Questions tagged [film]

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Can I use 50mm f2 lens to take building photos?

Can I use 50mm f2 lens to take building photos? In my case will be an Yashica ML 50mm f/2.
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Can I develop two rolls of different brand of B&W film together?

Assume they have the same development time. Is it okay?
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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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What is the correct developer for BW Kodak Tmax 400?

Thanks a lot for the previous answer related to the color film. Really helped me understand a lot! :) Now I'm in a bit of dilemma regarding which developer should I choose for my BW Kodak Tmax 400. ...
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Viewfinder and focal length in film medium format

I just got a Hasselblad 500cm. I'm used to the rangefinder system where framelines indicate the frame corresponding to a certain focal length. In my Hasselblad there is no such a thing. So I'm ...
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Is it possible to make film sensitive again or at least useful?

I tried shooting some 16mm Kodachrome II film (ASA/ISO 25) that expired in 1973. At first no images came out, eventually after trying all day, I was able to get good visible images on the film after ...
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What shutter and aperture should I use with a Pentax K1000 and ISO 400 film indoors?

I'm shooting with a Pentax K1000 for the first time ever, and plan to shoot indoors at night with somewhat substantial light (lamps, lights, etc). I'm confused as to what shutter speed (I was thinking ...
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What are the best non-m4/3 lenses for Micro 4/3 cameras? [closed]

I'm looking into purchasing some fast primes for my Olympus E-M5 Mark II. But rather than stick to modern lenses, I'm looking into adapting those from the film era or early digital years. I'm looking ...
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Which 645 film-camera produces distinctive rectangular-shaped notches in the negative margins?

The UK's Guardian newspaper published a photograph of the late minimalist-artist Robert Morris by Grant Delin. The portrait-orientated photograph shows distinctive rectangular-shaped notches at the "...
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Continue with film or move to Fujifilm X-Pro1?

Last year I bought my first camera, a Minolta X700 in order to get into photography. I bought it with the prices in mind (100 € with 3 lenses), and I really wanted to try film and the development ...
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What does it mean speed of lens in analogue photography? [duplicate]

When reading some reviews on lenses in cons or pros are noted speed of lens. What does it means when we are talking about analogue cameras without autofocus?
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Film Rewinded at 26 exposures, but film is 36 exposure

I’m new to film, and I am using a Pentax ZX-M. I was shooting some portraits on Kodak UltraMax 36 Exposure film and the film rewinded at 26 instead of 36. Anyone have an idea why my camera did this?
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Manually rewind unused film to its canister

I need an advice. Because I'm a total amateur camera-lover. So I just tried to load a film on a point shoot camera without having any idea if the camera is working or not. I loaded it smoothly. BUT, ...
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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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Forgot to advance the film for four frames

I forgot to advance the film for four frames is there any chance that my film won't be blank? Btw I'm using Lomography Konstruktor F camera.
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Photo paper remains blank after exposure and development

My negative paper is remaining blank after I put it inside the developer. I exposed the photo to the time that I wanted...I made sure to expose the glossy side of the paper too. What is going on? I ...
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How do I calculate film ISO compensation for non–through-the-lens metering when using an ND filter?

I have a Yashica Electro 35 film rangefinder camera. I usually load some higher sensitivity film so I can easily take pictures indoors, but now in summer I ran into trouble shooting outside on several ...
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Is there any way to revive expired polaroid film?

I have been using some expired Polaroid 600 film from 2004 and all of my images come out with uneven development. I know the colors are bad and there's nothing I can do about that, but what I want is ...
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Is there a 120 film with cool colors?

Does anyone know of some 120 film models that yield cool colors? I'm not looking for super saturated films or weird toy films by Lomography. I'm looking for very cinematic colors. Most likely vintage. ...
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Do grey cards work with film cameras?

I know grey cards work with digital, but not sure if they work with film, if they do work, will buy, else I don't see the need to buying one. Reason is that I think that all that film cameras do is ...
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Scanning film negatives - Resolution, DPI and file size [duplicate]

I use a Epson V800 scanner to scan my 35mm film negatives. I've set the resolution on the software (silverfast 8) to 3200dpi and the result was a tif file with 4500x3000px and 15mb. If i select that ...
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Using UV or IR as a fill light

I am wanting to take some candid photos at an art workshop. I am wanting to add some fill lighting. Unfortunately I cant use anything that will be "too distracting" for the people in the workshop. ...
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Compard Digibase C41 - Extended processing times

I'm thinking of switching from Tetenal to Digibase. My problem is, that i can't find any information about the extended processing times for the Digibase 1l Kit with the exception of the initial times ...
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What ISO setting to use with R72 Filter?

I am experimenting with shooting on infrared film for the first time. I have IR B&W Rollei 400 ISO film, Canon AE-1 camera, 28 mm wide lens, Hoya R72 filter. Would I set my camera to 400 ISO or ...
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Can someone explain film speeds to me? [duplicate]

I know the whole 200 400 800 is based on the speed of the film & say youre in a dark room with dim lighting, 800 would be a better choice to use.. But i have searched through flickr and i see most ...
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Canon Film SLR 28-80 mm lens with sunfilter; what should be my aperture settings and distance

With the Canon Film SLR 28-80 mm lens with sunfilter (I think it has zero impact on focal length) what should be my aperture settings, if I have to take pictures of people in crowd and restaurant to ...
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I have acquired an old Minolta Freedom Dual point-and-shoot. What ISO does it shoot at?

I have acquired an old Minolta Freedom Dual point-and-shoot camera. It's a straightforward enough device, and pretty automatic: no user set aperture or shutter-speed settings. But obviously it's ...
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Which Polaroid Camera has been used here?

Can you guys help me out identifying the Polaroid model used in the following videos? First Video -- screenshot: Second Video -- screenshot:
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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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What are the best Epson Scan settings to scan black and white negatives?

I am using Epson V600 as my scanner and with default Epson Scan app. What is the best setting to use for the app? By "best" I mean, ideal for editing with Lightroom later. For example, what's the ...
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What happens if I develop a B&W film as color?

My friend accidentally did it, and got very interesting pictures with an aspect that reminds something akin to pictorialism. I would like to know more about the actual chemical 'impact', what actually ...
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Vintage processed film storage Cooling

I have a small work from home business scanning film and I have a client that insist the film be kept around 65 degrees I was thinking of an idea of buying a new apartment refrigerator and taking the ...
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Is there a lens adapter for a Pentax lens to a Canon AE-1?

I have a Pentax my with a zoom lens, and I also have a Canon AE-1 Program. which is my all time fave. I would like to use the Pentax zoom lens on my Canon. Is there an adapter to make that possible? ...
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Iso Auto Set on Film Point and Shoot (specifically the Olympus Quick Flash AFL-S)

I've just purchased a second hand Olympus Quick Flash AFL-S and on the front it reads 'ISO Auto Set' and I was wondering how film cameras detected what ISO a film was? I normally use fully manual ...
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Yashica TL-Electro - mirror locks up at slower speeds, shutter partially jams

I have recently acquired a Yashica TL-Electro film camera. Unfortunately, there are two problems with it. First one is that on very slow shutter speeds (1 second - 1/30 second) the mirror gets ...
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Flashing display on Nikon F801s/N8008s

I bought a Nikon F801s at a camera flea market (actually, it came attached to a lens I wanted). The camera is pretty beaten up on the outside, but very clean inside the film chamber. When I fire the ...
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What are the thinnest 81A and 85C filters?

I usually use Hoya and Tiffen 81A and 85C filters for my slide work. They work well with all my lenses except with my Nikon 20mm f/4, which vignettes. I know that Nikon filters are thinner and work ...
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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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How can I see how many pictures I've taken with a Diana F+?

I have a Diana F+ and I'm using 35mm film. Can someone kindly explain to me how to properly use a Diana? And how can you move the white dot, because I can't seem to. How will you know how much film ...
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Is B&W paper optimized for colour negatives available today?

I have a good number of colour negatives that I've shot over the years. My university also used to have a machine to process colour paper, although that was thrown out. As a result, any photos I wish ...
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Is it worth buying a SLR? [duplicate]

Is it worth buying a film camera? I have a DSLR but I also want to have an experience in using a SLR. I want a fully manual camera. DSLR cameras has manual mode but I think it's different from a SLR. ...
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How to troubleshoot Canon AE-1 Program Film loading behaviour?

The current frame counter is at 3 on my Canon AE-1 Program Film Camera. And I have taken two pictures already. However, I noticed that the Film Rewind Lever is not turning when I am advancing the film....
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Best tools and equipment to digitise film negatives with DSLR, without breaking the bank

I am considering buying Lomography DigitaLIZA film masks for both 35mm and 120 film to use within my digitisation process, however I am unsure of the best methods around the other areas of my process. ...
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lever won't advance on minolta x-700

first time using this! My film camera lever will not advance, and I am wondering if there is anything I can do to fix it or if I have to take it somewhere?
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Why is a LED light flashing when used in my Omega C700 enlarger?

Has anyone used a LED light in an Omega C700 Condenser Enlarger? I've tried it once and it worked well but when I tried to use it again the light started flashing. I'm using an 11w warm white LED ...
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Mirrorless cameras with a film look?

I'm looking for a robust (long-lasting) mirrorless camera with a price tag up to $2,000. So besides Leica and Nikon Z7, which brands should I go for if I want photos to look as close to film as ...
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Will the quality of Kodachrome 40 Super 8 film developed in 1980 be affected by age?

I have a Kodachrome 40 Super 8 film cassette, which was exposed, developed and viewed using a projector in 1980. I have not tried to view/project the film recently. However, the film in the cassette ...
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Film Camera Olympus OM40

Very new to shooting film. This morning I go to take a shot outdoors and the shutter stops halfway and the viewfinder goes black. It will not let me complete taking the photo. I remove the lens to ...
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Film workflow with lightroom

I do both digital and film photography. Scanning film negatives does not produce great results in terms of quality, and I think a print from negative is far superior. What I like about Lightroom ...
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Minolta SR-101 Shutter stuck (?) but film advance lever works

I own a Minolta SR-101 35mm film camera and have been using it for a while and have had no problems with it. Recently, when I take a picture, the viewfinder goes black (usually when I'm shooting with ...