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I recently had this strangle 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 passing. How disappointed do you think you'd be if, after being given a prognosis of a few months, you attempt to develop your film, but they're all fogged? What if your family simply doesn't care ...


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There's one most likely choice for the origin and application of this transparency, and a second somewhat less likely one. The likeliest (because of the tape on the edges) is that this was a transparency intended for use on an overhead projector (these were the commonest way to do presentations that involved writing or drawing, live for a large group), and ...


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Yes, this technique is known as redscale. You can find a decent amount of information by googling using that term, and see example photos on Flickr. On 35mm you'd have to figure out a way of extracting the film from the canister, invert it, and put it back. You can even do this on B&W film, and there will be an effect, since the light will now be passing ...


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If you leave something unfinished it will probably stay unfinished. People have enough to do tying up the normal loose ends after someone croaks. Schubert’s unfinished symphony stayed unfinished for a long time and most people are no Schubert. The same effect can be achieved by developing the images and including their sharing in your will. Talk to your ...


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Develop now, see and decide. A developed film suffers way less from storage. Films fog. Low temperature helps... to an extent. Low-sensitivity b/w films may be preserved for decades, but it is more of hit and miss rather than an established method. Films gradually lose latent image. Low temperatures help to an extent. Low temperature promotes condensation ...


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Note that positive transparent images ("slides") were the standard for stock images in publishing, before the industry went digital. I recall a book (concerning how to sell photos for stock images) describing making a 4×5 transparent positive from an original negative as a high-quality way to give them what they wanted, since a slide made from a ...


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Age and heat have detrimental effects on any lubrication or seals in a camera. Heat may have caused the the substance that hold the prism in place to soften allowing the substance or the prism to shift. The shutter and film winding mechanisms also need proper lubrication in order to function as designed. The best coarse of action on any old camera is to ...


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In case you are interested. I have created a workflow and code to create ICC profiles for color negatives. It is intended to be used with digital cameras but could be adapted to scanners as well. See code here: https://github.com/arufahc/negicc


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This is quite normal in a film camera. There's nothing to worry about - it's a relatively low-tech LCD display - not like the fancy screen on the back of a modern digital camera. Think how long the tiny battery in a digital watch lasts for. I think you don't need to worry about your batteries being drained. Page 12 of the manual just says...


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Initially I didn't want to answer this question, as it seems a bit of a duplicate of other questions already on the site to me, but it seems to have gained some traction... Some people seem to be writing off this idea as a futile exercise, but if my dad told me that he had a roll of film that he wanted to have developed after he died, I'd certainly see to it ...


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There's a third choice that is even more likely than the two presented in another answer: It was originally created to be part of a press kit that, for whatever reason, never made it into one. During the Apollo program NASA distributed a large number of press kits following each Moon flight that contained copies and enlargements of images from the mission in ...


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Will this camera repair site site help ? https://learncamerarepair.com/product.php?product=42&category=0&secondary=0


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