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

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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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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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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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Inexpensive method of digitizing large numbers of 35mm slides?

I have a huge collection (over 1000) of 35mm slides that I'm considering digitizing. So far the cheapest I've seen is ScanCafe, at $0.22/slide for large orders, that would be $220 for 1000 slides. I ...
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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 to fit the maximum amount of frames in a canister and still have some slack for safely loading the film, because one's loading ...
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What options are there for inexpensive 35mm film developing and digitizing?

I have a large number of rolls of undeveloped 35mm file (over 100). What are some places I can find that will develop these for a reasonable price, and ideally digitize them for online download at the ...
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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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Is 35mm or 50mm better on a cropped DSLR for street photography?

I am going on a trip to Thailand and want to visit the night markets and temples. Considering that on a cropped sensor the following focal lengths will be: 35mm - 52.5mm 50mm - 75mm My understanding ...
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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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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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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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What are the results of developing slide film (E-6 process) with C41 chemicals?

I recently got hand on some rolls of 35mm slide film (Kodak Ektachrome), and was planning on developing them at home (bad experiences with photo labs). On a basis of budget, I wanted to develop them ...
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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 ...
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Why am I getting vertical black bands across my negatives and how can I prevent this?

Recently shot and developed two rolls of Kentmere 400 35mm b&w film, using a Minolta X-570 SLR. There are thick black bands of various sizes cutting vertically across my negatives. They seem to ...
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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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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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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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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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Green Fog in Color Negative Scan

Can anyone explain what is wrong with this negative scan? There seems to be some green haze in my scans. At first I thought the green tint was just from the lab not color correcting the scans ...
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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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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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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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My roll of film didn't 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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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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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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Redscale/ yellow scale, is the following scheme true?

So I was looking on this tutorial about redscale, which is a term that describes loading color negative film with the base side of the film facing forward so that the film is exposed through the "back"...
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What lenses other than MD can I use with a Minolta XG-7 camera with an adapter?

I recently bought a Minolta xg-7 camera at a thrift store. The store only had the body available but it was so cheap that I thought I could by a lens separately. I have found a few MD mount lenses ...
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Can I use a digital ring flash with a Nikon film camera?

I have two Nikon film cameras (one is an FE2). Is it possible to fire a modern ring flash made for a DLSR with such equipment, or do I need a dedicated unit? I have hot shoe adapters and sync ...
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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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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 ...