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The fundamental difference between optical prints ("print from negatives") and digital prints "from scans" is that, with optical prints, as you increase magnification, you start to see film grain, but with digital, as you increase magnification (often not nearly as much) you start to see pixels. Film grain in black and white is most ...


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Your first image is incredibly underexposed. Grainy + grey/lack of contrast on color negative films is the dead giveaway for underexposure. Your second image looks properly exposed and the color and contrast look to be what I'd expect with Portra 400 shot midday-ish in hard sun. I don't think there is a gear/film issue here. ISO400 film is not fast enough ...


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Find a tiny key-chain flashlight that remains on without the need to keep pressing the button. This flashlight must be small enough to fit in the camera with no film loaded and the back closed. Turn on flashlight and close film loading door. Find the darkest room in your home, likely a closet or bath. Cover all cracks under and around the door with towels. ...


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If I understand your question correctly, your camera does not allow for a shutter speed selection and is always on Aperture-Priority? Cool. You've already discovered, it seems, that you can modify the ASA/ISO/FilmSpeed setting to encourage shutter speeds that would normally fall outside of the metered parameter for the film actually in the camera. But, if ...


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already got the answer by trying it out myself. Lowering the ASA is practically proxy for a longer shutter speed in this camera. Funny that a blogger already mentions this. What nobody has mentioned though is that the longest shutter speed on this Yashica Electro 35cc is not 8s or 16s. It's 30 seconds! Now, I have to take a few more evening experiment shots ...


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