35 camera and I accidentally dropped it. The film count reset to S again. I already took pics beforehand. Will I lose the pictures I’ve taken? or Do I need to rewind the film and send ...
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How can I tell if I've broken the rewind button on my AE-1?

I recently bought a canon AE-1. After finishing my first roll of film I went unload it and forgot to press the rewind button on the bottom before winding the rewind crank. I know… I should’ve reread ...
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Do I have to shoot a whole film roll on the same ISO?

I am new to film photography and I really don’t get it. Say I am shooting a roll of film, the box says ISO 400, do I have to shoot the whole roll on that ISO? I have shot a whole roll changing the ISO ...
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Should I shoot color or black and white 35mm film to learn photography fundamentals?

I want to practice composition, or the basics of photography in reality. From what I've read, some people say shoot color, or only shoot black and white to learn composition right. From my personal ...
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Film photography - what causes the following effect/error on a single frame of a developed roll of film?

I shot the following picture with a Canon AE-1 Program on a roll of Ilford HP5 400 (I pushed the roll to 800). I developed it using Ilfosol 3 and scanned it with Epson scanner V370. As you can see, ...
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Consistent black horizontal lines on colour negatives

I just received negatives back, and on the last 10 or so exposures there is a constant black horizontal line on the bottom left of the image. Does anyone know what it is? Thanks in advance!
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Calibrating the Shutter Speed/ISO Dial on Film Camera?

The camera is a Bell & Howell Auto 35 Reflex (Model 237), aka the Canon EXEE. How does one calibrate/set the position of this shutter speed + ASA dial (lifting the dial's outer ring adjusts the ...
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I got my roll from studio and my last frame had a certain black spot in the left upper corner.Any idea what it can be ? The rest of frames were fine

I got my roll from studio and my last frame had a certain black spot in the left upper corner.Any idea what it can be ? The rest of them were fine.
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Potential causes to bad quality of this 35mm film results

today I got the scans of my Lomography 400 roll, as you can see the quality of these is quite terrible. While I think it's not a lab error but it's how I handled this roll, I'm not quite sure about ...
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How to preserve undeveloped film as a legacy gift

I am new to film photography; however, I recently had this strange little idea to take some photos and just leave them undeveloped until I am nearing the end or my family is looking at them after my ...
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Error message on Canon Sureshot

I’ve just gone to use my Canon Sureshot zoom 70 for the first time, the film loaded ok and the flash seemed to be working but when I pressed the shutter button the picture didn’t take and an E came ...
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Aligning multiple exposures

I'm mostly using a Minolta X300 for multi-exposures work. My process is as follows: I make sure the camera's crank is winded; I insert the film into the cylinder making sure the cylinder doesn't ...
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