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What would cause part of this exposure to be blank?

I have some Kodak Gold 200 shot on a Canon AV-1 where one exposure in the middle of the roll (#17) has a portion of the exposure missing with sharp line. None of the other exposured (on this or any ...
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How did technicians individually hand-shim each Pentax/Konica 35mm slr lens mount?

I just received a Konica Autoreflex T and I found out that the lens mount is individually hand shimmed. How did the technicians determine if the lens mount is correctly parallel to the focal plane?
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Canon AE-1 mirror stuck but can wind film and take photos

My Canon AE-1 camera's mirror is getting stuck in the up position after taking a photo. I can wind the film with the lever and the mirror goes back down but once I take a photo, the mirror stays in ...
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Blank circles on BW film

I just developed a film that came out with transparent circles placed randomically on it and transparent edges. Example showing the beginning of the film, the shots that always come out totally ...
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Shooting Lomography Metropolis as a redscale film?

Has anyone tried shooting Lomography Metropolis as a redscale film. That is, loaded with the film back to front, so the light hits the red sensitive layer first and then filtered out for the yellow ...
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Minolta XE-7 shooting Ilford Delta 400 B&W 35mm. Film came out clear, save for about 5 decent exposures

I just bought a Minolta xe-7, shot my first roll and developed it at home. The result was a roll of film that came out almost completely clear except for the fist several exposures on the roll and a ...
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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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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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Problem with Ilford Multigrade RC?

Is anyone else having a problem with new boxes of Ilford Muligrade RC? Even when exposing the paper to white light for an absurd amount of time, it is only going light gray in the developer. I am ...
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shutter speed is not consistent on analog camera

I'm very new to analog photography so I'm not very familiar with all the terms. Just this month I bought my first analog camera, a Minolta XD-7. It was sold as fully functional but when it arrived ...
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How to fix stuck cocking lever on Canon AE-1

The film advance lever on my Canon AE-1 is stuck. It will move half way and won’t advance. Battery is still charged and I am half way through a roll of film. Any ideas on what to do to get it unstuck. ...
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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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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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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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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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Replace a broken SLR mirror with a cut HDD?

I love film cameras and repairing them. However, I often encounter cameras with broken and scratched mirrors. Is it possible to use some old HDDs and cut them to replace those mirrors ? I want to ...
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Angenieux 6-80mm Super 8 lens "40/80" knob

I'm new to the world of film. My Beaulieu 5008-s came with the Angenieux 6-80mm f/1.2 lens. About half way up the barrel there is a small knob engraved with "40" along the edge and "80" directly ...
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Blocky marks on colour negatives

I've recently started developing my own colour film with the Tetenal C-41 kit. After scanning with my Epson V600 I've noticed that some of my frames have these blocky marks on them (see a few that I'...
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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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How to reset the film to 1 (it is now on 26) even though I’m on my first few films

I’m new to film camera, and currently using a Fujifilm clearshot point & shoot 35mm. When the moment I got my camera, the reading on number of film used is on 20, how can I adjust it to 1?
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Epson negatives scan error

I have an Epson V330 scanner, after long time sitting unused I took it to scan a few negatives. First few scans were okay but then strange stripes appeared, sometimes stripes goes all over negative, ...
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Film counter says wrong number

I’ve just loaded my film and the film counter says 15 although I haven’t taken any photos yet? Have I loaded it wrong/will this ruin my roll?
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Infamous issue with Nikon FG -> Blinking 125 / 60 light meter

I just picked up a Nikon FG until I realized it had an issue with the light meter. I know that I have to crank a few photos until the frame counter reaches one for the light meter to start, this is ...
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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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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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