I get how a digital restoration of an older film might destroy aspects of a 35/70mm film's look (grain and sharpness in particular) but if a film has already gone through a digital intermediate process shouldn't the DCP look just like the source the director/colorists were working with? What is the benefit of printing back to 35mm and projecting that? Ignoring aberrations like scratches, flicker or cigarette burns is there a difference in color, sharpness, anything of that sort which would make projecting on film preferable?
I've started shooting photos with film. What are the differences between the kinds of film? [more inside]
I like shooting 120 film, but due to the cost of processing and printing, I have about a dozen rolls that have been hanging around waiting for development. Is there a way for me to easily cut down the cost? [more inside]
I'll be in Paris for two weeks and I want to shoot some black & white film while there. I'd prefer to not bring film with me on the plane and instead buy and process my film while there. [more inside]
I have several hundred pages (sleeves) of 35mm color negatives. A few years ago I started a project to scan-in all the negatives. But because of my own disorganization, the project has turned into a big mess. [more inside]
I'm looking for documentation for a Albinar ADG MC 80-200mm f/4.5-5.6 Auto Zoom Macro Lens with a Pentax K mount. User guide, specs, marketing material, or anything else would be great.
I have some film rolls from several years ago and I'd like to see if it's still good. I'm not sure where in the Atlanta area to get them developed. [more inside]
I really want to combine my headphones with my microphone so that I can use it as a headset on my home phone. So I got a 3.5mm splitter and a 3.5mm to 2.5mm adapter so that I can plug the mic and headset together, then reduce it to 2.5mm so it can plug into my phone. It doesn't work. Why? More details inside... [more inside]
What's the cheapest/simplest way for me to run sound from my iPod/laptop (3.5mm jack) to a stereo (RCA) about 20 feet away? If it were a shorter distance I'd just get a standard audio cable, but I'm worried that something like this will lose a lot of signal/fidelity. [more inside]
I found an old roll of Kodachrome slide film - is it possible to get it developed? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a place where I can scan 35mm slides on my own at a workstation in NYC? [more inside]
Is there any kind of market for used Contax SLR equipment? [more inside]
I'm getting a bit more into photography and I'm thinking about picking up some vintage film cameras (still and possibly movie). There is no shortage of inexpensive cameras available on eBay; however, it isn't clear to me what film formats are still available. [more inside]
I am trying to find a copy of a movie from 1994 in 35mm to screen at a cinema. How would I go about this? [more inside]
Yes, it's true, there are still Luddites out here using 35mm film. The local concern which still develops films charges a queen's ransom to do so. Can anyone recommend a mail-in film developing lab which does good quality work, is reliable and is at least somewhat reasonable as far as price? (Costco in this area has stopped taking film...sigh). (can't think of any snowflakes to add).
I shoot film: please recommend 35mm point-and-shoot cameras so I can be cute and vintage and portable to boot. [more inside]
Is it possible to use an all female 3.5mm splitter backwards to allow two inputs into one set of speakers? [more inside]
Cheapest place to get 35mm slide film cross-processed in the UK?
Which camera do I sell and which do I keep? Film cameras: Olympus OM-1 with Zuiko auto-s f1.4 50mm and Canon AE-1 35 mm. [more inside]
Is there a 35mm film camera that also has an LCD? My mother likes the idea of looking at an LCD instead of using the view finder, but doesn't want to depart from the world of 35mm film! She just needs a point-and-shoot, nothing fancy (under ~$150). Does such a hybrid camera exist?
Where to get film developed in NYC? Colour, black and white; 35mm, 120. [more inside]
According to All Music Guide, the band Mercury Rev "recorded a demo onto a reel of 35mm magnetic film." The classic record "Instinct" by Richard Davies / The Moles claims to be "THE FIRST 35MM RECORDING" but the practice seems to date to the 50s. Can anyone explain how this actually works? [more inside]
I received this Holga camera as an early birthday present. It uses 120 size film. Searching past questions on AskMefi suggests that it can be slightly hard to find a place to develop this type of film, and that it can be expensive unless you have your own photo scanner. Should I return it and get a 35 mm version? [more inside]
Help me choose a good camera (dSLR or camcorder) for "fine art" cinematography. [more inside]
My dad has many thousands of photos in 35mm slide and print form (the output of 40 years as a photography hobbyist). He's looking for an archival-quality photo scanner that can handle both formats, as well as provide some degree of bulk-load automation. What should he get?
Can I get pre-paid film development in the UK? Either an envelope or a voucher would be good. It has to apply to a single 35mm film canister, not a disposable camera. [more inside]
[PhotographyFilter] Recommendations for an affordable negative scanner? [more inside]
Where to find 35mm films (movies) to use for training? [more inside]
Recommendation for professional 35mm slide scanning services, either through the mail or in the Washington D.C. metro area. Best recommendation for extremely long term archival storage of slides. About 400-500 slides. [more inside]
Whats the cheapest and easiest way to get high-quality digital photos from 20 disposable cameras? [more inside]
Please help me identify my father's old 35mm camera from my horribly vague description. [more inside]
Help me solve the mystery of an obscure 2D barcode, indexing historically valuable documents from the Vietnam war! [more inside]
Let's say I'm toying with the idea of making my own scanner for negative film. I've found a suitable sensor, and the rest of the mechanism looks manageable. Can I get a suitable light source that will compensate for the orange mask, at a reasonable price? [more inside]
Looking for a scanner to process hundreds (or more) of 35mm slides as automatically as possible - at decent quality, for a decent price. Suggestions? [more inside]
I want to sell my old 35mm camera equipment. Where's the best place to sell it online? (not ebay!). I'm based in London. [more inside]
Is it possible to use a 35mm film scanner -- such as a Minolta DiMAGE or Nikon Coolscan -- to digitize 35mm microfilm? Film scanners like these are much cheaper than microfilm scanners and take up much less space. Has anyone tried this and been successful?
Where do I get 2.5 year old black and white film developed? [more inside]
What to do with an old 35mm camera? [more inside]
I love this photograph (I don't remember where I found it, unfortunately). How would I go about taking similar photos with a 35mm and/or digital camera? What kind of lense/lighting/setup would have been used for something like this? Is there a name for this kind of effect? Is there a good way to duplicate this effect in digital post-processing?
Did Kodak make 35mm Kodachrome film for movies? If so, what famous movies were shot using it?
Help me find a photolab in Baltimore! [more inside]
I have negatives from ten rolls of 35mm color film (about 240 pictures total) that I'd like to get scanned. Has anyone had any experience with companies that do this sort of scanning? Any to recommend or avoid? [more inside]
I want to get started with alternative photography. I've been using my 350D and a normal film 35mm SLR for a while now and I feel creatively stale. I want to delve into the world of alternative photography. Help me MeFi. [more inside]
I'm looking for a good photo lab in Manhattan... [more inside]
Is there a particularly good mail-in photo processing company that you can recommend? Or how about a good place in Philly? [more inside]
I want to start shooting 35mm black and white film after a 20 year absence. I used to get my film processed via the US Mail, but can't remember the vendor. [more inside]
Can I scan 35mm film negatives with my Canon LiDE 30? Other flatbed scanners come with an adapter that allows for this, but this scanner didn't. Is there an off the shelf widget that will work?
I have a boatload of 35mm and ASP photos that I'd like to digitize. The options I've found are either expensive or insanely tedious... [M.I.] [more inside]
Pentax K1000, with a jammed shutter release button. I hardly ever use film any more, but have a soft spot for the 35mm format and this camera in particular. It's been jammed for at least ten years. Repair, replace, or junk and move on?