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Why are my self-developed photos dark, grainy and noisy?

I am new to 35mm film photography and I am trying to pin point where I am going wrong in either my photo taking process or development process. These photos were taken on a Cannon AF35M II, with Fuji ...
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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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Why are there lines in my film photos?

I just recently got my film developed and there are these lines in some of my photos. Is it my camera's fault, or there were some mistakes/errors in the developing process?
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Why am I getting occasional cloud-like artifacts on my 4x5 film shots?

Not always, just from time to time, I'm discovering these cloud-like artifacts on my 4x5 film shots. They are present on the film itself; it's not scanning artifacts. Artifacts can be present on ...
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Consistent black horizontal lines on colour negatives

I just received negatives back, and on the last 10 or so exposures there is a constant black horizontal line on the bottom left of the image. Does anyone know what it is? Thanks in advance!
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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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How to preserve undeveloped film as a legacy gift

I am new to film photography; however, I recently had this strange little idea to take some photos and just leave them undeveloped until I am nearing the end or my family is looking at them after my ...
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Portra 400 looks desaturated and has sprocket leaks

Hi fellow photographers I'm a hobby film photographer for a few years now having a basic understanding of photographing, developing and scanning + postprocessing. In the past months i've shot only few ...
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My film didn't fully develop

This is my first time trying to develop film. I just bought a camera from ebay and the seller said everything was working fine. The film I used was the Ilford hp5 plus and I developed it with the ...
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Shooting mystery film found in 1930s camera

Recently I purchased a German fold-able camera which was produced in about early 1930s. Got it from camera collector who told me he never tried that camera. To my surprise when I got this camera home, ...
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What happened if I put stop bath ahead of developer

I accidentally processed my TriX 400 with stop bath ahead of Rodinal for 13 minutes. Will my negatives still be usable?
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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 do I produce a microscopic-size slide for stanhope

Is there a way to produce a microscopic film on a glass slide because I am trying to create a stanhope. For example in the image shown below, the image film is around 3 - 4mm. And also is it possible ...
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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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Has anyone used a peroxide-based bleach for C-41 or E-6 film processing?

I've recently been reviewing what's changed in film processing in the decade or so I've been away from it. One of the things I found in YouTube videos is that apparently there's now a way to process ...
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Will ferricyanide based bleach work well with various C-41 and E-6 films?

I've got limited experience developing color films -- I've done a few rolls of C-41 using a two-bath color developer from a formula I found online, and Kodak bleach-fix and stabilizer, several years ...
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How to calculate the ISO of colour negative film

I've read about the process in Kodak's publication 'Basic Photographic Sensitometry Workbook'. My understanding of the process for black and white film, using their example, is that you: Find the ...
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My negative is completely black and opaque — is this a camera problem, my mistake, or the lab's?

This is the second roll I took with my Minolta X-700 which I recently started using. The first roll came out completely fine but the second one I finished came out completely blank. I didn't open the ...
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What would cause these white straight but slightly squiggly lines?

I'm using a Holga 120n camera. I look this photo in my garage with my camera stabilized on a table. I noticed two streaks on the photos after developing it. This is the only photo on the reel with ...
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Can I develop bw film with a c41 developer?

I have a c41 kit with all the needed chemicals to develop color negative film. Can I use the developer from this kit for black and white film? I am aware that I will need a stop bath and a fixer, but ...
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What is the best focal length for using a DSLR to digitize film negatives?

I have 24-85mm zoom lens with Nikon D750. I am planning to use this setting for digitizing my B&W negative film. What's the preferred focal length to use for this purpose? People talk about ...
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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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Reciprocity failure of Rollei Retro 80S at extreme long times

I am planning to do some night shots and wanted to use Retro 80S. But I couldn't find anything on the films reciprocity failure...with a few seconds, doubling the time will probably work, but with ...
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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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Printing negative into paper versus Lightroom processing

I want to piggyback the excellent discussion here on the importance of the negatives to the final results. Given a negative, there are two paths I can reach final image: Path A Scan negatives into ...
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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 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 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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Different result between scanning in Epson's "color negative film" mode and scanning in positive -> invert curve in post?

When scanning a 35mm film, if I let Epson's software doing its thing by choosing the "color negative film" mode, without any other adjustment, the resulting raw scan will be yellowish. However, if I ...
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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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What is causing white stains on scanned negative? Is there a way to fix this?

I'm scanning some of my negatives, and here I find a whole roll covered with these kind of marks all over. The film has been develop in a processor. The images were stored for a while. I don't ...
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What is the difference between colour-negative scan vs digitizing services?

I am an amateur photographer. I have a batch of around 3,900 colour negatives, which are very well stored, in strips inside their original plastic protections. I am a bit confused with the service ...
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What caused these strange patches on developed film negatives?

I'm getting strange patches on film negative. Sometimes they are very big, but they also seem to appear along the border of the film. I've just CLAed my camera. MY fixer is very recent so I'm not ...
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Overexpose film in camera, then push process?

My question: in general, what results when color film is overexposed in-camera, then push processed in development? I'm trying to wrap my head around color film exposure and development, and how ...
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Horizontal line across beginning of film roll

I just developed a roll of negative (HP5+, shot with a film Leica), and there is a horizontal line across the first few frames (like 4 or 5). It is on the negative, so it's not an issue with the ...
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Why are there little white dots on my bw negative, and how can I fix it?

I've been deving some bw film at home, but on one of my negatives there are a lot of little white spots everywhere. Why has this happened, how can I prevent it from happening again, and how can I fix ...
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Removing dust from gelatine layer of processed film

Apologies if this is covered in another answer, but I'm struggling to find something which is this specific. I have a single strip of film which has come back from processing, and I've been somewhat ...
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Why is the color mask of this 135 film dark blue-green?

In the late 1990s, I encountered an exposed cassette of 135 film. (I am not the original purchaser or user of the film.) Curious about what might be on it, I sent it to a lab for processing. I was ...
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Is negative's contrast change by the developement process different from software contrast adjustment of the negative's scan?

Let's assume that I have an exposed frame with the contrast range not fully covered (and let's assume that I just want the scan). I have two options: develop it normally, scan and then work on this ...
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Identify old Fuji film from 1987

I have a set of old color film negatives that I want to feed to a PlusTek OpticFilm 7600i film scanner. The scanning software is VueScan (it used to be SilverFast). The main problem I have, is that I ...
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Agfa Vista 400 reciprocity failure

I would like to take long exposures with the Agfa vista 400, but I do not know how to calculate for the additional exposure time needed to compensate for reciprocity failure. I have also looked up the ...
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Sheet negative holders - How to ensure a negative is level?

I have about 20 4x5 negative holders, Fidelity Elite and Riteway models. I have realized recently that there is about 2mm of play in the negative's positioning along the 4" axis inside the holder, ...
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Trying to identify these negative sizes

I recently got my grubby little mitts on a binder full of my grandparents' negatives from around the time of WW II. I plan to buy a proper negative scanner, but while I can recognize the classic 35 mm,...
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How did my negatives end up upside down and backwards?

I am scanning 35mm negatives of old family photos and came across a roll I can't make sense of. The images are all printed upside down. What's more confusing, though, is that they appear in reverse ...
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Has anybody ever taken an analog photo of a negative to turn it into a positive?

I've never thought of this before, but in theory I guess you could turn your negatives into positives (like slide film) by just taking a photo of them again --- "digitizing" but then with an analog ...
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How was the cyan cast of C-41 negatives originally removed?

I just developed some C-41 negatives the other day, and previewed them with my phone on negative image mode. All the images have a fairly strong cyan cast. Looking online at other negatives people ...
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How to get accurate color and contrast when scanning shots with no black or white point present?

To correct the initial color balance and remove the orange mask of a scanned color negative we would normally set black and white levels to just barely clip each color channel. This works fine with ...
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What do properly developed negatives look like?

In the first image is a roll of Fuji C-41 film that I developed in Caffenol for 18 minutes. They appear blank, but there are images on them as shown in this image. (They came out as b/w negatives) I ...
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50+ year old ilford film

I recently found some undeveloped 50+ year old ilford films in my grandparents house. I sent them off for processing, but when they came back the negatives were just see-through with the odd cloudy ...
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Clean film negatives heavily contaminated with wet paper made negative cases

I put my film stripes too early in my paper made negative cases. Even more, i put a couple of heavy books on those cases to quickly flatten the film. The result: the film got stuck - more precisely: ...
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