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Help for: minolta riva zoom 125ex

I am trying to find a service manual on the internet for the camera Minolta riva zoom 125ex,or any video regarding it,i believe some internal mechanisms have been misplaced and are out of places. If ...
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Accidentally wound film the wrong way on basic film camera

this is my first film camera and I followed the instructions to wind the film manually whenever I take a shot. As it was my first few times, I did it the wrong way and turned it anticlockwise. It felt ...
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Olympus Trip 35 - focus problems

I have an olympus trip 35 film camera, and I just had 2 film rolls scanned and developed. Most of the results are blurry or out of focus. The photos that are taken with flash are sharp, and some close-...
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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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Ricoh Autohalf - Can i change the ISO setting half-way through a film? [duplicate]

I owned a second hand Ricoh Autohalf, I'm new to film camera and before this I washed a few roll of my films without knowing that my camera ISO setting should set according the the film ISO. It all ...
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White dots top corner of every photo

Recently got scans back and noticed a small white dot in the top corner of every photograph. The exposure otherwise seemed to be ok. I shot it with my Pentax 67 and used Kentmere 400. It was developed ...
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My film camera suddenly rolled back to the 1st frame

my kyocera p mini 3 film camera suddenly rolled back to 1 and as far as i can remember: it was on its 18th shot i never opened the back (since i know that it will reset back to 1) i never pressed the ...
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I have a Canon EOS 500N, I want to intentionally create light leaks in some of my frames, how do I do that without ruining the rest of the film?

I am pretty new to film photography and dont have much experience shooting film. I wanted to create light leaks on some of my frames but I dont know what the pre-wind system will do if I close the ...
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What should I look for in a swing-lens panoramic camera?

Which features should I look for in a swing-lens panoramic camera (also called short rotation or rotating lens cameras). Which features should I avoid? There are so many options, I found the following ...
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Canon AE-1 needs multiple pumps on cocking lever to fully cock shutters

This camera is a hand-me-down from my dad which I previously thought was broken until I put a battery from my AT-1 in and it fired just fine (turns out 3 or 4 LR44's I tried in 2017 were all junk). ...
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What battery should I use in a Minolta XD-11?

I just got a XD-11 and it needs a battery. The user guide references a Eveready S-76 but I can't find info on the S-76 battery model. What is the proper battery to use in a Minolta XD-11 today?
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How to save money when first stepping into analogue?

After shooting in film, you will have to develop, and then either printing or scanning them to get a presentable copy. I am okay with the film camera's investment, be frugal and I can get shooting ...
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Using an Olympus OM-10, why does film not advance for a couple of shots only?

I have an Olympus OM-10. The film didn't seem to advance for a couple of shots somewhere after 15 or 16 shots. After that, it worked fine (based on the fact that the rewind knob didn't rotate as I ...
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Why does the shutter work only without film loaded on a Minolta X-370?

Using a Minolta X-370, what does it mean if the shutter advances and releases without film but it will not release the shutter with film loaded?
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Is film photography characterized as having high exposure because they have low saturation?

Compared to digital captures, is film photography in fine art typically characterized as being bright or having high exposure by nature? By exposure, I don't mean chemical processes applied to film ...
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How did this note "19/65 21/90 22/130" help previous owner of this old Zenit 12XP film camera?

Camera info The camera in question is an old Zenit 12XP. It belonged to my passed-away father-in-law. It has shutter speed regulations: B, 30-X, 60, 125, 250, 500 "ГОСТ/ASA" (ISO): 16 * 32 * ...
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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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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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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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Is it possible to install a filter (or remove one) in a Noblex camera without wasting/exposing film?

Noblex rotating-lens panoramic cameras have the lens inside a drum, which rotates to take a photo, recording a ~130° angle of view on film. Because the lens is inside this rotating drum, there is a ...
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Why am I getting occasional cloud-like artifacts on my 4x5 film shots?

Not always, just from time to time, I'm discovering these cloud-like artifacts on my 4x5 film shots. They are present on the film itself; it's not scanning artifacts. Artifacts can be present on ...
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What are these weird black shapes on these photos?

I took some photos last month with a disposable Ilford camera like this one. On some photos, a strange serpentine black shape can be noticed in the corner. I didn't notice anything unusual about the ...
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Can I do in-camera double exposures on my Canon EOS 600?

I am trying to do in-camera double exposures on my (film) Canon EOS 600. Is there is a way to turn off the automatic wind on or another way to make this possible?
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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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KODAK Film camera (M35) not advancing my film correctly

My KODAK Film camera (M35) is not advancing my film correctly. I turn the film advance wheel and it moves but it doesn't stop to allow the shutter? I'm not sure how to make the shutter work again.
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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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Can I continue shooting when film camera counter was reset to 1 after opening film door?

First off sorry for the bad terminology but I'm a newbie and would really appreciate some help - I've bought my first film camera, it is an Olympus MJU zoom 70 from an as-is sale and everything seemed ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, ...