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What is the necessary recess on an enlarger lens board?

I have recently acquired a Meopta Belar 75mm/f4.5, to use with my Durst M605 enlarger. I was remiss in not checking the mount of this lens (M23.5) before I bought it, and have therefore ended up with ...
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How to proceed after having developed the negatives?

There are a lot of excellent questions (and answers!) about the process of developing (BW) film at home. I would like to try my hand at it, too. But it's not exactly clear how to proceed after ...
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Is there an optical filter that reduces the film's contrast?

As far as I know, the change of the exposure moves the negative' density curve left or right only (moves the objects to the different zones), and to shrink or enlarge overall contrast, one has to ...
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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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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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Is it possible to develop C-41 at home with Kodak chemicals designed for commercial use?

I've been developing B&W negatives at home for several years now. I also live in a city where there are no C-41 labs left, so I'd have to ship my film to be developed, adding extra cost (more than ...
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Minolta srt101 (SLR) trigger jam

I've done a lot of searching but haven't found much regarding film Advance lever/trigger errors. Symptoms: lever will advance once or twice, with the firing sound being a dull "krk", not the bright "K-...
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What are these vertical lines of my negative?

I've recently been home developing C-41 film with the tetenal colortec c-41 kit. I use the Paterson reel tank and use the stick for agitation and a controlled water bath. My current theory is that it'...
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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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Does black and white film have any advantage over black and white effects in digital?

I understand that digital sensors use an RGGB layout for pixels, where 50% of the pixels are green, 25% blue, and 25% red. This means that any particular pixel is sensitive to only one particular ...
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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 is the correct fixing time for Ilford Rapid Fixer?

The technical paper for the Ilford Rapid Fixer says that, for film, the processing time is minimum 2-5 minutes. The question is...which is correct? Even the technical paper of the film in question, ...
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After taking 13 pictures I accidentally open the back and it rewind to 1. please help!

how many shots do I have left and did I lose those 13 pictures? what should I do? I am using Pentax espio 160
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Is this orange line on film scans operator error or a camera defect?

I just bought a used Olympus Stylus Infinity with Zoom 35mm camera. I love how the photos came back, but they all have an orange line across them. Is this something that can be fixed? Anyone know what ...
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What's wrong with my scan?

I took some pictures using Ilford FP4 Plus 125 on my Canon Eos 3. Can't remember the lens, but it's probably a sigma 50mm 1.4. The developing and scanning was done in Samy's. The result looks flat, ...
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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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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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Storing pinhole photos in the field

A Christmas quandary. I picked up one of those pinhole kits for my daughter (she isn't reading this) which includes a pack of paper, some photo chemistry, etc. etc. The paper needs to be loaded into ...
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How can I edit the capture time of multiple photos with time intervals? [duplicate]

When I shoot film, I receive the scanned photos from the lab with file names according to the frame number on the film roll. For example: Frame1.jpg, Frame2.jpg, Frmae3.jpg, etc. In the files' ...
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My negative is completely black and opaque — is this a camera problem, my mistake, or the lab's?

This is the second roll I took with my Minolta X-700 which I recently started using. The first roll came out completely fine but the second one I finished came out completely blank. I didn't open the ...
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Would it be possible to cross process Kodachrome film?

So a few years ago we found some (120) film in my grandfather's old camera. We sent it off to get processed. But that sent it back saying that they couldn't process it. So my dad just unrolled the ...
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Pushing film while stand developing?

Recently, I came across an experiment stand developing Kodak Tri-X. The photographer shoots the same scene at box speed (ISO 400), 800, 1600, and 3200. The entire roll is developed in Rodinal diluted ...
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How do I get a “Film” look with a digital camera? [closed]

What can I do, in terms of lightning, to make Digital look like Film? By that I mean a "dreamy" sort of look. Does it has to do with the color temperature? the setup?
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Need Help With Maintenance of Beseler Darkroom Enlargers

I just began a position as a studio associate in the art department of a small liberal arts college near Chicago. The photography professor and I are working together to try to perform routine ...
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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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Will analog camera's timestamp work with remjet film?

Will analog 35mm camera's quartz timestamp work with motion pictures remjet film? I know that the carbon layer is last so will the timestamp be able to imprint the date?
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How do 35mm film scanners deal with the film base color?

I want to build a jig to scan 35mm film using my digital camera (something similar to https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2789457 or http://www.frogymandias.org/3-d/index.html). I have seen several ...
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Equipment and Services that turns DIGITAL images into 35mm negatives [closed]

Help! I'm working with a company looking to transfer digital images in film format so they can more easily reprint from film (larger sizes etc). I have been tasked with finding any and all equipment ...
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What caused these large white spots on my developed negatives?

I've shoot some Ilford HP5 + on a Mamiya 645 1000s for the first time. I developed the film with Ilford DD-X (1 + 4), ilford stopbath and fixer on a Paterson tank. After scanning the negatives i ...
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What would cause these white straight but slightly squiggly lines?

I'm using a Holga 120n camera. I look this photo in my garage with my camera stabilized on a table. I noticed two streaks on the photos after developing it. This is the only photo on the reel with ...
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What is the difference between an unexposed film roll tin and a cookies box tin?

As I have a long roll of 35mm and I want to split into two I need some advice. Assuming that there is a standard for film storage, what is the difference between this: and this: Can I keep my ...
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Can T-43 lens be reused on SLR camera?

I've done half of a stupid thing that is: I've bought a Smena 8M thinking that I will adapt the lens easy. In my rush I've disassembled the T-43 shutter mechanism without knowing that the lens can ...
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Can I develop bw film with a c41 developer?

I have a c41 kit with all the needed chemicals to develop color negative film. Can I use the developer from this kit for black and white film? I am aware that I will need a stop bath and a fixer, but ...
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What film and developer did Harold Feinstein use?

Although Harold has written/taught various topics on photography and printing, I can't seem to find what film and developer did he use, especially for his Coney Island series. Perhaps others can ...
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Troubleshooting developing Portra 800

I just performed a shoot with a single roll of Portra 800, new from amazon, in date. Developed using correct times with replenished fuji C-41 chemistry in a jobo 1500 tank. I metered the film at ISO ...
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What caused excessively high grain in Delta ISO 400 film developed by a shop?

I have shot film before, never black and white though. I also haven't ever developed a film before, neither did I this time. I used Ilford Delta 400 and I shot it at rated ISO (at least I think I did)...
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What caused these strange patches on developed film negatives?

I'm getting strange patches on film negative. Sometimes they are very big, but they also seem to appear along the border of the film. I've just CLAed my camera. MY fixer is very recent so I'm not ...
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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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What development process is supposed to be used for Fujifilm motion picture stock?

What process should be used to develop Fujifilm motion picture stock such as Eterna 400T or F-64D? Is it ECN-2 like the Kodak Vision3 films, C-41 with a remjet removal step or something else entirely? ...
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I’ve just gotten my film back and it’s come out with all different colours through the image

Hi I was wondering why my film has come out like this? Is it my fault, the camera faulty or they developed it in correctly? I just got this camera second had in really good condition and it’s my ...
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What is causing this white area which is ruining all Fujifilm Instax Mini instant photos?

I recently purchased a second-hand Fujifilm Instax Mini 7S instant camera. I bought new film for the camera and have now tried several rolls. On the 2nd roll I was very careful not to expose the ...
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Should Kodak Vision 500T film be used with ISO 400 or 800?

Hand rolled Vision3 500T film, but I would like to know what is the best ISO to use, 400 or 800, and why?
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Why does my multi-exposure film image appear darker than calculated?

I was experimenting a lot with multiple exposures on the same frame on film and noticed an unexpected behaviour. While this might very well have to do with my cameras shutter not working properly, it'...
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Is there an effect of temperature on film exposure?

It is obvious that temperature plays a most critical role in developing films. It is not clear to me, though, what effects temperature might cause at the time of exposure. I didn't stumble upon any ...
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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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How good are sub $100 no-name brand scanners?

I have a bunch of films I want to scan from, back in the day, holiday photography (i.e., nothing prize winning) I have also recently taken up black and white film photograph for fun. So I have been ...
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Correct Exposure with Polaroid One Step 2

I have a Polaroid OneStep 2 with itype film, and I have some problems on how find the correct exposure. Precisely, almost always I get a picture which is overexposed or underexposed, and I do not know ...
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What is the difference between medium format and 35mm amateur photography?

I am looking at getting a film camera to have some fun with (i.e. I won't be using it professionally) What is the difference, as an a amateur, between using a medium format and a 35mm camera (and 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 is the best focal length for using a DSLR to digitize film negatives?

I have 24-85mm zoom lens with Nikon D750. I am planning to use this setting for digitizing my B&W negative film. What's the preferred focal length to use for this purpose? People talk about ...