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Help: only 1 out of 36 exposure 35mm film was developed

I am a complete beginner film photographer. I just sent my 35mm film to be developed and only 1 picture was returned to me. Whilst I am a beginner, the camera is half automatic and a green light ...
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Analog film camera not taking multiple pictures

I have recently purchased a Canon Sure Shot AF-7 which appears to be in excellent condition. However, when I do not have film in it the shutter, flash etc. works perfectly well but after loading the ...
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Ricoh YF-20 film loading issue

I recently purchased a second-hand Ricoh YF-20. I loaded the film as best I could, shut the back door and loaded the 2 AA batteries. Immediately, a load motor sound came from the camera and the film ...
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How would I manually compensate +1 stop on my light meter using the ISO setting?

I am new to film photography and just wanted to double check something I am confused about. So imagine I am using a fully manual film camera with an older light meter in the cold shoe. No exposure ...
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The film in my film camera won't rewind. 31 frame flashes intermittently

I'm new to film photography. I recently tried to use the old film camera I had lying around the house, a Kodak S1100 Xl. I shot 31 pictures but couldn't proceed to shoot more as the LCD display showed ...
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Pinholes in 35 mm slides

While scanning many 35 mm slides (mostly Kodachrome and its successors, i.e. Kodachrome II and 64), I noticed what appear to be pinholes in the emulsion, perhaps on the order of 10 or 100 microns. The ...
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What are these light circles over my photos?

I got a Voigtländer Vito BL recently. I tried it, and noticed that some of the photos came out with a big light circle right in the middle. I have tried searching for circles, stains, orbs, etc., but ...
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Does the film counter point to the number of photos taken so far, or after this current shot?

I know this is a dumb question, but I recently inherited my first film camera, a Rollei B35. After loading the film, I had to fire the shutter a couple times to get the film counter in the window to &...
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Why is there a strange tint and grain in my film photos?

I'm a complete newbie to photography, and I started out on an old Nikon FM10 that runs on film. I got back my first roll after development and most of them are either over or under exposed. Two of the ...
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Film issue after changing battery on point and shoot

I have a Praktica M60 26mm Glass Lens camera and the battery ran out and i had to change it while i was 11 photos into the film. I changed the battery and it went back to zero. Does this mean I'm ...
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Batch scanning of family archive: speed of flatbed vs. film scanners?

I want to scan a large archive of family film negatives, and am pondering between buying a flatbed versus dedicated film scanner. While quality is still important, we are not aiming at too high ...
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What could cause these spots on my scanned negatives?

I just had 4 rolls of film processed and scanned, and have been emailed the scans but have not seen the actual negatives yet. The first thing I noticed is some spots in exactly the same location on ...
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Can a third-party flash made for Canon be used on a Contax G1?

Is it feasibly possible to attach a third party Flash made for Canon on a Contax G1?
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What does number after apostrophe mean on a photo?

Sometime I see photos on the Internet where some number inscripted, like on the image below. I would say that it's a day/month/year, but I doubt, particularly about the last one, because photos I saw ...
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How far will my film counter read?

Camera: Yashica Electro 35cc Do film counters have a hard stop or will it just circle back to S or 1? I'm afraid that my film counter will have a hard-stop somewhere after "36". I was ...
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Why are these film photos brighter than digital photos taken at the same time with the same settings?

I took two photos - first one with Canon 5D Mark III and the second one with analog Canon EOS 500N. I used the same lens (Canon 50mm ƒ/1.4) and settings (ISO/shutter/aperture) for both of them. The ...
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How do I avoid losing images when my camera won't rewind the exposed film?

My Minolta camera's battery died on my last picture. I replaced it but it won't automatically rewind. The counter is on zero and won't let me take any pictures either. How do I retrieve my exposed ...
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Nikon MF-29 date back usage and imprint location

I've pulled my F-100 out of the cupboard to use this weekend and remembered that it has an MF-29 date back. However I can't remember exactly how the date back works, neither do I have a manual for it,...
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What makes a good film camera?

I have recently become interested in film photography. For now I have borrowed a Canon EOS 500n from a friend, but I am thinking about purchasing a camera for myself soon. In digital photography I ...
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How can I accelerate a film's expiration date?

Recently I saw expired film photos and I liked them a lot. I've been shooting on film for a year and a half now and I feel like trying new things. I want to try this thing myself, but before I do, I ...
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Can a LCD projector imprint an image onto a light-sensitive paper?

I am trying to develop an experiment in which I would expose a fast-framed video (almost timelapse-y) to a light-sensitive paper for a short amount of time as in the same process used to make ...
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Bulk C-41 color negative film?

In searching "wholesale film", I stumbled upon bulk loading. However, I noticed that most bulk film available are either black and white, or ECN process color film. Does anybody know why ...
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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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Flash sync cable does not control aperture priority film cam shutter speed

Film camera: Yashica electro 35cc (35mm) Flash: modern Nikon speedlight Is it possible to shoot at f1.8 with a speedlight on a film camera? Sensibly and according to sources, my film camera is ...
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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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What performance differences will I see from a new film scanner, replacing Epson V350?

Recently I started doing analog photography again (as hobby), owning a Canon EOS 1N, 24-70mm f/2.8 lens, developing all films by myself in C41 with focus on cross processing. Since I'm owning an Epson ...
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Does anyone make an ASA 1600 or 3200 color film?

I have never found anything more light sensitive than 800 in color film. Wondering why that is.
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Why did my 35mm scans come out with this white grain?

So I recently found my Grandfather's old Pentax ME, I just finished my first roll and noticed that the scans came out very white/grainy. I am wondering if this could be an exposure issue, it was new ...
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Light leaks all over the photos

It is my first time using a film camera and I've developed my first roll of film, Lomography CN 400. The camera is a Fujifilm MDL-9. I know that my problem is light leaks and it's coming from the ...
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Does anyone know of any flashes that would work on an old Konica FP-1?

My mum recently gave me an old Konica FP-1 Program which she got in the 80s. I'm in by no means a professional or even an amateur really, but I was wondering if anyone could point me in the direction ...
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How much ILFOTOL to use for wetting agent — and is it reusable?

I have the following Ilfotol concentrate: After making a solution (1+200) suggested in the label above, my question is: how much should we use in our final development? A drop or fill the tank? And ...
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What should I look for in a film to take photos in India?

I have recently started taking photos on 35mm film (I Love it :D ) Later this year I am planning on a trip to India (4 weeks during the monsoon season!) What should I be considering when selecting ...
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What is the advantage of C41 with separated bleach and fixer baths?

What are the advantages of performing the C41 process with separate bleach and fixer baths rather than a single blix bath from the commonly available Unicolor/CineStill/etc kits? If there is an ...
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How to coax 8-sec shutter on aperture prio film cam?

Camera: Yashica Electro 35 cc Hi guys! Multiple records about my camera model indicate that it has a shutter speed range of 1/250 to 8sec. However, I recently tried to photograph an orange streelit ...
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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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Increase shadows and contrast but keep developing time standard with TMAX 400 Film

I would like to increase contrast make it stronger / darker with TAX 400 Film but keep developing time standard. Do I have to push this film or underexpose it? If underexpose then by how much? I would ...
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Overexposing and pushing in a roll of film, can they compensate each other?

Let say I pushed a 100 ISO film to 400, and I always overexpose by 2 stops, so during developing, can I use the normal way to develop the film?
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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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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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Which step/component of film photography matters most when trying to get a very vintage, grainy look?

In my experience with digital photography, I've been told (and believe) that the lens and post-processing matter far more in the process of making a desired photo than the camera used does. I've ...
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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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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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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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Can “extensions” be put on a Canonet QL17?

I'm about to get into the world of film cameras and have decided on buying a Canon Canonet QL17. However, it has a fixed lens and a large part of my photography involves wide-angle and telephoto ...
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What is causing the light leak in my Hasselblad A12 back?

I have this consistent leak in the middle of my frames. I thought that I had at first messed up replacing the seals, but the leaks persisted after I replaced the light trap once more. There is some ...
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Transition between different film/sensor generations

During the history of photography, there has arguably been no component which has improved as much as the medium which records the light. The mainstream has gradually moved from glass plates, to 5x4&...
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Do negative digitalization apps work with unprocessed film?

Recently I found 3 unprocessed film rolls like this one: Can I extract the films from the rolls and scan them using some app like KODAK Mobile Film Scanner?
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I accidentally opened the back of an automatic wind unwind point and shoot camera

I'm not sure how many shots i have shot about 10 and i dont rememeber if it unwinds or winds after i closed it back. Will my film roll stay on the unexposed or it will go back to the first frame? My ...
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What will happen to exposed 35mm film left in a car in summer heat for 3 weeks?

I left a couple of exposed Fujifilm disposable 35mm 800-speed color film cameras in my car trunk for three weeks in summertime heat. How should I expect that to affect the development and processing ...
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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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