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Is it worth trying to process film shot in 1989? (Fall of the Berlin Wall)
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In 1924, 29 years before Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary summited Mount Everest, George Mallory and Andrew Irvine made an attempt to climb the mountain. They were last seen high on Everest making ...

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What focal length of glasses is best for photography?
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Your question is flawed, and you are making connections where there aren't any. Some people are short-sighted, some are long-sighted, and others are neither. This relates to the eye muscles not being ...

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Can I use my work photos on my personal website?
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You added probably the most important piece of information in a comment. You are in the UK. The UK government has a website about this: https://www.gov.uk/intellectual-property-an-overview It quite ...

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Any cameras move the sensor instead of lens elements for focus?
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Not a digital camera/sensor, but the Contax AX film SLR was able to move its film plane forward and back via a ceramic rail and ultrasonic motor in order to be able to autofocus the normally-manual-...

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Can I still use film after the film door accidentally opened?
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Breathe. Download the manual for your camera, and read it! Any film that was exposed to light when the camera back opened is no good anymore. Even if the film is wound back into the canister, it was ...

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Do I have to shoot a whole film roll on the same ISO?
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In addition to Saaru's good answer, I wanted to point out that the reason you might have been switching around the ISO setting and not really noticing much difference is because film has reasonably ...

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How can I print a 3840×2160 pixel image on 4″×6″?
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Strange question... You don't want to crop, you don't want borders, you don't want to stretch the image...but you want to somehow put one rectangle into another rectangle of a different aspect ratio. ...

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What is an efficient way to digitize a family photo collection?
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An alternative... If you have considered Sherwood Botsford's answer and it seems like a lot of work...well, you are not wrong, especially for larger archives. Consider finding a service to do this ...

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Why do my mobile phone images have a ghostly glow?
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The effect you are seeing is usually called "halation" or "bloom", and on the face of it, it seems obviously caused by the lens protector. Take it off, and compare. Is it worth ...

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How long can a 35mm film be used/stored before it starts to lose its quality after expiry?
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One of the users on Photo.net is a chemical engineer who worked at Kodak for ~30 years. He posted the following information in a thread over there about Life expectancy for refrigerated film: In ...

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Is it possible to identify where this photo was taken?
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Calton Hill, Edinburgh, Scotland; the view is similar but not identical to this photo.

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How does a film camera perform exposure compensation?
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It's not the case that "exposure compensation actually alters signal amplification". There are only 3 ways to control exposure: aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Exposure compensation is not a magical ...

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My negative is completely black and opaque — is this a camera problem, my mistake, or the lab's?
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what if it's the store's mistake? With regard to this specific question, you will almost certainly find in the terms & conditions of the film developing service that in the case of error on their ...

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Is it normal business practice for a contest site to solicit submissions and then, later, ask for a fee?
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Is this normal business conduct and am I safe to consider participation? I'm sorry, but why do you want to win this "competition"? You received an unsolicited message, asking you to upload one of ...

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What should I look for in a film to take photos in India?
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While I've never been to India, I've travelled in other countries of Southeast Asia. These are countries where you see vibrant colours everywhere. If it were I, I would shoot a reversal film because ...

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Aperture priority on Canon EOS 55 shows underexposured
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The scale on the bottom right of the LCD display is the exposure compensation scale. That's where the camera shows the current exposure compensation setting. Except in Manual mode, when the exposure ...

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What happens if anti-reflective coating is fully ruined or removed from lens' most outer surface?
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Up until the late 1940s and into the 1950s, camera lenses didn't have coatings. The result was much higher incidence of lens flare and reduced contrast in the presence of bright light sources. ...

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Is it possible to install a filter (or remove one) in a Noblex camera without wasting/exposing film?
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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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What should I look for in a swing-lens panoramic camera?
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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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Why is my 2 second long exposure shot overexposed?
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We have no idea of the brightness of the scene you are photographing. Are you on a Mediterranean beach? In a forest at night? Put the camera on automatic, take a photo, and see what iso, aperture and ...

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Where does the term "Say Cheese" come from?
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In France they don't say "cheese", but rather "ouistiti", which is the French for a kind of monkey I believe. These prompts are simply a way to get people's mouths into a "smiling position". How "...

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Pictures uploaded to Facebook display wrong colors, but only in Firefox
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According to ICC color correction in Firefox, Firefox has been capable of reading colour profiles in images since Firefox version 3 (released 17 June, 2008). This was configurable, and initially ...

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Should Kodak Vision 500T film be used with ISO 400 or 800?
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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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What are the "conventions and dignity of standard photography"?
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There are no defined "conventions and dignity of standard portrait photography". This seems to be something localised to your school yearbook photo guidelines. If you have an issue with it, I would ...

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What can I do about a lens cap which keeps falling off?
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Just to add another suggestion... There are also those "cap keeper" doodads, which solve a problem for some:

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If EXIF metadata is removed, can I find the software or camera used in any other way?
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JPEGsnoop compares the compression signature in a JPEG with its database of known combinations of signatures and software/firmware, and gives a list of software/cameras that match the signature of the ...

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OM-D EM1 Mark II file transfer to Windows XP?
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Keep in mind that the memory card in the camera is just a standard removable data storage device, and the photos on the memory card are just standard files. You don't need any special software to ...

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Wide aspect ratio (not panorama) 135 camera?
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As has been said in some comments, 135 film is just one long strip of photo-sensitive film. The size of exposed frames (and consequently the aspect ratio) depends on the camera in use; it is not ...

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How do I calculate the “effective focal length” of a cropped photo?
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Short answer: if you halve the width, you have (effectively) doubled the focal length.

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How long do developed negatives last?
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Processed film does deteriorate, but not at such a rate that surviving 10-15 years would be remarkable! It also depends on the type of film; black & white film lasts longer than colour film for ...

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