film photography

  1. Brian

    Film Orange is the New Black and White (correction factor)

    I made a filter holder out of a Plastic Case for a CF memory Card. I used the Polaroid Orange filter made for the folding pack cameras. This filter turns the 600 B&W into a high-contrast response. Too high for shooting people. Some interesting effects. I am going back to the color correction...
  2. Brian

    Film Shooting 600 B&W in an unmodified SX-70

    I almost always use an Orange or Red filter with my M Monochrom. I like Polaroid 600 film, and buy about 1 B&W for every 2 Color. Original SX-70 cameras will overexpose 600 film by 2 Stops. And Orange filter requires 2 Stops of compensation, a Red filter requires 3 Stops. Brain-Fart. The...
  3. Brian

    Film Fall Colors: Polaroid SX-70 Sonar + 119a Telephoto, Modern 600 film.

    This SX-70 Sonar was modified to use 600 film some 20 years ago, easy job- remove the rim over the Electric Eye and take out the ND filter. Use 1-notch towards darken. The SX-70 Sonar can use the 119a Telephoto Lens for a 1.5x magnification. The SLR680 and SLR690 CANNOT use it. Putting the...
  4. 99cameras

    Film Publishing 1 iconic camera a day from an incredible collection

    Hi there I hope this message finds you well and that it will trigger your curiosity:) My dad spent over 50 years collecting and fixing old cameras. He passed away in 2020 so I inherited over 2000 vintage cameras. I have decided to make a digital collection of the 99 I like the most. Not the...
  5. agentlossing

    Film Showcase Kodak Pro Image 100

    There wasn't a thread for this film stock yet. I just developed a roll yesterday using the Cinestill C41 2-bath kit, here are the selects, scanned using the Pro Image 100 profile in Silverfast on the Pacific Image XAs. I like these results, it is not the most color neutral/realistic, at least...
  6. William Lewis

    Film Rolleicord III back in action

    So, I am in the drawn-out process of moving back to Eau Claire for a new job at a different hotel. I just discovered there is still a real photo lab in Eau Claire that develops film in house! I’d stopped doing any film because mail order labs are prohibitively expensive. While not as cheap as...
  7. Roboticspro

    Film Glass Plate Negatives

    Good Afternoon, One of my sons picked up these glass plate negatives for me as part of an estate auction last year. I did some research and the location points (most likely) to the whaling port of New Bedford, Massachusetts. I am going to take these to the N.B. Whaling Museum to get a true...
  8. lucien

    Film external flash

    I have a Minolta maxxum A7. I ordered a few lens and they came with a flash . The model of the flash is Maxxum 2800 AF. It works by itself because I tested it. Put batteries in and hit the test button. And it fired. The manual for the camera said that this flash needs an hot shoe adapter...
  9. Roboticspro

    Film Showcase Kodachrome 25

    Okay, I'll start this one up, for the Kodachrome 25 fans...:). Regards, Edd
  10. gryphon1911

    Film SX-70 B&W Film - Cemetery and Buddhist Temples

    Got out and had a chance to use the Duochrome Yellow today. Before that, I needed to unload the B&W film pack in the SX-70. Eastlawn Cemetery and WatLao Buddhist Temple Columbus, OH Scans are not as sharp as the actual prints. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  11. gryphon1911

    Film Polaroid 600 - DuoChrome Yellow

    Got out and had a chance to use the Duochrome Yellow today. SX-70 with ND4 attached to the lens (Mint SX-70 Lens Kit). Chua Linh Son Buddhist Temple and WatLao Buddhist Temple Columbus, OH Scans are not as sharp as the actual prints. 1 2 3 4
  12. L

    Film Help with my B&W processing

    I have a nice Canon EOS650 fitted with a 35 -80mm zoom. It takes really nice images. I do the processing myself and then scan them at 4800dpi using my Canon 3000f flatbed scanner. I have just processed two rolls of film and are very disappointed. This one of my previous images take a few weeks...
  13. TraamisVOS

    Film First time sending film to be developed and scanned.

    Some of you may have seen the snow photos I posted recently. Those photos were taken with a digital camera. That day, I also took a roll of film with my Xpan. A couple of months ago, I also took some photos with my Xpan, colour C41 roll, at a park. I decided to send those two rolls of Xpan...
  14. iamknudsen

    Film Has anyone used Ultrafine Finesse B&W film?

    I've seen a lot of photos and comments on Ultrafine Extreme, but almost nothing on the Finesse. It seems mostly well received. Has anyone used it? Love it? Hate it? I'm looking for something less expensive to bulk load, develop learn with. TIA!
  15. phigmov

    Film New Cinestill 400D

    Looks like Cinestills plans to crowd-fund a new colour film - the 400D are exceeding expectations. https://cinestillfilm.com/products/making-a-new-color-film-400dynamic It'll be interesting to see some more sample images. Anyone know if this is a from scratch formulation or is it just...
  16. gryphon1911

    Film Finally Got My Test Roll Developed From My Kodak Signet 35

    So, I finally took the roll of film from a few years ago to get developed from my test run of a Kodak Signet 35. I remember not enjoying the experience as much as I thought I would because of the very small viewfinder. I was mainly checking to see if it was serviceable in any way with accurate...
  17. jhawk1000

    Film I miss my film darkroom

    Back in the 70s and 80s, I had a great setup for processing black and white and color film and enlargements. I had two enlargers, a Philips 130/150 Dichroic color enlarger with Philips color analyzer for the color prints, A Beseler 23 also with a dichroic head but used for larger frame black...
  18. lucien

    Film Nikon F80

    Hi, my top latch on the film door aka backdoor I guess is broken. I've disabled a custom menu regarding film advance when the door is closed. My question now is " How will I get to the first exposure with the broken door?" Do I have to fire off a shot to advance the film...
  19. lucien

    Film inexpensive scanner and monochrome negatives

    Hi I just got my negatives back from the store and somethings are baffling me. Why aren't the images fitting properly in the border's? Nikon F80 and Tamron 17-50mm F 2.8 @67 A16. I also used a Hoya 67mm cpl. Is it because it's a full frame lens? Did the cpl leave artifacts? Is something...
  20. lucien

    Film film compartment door

    Hi i just took out an load of monochrome film out of my N80 because of US of F80 internationally. I can't close the door back? Why? Do I need another roll in there? I checked the PDF manual and it doesn't mention closing the door. I'm new. I did load the film myself and auto rewind. I...
  21. UnderOpenWater

    Film Using my digital camera to scan film negatives

    I have been taking photos long before there were digital cameras. As a consequence, I’ve got half a closet full of slides and negatives that I’m trying to turn into more portable and malleable digital images. I used to own a Nikon LS9000 ED scanner. It was crazy expensive, but it was said to be...
  22. agentlossing

    Film Interesting Concept for Finding Development Times

    https://www.lomography.com/magazine/347678-how-to-find-your-developing-time-for-any-black-and-white-film Has anyone done something like this? It could be a really interesting way of testing out unconventional developer concentrations if it works.
  23. lucien

    Film minolta maxxum A7

    Does anyone know how to change the display setting/language on the above camera? I've checked the batteries and they are fine. I want to change the default language to english and set the date time. I've gone through the online manual. Maybe I contact Minolta Japan to see what they say...
  24. agentlossing

    Film Words Have No Meaning Anymore

    Do you see that word right below "Kodak" on the packaging? I don't think it means what they think it means. I get it, 400TX is "professional" film, but did no one along the line feel guilty about making the claim on the box for a plastic lens disposable camera?
  25. lucien

    Film new to film

    I just ordered a nikon F80, not very familar with film photo.... I picked up 2 rolls of ilford iso 400 mono film . Let's say it a sunny day and I have the 50mm 1.8 on it. Would I use Shutter 180, Aperture f7 and I'm good to go? Or ..... Do I shoot it like digital. I can't no auto iso? thanks,
  26. Tim Williams

    Film Scanning old film

    Grandson Kaiden. FM2n , HP5
  27. lucien

    Film black and white film

    Hi I just acquired an Canon prima zoom 90u. The battery is shot and it's a film camera. I don't want to spend alot on film. Does anyone have any suggestions where to start? I was thinking ebay. This would only be occasionally and for fun. I cheap way to get into film. Thanks in advance
  28. TraamisVOS

    Film An article on rising costs of film and decline of film photography - opinions?

    Just saw this - was wondering what people here think of some of the points the author discusses: https://fstoppers.com/film/how-film-manufacturers-are-making-sure-it-doesnt-make-comeback-582344
  29. drd1135

    Ilford Pop Up Darkroom

    I'm waiting for the inflatable Darkroom/Bounce House combo. https://www.dpreview.com/news/1766516128/ilford-announces-pop-up-darkroom-darkroom-starter-kit-and-film-gift-calendar It's actually pretty neat.
  30. agentlossing

    Film Showcase Shanghai GP3 100 135

    This film is a fairly new one out of China, with the early story on Emulsive.org written in 2019. It sounds like some of the earliest shipments outside of China had some QC issues, but I grabbed one last year from Blue Moon Camera out of pure curiosity. Shot inside the little Petri Color 35 and...
  31. agentlossing

    Film Petri Color 35

    A thread for photos from the rare little scale-focus Petri Color 35, which came out in the late '60s and is very similar in size and shape to the Rollei 35. A heavy and mostly squared chunk of metal, with focus scale not on the lens, but inside the viewfinder, and a 40mm f2.8 lens. The problem...
  32. agentlossing

    Film Delving Into Fomapan 200

    I just developed only the second roll of Fomapan 200 that I've shot, and I find it a very different film. Unique, and kind of hard to wrap my head around. It's well spoken of, and often out of stock, pointing to either higher demand, or more difficulty in manufacturing than Foma 100 and 400. I...
  33. agentlossing

    Film HP5+ @ ISO 1600, Seattle, March 2021

    I thought I'd share a not-quite-the-whole-roll this time. It was a rainy day and I was in the heavily shadowed areas around Pike Place Market much of the time, so I shot this HP5 at 1600, fully expecting the grainy results. Of course there are ways to mitigate the grain, but I didn't have them...
  34. TraamisVOS

    Film Compact camera from the film days.

    This is not my area of expertise but was there ever a compact film camera with a lens that has an f/stop larger than f/2.8? They mostly seem to be f/5.6 or even smaller. I know the Ricoh GR compacts were f/2.8 and they were a premium compact back then. Is that as large as it gets?
  35. phigmov

    Film JCH - Nikon F6 (finally) Discontinued

    I actually thought the Nikon F6 was discontinued a few years ago but it appears it happened a few months back. 17 Years is a pretty good run for a camera. I didn't realise it was originally released in 2004 - that seems like yesterday! Edit - looks like this was mentioned back in Nov - Nikon -...
  36. phigmov

    Film Macro Bellows for Slide Copying

    Anyone use a Macro Bellows for slide or negative imaging ? I've seen a good deal on a Olympus Macro Bellows with Slide Copy attachment - like this - Slide Copier – Olympus OM macrophoto group I'll use it with a micro-four-thirds camera and OM mount 50mm f3.5 Zuiko Macro lens. But - reading...
  37. gryphon1911

    Film Just Got my SX-70 Sonar Back From Retrospekt

    And I cannot tell you how BEYOND please I am with it. My only issue is that I should have taken pictures of it before I sent it off. Let's just say that the original black leather panels were in used condition and I was not 100% sure that the thing was exposing correctly. I opened the box and...
  38. MoonMind

    Film Observations from using the Ars-Imago Lab-Box

    First, a couple of caveats: I'm still a complete beginner when it comes to developing film, so you have to take everything I say with a grain of salt at the very least. None of the issues I encountered are unrelated to my own limitations - if something's a problem with the product, it's...
  39. agentlossing

    Film BW400CN Alternative Process in Rodinal semi-stand

    Last night I developed a roll of kodak bw400cn that I'd shoot between one and two years ago. It was the first roll I shoot through the little Ricoh 500G, and from the looks of things I overexposed it badly. I had sent it in to be developed at my local Fred Meyer, but apparently the tech hadn't...
  40. jssaraiva

    Film Fat 120 rolls

    I'm getting fat rolls with a couple of medium format cameras, i.e., after being exposed, the roll is not tightly rolled back. Consequence of this is light leaks on the last few pictures. I know this happens more on some brands, like Lomography that has a very shinny yet slippery backing, but I...
  41. phigmov

    Film Press Pan - X-Pan Alternative

    Fascinating to see what makers are creating these days. Jess Hobbs tries out a Press-Pan, a combo of a Nikon FE & Mamiya Press + lots of 3D printed bits and pieces, to create a panoramic 35mm camera similar to the X-Pan. Also links to a number of other people creating bits & pieces to support...
  42. TraamisVOS

    Film I am casually intrigued by this liquid filled lens panoramic lomo camera.

    I mean, just to have a play with. https://petapixel.com/2020/10/21/lomography-unveils-panoramic-35mm-film-camera-with-liquid-filled-lens/
  43. phigmov

    Film The 43rd World Used Camera Fair in Tokyo

    Some interesting stuff here filmed by JCH of the 43rd World Used Camera Fair in Tokyo
  44. Tim Williams

    Film 52 weeks, 52 Rolls

    I ran across this challenge and for a film photographer that still has a job it's rather intimidating , but giving it some serious thought.
  45. Tim Williams

    Film Minolta a-7 problem

    My Minolta a7 locked up with film in it. I had to break the latch to get the film out as it would not fire or rewind or open. Are there any shops that would be able to tell me if this thing is fixable or trash. I don't mind spending a little on it if its fixable.
  46. mike3996

    Film Film label explainer

    This is difficult to google; what are the things that are included in film labels, other than speed? White balance? But no online text I found summarises up these cohesively. Fujifilm Astia 100F, what's the F stand for? Fujifilm Pro 160C, same thing with the C. 800Z or 400H?! Kodak 400 VC...
  47. grebeman

    Film How it all started in 1971

    I guess my interest in photography was started by looking into the windows of The Western Morning News office in Plymouth where beautifully exposed and printed monochrome photographs were displayed from recent editions of the paper. My first purchase was a Voigtlander Bessa 1 folding rollfilm...
  48. Tim Williams

    Film Film is Calling

    For some reason during this shut down , stay home, what ever I have felt the need to shoot film. My eyes are getting worse so tomorrow I will take the Minolta Maxxum 7 along . I just need to get back to basics , it always makes me feel better.
  49. donlaw

    Film Photo Processing

    While cleaning out a cabinet during this stay home stay safe period, I found this roll of unprocessed film. I think the local CVS or Walgreens will send it out to be processed, but I read that they no longer return the negatives. Just prints and scans! Does anyone know if this is true...
  50. phigmov

    Film Antique 4x5 camera creates 20 micron photolithography masks

    Fascinating. Not something you could easily do with a digital camera at home. It looks like a Graphlex 4x5. Reminds me of micro-fiche.
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