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Should I shoot color or black and white 35mm film to learn photography fundamentals?

I want to practice composition, or the basics of photography in reality. From what I've read, some people say shoot color, or only shoot black and white to learn composition right. From my personal ...
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What are these spots all over my pictures?

I'm very new to film and am not sure what is going on. I sent in a roll of 35mm color negative through Walmart and this is what I got back. All but a couple of the photos have the same dots. Along ...
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Film photography - what causes the following effect/error on a single frame of a developed roll of film?

I shot the following picture with a Canon AE-1 Program on a roll of Ilford HP5 400 (I pushed the roll to 800). I developed it using Ilfosol 3 and scanned it with Epson scanner V370. As you can see, ...
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Consistent black horizontal lines on colour negatives

I just received negatives back, and on the last 10 or so exposures there is a constant black horizontal line on the bottom left of the image. Does anyone know what it is? Thanks in advance!
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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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Did i accidentally rewind my film?

I am a complete newbie to film cameras and I'm experimenting with my dad's old Olympus Accura zoom xb700. I put the film in and the S moved and everything, then i took a picture and it showed "1&...
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What's the actual process for making long exposures with an RB67 ProS and dual cable release?

I've just purchased a Mamiya RB67 ProS camera (fulfilling a long standing dream to own and use a medium format SLR). It came with a 90 mm f/3.8 Mamiya-Sekor C lens, and two 120 film backs, one for ...
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Hasselblad C12 back gear sync issue

I have a Hasselblad C12 back that has a gear synchronisation issue with the body. It has been tested on two working bodies, one of which has been serviced very recently, so the issue lies definitely ...
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Black and White Slide Reversal came out completely black

I tried to develop my first role of Adox Scala 160 with Caffenol, Hydrogen Peroxide+Vinegar and the final outcome was an all black role of film. Here is the process I went by: -Rinse film -First ...
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What were long, flat point and shoot film cameras called?

How do you call that kind of cameras like below? I am trying to find what was my first camera (brand/model) but my memory is weak. All I can remember is that it had the same shape than the one on the ...
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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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I got my roll from studio and my last frame had a certain black spot in the left upper corner.Any idea what it can be ? The rest of frames were fine

I got my roll from studio and my last frame had a certain black spot in the left upper corner.Any idea what it can be ? The rest of them were fine.
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Kodak C-41 first rinse; color of rinse water

When I develop C-41 on Kodak 120 rolls the washwater from the first soak has a strong purple or green color. I am wondering what causes this color and if I can flush it without environmental concerns. ...
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Is taking photos with the back side of a film roll a real technique?

A friend of mine recently told me about a film photography technique wich consists in turning over the film roll and taking photos with the back side of it. Photographs end up turning red-ish due to ...
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LCD Screen Is On While Camera Is Off

I was shooting a roll of film and was done for the day, I left the roll inside as it still has a few photos and turned off my point and shoot. But the LCD panel stays on indicating how many shots I ...
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How to preserve undeveloped film as a legacy gift

I am new to film photography; however, I recently had this strange little idea to take some photos and just leave them undeveloped until I am nearing the end or my family is looking at them after my ...
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How do I remove the hard plastic protector that was sealed onto the old photo?

Some of my old photos were sealed with a hard plastic and I have a tough time trying to remove them. For the softer one I can peel them off without damaging the photo. But for the harder one, they ...
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Create ICC Profile for Negative film

Hello i am looking for simple way to scan film negatives in a reproducable manner. I want to be able to judge and compare my exposures across films.I own an Epson v550 and after fiddeling around with ...
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Error message on Canon Sureshot

I’ve just gone to use my Canon Sureshot zoom 70 for the first time, the film loaded ok and the flash seemed to be working but when I pressed the shutter button the picture didn’t take and an E came ...
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Could someone help me identify what this piece of film might be used for

I worked at NASA for a number of years. This item was thrown away when NASA closed a photolab facility in the late 80's. I believe it's a piece of film showing the iconic "Blue Marble" ...
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Can I correct double exposure of 35mm film?

I have a set of developed colour photos taken using 35 mm film which are double exposed. I must have taken a 2nd set of photos using the used film. Can they be corrected?
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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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How do I go about fixing this strange dark line blocking my Minolta XG-1's viewfinder?

I recently bought my friend's Minolta XG-1 which looks super well maintained cosmetically. He did mention to me that it was sitting in his hot attic for about a year. I noticed that there is a weird ...
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How does a drum scanner work?

I see photoshops offering drum scanning to 1 Giga Pixels and even more. How is a machine from the past able to extract so much information? In addition to how the scanning process functions, does ...
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Minolta Riva Zoom 135EX film winding behavior

I'm testing a Minolta Riva Zoom 135EX. Everything works fine, but if I press the shutter without a film loaded it doesn't wind on. Is this normal?
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Did I ruin my film when I opened my Canon Sure-shot telemax film camera?

I have a Canon Sureshot Telemax point-and-shoot camera, with automatic rewind (I think it’s automatic rewind). I’m new to film cameras and accidentally opened the back after I finished the roll, and ...
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PhotoFlo for Color negs OK?

I'm new to developing my photos by my self. I bought the Cinestill SC41 kit and I was planning to buy a squeegee to wipe of the water on the film on my last step. But I found people not recommending ...
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konica hexar upgrade

I found this lovely old konica hexar in a drawer. It's already a pretty cool camera, but I found out it can be even cooler. The later versions have some extra features and konica used to offer a ...
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Developed film has dark/bright wavy line spanning across entire film

Developed two rolls of C-41 for the first time at home. One roll was shot with a LOMO Smena Symbol (have shot with before and developed at shop) and the other with a Zenit ET (first time using). The ...
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What are these curved, dark bands at the top of my photo?

I've had these on two different rolls of film on two different cameras now. It's not a scanning issue, because the bands are visible in the negative when inspected. It's only visible against the sky, ...
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My film didn't fully develop

This is my first time trying to develop film. I just bought a camera from ebay and the seller said everything was working fine. The film I used was the Ilford hp5 plus and I developed it with the ...
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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's the cause of this Leica M6 light leak?

I'm seeing light leaks on images from my Leica M6. Using the voigtlander 35mm f1.4 nokton lens. The leak appears at the same spot on the sample images but didn't appear on all images in the roll. ...
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Why did my night pictures turned out so foggy, light or too bright?

I received my developed pictures and many of them are foggy. It seems that some shot with similar light is foggier than the others. Can it be that something went wrong in the development process, is ...
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Real world differences in pinhole sized apertures

I'm interested in experimenting with a pinhole camera and am considering the Ilford Obscura or Titan. The focal lengths are slightly different and not of concern for me. What I'm really interested ...
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What is the difference between the Instax Mini 25 and the Cheki series?

I'm seriously getting confused. I'm Googling around for an Instax Mini 25 unit, but I keep getting conflicting results. some of the results hint on a distinct difference between the Mini 25 and a ...
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Do you advance your film to a new frame before or after taking a picture?

On a camera in which the film advance is not coupled to the shutter, do you advance it to a new frame after releasing the shutter, or wait until you're next ready to shoot before winding it on? If you ...
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Is a classic analogue printed film photo CMYK?

The ultimate point I'm trying to solve here is - is there any point in scanning printed photos with a wider gamut than sRGB? I'm assuming such as standard analogue Kodak negative film printed to ...
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What is the most compact camera/lens setup with movements?

I want to try perspective control and I'm good with using film (large format too) or digital camera (full-frame) to do that. What is the most compact option, which can be used while traveling?
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Can I modify my Rollei 35 S to take digital photographs

I am sure it is just a matter of time before a camera modification kit, and eventually a generic digital sensor to fit all (most) 35mm cameras is manufactured to convert film cameras into digital ...
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Where can I find B&W film for an Imperial Satellite 127 camera?

Recently I was given an Imperial Satellite 127 camera as a wedding/moving away gift. I was pretty excited about it since older cameras have always interested me, but I've not ever owned one. Also, I ...
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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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Metering red lights in film photography

I’m a film user and I measured this using a sekonic L508 meter. The light is led continuous light reflected to the ceiling. Why is the face detail blown when I used the light meter? Does red light ...
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What happens if I press the film rewind button early?

I have to press the film rewind button on the bottom of my Pentax ME Super in order to be able to rewind the film back into the canister when I'm done shooting a roll. If I accidentally press it ...
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Maximum useful resolution for scanning 35mm film

I have no particular project in mind so I'm just asking in order to have a better understanding: Let's say I'm an artist shooting pictures with a 35mm camera and my point would be to make really big ...
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Is it possible to do infrared photography with digital cameras?

I remember taking infrared pictures with a simple filter and black and white film. How can I do something like this with digital cameras? Or is this even possible?
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Is it worth investing in a used 35 mm Film camera?

I've a Canon 60D and I'm mainly interested in shooting landscapes. I feel very interested in buying a used canon EOS film camera (since my EF lenses are compatible). I would like to take pictures ...
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SLR light meter won't turn off and inaccurate

I had my ricoh xr500 CLA'd (i.e. sent to service) a few days ago. I noticed the light meter no longer shuts off and it does not display accurate measurements. Before I had it CLA'd the meter is ...
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Disc film cameras that use replacable batteries?

I have some Disc Film in the fridge that I would like to use, that I got from a film lot. It seems unlikely that anything amazing will come out of it, but experimenting is part of my process and some ...
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Mirror occasionally sticks up

I have an old analog MAMIYA camera. I'm not sure about the exact model as it is not listed anywhere on the device (picture included). Recently the mirror started sticking in the up position ...

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