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How do I safety check that there is no light in Darkroom / Darkbag?

Noon question, but: How do I safety check that there is no light in Darkroom / Darkbag?
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Best practice for keeping temperature constant during film development at home

As I'm developing film at home. I have problem to keep temperature constant for: developer, stop bath, fixer, throughout the process at 20C degrees. What's the best practice to do so ? How do people ...
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Why is this photograph shot with Delta 400 and developed with D76 1+1 so grainy

I have the following image: I used Ilford Delta 400, shot with FM2 at box speed. Metered inside the camera. It was developed with D76 1+1, Adofix, Adostop, Ilfotol wetting agent. I follow Mass.Dev....
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Will the temperature of stop-bath and fixer during development affect the final result?

As we know the temperature of the developer is critical for film development. Usually it's 68F/20C. Will the temperature of stop-bath and fixer also affect the final result of the image? If so what ...
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What do 'glowing' and 'flat' describe in black and white photographs?

In the development of B&W film rolls, people often talk about their result being flat or glowing. What do these terms mean? I now have Tri-X 400 roll (not yet developed). How can I achieve ...
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Is it better to shoot or scan a film negative for Lightroom?

Which one of these approaches produce better results with Lightroom later: Scan the negative with a flatbed scanner (e.g., Epson V600); output Tiff image; then proceed with Lightroom. Shoot your ...
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Can you replicate the look of orthochromatic film with a blue filter on panchromatic film?

Going back in time, films used to respond to a more limited range of the visible light spectrum. These orthochromatic films, unlike today's more common panchromatic films, were very sensitive to blue ...
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What container to use to store developer concentrate?

I have just mixed the D76 powder to create the concentrate. And I stored it in a transparent plastic bottle. I wonder if that's harmful; whether it may deteriorate because it's in contact with ...
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Why are there weird red spots and blobs on images taken with Yashica Super FX-3?

I have been getting some weird reddish dots and blobs in most of my shots with my old Yashica Super FX-3. They seem to appear with any lens and using film rolls with different ISOs (200/400), and also ...
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How to clean glue or adhesive from film?

I'm scanning about 30 years worth of 35mm negatives. This morning I encountered several dozen rolls that were digitized onto 3-1/4" floppies. To do this, Kodak stuck some sort of masking tape to the ...
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What's the suggested method for developing TriX400 @ISO 200 with Rodinal?

I have a film shot with TriX400 pulled at ISO 200. I'm planning to develop it with Rodinal. What's the good dilution mix, development time at 20C, and - perhaps importantly - the agitation ...
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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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Film did not rewind

I have a Canon AE-1 Program. Recently, I just finished a 36-shot roll. It was done when it wouldn't advance past '36'. So I pushed the button at the bottom like you're supposed to, and I rewound it ...
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What's the meaning of reading light at X degree angle

Often when people talk about using light-meter, they mention that it has the ability of measuring light at X degree angle. What does it mean? How can we make use of that information to measure the ...
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Ilford Delta 400 film should I develop with Rodinal or D76?

Currently, I am shooting Ilford Delta 400 at box speed. And I only have D76 and Rodinal developer at hand. Which developer should I use better? And at what dilution mix?
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Is it harmful to use developer/stop-bath/fixer/wet-agent from different manufacturers

I am currently using Adofix (fixer), Adostop Eco (Stop-bath) and Ilfotol (wetting-agent). I plan to use it with Kodak D76 as developer. I wonder if it's harmful because they come from 3 different ...
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What is happening with 35mm film after expiration date?

What is happening with 35mm film after expiration date? Will the ISO drop, so for example 200 ISO film one year after expiration date will be at an equivalent ~100 ISO?
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Rule of thumb to choose right mix of Rodinal developer?

Massive Dev. Chart has around 7 kinds of combination of Rodinal mixture for TriX400: from 1+24 to 1+100. I have TriX400 used at box speed or pushed/pull. Is there any rule of thumb to choose the ...
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Can I develop Homemade redscale film at the high street shop?

Normally I develop C41 at the high street shop (i.e SnappySnap, Max, Boots). If I've made a reversed 35mm film (redscale) can I send it as normal for development?
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How do I identify unknown film from the sequence of apparently random numbers?

I should probably keep a log of what film I use... I'm currently scanning this color negative film, and finding that I not only have no idea what type of film this is, but there is also no indication ...
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How much solution to fill Paterson Universal Tank when developing film?

I have a Paterson Universal Tank for developing film. It's written underneath that for 35mm we need 290ml to fill. I plan to put in 500ml into it. Simply because it's easier to make the solution. I ...
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White ring around my analog photos

I bought a used Olympus superzoom 800s camera and this was the first time that I have used it. There is a white ring around most of the exposed negatives and I would like to know what it is and what ...
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Green / yellow negative scans

New to this forum and I looked all over but I can't seem to find an answer anywhere. All my negatives the scans were looking great and just out of the blue, the scans starting churning out these ...
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How to automate detection of half-frame images using Epson V550/V600?

I have several strips of 35mm negatives shot with an Olympus PenD, which is a half-frame camera. When scanning, I find manually selecting frames one-by-one is time consuming for 72 images per roll. ...
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Nikon FM2 lever cannot advance

I have a Nikon FM2 with film inside. However the I cannot cock the advance lever. It stucks at frame 28. Is it the problem on camera, or how I load the film in the beginning or problem with the film ...
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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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How should I adjust exposure to compensate for expired Kodak ColorPlus 100 (from 2001)?

I shoot 35mm film for fun. I have received a pack of Kodak ColorPlus 100 iso, expiration 2001. How many f stops should I go? The film was kept in good conditions (shaded and cooled).
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What is the minimum time required for final wash in film development?

What is the minimum time required for final wash in film development? According to Massive Dev App it's around 10 minutes, which I feel quite long:
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Development times for Russian mystery “A125” film

On a recent trip to Russia I bought about a dozen canisters of B/W film I previously never heard about. FWIW, I bought them in two different stores in Moscow and St. Petersburg. The guys at the ...
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How to use Adostop Eco stop bath?

I am about to use the following Adostop Eco concentrate. I have two questions: It's stated there for film it requires 30sec. What time does it refer to? Agitation? Can we reuse the stop bath after we ...
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Is it safe to keep your chemical (developer/fixer/stopbath) outdoor?

Is it safe to keep your chemical (developer/fixer/stopbath) outdoor? Like balcony? But inside a storage with lid.
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Can we share mixing jug/beaker for developer, fixer and stop bath?

I have developer, fixer, and stop bath concentrate. To make solution we usually use mixing jug/beaker. Should we dedicate one mixing jug for each one of the component above? Or can we just use one ...
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Left Side Underexposed on Film Camera

I've been using my grandfather's Seagull DF-1ETM (Chinese equivalent of the Minolta SRT 101) and on some of the photos, the left edge would be under-exposed. Does anyone know what could be causing ...
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What's the common practice for reuse/discarding of Adox Rodinal developer solution?

I am making a 1+50 solution (total 500ml) from Adox Rodinal concentrate. In common practice do you keep and reuse this 500ml solution or discard it every time we use? If re-use how long can we ...
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How can you tell if your Kodak D76 developer cannot be used anymore?

I just constructed my stock D76 developer and am beginning to use it. How can I check when it cannot be used anymore for further development?
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Does the development time in Massive Dev Chart include the agitation time?

I'm looking at the Massive Dev Chart website. It shows a table like this: Does the time shown there include the agitation time?
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What is the meaning of “stock” dilution on the Massive Dev Chart website?

I'm looking at the Massive Dev Chart website. It shows a table like this: What's the meaning of stock dilution there? How should we prepare the developer on that condition?
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How to include emulsion style thin border during film negative scan?

I am looking at image like this. Notice the inner thin edgy border in black. Given a film negative and a scanner, how can we make such border?
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How do I identify an old unlabeled roll of 120 film?

I found this roll of film inside of an old camera lying around in our house. All photos on it have been taken but the roll does not tell what development process or what type of film it is. Does ...
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Does DSLR (no metering/live preview) + Light Meter recreate the same level of difficulty as working with film?

I'm going to be working with film later this year, for the first time, and would like to prepare beforehand to shoot with it. My question is if I use a Sekonic light meter and a DSLR with only the ...
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How was film developed in the late 1920s?

I am doing research for a story I am writing. If an investigator in the late 1920s privately needed to glimpse an image that was taken on a camera, perhaps a 35mm Leica or a Naegel, would it be ...
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Were these Robert Frank photographs made by underexposing in camera versus in development?

These are example images which I think is purposely underexposed: Robert Frank, The Americans Plate 43. Robert Frank, Mary and Pablo in Bed, c.1954 My question is that are those images underexposed ...
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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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How to recover a single blank shot from a film camera

Using an FM2 (at 10th exposure) and cap on the lens, I accidentally press the shutter release. This create a blank shot. Is there a way I can reuse that frame, if the counter is now at 11th frame?
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Is it possible to tell if 35mm film has been printed?

Is there a way to find out if Kodak 200 Gold canisters have been printed (like Advantix)? Or maybe, they just didn't return the canisters – only negatives?
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How to develop and scan film strip which only part of it pushed to higher ISO

I have a film strip with TMax-400. Out of 36 frames, I pushed 10 of them to ISO 1600. If I want it to develop in my local store. How should I instruct them to develop my negatives? Also what are ...
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What are the advantages of using TLRs to rangefinders?

Most people use SLR because of the flexibility of using zoom/tele lenses. For some who willing to lose this flexibility, rangefinders are a good choice, because they are more compact and quite. Now I ...
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rolleiflex tlr film rewind lever stuck

shooting today and went into a darker room to change film, forgot to rewind the film before slightly cracking open the camera (half an inch more or less) then realized my mistake and quickly shut it ...
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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 perform non-center focusing using common film SLR camera?

I have a Nikon FM2 camera with Nikkor 50/1.4D lens. Is there a way to focus on the area that is not center? This can be easily done with digital camera as Nikon D750, where we can just use focus ...

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