film photography

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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?
  4. 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 -...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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/
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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.
  18. 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...
  19. 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.
  20. William Lewis

    Film Diafine Lifespan?

    So digging out my developing kit since I have a Nikon F90x on the way, I discovered that I still have a pair of Diafine A&B jugs mixed up. They've been in my closet several years. Anyone know if it should still work? I'll probably experiment with that first roll anyway but just thought I'd put a...
  21. gryphon1911

    Film First Pack Through The SX-70 Sonar

    So the weather is still garbage and grey, but I went out anyway. Took the Polaroid SX-70 Sonar OneStep and the Fuji XPRO2. I figured if the Polaroid was a bust, I could take the time to test out my new Agfa APX 100 film simulation I’ve been working on. I still have one exposure yet to run...
  22. theoldsmithy

    Film Showcase Ilford Ortho 80

    Olympus XA2, developed by AG Photo, scanned in Vuescan and cleaned up in Lightroom CC.
  23. theoldsmithy

    Film Showcase Kosmo Foto 100

    All Olympus XA2. Developed by AG Photo, scanned with Vuescan & cleaned up in Lightroom.
  24. TraamisVOS

    Film If you could only have one (film) camera for the rest of your life?

    Assuming that all film types and batteries, and full CLA and repair services remain available.
  25. Luke

    Film Polaroid restoration

    I was watching my Sunday morning local TV programming and saw a 5 minute video about a local company that does Polaroid restoration. I thought it might appeal to any instant photography fans...
  26. phigmov

    Film Safelight query

    I've seen a safelight for sale and I'm interested in it for a lab. I've seen these in use in tv shows & films but the description on Wikipedia is a little vague - references their use in the development process but it seems to focus a little more on developing prints. Can these be used at all...
  27. TraamisVOS

    Film Another Widelux photographer who also happens to be a Hollywood actor.

    Gary Oldman. I wonder why he isn't as well known as Bridges (re his photography). https://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/latest/photo-news/movie-star-gary-oldman-gets-behind-lens-first-uk-exhibition-75240
  28. theoldsmithy

    Film Showcase Lomography Tiger 200 (110 format)

    Latest scans back from Silverpan (and edited in Luminar 3). I think the Orca B&W is a nicer film, plus the little Auto 110 shoots 200 at 100 so they get a bit overexposed, and there isn’t the latitude to correct completely. That said, given the size of the camera these aren’t too bad.
  29. TraamisVOS

    Film Cheap B&W film?

    Most of y'all know I bought two film cameras and am shooting film for the first time. I've shot 8 rolls so far. With this forum's help I purchased a film scanner. And as of last week, I finally found a place in another state where I can send the film to be developed. I hope to receive...
  30. jssaraiva

    Film Buying a Nikon SP

    Been struggling to buy a Nikon SP. Impossible to find locally and the ones I’ve been seeing on eBay either have issues or are way to expensive. Is there any other alternative in Europe, knowing that I’m based in Portugal? It is easier to be on the Leica team :) but I really like my S2 and...
  31. TraamisVOS

    Film The Dude's got a new photo book out (Jeff Bridges, Pictures Volume 2)

    https://www.dazeddigital.com/art-photography/article/45753/1/actor-jeff-bridges-new-photo-book-shows-hollywoods-in-between-moments
  32. M. Valdemar

    Film Clark Labs no longer processes film

    Remember when you used to get all these mailers in the Sunday papers and you'd mail your film off to be processed in a thick paper mailer? And then you'd watch the mailbox for your prints? Believe it or not, I saved some "Free Developing" mailers from the 1990's and I was astonished last year...
  33. TraamisVOS

    Film Film scanner advice

    I recently bought a Hasselblad Xpan and am in the market for a film scanner. I've done a bit of searching and found that an often recommended film scanner is the Plustek OpticFilm 120 but they're a bit hard to find at the moment. I am seeing the Plustek OptciFilm 8100 still available though -...
  34. agentlossing

    Film Color Filter for Mono Film Question

    I just got a YA2 orange filter which I'm planning on putting on my Ricoh 500G with HP5. I'm finding conflicting advice online as to whether I should change my exposure to compensate for the filter. Since the camera meters inside of the filter rings, common sense tells me it will automatically...
  35. agentlossing

    Film Ricoh 500G with HP5+ Developed w/DF96 Monobath

    Lots of photos below. I took this roll of HP5+ early this year in Portland Oregon, and it took me a long time to get around to doing anything with it, since I wanted to teach myself to develop B&W myself. Which I did, going the easy route of monobath developer. Happy with how some of these shots...
  36. NoSeconds

    Film Lost and found

    I discovered some shot rolls of b&w 35mm rolling around a drawer in the storeroom whilst doing a clean out a few weeks ago. Not having a clue what was on them, it was a bit of a gamble getting them developed but I couldn’t just throw them out knowing that I had shot at least one of them on our...
  37. phigmov

    Film Polaroid a day for 18yrs

    Thought this was impressive - Jamie Livingstone took 6,697 polaroid photos between 1979-1997 - https://mentalfloss.com/article/18692/he-took-polaroid-every-day-until-day-he-died Links to a site of all scanned photos, more info on his pics & an exhibition put on by his friends in the article.
  38. MoonMind

    Film Just lost an old friend ...

    No, we're not talking about a human being. I've had a Minox GT or GT-E in my possession since I was twenty. Today, I stumbled over a hard-to-see edge and fell (I seem to only do this with a camera in hand ...). I hit the ground on knees and hands - the right hand still clutching my GT-E. While...
  39. theoldsmithy

    Film Lab-box now shipping in Europe

    I just got an email saying that Australian customers are getting their kit delivered already, Europe and US just starting. @MoonMind are you a definite buyer? I wouldn’t mind hearing how someone else gets on with this before I commit!
  40. theoldsmithy

    Film Showcase Lomography Orca 100 (110 format)

    First film back from my Pentax Auto 110. Developed and scanned to TIFF by the Silverpan lab, and some level tweaking in Lightroom by me. Pentax Auto 110 / Lomo Orca #1 by -theoldsmithy- Pentax Auto 110 / Lomo Orca #2 by -theoldsmithy- Pentax Auto 110 / Lomo Orca #3 by -theoldsmithy-...
  41. theoldsmithy

    Film Showcase Lomography 800 Color Negative

    Trying this for the first time. It can be grainy as you might expect. Taken with a Minox 35GT. Bluebell woods by -theoldsmithy- Bluebell woods 2 by -theoldsmithy- Path 2 by -theoldsmithy- Watermill chimney by -theoldsmithy- Bark by -theoldsmithy-
  42. agentlossing

    Film But Really, Which Film Rangefinder Should I Try?

    Hey folks, I have been hankering after a rangefinder for a long time. I have a couple of functioning film SLRs, since that type of camera seems to be overwhelmingly predominant in all thrift stores, antique shops and even on the auction sites, but I don't like the relative clunkiness and...
  43. agentlossing

    Film Minimalist Monobath Development Workflow?

    Hey, I have zero experience developing film, but it has gotten to the point where no one remotely close to my rural area develops on site, and sending film off to higher quality development houses is cost prohibitive. I would still like to shoot some film, though, and I'm thinking about trying...
  44. JoeLopez

    Film 2019 Film Photography Day

    April 12th is here :) What do you currently have loaded? What are you shooting this weekend? N90 - Ektar 100 Minolta A5 - HP5 400 F3/T - Fuji Superia 400 I hope to have some time to snap a few frames this weekend!
  45. phigmov

    Film Nikon F2

    These are with a Fomapan 400 & a mix of lenses including the 45mm pancake
  46. JoeLopez

    Film 17-Year-Old Stanley Kubrick’s Photos From The 1940s

    17-Year-Old Stanley Kubrick’s Photos From 1940s New York Reveal That He Was Always A Genius 17-Year-Old Stanley Kubrick’s Photos From 1940s New York Reveal That He Was Always A Genius
  47. phigmov

    Film Film Camera Repair Channel

    Pretty sure I've posted this elsewhere before but a few more videos are out from the Fix Old Cameras channel - I'm a little surprised by the plastic Minolta gears in the middle video - you could totally imagine stripping those but maybe they're sturdier than they look... More over here Fix...
  48. JoeLopez

    Film Minolta A5 and The More Gooder accessories

    I finally pimped the Minolta A5 out a bit this week :) I ordered the American Flag soft shutter release and hot shoe cover from www.themoregooder.com Great products! I love the fit and finish :) I am looking forward to shooting this gem again with warmer weather on the horizon.
  49. Cameraderie Bot

    Fujifilm announces worldwide price revision of Photographic Film and Photographic Paper.

    Fujifilm announces worldwide price revision of Photographic Film and Photographic Paper. http://www.fujifilm.com/news/n190225.html
  50. drd1135

    Film Save a 100,000 Analog Cameras

    What a neat idea. https://www.dpreview.com/news/9008988907/camera-rescue-aims-to-save-100-000-analog-cameras-for-future-generations
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