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What approximate resolution did Beta SP correspond to? [closed]

I know you can't really say that a non-digital format such as VHS and Betacam (or LP for sound) have a resolution but it should be possible to give an rule-of-thumb estimate, shouldn't it? Wikipedia ...
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Shooting mystery film found in 1930s camera

Recently I purchased a German fold-able camera which was produced in about early 1930s. Got it from camera collector who told me he never tried that camera. To my surprise when I got this camera home, ...
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Olympus Mju-1 doesn't turn on

I just found an Olympus Mju-1 which wasn't used for more than 10 years. After that, I have dropped it once from a height of around 80cm. Then, I bought a new battery and put inside, it still can turn ...
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The film in my film camera won't rewind. 31 frame flashes intermittently

I'm new to film photography. I recently tried to use the old film camera I had lying around the house, a Kodak S1100 Xl. I shot 31 pictures but couldn't proceed to shoot more as the LCD display showed ...
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Rangefinder focus shadow discrepancy

The rangerfinder patch in my Yashica Electro 35cc is has to be shifted at a position that is diagonally upper-rightwards to create a genuine focus in the final image. Is this a fault of the camera ...
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What hotshoe flashes are compatible with my Canon EF film camera?

I'm looking for a hot shoe flash for my old Canon EF analog film camera from the 70s. Any ideas? Is there anything I should specifically look at to make sure it's compatible? 1973 Canon EF film camera
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Does the film counter point to the number of photos taken so far, or after this current shot?

I know this is a dumb question, but I recently inherited my first film camera, a Rollei B35. After loading the film, I had to fire the shutter a couple times to get the film counter in the window to &...
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Sticky expired film

I have recently (2-3 weeks ago) bought a lot of expired films and they stayed in my bag since then. I wanted to use one of them (color plus 2007/2008), but the film was very sticky and almost all ...
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Accidentally rewound the film the wrong way

I am a total film shooting newbie and while winding my film back up in the canister I did not notice that i was accidentally turning in the opposite direction of the arrow. I then opened my camera and ...
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How do I check if a Canon IIIa is still in working condition?

I've never used a film camera before and don't know much about cameras in general so I wouldn't know how to check or anything.
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Canon IIIa Batteries

What batteries do Canon IIIa cameras need? Or do they need any? I've never used a film camera before. I've tried googling but all that comes up is about DSLRs.
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First film roll just got developed and all my pictures have a white fog on them?

I recently got an olympus om10 and shot my first roll of film, The film is fujicolour c200. I got my film developed and when I picked it up, the guy in the shop said some of them were really dark. ...
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Opening back of my film camera

I’m a newbie in this and out of curiosity, I opened the back of my Olympus mju zoom 105. The number then went back to 1, are my prev shots ruined? And if it is, do I continue taking from number 1 or ...
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Nikon F100 body - camera back latch repair solutions?

I have a Nikon F100 body that needs a back repair. For those not in the know, Nikon abandoned its use of solid metal latches (that were highly durable) in favour of a lighter plastic latch. Over ...
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Issues using flash with film photography

I am using a flash for my Praktika Super TL 1000 film camera. The flash is working when I press the test button on the flash, however it does not fire when I take a photo. I am wondering how to make ...
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Accidentally opened film camera, film ruined?

I accidentally opened the back of my film camera while trying to advance it for the second time. I have not taken any photos yet and the film counter currently shows a "S". Is my unused film ruined ...
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my film not rewinding back to the canister [closed]

I’m new to this film camera. I bought a plastic film camera with automatic rewind and I just finished my first roll but when I slide the rewind button it did not rewinding my film at all, did I load ...
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Why can't I mount a Pentax SMC 85/2.2 on a Pentax ME Super?

I just got a Pentax SMC 85/2.2, and was looking forward to using it on my Pentax ME Super. Both are supposed to have K-Mounts according to the descriptions. Unfortunately, I cannot mount the lens on ...
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What aperture is selected when I use a Nikon N2000 with a G lens?

I started using a Nikon N2000 and I inserted a Nikkor 50mm 1:1.8G (https://www.adorama.com/images/Large/nk5018gu.jpg) Since there is not any setting of the aperture (which may be from f1.8 to f.16), ...
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Focus in Analog and Digital Cameras [duplicate]

Why a subject not in focus in the viewfinder of an analog camera is seen as two misaligned half circles, while in that of a digital camera is evenly blurred?
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Comparison between Nikon F - 301, F 55, F 50, and Canon A-1, t-80 [closed]

Can you give me a comparison (of performances, quality, and if you know of photos taken by you or people you know etc) between these cameras? Here some specifications: - F-301 - F 50 - F 55 - Canon ...
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What external flashes can I use with a Zenit 122?

I have a Zenit 122 camera, 3rd version (shown here) Can I put on it an external flash for digital Nikon reflex, for instance? If not, which kind of flash should I buy for it? Is there a flash ...
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Point and shoot advancer unwinding film

I’m very new to film cameras and recently purchased my first point and shoot camera. It worked great until someone opened the film compartment unaware of the fact that they were not supposed to do so, ...
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Black Object In Some Pictures

I've got a squeaky Canon AE-1 Program, and in some pictures, a black object would appear. I've emailed a CLA place near me, and he quote: " You have something floating around your film frame.....
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How do I prevent washed out photos with an Olympus Mju II on sunny days?

Whenever I use my Olympus Mju II with ISO 200 film on a warm very sunny day, the photos come out washed out. I need help with what proper film to use.
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Why am I getting black areas at the edge of my film exposures?

I'm using an analog camera, Olympus OM-1. Lately I've been developing my roll, and found some weird dark area along the surface of the film. This dark-area-thingy only appear during outdoor and sunny ...
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Were these Robert Frank photographs made by underexposing in camera versus in development?

These are example images which I think is purposely underexposed: Robert Frank, The Americans Plate 43. Robert Frank, Mary and Pablo in Bed, c.1954 My question is that are those images underexposed ...
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When to use standalone lightmeter when your camera already has it? [duplicate]

I'm using Nikon FM2, it already has it's own internal light-meter. I'm wondering if it's good enough. When to use standalone lightmeter (like Sekonic) when your camera already has it?
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Will accidentally pushing the rewind button of FM2 ruin the whole exposures?

I accidentally pressed the rewind button (at the bottom of the camera) of Nikon FM2. I was at my 15th exposure. In such situation, what should I do? Will it destroy my whole exposures?
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How to meter when pushing film?

I'm using a Nikon FM2 SLR camera. Suppose I use Kodak TMax 400, and I push to ISO 1600 on the camera. Let's say the current meter says shutter speed 1/250 at f/2.8 is the correct exposure (i.e. ...
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Can Nikon Nikorr 50/1.4D be used with a Nikon FM2?

I plan to obtain Nikon Nikorr 50/1.4D. Can it be used for Nikon FM2? Is it an AiS lens? I read somewhere that non AiS Lens may damage FM2.
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How to recover a single blank shot from a film camera

Using an FM2 (at 10th exposure) and cap on the lens, I accidentally press the shutter release. This create a blank shot. Is there a way I can reuse that frame, if the counter is now at 11th frame?
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How to load Leica IIIf to avoid problems with film advance, ripped sprocket holes, and short leader?

I was having problems loading my Leica IIIf with 35mm film. It’s not advancing, and some of holes ripped in the effort. After much annoyance and destroying of film (womp), I'm trying to figure out ...
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Does the Minolta Hi Matic 7 need batteries to function?

I bought myself my first film camera, and I am wondering if Minolta Hi Matic 7 will take pictures without a battery. I wonder, because I've seen posts that say some film cameras don't really need ...
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Rewind button stuck - is it essential?

I recently bought a perfectly working Mamiya 528AL. Pictures from the first test came out great. As for the second roll of film, after a while I noticed the film advance lever wasn't working as ...
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Is my RB67 back missing a part?

Just got an RB67 Pro with Pro S 120 film back. In the photo below, there is (I think) a little piece missing that should hold the film spool in place (where the arrow points to). Right now, the film ...
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What is this medium format military rangefinder camera?

I came across pictures of an old photography magazine, that features pictures of a camera that seems to be a Medium Format camera with interchangeable lenses. I am curious to try and identify it, as ...
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How do you load this 8mm camera?

Where is the film gate? How can I put film in this camera correctly? It’s a Carena Variogon Zoomex. It’s not Super 8, it’s double 8mm. Update. The answer by Alan Marcus got me thinking and taking ...
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Is a sticking mirror latch lever a likely cause of a winding issue on a Pentax ME Super? What else could it be?

I've recently added a Pentax ME Super to my (ever growing) SLR collection. This one appears to have had minimal use, but it has an issue with the advance lever which I think I know the cause of, but ...
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Compact film camera to handle high iso sensitivity

I'm an amateur photographer digging into film photography. I currently own a Minox GT which I really love: it's on aperture priority, really compact and light-weight, it's got a quite good, fast lens, ...
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How do I turn off the flash on an Olympus AF-1 (Nurepika)?

Is there a way to turn off the flash for the Olympus AF-1? From what I have found out there is no flash override control. I never use flash and wonder if there is a way to completely turn it off or ...
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Is it possible to use an Olympus OM-SYSTEM S ZUIKO lens on the Canon A1 film SLR?

I can't find a suitable adapter from OM to FD. Is it not possible due to the flange distances/etc? I know there are OM to EF adapters though, but I want to use this Olympus OM lens on my film Canon ...
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Is there a 120 film with cool colors?

Does anyone know of some 120 film models that yield cool colors? I'm not looking for super saturated films or weird toy films by Lomography. I'm looking for very cinematic colors. Most likely vintage. ...
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What is the purpose of pre-focusing on a Canon AF35m ii?

I am HIGHLY confused as to what this means. The camera says to press the shutter once to prefocus & another time to take the actual shot . Why do i have to move after ive pressed the shutter ...
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Will a Soligor 35-70mm C/FD fit on my Canon AT-1? Or do I need a specific lens mount?

I tried to click it on the usual way but it didn't work. Do I need to buy a specific lens mount? The person who sold me the lens said it worked with his Canon A-1 but perhaps he had a lens mount with ...