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Why would using eight cameras filming in parallel be an advantage in "budget" 8mm film production in the 1960's in Japan?

My Movies SE question What devices are this Japanese director(?) and his coworker looking through? If they are small format cameras, then why four right next to each other? includes several references;...
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Why are my processed pictures from a 36 exposure roll back to front

I bought a Zenit B camera for £5 from Facebook Marketplace and ran a roll through it. I got the roll developed and printed to 4x6 matte in 1hr at a local print store (think Max Spielman but ...
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Old film developed and very bitty... can this be fixed?

I found a film from my wedding 12 yrs ago after having a clear out, I got it developed as was desperate to see what was on it as I only lost my husband a month ago... Some photos aren't too bad, ones ...
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Why has my processed film come out in cold colours/blue?

I've been using my Olympus OM20 for about 2 years now, and today I got 3 processed rolls (Ultramax 400) back, and the photos have come out in very cold colours, almost blue. So far, all photos in 2 ...
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GIMP: How to apply the same processing to multiple photos

In Photoshop, the same sequence of processing on layers of each image in a batch can be applied to those multiple images by using File > Automate > Batch > Action then select the group of ...
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can Agfa Scala film still be processed?

The title says it all. A sub-question: does anyone still honor the Agfa Scala processing mailers sold by Color Reflections ? P.S. I have one such mailer, that anyone here is welcome to, in the ...
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PhotoFlo for Color negs OK?

I'm new to developing my photos by my self. I bought the Cinestill SC41 kit and I was planning to buy a squeegee to wipe of the water on the film on my last step. But I found people not recommending ...
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Why did my developing tank almost burst open when using citric acid as a stop bath after developing with caffenol delta recipe?

I developed with Caffenol for the first time tonight, using the Delta Standard recipe I found online. Developing went fine. I had a bit of trouble loading the film, but I got it. The problem happened ...
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What is the "clarification" step when processing Polaroid film?

I'm translating a series of texts by photographers from French to English. I'm having trouble with the use of the term "clarification" (in French) as part of the normal processing of Polaroid film. ...
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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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How to store film before processing?

I have been shooting some color films (portra 400) during this quarantine time and I have to wait before getting them processed as labs are closed. I have read many contradictory opinion on that ...
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Why is my film clear? My processing is good and the camera was advancing and seems to be working properly. I'm stumped! Help!

I am shooting film with a Nikon SLR. I have shot thousands of rolls of film before with other cameras. I made sure (twice) the film was actually advancing. I checked the mirror mechanism and film ...
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Are RAW images really RAW? [duplicate]

I am trying to find references on processing carried out inside the camera before the image is stored in RAW format. I am quite sure that some denoising is performed at the hardware level after the ...
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Ilford HP 5+ 4x5

A student of mine developed her 4x5 film. We are trying to figure out why each negative has a relatively consistent pattern on each negative? Any thoughts? My guess is agitation when developing. A ...
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Some darktable modules create hot pixel "sparkles". Is this a bug, or am I using it wrong?

I'm just getting started with Darktable 3.0.0 processing some RAW files out of my Canon 6D MkII. One odd thing I noticed is that some of the modules seem to create hot pixel-like "sparkle" artifacts ...
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What is the difference between C41 2-bath and 3-bath (other?) processes

I am experienced B/W chemist but now I am entering into color processing at home. I am wondering what is the disadvantage of developing C41 film in 2-bath chemicals like Cinesitil Cs41 Color ...
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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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Tetenal Colortec C-41 developing kit appears to be out of stock everywhere in the UK. Suggestions?

As the title suggests, the popular Tetenal Colortec C-41 developing kit appears to be out of stock everywhere in the UK... Does anybody know if there is an issue with supply, or whether there are ...
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How can I guess a film's specifications?

In order to try and identify the correct type of "Mystery Film" that I bought and mentioned here, I would like to make a few tests. 1 - Can I shoot several photos on the same roll with a different ...
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Film processing problem – clear film

I processed a roll of Kodak Portra 800 today, using Tetenal C-41 chemistry. When I opened the Paterson tank after rinsing, the film was entirely clear – no frame numbers, no maker’s mark and worst of ...
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Agfacolor 80s: which processing chemistry?

I purchased 2 rolls of Agfacolor 80s on ebay which have been expired since 1983. I am curious whether this film needs to be processed in Kodak's C-41/Agfa's AP70 or in the Agfacolor process known as ...
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What process should I use for developing old (Ferrania?) CR50?

I have some old film cans which are marked as 'exposed' and 'CR50'. From what I can tell, this is most likely to be Ferrania CR50, but that's an assumption. I've done a fair bit of B&W ...
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Why does develop+scan cost the same as scan only?

I've recently gotten into film photography and I've been developing my own black and white negatives. I don't have access to a darkroom for optical printing, so I want to get my negatives scanned and ...
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Negatives all transparent after unsuccessful development

First off, I know this is an extremely repeated question, but I want to get to the bottom of exactly what happened in my case. This seems to be exactly my case: What does it mean when film turns out ...
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Lightroom processing question [closed]

How can I process a pic in Lightroom to look like this one ? That was pretty funny about the rectangle comments. I guess what I'm asking is I would like to replicate the feel of this picture. But I ...
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Are color and b&w fixer the same?

Can I use color fixer for b&w film or vice versa?
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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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How do I develop a 400 ASA B&W film that was exposed at 200 ASA?

I've accidentally exposed two 400 ASA B&W films at 200 ASA. One I developed like a 400 and the negative has come out very under exposed. Any advice on how I can salvage the other one? Thanks
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How can I convert a photo to a fixed palette with pre-defined weighted color proportions?

I am creating a physical mosaic from a photograph, where each mosaic tile will correspond to a pixel of the (scaled down) original picture. The problem is: my tile color selection is limited, with the ...
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How to achieve this kind of softness in the details?

How to achieve this kind of "softness" in a details like on the image below in Photoshop? It is definitely not a blurring, there must be something else I'm missing. Tried a bunch of techniques with ...
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What is it called when you intentionally expose a film negative during development?

Back in the film days, there was technique of exposing a negative, while it was being developed, which distorted the image, sometime very strikingly. This manipulation had a name, which I cannot ...
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What's the best way to correct white balance in post?

A lot of my photo's seem to have incorrect white balance, but as I shoot in raw I'm thinking this can be corrected. So my question is, with post processing, what's the best way to ensure correct white ...
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Film ISO and Push/Pull Processing

I am looking to start shooting film and have been having a look a different 35mm film. What confuses me is film that can be shot at different ISOs/exposure bias. For example Kodak says that Portra 800 ...
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What's an SS contact?

In this place I might go this afternoon to have my film developed, they quote a price for Processing + SS contact. What is this? I looked everywhere online couldn't find an answer. Thx!
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How do I achieve the coloring similar to photos by Tonhya Kae?

I believe these photos are edited in lightroom 4 but I may be wrong. The coloring of these photos is amazing and I just can't seem to replicate it. Any Ideas on what the photographer does to achieve ...
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What is a reasonable amount to pay for 120 b&w processing?

My preferred local lab charges $20 to process a roll of black & white 120 film and print a contact sheet. This feels high. Is this price reasonable given the base expenses plus the time and ...
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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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What to look for when developing black and white print film?

I have Ilford HP5 Plus 400, I believe this is one of the standard B&W films. I've developed this myself, but I'm not sure what to look for or ask a lab tech to make sure that they develop this ...
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