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Is it possible to get a camera that has nearly the exact same camera quality (software and hardware) as a specific phone?

Recently I've been meaning to get a camera that looks, feels, and takes pictures nearly identical to the Apple iPhone 8+. I mainly try to take sunset and sunrise photos, but I also take some general ...
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Does Darktable editor have vintage film filters?

Would like to apply a Portra 400 or lomograph color grading filter to a digital photograph. Do these exist in the Darktable software for use in batch lighttable editing? If not, what is a similar ...
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Kodak pneumatic self timer gasket replacement?

The gasket on the speed control mechanism needs replacement because there are only two speeds possible. Too fast when the control is tight. Too slow if it is loosened a bit. What materials will work ...
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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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Kodak C-41 first rinse; color of rinse water

When I develop C-41 on Kodak 120 rolls the washwater from the first soak has a strong purple or green color. I am wondering what causes this color and if I can flush it without environmental concerns. ...
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discarding Kodak Carousel trays

I am going through MANY old family slides, editing with extreme prejudice, and scanning. I'm going to have nearly 100 empty Kodak Carousel trays (both 80-slide and 140-slide varieties), and I'm not ...
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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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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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Where to get old K-14 movie film, that was exposed in the 1970's, developed in color?

I have 2 rolls of K-14 movie film that have sat undeveloped since the mid 70's. Who can develop this now in color? These undeveloped home movies have apparently sat in the can unprocessed since about ...
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Did Polaroid's patents on integral photography describe a different technology than what Polaroid used?

I had a colleague at Polaroid in the 1980s who told me that the patents Kodak was accused of violating did not describe the system that Polaroid was actually using in its SX-70 and Spectra film, but ...
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Is Kodak Flexicolor SM (C-41SM) Tank Final Rinse a good stabilizer?

After some difficulty, I managed to obtain a 1L CS-41 development kit from Cinestill. Unfortunately, since it is a power kit the stabilizer packet is not included in it. My previous kit from Unicolor ...
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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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Should Kodak Vision 500T film be used with ISO 400 or 800?

Hand rolled Vision3 500T film, but I would like to know what is the best ISO to use, 400 or 800, and why?
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I bought a bag of 25 unopened boxes of KODAK Tri-X Pan 620 and 120 in the box film

So I have a Yashica D camera I have shot new film with. But I want to shoot one roll of this film and there was one exposed roll. The film is dated 65 to 67. I was told to take the F stop on stop open ...
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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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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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What is this white film on slides from late 1950s?

I've got a bunch of Kodak slides that I'm scanning, I've noticed that for ones from the late 1950s only, there is a white film on the slide on the side with the image (not the glossy side). If I wipe ...
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No1 Pocket Kodak aperture 1 to 4, f stop equivalent?

I have a lovely little No1 Pocket Kodak from about the 1920s or 30s. It is the bottom of the range model with the "Single lens". The aperture is not marked in f-numbers, but just labelled 1, ...
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What do the numbers on the left of this Kodak Vericolor film reel mean?

Kodak film reel found still sealed what do the numbers mean on the left
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Camera sometimes stores unreadable .MOV instead of .JPG

A recent development with my Kodak Z981 camera - i.e., I took 19 pictures. The first 4 and the last 3 were normal, 2 to 3 MB JPEG photos. The 12 pictures in between came out as 8-12 kB .MOV files ...
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What are these circular splotches on my negatives?

This is my first roll of Tri-X 400, developed with D76 using Massive Dev's chart in this order: developer stop bath (tap water) fixer tap water (quick 1 minute wash) Photo Flo (2 minutes) tap water ...
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Format SDXC card to be compatible with SDHC?

I bought a Kodak PIXPRO sp360 which only supports SDHC. I have a 128 GB SDXC card that I would like to use, even if I must sacrifice all but 32GB. Is this possible? I tried using parted to create a ...
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Can I use a higher ASA / ISO with a point and shoot film camera which says it only goes to 400?

If I have a film camera (point and shoot) that only goes to ASA 400 can I still shoot with film that is higher ASA like Porta 800 or 1600? I’m trying to shoot at night? Mostly looking for dark tones ...
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Why are my Portra 400 pictures darker than Portra 160? Shouldn't higher ISO result in brighter pictures?

I'm trying to gain a better understanding of taking pictures in film. I usually shoot in Portra 400 and I love how contrasty the pictures are, but iI can't help but notice that when I shoot with ...
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Yashica T4/Superia X-Tra 400 vs Contax T2/Portra 400

I recently sold a Yashica T4 and purchased a Contax T2. I just finished a roll of Portra 400 and the results weren't what I had expected. Something about the photos (especially the colors) seem really ...
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Compatibility of modern shutter release cable with vintage Kodak No 1

I've inherited a vintage "No. 1 Pocket Kodak", a medium format folder from somewhere around 1930. The existing shutter release cable no longer works, as the braiding has split and the spring inside ...
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I want to donate Kodak 35mm equipment to a non profit [closed]

I have a complete Kodak 35mm projector (in carrying case),carousels and a screen. I want to donate them to a non profit or school. Any ideas about where to list these items? Any members want to make ...
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(film) What can cause blue vignetting on sub-exposed or dark shots?

I recently purchased a 70's-something Canon AE-1 and started experimenting with film. I was using a Kodak Ultramax 400, and took some night shots hand held at 1/30 with a 50mm f1.8 lens. Those shots ...
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Got back my film - Nikon FM2 missing shots, blue marks, what happened?

I'm shooting a Nikon FM2 (35mm) with Kodak Vision3 500T (24 exp) repurposed film from The Film Photography Project. I got scans back (26 images). There's some blue lines - I imagine that those are ...
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What film do I buy for a Kodak Star 500 AF point and shoot?

What film do I buy for my Kodak Star 500 AF film camera?
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Can I develop black and white photo paper with T-Max developer?

Quick question for my film users out there. I develop T-Max film at home, with T-Max developer, but have never tried prints. Can I develop black and white photo paper with T-Max developer? I know that ...
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Would it be possible to develop Kodachrome in color?

I own a lot of undeveloped Kodachrome II rolls from the 60s from family members that are no longer with me. They have been in storage for a long time and I am looking to have them developed in color. ...
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Storing film in the fridge with air ionizer?

I have several 135 and super8 unexposed film rolls and I'd like to store them in the fridge. However, my fridge has that air ionizer (which should keep food fresh for longer time). Should this ionizer ...
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How to use colour charts and patches for color restoration of old photographic films?

I work for an institution with a large photographic archive of art, containing among other things colour negatives and ektachrome films. My team is digitizing the films and in the meantime we want to ...
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How did digital camera take a partially black and white photo?

I took a photo of San Francisco Bay using a Kodak Easyshare digital camera in 2007. The photo came out with the grass in the foreground being green and the entire remainder of the photo (the bay, ...
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How should I develop my overexposed Kodak T-Max (negative BW film)?

I have an Agfa Click II (1/30 s fixed, f/11 for sunny and f/8.8 for overcast) that I'm using with Kodak T-Max 100 ISO (BN, negative). What are my reasonable alternatives for developing it, ...
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Has this cartridge of Super 8 film been used or not?

I found this Kodak Super 8 cartridge in a box with old photos. Has the film been used or not? If the second picture doesn't tell, how can I find out? It would be nice to know so that I know if I ...
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What is the precise model and background of this Kodak Six-20 camera with bellows?

I got this camera from my grand-mother who was French. I have been trying to identify it, although there seems to be a large amount of cameras from the same era that Kodak manufactured and that all ...
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If I want to get the effect of overexposure from pushed black and white film, do I add even more time in developing?

In color negative film, it is common to half-rate the marked ISO, e.g. ISO400 config as 200 to cheat the camera to overexpose by one stop. B&W Film such as Tri-X 400, it is common to push the ISO ...
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What low-cost ISO 400 film is good for learning photography?

I want to buy a ISO 400 film for photography, and I know Portra400 is good but I would prefer any cheaper alternative, as I am going to burn a lot.
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What's the difference between Kodak's film lines?

Kodak has/had a few different lines of film. To name a few: Portra, Ektar, TMax. What is the difference between these? They're made by the same company, and have overlapping ASA.
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How to save my album as JPEG on Kodak Digi Album Pro?

Objective: Save my album as JPEG on Kodak Digi Album Pro. I am using Kodak Digi Album pro and I'm new to this tool. This program generates a .PAB and .KPL file format, but I want my images to be ...
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Lens Adapters For Point and Shoot Cameras?

I have an old Kodak DX7590 and I was wondering if there were any lens adapters that would work with it to turn it into a mediocre DSLR
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AC to DC Adapter for Digital Camera. How many Amps or mAh should I get?

I have this Kodak C663 Camera which has a DC Input, that can take power from an AC to DC Adapter. I'm thinking of getting an AC to DC Adapter since most of my photography is done indoors, and even ...
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Color film comparison: How does Fujifilm Superia compare to Kodak Portra?

I am a newbie to color analog photography. So far I have only use B&W films. Specifically, I prefer Ilford Delta 400, Kodak Tri-X and Ilford 3200. My camera is Pentax ME Super. I am on the big ...
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How to remove mold from an antique camera box?

I have a Kodak No. 2 Bulls-Eye, Model D. antique camera from around 1897. When I opened it up I discovered that there are spots of mold on the black interior box inside the camera body. I am concerned ...
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What is the shutter speed, aperture, and focal length of the Kodak Funsaver disposable camera?

I'm looking at the Kodak FUNSAVER disposable camera. Does anyone know what the shutter speed, aperture, and focal length of this camera are? Are they fixed, or do they adjust automatically?
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What is lens filter size of Kodak Z990?

I have a Kodak z990 Max digital camera and the filter size is not noted on the lens front and not mentioned in the documentation. I figure it is probably in the range of 50-52mm. Can you help? Kodak ...
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Where can I buy film for a Kodak Instamatic 500?

I have my father's vintage Kodak Instamatic 500 Camera. He took slides with this camera, of which I am now the fortunate owner (both the camera and the slides). I wonder if someone knows where I can ...
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How did my Portra 400 color negs came back black and white?

I was trying out Kodak Portra 400 color negative 120 film in my Hasselblad 503cw last month. Just got the negs back from the lab and they appear to be black and white. Can someone explain how this ...
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