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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How would you remove power lines from a photo in the darkroom?

Ok so removing power lines in Photoshop is trivial. However I am interested in how the process might work with analog photography, in the darkroom. How would you remove power lines from a photo in ...
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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's the right way to make digital representations of prints?

I'm mostly a film-and-paper photographer: I take pictures, process the film and then make prints in the darkroom. The end-product of what I do is very definitely a bit of paper. But I'd like to be ...
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Does a slide made from color reversal film take damage when used for several hours in a slide projector?

So I'm planning on projecting slides made from color reversal film for a long continuous amount of time in an old fashioned slide projector and was wondering how much damage the heat from the ...
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Best dilution in Rodinal for developing Tri-X at Box Speed

I only have Rodinal at hand. And I'm using Kodak Tri-X 400 shot at Box Speed. What's the recommended dilution for Rodinal? 1:50 or 1:100 or others. Stand development or following Mass Dev chart?
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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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New roll of film rewound into canister after 4 exposures

I've been playing aroubd with an 1997 Canon Sure Shot Owl and I recently put a new roll of film in. The last roll I put in was fine, but after taking 4 or 5 photos the film rewound into the canister ...
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What is the white square near the viewfinder of the Fujica GW690?

What is the purpose of the white square and hole near the viewfinder of the Fujica GW690? It's a mechanical camera without a light meter so I can't imagine what they are.
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How accessible is gas hypersensitisation today?

Gas hypersensitisation, as you may know, is a method which was regularly used by astrophotographers. It included baking or soaking a film in a gas mixture, with this gas oftentimes being nitrogen. ...
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Film photography with flash - distorted exposures

I've just started my adventure with film photography. I recently took some photos to get a grip of my Pentax MX camera with AF280T flash. Unfortunately more than half of photos done with flash came ...
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What is this dial on my old film camera for?

I recently got a very old agfa silette camera, and there is this dial with the "R" that is used to rewind the film. In addition to that, is has a little window showing something below - What is that ...
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How to focus old manual viewfinder cameras?

I recently got two really old cameras, and I'm lost. The cameras are an Agfa Silette, and a Welta Weltax. I expected the cameras to have a focusing mechanism similar to rangefinger cameras, or split-...
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Monochrome filter effect on color film?

I recently an old Canon O1 orange filter. According to the pamphlet on the filter, it says it works on monochrome film with a filter factor of 3x. What effect would this filter give me on color film? ...
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Can 35 mm film which went through a washing machine still be developed?

I have a roll of 35 min film that I found while cleaning out a closet. I stuck it in my pocket so it wouldn’t get misplaced, then accidentally ran it through the washing machine. Can it still be ...
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Am I storing my camera the wrong way, in a dry box with humidity between 37-48?

I keep SLR my film on a dry box, it has been there for about 3 months now. I always keep the RH level from 37-48. I took out the lens from the mount and saw a small brittle rubber lying down at the ...
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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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Film advance lever stuck on Canon ae-1 Program

I recently acquired a Canon ae-1 Program that is mostly in working condition. The one problem that I have encountered is that the film will not advance past 13 exposures. The film advance lever will ...
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Developing Problems, maybe with JOBO developing tank?

I have been developing my own bw film for some time, so far in a Patterson tank and without problems. Recently, I got a used JOBO-2236 Club tank...I have used it a bit, but I have gotten far more ...
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Shutter button depresses all the way, but does not fire the shutter, and the film advance lever is stuck - Konica Autoreflex T

I moved the shutter speed dial while the film transport lever was half-cocked and now the shutter does not work. Shutter depresses all the way and film transport lever does not move from the starting ...
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why won't my photos compress past a certain size?

I'm having issues compressing my film scans to a suitable size for use on my website. for example, I have a .jpg file with a size of 17.4 MB. I opened the photo in Photoshop and tried two methods: ...
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How to test if the shutter of a Canonet QL-17 is still working?

I want to get into analog photography and want to check if my dad's old Canon still works; especially if the shutter is still in working order (as that model seems to suffer from sticky shutter blades)...
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One transparent negative when developing 2 rolls at once

I am having trouble developing my rolls of film. I have had two casualties today. The first time I developed 3 rolls at once with one liter of solution, consisting of 250mL of Kodak D-76 to 750mL ...
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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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What is the difference between C41 2-bath and 3-bath (other?) processes

I am experienced B/W chemist but now I am entering into color processing at home. I am wondering what is the disadvantage of developing C41 film in 2-bath chemicals like Cinesitil Cs41 Color ...