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What is the precise model and background of this Kodak Six-20 camera with bellows?

Six-20, also known as 620, is the film size that fits your camera. The film itself was the same as the more standard 120 film. The only difference is the size of the spool upon which it is wound. A ...
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What are these circular splotches on my negatives?

You have two problems. The one you've noticed is water spots remaining on the negatives when the film has been hung to dry. Re-washing and drying may help. It may not remedy the problem if the ...
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Should Kodak Vision 500T film be used with ISO 400 or 800?

There are a couple of considerations here... When Kodak Vision3 500T is used for stills photography, very often it has been pre-treated to remove the RemJet anti-halation layer, to make it compatible ...
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Has this cartridge of Super 8 film been used or not?

It's either unexposed or partially exposed. From tmtv.net's page on old movie film processing, if the roll was completely exposed, you'd see this: "EXPOSED" meaning the film has been shot ...
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What are these circular splotches on my negatives?

A short final wash in distilled water with a wetting agent is always a good practice. Consider Ilford Ilfotol or Tetenal Mirasol or something of the like. Distilled water in development and fixing ...
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How did digital camera take a partially black and white photo?

At least the later Easyshare cameras had a feature called "spot color": it would allow you to select a color, and the rest of the picture is converted to black and white. I was able to find this ...
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I want to donate Kodak 35mm equipment to a non profit

A library might be a better option. People are always trying to give their old computers and whatnot to schools, when what schools need is up-to-date equipment. Teachers these days probably don't have ...
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(film) What can cause blue vignetting on sub-exposed or dark shots?

Based on the following evidence: Both pictures are underexposed or simply have dark zones on it's borders (black zones are more sensitive to parasitic light inside the camera) Looking at the ...
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Can I use a higher ASA / ISO with a point and shoot film camera which says it only goes to 400?

You should double check the specs on the point and shoot to see if 1) it has the technology to read the ISO from the canister's barcode and 2) use that ISO even if it is outside of the user-adjustable ...
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What do the numbers on the left of this Kodak Vericolor film reel mean?

6011 is the product number. This designates it as Vericolor Internegative Film, which is also printed out on the label. It was made to be processed by conventional C-41 chemistry. ECN-2 chemistry ...
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Why are my Portra 400 pictures darker than Portra 160? Shouldn't higher ISO result in brighter pictures?

ISO (derived from ASA), can be approximated as the reciprocal of the shutter speed which, at f/16, produces a satisfactory exposure in bright sunlight. E.G. old Kodachrome, ASA 10, required 1/10 ...
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Yashica T4/Superia X-Tra 400 vs Contax T2/Portra 400

All four of the sample images were shot under four different lighting scenarios. Even the two shot under daylight will be different due to the influence of all of the green vegetation in the first ...
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Would it be possible to develop Kodachrome in color?

While officially the last roll was developed 7years ago, as of a few months ago, there appears to be one guy who sort of figured out how develop Kodachrome. He might do it for you with no guarantees. ...
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Would it be possible to develop Kodachrome in color?

At the moment I don't believe there is any way to develop your Kodachrome, either yourself or commercially. It's a complicated process that never AFAIK was able to be done at home. There were rumors ...
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Would it be possible to develop Kodachrome in color?

Kodachrome is very much developable in just about any B&W developer. I've had luck with 64ISO Kodachrome in D-76 (1+1) and in Caffenol. I'm trying some Kodachrome II which is 25ISO in D-76. Dev ...
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Why are my Portra 400 pictures darker than Portra 160? Shouldn't higher ISO result in brighter pictures?

Speed and contrast is determined mainly by the recipe used to make the film. The chief ingredient is crystals of silver salts (there are three). These are called silver halides (Swedish for salt maker)...
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Can I use a higher ASA / ISO with a point and shoot film camera which says it only goes to 400?

You can, but you will be overexposing the film unless you make some sort of adjustment. Colour negative film can take overexposure like that, but you'd be better to shoot actual ISO 400 colour film ...
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Can I use a higher ASA / ISO with a point and shoot film camera which says it only goes to 400?

It all depends on how, and even if, the camera calculates exposure. The other answers cover cameras with built-in automatic exposure controls, so we'll talk about more rudimentary cameras here. The ...
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What is this white film on slides from late 1950s?

The emulsion side of Kodachrome was coated with a clear protective lacquer. Perhaps it has oxidized. Additionally, this coat may attract dust and such as it can gain an electrostatic charge. Lacquer ...
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Ilford Delta 400 film should I develop with Rodinal or D76?

This will be a personal artistic decision - it is not like one of the developers would work and the other would not. Both are fine, and both are different. Having said that: the typical use case for ...
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Is Kodak Flexicolor SM (C-41SM) Tank Final Rinse a good stabilizer?

It will work just fine! Initially, C-41 film stabilizer was a surfactant (FhotoFlow) plus formaldehyde. The formaldehyde acted as a biocide to preserve the film from attracks by mold and other ...
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Kodak pneumatic self timer gasket replacement?

Most gaskets, especially those that also served as valves, were made of leather more than a century ago. The old one may not look much like leather because it's been soaked with various kinds of oil ...
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Does my camera still work?

The camera itself would likely work, but after years of neglect the battery likely self-discharged to death and won't hold a charge. Some advanced chargers could manage to resuscitate it, but don't ...
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What film do I buy for a Kodak Star 500 AF point and shoot?

If you're looking for the size, it's 35mm. If you're looking for specific brands, it depends on your skill level. If you're just starting out, or don't want to spend a lot of money on the film I ...
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What film do I buy for a Kodak Star 500 AF point and shoot?

The Kodak Star 500 camera uses 35mm film, technically known as 135 format.
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Yashica T4/Superia X-Tra 400 vs Contax T2/Portra 400

Portra 400 is a portrait film and being so it's contrast is not as high as a typical general purpose film. The skin tones will also be more natural, too. Based on the image, especially the one ...
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How to use colour charts and patches for color restoration of old photographic films?

I cannot help you directly, but I can give you directions. I also think it is possible to automate the procedure, especially if the color chart has the same shape everywhere, but it requires some ...
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How to use colour charts and patches for color restoration of old photographic films?

Katrin Eismann wrote an excellent book called Photoshop Restauration and Retouching. It is full of excellent advice targeted to your problem. There is also short discussion of using reference color ...
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Can I use a higher ASA / ISO with a point and shoot film camera which says it only goes to 400?

Yes, but just pulling the film by the approximate whole stops of the higher ASA/ISO you have told the camera it has (ISOs in hole stops 100,200,400, 800, 1600, 3800, etc). Remember you will have ...
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