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How did this note "19/65 21/90 22/130" help previous owner of this old Zenit 12XP film camera?

Those look like DIN speeds that match values on the GOST meter dial. GOST was the Soviet film speed standard; it was on the same scale as ASA speed, but 90% the value (so GOST 360 was equivalent to ...
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Any idea why my point and shoot camera photos turn out blurry?

Motion. You moved the camera when shooting. The entire image is blurred. You can tell from the yellow 'things' that the motion was up-down, not left-right. You possibly pushed the entire camera ...
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What is this medium format military rangefinder camera?

It is a 70mm Graflex KE-4 “Combat Graphic” made from 1953-1957. Graflex KE-4 Combat Graphic
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Accidentally opened film camera, film ruined?

That depends on the type of camera. I used to have a Fuji auto-loading camera, that would spool the entire film out of the canister first and then every taken photo back into the relative safety of ...
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First film roll just got developed and all my pictures have a white fog on them?

The orange veil to the right of the last image is a common effect of light fogging. In fact, I've seen that many times on the first frame of 35mm when I started exposing without winding enough frames ...
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Any idea why my point and shoot camera photos turn out blurry?

As mentioned in ErinH's answer, this is motion blur, due to moving the camera for the duration of the shutter capture time. However, I disagree with the conclusion that the motion blur as up-down and ...
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Accidentally opened film camera, film ruined?

This is common beginner mistake. You are fortunate that you did it in the first few shots of the roll. Only the film that is outside of the canister will have been exposed to daylight ( ruined ) ...
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Is it possible to install a filter (or remove one) in a Noblex camera without wasting/exposing film?

I've owned a Noblex 135 S for almost 20 years, and I just learned in the past few days how to do this... There's a key step in the German-language user manual, which was omitted from the English-...
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How to recover a single blank shot from a film camera

No. After you advance the film, you can't re-expose a previous frame on a Nikon FM2. the inaccuracy of the film advance mechanism plus the uncertainty of the position of initial starting point makes ...
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How to recover a single blank shot from a film camera

Sorry to report that the inaccuracy of the film advance mechanism plus the uncertainty of the position of initial starting point makes this a nearly impossible task. If you rewound the film back into ...
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Does the film counter point to the number of photos taken so far, or after this current shot?

As you know, a short tapered tongue / leader -- length of film protrudes from the velvet lined mouth of the film cassette. The velvet is a light trap that protects the film in the interior of the ...
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How did this note "19/65 21/90 22/130" help previous owner of this old Zenit 12XP film camera?

It's just a little conversion reference for film speeds – equating German DIN standard with Soviet GOST (ГОСТ) standard. See Table 1 in the Wikipedia article on 'Film Speed' for example film stocks.
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What should I look for in a swing-lens panoramic camera?

I wanted a rotating-lens panoramic camera about 20 years ago. I wanted one that used 35mm film. At the time there were three options – Widelux, Horizon or Noblex. I ignored Widelux cameras because ...
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Rangefinder focus shadow discrepancy

What you describe is a misaligment of the beam splitter (which, despite its name, in this case combines or overlays the image from the moving mirror or prism in the RF over the straight-through image ...
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Does the film counter point to the number of photos taken so far, or after this current shot?

Either / or It's an entirely mechanical device with a manual wind. It will show the same number whether or not you took that frame yet. The mechanism should prevent you double-exposing (though some ...
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How many frames have I lost due to opening my Canon Sure Shot 60?

I did research and apparently some cameras automatically rewind the film which saves the already taken photos. Taking a quick look at the Canon SureShot 60 Zoom Manual it appears that your camera ...
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Can I continue shooting when film camera counter was reset to 1 after opening film door?

The counter on a film camera is just for your convenience - to help you assess how many pictures have been taken on the roll and thus, how many can still be taken. The actual frame that will be ...
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Black Object In Some Pictures

There's something in your camera's light box fairly close in front of the film plane. Just because it is intermittent doesn't mean it isn't there. In fact, intermittent obstructions indicate that it ...
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How do you load this 8mm camera?

Double 8 movie film --- The first successful motion picture system was an invention of Thomas Edison. His system used 35mm wide long rolls of film. To transport the film through the camera smoothly, ...
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How to meter when pushing film?

When you set the ISO on camera, that is the adjustment to compensate for increased development time. Any further changes to shutter speed or aperture would change the exposure further. In the ...
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What battery should I use in a Minolta XD-11?

1.35V Mercury Oxide batteries are now banned. These batteries were popular in cameras as they held a constant 1.35V while discharging which was good for accurate light meter readings in older cameras ...
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Why am I getting black areas at the edge of my film exposures?

Seems like your shutter curtain is damaged or needs a CLA (Clean-Lubricate-Adjust) At faster shutter speeds part of the image gets blocked by the shutter curtain. The slower shutter speeds seem fine, ...
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Were these Robert Frank photographs made by underexposing in camera versus in development?

I think it's more likely these photos were taken with a film that was rated at a higher speed, shot at that speed, and "pushed" in the processing to compensate for the "underexposure." Film then was ...
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Does the film counter point to the number of photos taken so far, or after this current shot?

I don't think anyone has answered the actual question: in all mechanical cameras I've seen, and most electronic ones, the counter counts up, from 1 (or 0, on some cameras) at the beginning of the roll,...
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Can I do in-camera double exposures on my Canon EOS 600?

The Canon EOS 600 film camera is also known as the EOS 630 in North America. Yes, it can do up to 9 multiple exposures on one frame. To shoot multiple exposures, press the “Mode” and “EXP.COMP” ...
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Using an Olympus OM-10, why does film not advance for a couple of shots only?

If the rewind was rotating after you loaded the roll, and rotated again after the frames you're concerned, it's most likely that all that happened was that the rewind got moved and produced slack ...
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Any idea why my point and shoot camera photos turn out blurry?

As others have written, the answer is "camera shake". I pretty much exclusively shoot with a Mamiya 6 + Mamiya G 75mm f/3.5L. I never use a flash. This camera is a challenge, since the ...
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How to load Leica IIIf to avoid problems with film advance, ripped sprocket holes, and short leader?

Old Leica screw-mount cameras were designed to be used with longer leaders. You have two options: Reshape the leader with scissors or other cutting implement. You may make or purchase a leader ...
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Does the Minolta Hi Matic 7 need batteries to function?

No, it doesn't require batteries, although there are drawbacks to using the camera without them. The battery powers the camera's light meter. This means you will not be able to shoot in auto without a ...
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When to use standalone lightmeter when your camera already has it?

The light meter that's in your camera is an reflective meter. Reflective meters measure the light that is reflected off of the subject, and determine the exposure based on that reading. Standalone ...
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