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Love the test strip idea. In the lighting studio we use a product called cine foil, available on amazon, it is a matte black aluminum foil.


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This camera has a very basic film winding mechanism. My first guess. It could be that the button that you push to release the film in order to rewind the film got pushed while in the bag (releasing the the take-up spool) and this allowed the film in the canister, which is under tension, to pull the film backwards and the counter with it. I believe the ...


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Despite you stating otherwise, and avoiding the whole unnecessary "wait for a 30MB file to upload", it sounds to me like you actually are looking for something like Darktable (or RawTherapee). You don't need to play with all the settings in this case - you just want to play with the Exposure module in Darktable (there's a similar group of controls in ...


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There are MANY post production software options out there, just do a search for Photo editing software that support RAW photo files. I thing the crux of the question is "I may learn what went wrong or what can be improved with a photo" Fixing it in post does not teach you what you did wrong with the camera. For that you already have the best tool in the ...


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Assuming you are using a variable contrast paper and a paper developer properly diluted (usually 2:1), likely the bulb in the enlarger is wrong, too high wattage. 1. Install a lower wattage bulb. 2. Install a dimer switch. 3. Procure a ND filter and place over the enlarger lens. 4. Procure a large ND filter or make one using gray glass and install in the ...


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You should be able to stop down the enlarger enough to get a convenient working time. Focus the enlarger at full aperature. Stop down. Test expose stripes by blocking all but a narrow strip with a piece of cardboard or something. For a 60 second exposure do 6 stripes of 10 seconds each exposing the next stripe by moving the cardboard over. The first ...


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