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Questions tagged [film]

Questions regarding photography using film.

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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 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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Is it possible to tell if 35mm film has been printed?

Is there a way to find out if Kodak 200 Gold canisters have been printed (like Advantix)? Or maybe, they just didn't return the canisters – only negatives?
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How to develop and scan film strip which only part of it pushed to higher ISO

I have a film strip with TMax-400. Out of 36 frames, I pushed 10 of them to ISO 1600. If I want it to develop in my local store. How should I instruct them to develop my negatives? Also what are ...
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Does film (get a chance to) degrade before sale?

I have a bit of a convoluted question, pretty much two in one. One part is about film-storage before it's sold to consumers, the other is about how susceptible film actually is to degradation. But I'...
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How to desaturate part of an image on slide film?

I am taking analog photos, mostly on color reversal film. Sometimes, I want to locally reduce color within a frame, preferably to pure black and white. Is there a method to drastically reduce color ...
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rolleiflex tlr film rewind lever stuck

shooting today and went into a darker room to change film, forgot to rewind the film before slightly cracking open the camera (half an inch more or less) then realized my mistake and quickly shut it ...
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What are the advantages of using TLRs to rangefinders?

Most people use SLR because of the flexibility of using zoom/tele lenses. For some who willing to lose this flexibility, rangefinders are a good choice, because they are more compact and quite. Now I ...
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How to perform non-center focusing using common film SLR camera?

I have a Nikon FM2 camera with Nikkor 50/1.4D lens. Is there a way to focus on the area that is not center? This can be easily done with digital camera as Nikon D750, where we can just use focus ...
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How far to push ISO with Tmax 400 film?

I have a 400 ISO film (Kodak TMax). If I want to push the ISO on my FM2, what is the best setting? Is it ISO 1600, 800 or something else. I notice that pushing to 1600 is very common. Why is that ?
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Canon ftb shutter sticking and not returning, but returns when I loosen the lens

I have an old film Canon ftb. It was working fine but suddenly after taking a picture, the shutter fails to "spring back" and the viewfinder remains black. For a while I could give the camera a little ...
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Error E5 and E4 on Canon Autoboy ZoomSuper keeps Appearing

So I got this old film camera: the Canon Autoboy Zoom Super that was given to me. I bought a fresh pack of batteries and a roll of film to try it out. But after every click, error E8 flashes, then I ...
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Why are there lines on some of my photos?

There are green-ish lines running down some of my images. I got it developed/scanned by a local film store. Film is not expired. Shot on a Canon AE-1 Program. Still learning how to shoot in manual ...
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How to manually rewind film?

I am pretty new to the film camera game and have a Pentax Espio 115. I’m not used to all the terminology yet, so what I say may not be correct term. On my most recent film, my camera has stopped on ...
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What type of B&W film did Saul Leiter use?

As shown in Saul's monographs Early Black and White or In My Room. What kind of BW negative rolls did he use?
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Film scanner choice for 35mm half-frame camera film

I am using a 35-mm half-frame camera, Olympus Pen-D. What are the scanner that can conveniently scan the image frame-by-frame, (i.e. not as 2 frame in one image). I've looked at Epson v500 but not ...
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How long does undeveloped film last?

I received a Mamiya ZE-2 from a family member who discovered it in a closet. Along with the camera were 3 rolls of film - 2 in white plastic holders and one inside the camera. I have no idea what ...
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Why did some of my 35mm film pictures turn out foggy/ hazy/ dull?

This is my first time ever shooting with film so I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. Many of the photos in the roll are super crisp and clear but some have this kind of foggy haze, especially all the ...
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Why did Ansel Adams say reflective metering was more common than incident metering?

The following passage is from Ansel Adams' The Negative: "In most photography we record light reflected from the subject, rather than the light incident upon it." Here, Adams states that reflective ...
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What kind of appearance can I expect if I both overexpose and push film?

I am thinking of doing this to these films: Delta 100 exposed at 50, overdeveloped +1 Portra 160 exposed at 50, overdeveloped +1 Ektar 100 exposed at 50, overdeveloped +1 What kind of look ...
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What happens if I develop a B&W film as color?

My friend accidentally did it, and got very interesting pictures with an aspect that reminds something akin to pictorialism. I would like to know more about the actual chemical 'impact', what actually ...
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What to do when you've set the wrong ISO for your film?

I’ve put my Fujifilm Superia X-TRA 400 into my Minolta Hi-Matic 7 and I forgot to change the ISO setting for the new film. It’s set for the last roll at 200. So what setting should I put for a normal ...
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Best material to absorb as much light as possible

I take pictures on film and with direct lighting in front of black backgrounds or sometimes in direct sunlight. In both of these situations I want to sometimes cover parts of the subject in complete ...
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What causes “noise” in a low ISO 35mm film?

I've recently re-discovered and started using my parent's old Canon AE-1 Program. A recent roll demonstrated an unexpected result when scanned: a grainy/noise-like structure across all images. The ...
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How long do XTOL and D-76 last unmixed?

When I bought my darkroom sets, I additionally acquired two powder developers, being XTOL and D-76. I have only ever used Rodinal (Adonal) to develop my negatives, so I know little of how well such ...
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Processing raw negatives in photoshop

I'm scanning negatives with an Epson and Silverfast software, in raw format. After inverting the image with command-I, curves and levels are backwards. I could flatten the image, but the size is huge. ...
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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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Film Scan Errors - Sprocket Holes Exposed to the Film

I am a question regarding my film scans. I noticed that there are sprocket holes that are exposed to the film. I wonder if I did something wrong when I was rolling up the film to sent to develop, and ...
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Should I use +1 EV compensation when shooting with Ektar 100 on a cloudy day?

I'm using Ektar 100 for the first time and the weather report is not looking good. I think my day trip will be cloudy and will try to use an old Pentax Zoom 280p with Ektar. I will take city/ street ...
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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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Are UV filters required for shooting film?

I know that digital sensors have filters that filter out UV and IR light and thus do not require UV filters, but what about film? Are IR or UV filters required when shooting film?
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What kind of equipment and skills are needed to take shots like these?

I would like to be able to take images like the ones below, but am a beginner and don't know much about photography. I was searching for what kind of camera this photographer used, but I didn’t find ...
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How do I give a darkroom course without negatives from the attendees?

I will give a short, one-time darkroom course for a small number of people who largely have little to no film photography experience and thus don't own any negatives that can be printed during the ...
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Why did my 35mm film turn out muddy?

This image was shot on my Contax G1 with Fujifilm X-TRA 400 film. Though, this was my first time using the Contax TLA 200 Flash - so I did make some mistakes. However most of the shots turned out ...
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What is the purpose of the film leader on 35mm film?

I'm winding some film using a daylight bulk winder. I can't see the point of cutting a leader on the film. My cameras seem to load the film fine without a leader. No leader also gives more film for ...
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With which film camera should I start?

I have never had a proper camera and I have never taken pictures seriously but now I'm starting to feel interested in photography. I would like to start to learn the basics of this art. I don't have ...
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How to emulate 1970s studio-style photo?

How can I emulate a 70's studio-style photo for a shortfilm? Some new photos with same style, more or less: Here is some tests I ve been making for a videoclip: Thanks!
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Instant film for a 4x5 large format camera?

I have a 4x5 camera and a Polaroid 545 film holder. Can someone tell me if any kind of instant film (Polaroid or any other brand) compatible with the 545 film holder is still produced today and where ...
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Ektar 100 pushed to 800 ISO and standard development on High Street

If I change the Dx code for Ektar 100 to 800 ISO. Take pictures at night/ cloudy day and then develop it at the High Street studio (without letting them know about ISO), will I get good results?
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What is the correct developer for BW Kodak Tmax 400?

Thanks a lot for the previous answer related to the color film. Really helped me understand a lot! :) Now I'm in a bit of dilemma regarding which developer should I choose for my BW Kodak Tmax 400. ...
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Is the space between frames on film standardised?

Is the spacing between frames on different film formats standardised? I suspect it is not, but not sure. I'm trying to figure out as much as possible about the dimensions of different film formats (...
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Forgot to advance the film for four frames

I forgot to advance the film for four frames is there any chance that my film won't be blank? Btw I'm using Lomography Konstruktor F camera.
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What is the advantage of making true black and white gelatin prints rather than color prints, from black and white film?

I recently had a few rolls of black and white film developed. When choosing options for 4-inch prints, I could either opt to have color prints or, for an extra cost, true black and white prints. I ...
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Shooting black and white on a color film

I am thinking at the moment of the possibility to take a black and white picture with a color film. I know that one can develop a color film as a black and white film (with varying results), and also ...
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How long can a 35mm film be used/stored before it starts to lose its quality after expiry?

I'm somewhat of a beginner I would say in 35mm film photography. The last time I shot was back in the early 2000s with a Ricoh AF-7 that my dad gifted me. After the camera had some issues and couldn't ...
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Why did some of my point & shoot film photos come back with one third light white or orange?

I am just starting with photography. I had bought a Olympus trip 35 at a flea market for €4 euros. I used a Fujicolor C200. I had my ASA on 200 and used the automatic setting on my camera. I took 36 ...
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Identify old Fuji film from 1987

I have a set of old color film negatives that I want to feed to a PlusTek OpticFilm 7600i film scanner. The scanning software is VueScan (it used to be SilverFast). The main problem I have, is that I ...
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How can I do 4x5 rise/fall movements with super wide angle lenses?

I'm looking for super wide angle lenses, ideally 50mm and below. I'm only interested about decent rise/fall movements because I do mostly architecture, and I'd like to be very close to the subject. ...
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How were pictures turned from film to a big picture in a picture frame before digital scanning?

How did people after taking a picture with film and doing the chemical processes, get that small film image to become a big picture that could be framed and hung before the invention of a digital ...
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Tetenal Colortec C-41 developing kit appears to be out of stock everywhere in the UK. Suggestions?

As the title suggests, the popular Tetenal Colortec C-41 developing kit appears to be out of stock everywhere in the UK... Does anybody know if there is an issue with supply, or whether there are ...