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With any type of color photography, the most important thing that will influence the color "look" of your images is the type of light that is illuminating your subject or scene. If you want photos to have a "warmer" look, then use warmer lighting, such as tungsten bulbs, to illuminate your subjects. But sometimes you don't have control of the lighting, ...


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The recessed board helps in focusing a very short focal lenght enlarging lens (say 30mm, the kind used for enlarging 110 film). A short lens requires such a short distance from the film plane that the bellows extended to minimum would still not suffice, and had to be recessed. This was common issue only for lenses for smaller format that 35mm, which was ...


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Usually an analogue camera does not create a double exposure when pressing the shutter again, without advancing the film. The film advance process also cocks the shutter mechanism. So if the film isn't advanced, nothing happens. There are cameras that have a special feature to do double exposures, by allowing you to re-cock the shutter without advancing the ...


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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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So, the Jobo tank looks like this: Your streaks look to be identically spaced to the support beams on top and bottom of the holder. The horizontal development line looks to be where the water level sat most often. Looks to me like not enough liquid was used in the development phase causing uneven and streaky development.


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I have no clue how that is processed, but as a pure guess & because answers in comments are frowned upon I'd be looking at "clip dribbles" It looks like they were hung upside down from a bulldog clip to dry. They're strangely evocative, btw - I fully expected to see horses in at least one, & maybe a guy in flat hat & baggy trousers with ...


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Years ago, I fitted enlarger lenses to high-speed photofinishing printers I using this this math. It proved accurate enough. Now for the gobbledygook: The negative carrier masks the negative plus we desire some over-spill at the easel. I use an over spill of 1.5% otherwise easel placement to avoid shabby borders is laborious. We now figure magnification ...


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I would say yes you have made a double exposure, but i am not 100% sure. There is nothing you can do about it if you have, Maybe it will be a happy accident and you will have an interesting image. Because it is a cheep and simple plastic camera it may re-expose the film ( create a double exposure ) but you would be able to hear and feel if the shutter was ...


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The ISO of color negative film is derived by the formula you posted. Further, the published ISO is derived by trial and error tests based primarily on the green emulsion which is the slowest layer. Internegative (intermediate)film has radically different curve shapes than pictorial film. The intent is: Avoid the use of cyan filtration in the set-up and self-...


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It will depend on a lot of factors, and the less important, and someone said before, is the camera. But the most important factor should be to know what do you exactly want. Want that stupid look that most films do when they are on Mexico? Well, no need even to use film camera. That's mainly color corrections made in post. So I would discard using any ...


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Looks like a light leak. Check your camera for damage, gaps and so on. Also make sure you don't get an exposure of the film in your development process (but since the lines are really straight it should be not the problem.


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The circles (water spots) are twofold: Film emulsions are made using gelatin as the binder to hold the light-sensitive salts of silver and the organic dyes in place. When placed in the developer, which is mainly water, the gelatin swells much like a dry sponge dunked into water. This swelling opens up the structure so the processing fluids can freely enter ...


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The camera could be damaged. But if not, it is probably something you have done in handling the film. The back of the camera should remain closed unless you loading film or removing a rewound film cassette. Here is a link to your camera's user manual. Pay attention to the parts on loading the film, and then rewinding and unloading the film (pages:19-23)....


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When it comes to diagnosing a problem with a film photograph, you have to go back to the negative. Many things can change during the printing process (traditional darkroom) or scanning process, or even the scan -> print process. Because of that, if there is a problem to address, it needs to be addressed at the negative. But, lets assume that: The film ...


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Bad film developing? Look at the edges of the film, you know, that portion with the sprocket holes. It is area clear bright orange? Can you easily read the edge printing? This will be frame numbers and batch numbers etc.? If the edges as between frame areas look normal, the film was not fogged to light and the processing was decent. If these areas are dense ...


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The first light leak along the edge of the film is either caused by the film not being wound tight enough onto the spool, or the spool itself not being completely opaque. Since only the last part of the film is affected, the film is likely not wound tight enough. That can be a problem with the film holder, or that you were a bit sloppy when unloading the ...


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