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I donĀ“t always shoot digital, but when I do...

In my personal view of photography and life in general, the "convenience" that, for me, is the only advantage that digital cameras have over film (specially if we talk about medium format film), was never something I cared about. However I may have to start caring about it, at least part of the time. The thing is, I have no idea of what camera to get, so I would like some advice. [more inside]
posted by Fermin on Nov 10, 2013 - 10 answers

Getting started with Polaroid

What is the best film for a Polaroid 600 Business Edition? [more inside]
posted by kittensofthenight on Jan 21, 2013 - 9 answers

Best Camcorder for me?

Best Camcorder for under $300? [more inside]
posted by JamesBlakeAV on Oct 21, 2012 - 3 answers

Help me fool my film camera

How can I trick the auto-exposure setting on my film camera? [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on Jun 29, 2012 - 15 answers

What is a good introductory 16mm film camera for someone aspiring to shoot feature films?

What is a good introductory 16mm film camera for someone aspiring to shoot feature films? [more inside]
posted by dr handsome on May 5, 2012 - 14 answers

How to get timestamps from APS photos?

I recently got my old negatives and prints digitized, including many that were on APS film. APS film has time stamps embedded in it that are typically printed on the back, but they weren't saved in the digital version (checked the EXIF tags too). Is there any way to get the time stamps from the negatives without having to get reprints of every photo?
posted by Nikolai on Feb 24, 2012 - 3 answers

3-2-1 Contax

Is there any kind of market for used Contax SLR equipment? [more inside]
posted by Slap*Happy on Dec 3, 2011 - 4 answers

Hasselblad Accessory Hassle

Looking for accessories for the older analog Hasselblad camera systems. [more inside]
posted by captainsohler on Nov 21, 2011 - 7 answers

Help me find the right film and AV equipment for my nonprofit

Help me find the right AV equipment to buy for my cultural events nonprofit! I throw literary events that are awesome and generally undocumented. Tell me what I should buy (cameras, software, mics) to visually convey a sense of their awesomeness. Bonus points on tutorials on making podcasts and workflow process for videos. [more inside]
posted by johnasdf on Jul 18, 2011 - 8 answers

Film for Vintage Cameras

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]
posted by LastOfHisKind on Jul 17, 2011 - 9 answers

Where to mail 35mm film for developing?

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).
posted by Ginesthoi on Mar 21, 2011 - 12 answers

Photography for Dummies

Any advice for a beginner to film photography? [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500 on Oct 18, 2010 - 17 answers

Cheapest place to get 35mm slide film cross-processed in the UK?

Cheapest place to get 35mm slide film cross-processed in the UK?
posted by FuckingAwesome on Oct 14, 2010 - 4 answers

Which camera do I sell and which do I keep?

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]
posted by bestillme on Oct 6, 2010 - 15 answers

LCD on a 35mm Film Camera?

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?
posted by thankyoumuchly on Sep 8, 2010 - 21 answers

What should I do with these vintage motion and still film cameras?

I have found myself in the possession of a few interesting vintage motion and still film cameras which look to be in great shape, including cases and manuals. While they look neat, I know nothing about them. I tried googling them, but couldn't find anything specific enough to help me decide what I should do with them. I'd like to know if they're worth anything and where I can look to find how much they're going for and where I might advertise them. Specifics and photos inside... [more inside]
posted by bestillme on Aug 31, 2010 - 10 answers

How do I learn to make short movies?

I'm an engineer wanting to explore my creative side a bit via making short films aimed at online viewing via YouTube or whatever. I've got the high-end Macintosh but I need (1) a camera (hopefully better than my old MiniDV camcorder), (2) software (Final Cut Express or similar, I suppose), and (3) skill in the mechanics of filming and editing and in the technique of story telling. In other words, I need to learn how to operate the camera and editing software but I also need to learn what I want to do with it. I'd appreciate suggestions for any of this stuff but pointers on good books or whatever for learning the skills would be really nice.
posted by LastOfHisKind on Aug 15, 2010 - 9 answers

Willing to learn..

I want to jump into HD D-SLR filmmaking. What type of camera should I buy? How best to stay on top of this emerging technology? [more inside]
posted by phaedon on Jun 1, 2010 - 15 answers

Where to buy a cheapish rangefinder camera (film) in Madrid or London

I'm in Madrid this semester, and would like to pick up an old rangefinder camera (film) or similar for around 20 euros. Is digging around antique shops and similar my best bet? Do you know a place? Or are there actually some not-terribly-expensive used camera shops in this big pretty city? Are there secondhand shops/thrift stores at all in this town? Aware of El Rastro, tried once with no luck and will probably try again Sunday. I'll also be in London next weekend and am not opposed to buying it there if you know a place. [more inside]
posted by The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew on Feb 11, 2010 - 4 answers

Lomo arigato.

I need some tips for using my new Diana F+ camera. [more inside]
posted by sugarfish on Jan 4, 2010 - 12 answers

Forgot tripod. Used pogo stick. Rated D for Dramamine.

Death to Jerky Cam! Multipart Question. [more inside]
posted by coffeefilter on Dec 21, 2009 - 19 answers

APS --> jpeg

Is there an online or mail service that will convert/process Advantix or APS film rolls to digital media?
posted by plexi on Aug 24, 2009 - 3 answers

Holga Help?

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]
posted by bluefly on Jul 12, 2009 - 16 answers

What's a good film SLR for a beginner?

I'd like recommendations of a good ~$200 film SLR for a beginner. I'll be using the kit lens for now. I can't afford a digital SLR. I know the cost of film/development adds up, but for now I just need something to get off my feet. I've been doing photography for years, but I never learned beyond point-and-shoot cameras. Something that's compact and fairly new would be great, but not required. I like to take nature and portrait shots.
posted by biochemist on Jun 29, 2009 - 31 answers

Digital what now?

Is there any way to cannibalize this Cybershot DSC-W1, and make a digital insert for this beautiful old Kodak Retina Ia? [more inside]
posted by photomusic86 on Jun 29, 2009 - 3 answers

Heckuva Brownie!

Hey, Seattle-area photographers! I was just gifted a Baby Brownie Special for helping a family member find a good computer. I'm really excited and I want to start using it. Just a few things... [more inside]
posted by gc on May 30, 2009 - 6 answers

Help me title my PhD thesis?

Help me title my PhD thesis! Cool Photography/Cinema/Camera phrases wanted! [more inside]
posted by meerkatty on May 28, 2009 - 19 answers

Does anyone still process 110 format film?

Does anyone still process 110 format film? [more inside]
posted by tealsocks on Mar 31, 2009 - 13 answers

I Got an F+ in Photography. Diana F+ that is!

I just got a diana f+ camera. I have shoten? shot, 3 rolls of film and none of them have turned out well. All of the images are extremely blurry. We have tried out the fish eye, the telephoto and the wide angle lenses as well as the color gels and the long exposures. So far only the long exposures seem to be turning out at all. None of the other pics display the attributes of the accessories used. There are no color changes or changes in the clarity. SO my question is...what am I doing wrong? [more inside]
posted by madmamasmith on Mar 10, 2009 - 16 answers

Where to develop underwater camera film?

Where should I get my underwater camera film developed in San Francisco (or by mail, if there's a good option)? [more inside]
posted by roxie110 on Jan 27, 2009 - 11 answers

Moving from digital to film photography. How is this film camera package on Craigslist?

Moving from digital to film photography. How is this film camera package on Craigslist? [more inside]
posted by willy_dilly on Nov 19, 2008 - 11 answers

Is my Sigma lens dead?

Is my Sigma lens dead? [more inside]
posted by stackhaus23 on Oct 11, 2008 - 5 answers

Am I crazy to try shooting a motion picture on a still camera?

Am I crazy to try shooting a motion picture on a still camera? [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Oct 5, 2008 - 15 answers

What's Pre-Roll?

What Does Pre-Roll Mean? [more inside]
posted by Ironmouth on Oct 1, 2008 - 15 answers

Film to 01010011?

Where in the UK can I send my 24 + 36 exposure camera films to have them transferred to CD/otherwise digitalised? [more inside]
posted by Solomon on Oct 1, 2008 - 5 answers

Best easy way to print photos from a Diana Camera?

I'm wondering about Medium Format 120 film processing and printing for a Diana Camera? [more inside]
posted by pinkbungalow on Aug 19, 2008 - 11 answers

Help me find a quote!

Please help me find a photography related quote! [more inside]
posted by stackhaus23 on Aug 5, 2008 - 2 answers

Do film cameras have any unique benefits?

In terms of output, what are the benefits to using film cameras over digital? [more inside]
posted by invitapriore on Jul 4, 2008 - 22 answers

120 film processing in Montreal, Canada

Where can I develop 120mm colour film in Montreal, or by mail order to Canada? [more inside]
posted by exquisite_deluxe on Jun 16, 2008 - 2 answers

snappy situation

Where can I get 120 film (for a Holga) in Washington, DC and Auckland, NZ? Is mail order my only option? [more inside]
posted by troika on May 29, 2008 - 11 answers

What is the camera in "Awake"?

I just watched the DVD of Awake, and I'm going crazy trying to figure out what kind of camera Jack (Terrence Howard) uses throughout the film. It is all black and a bit old looking. I'm a bit of a camera nerd, and I have to know!
posted by grieserm on May 19, 2008 - 15 answers

Filmmaker training, online?

Suggest online or DVD resources for a new filmmaker to learn about lenses, film formats, shot composition, camera moves, dialogue staging, and other aspects of cinematography & directing? [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on Apr 17, 2008 - 7 answers

How can I pass through airport security without them X-Raying all of my camera film?

How can I pass through airport security without having my camera film X-Rayed? [more inside]
posted by stackhaus23 on Apr 7, 2008 - 21 answers

Emergency with an HVX200. Need help immediately!

Anyone here work on the Panasonic HVX200 camera? We're having a footage emergency and need advice immediately -- seriously, epic karma points to the piler who can help us out. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by tweebiscuit on Mar 13, 2008 - 11 answers

Which prosumer (ack) HDV camera should we purchase?

My friend and I are looking at HDV cameras and trying to decide right now between Panasonic's HVX200, Canon's XL H1, Sony's V1U, and JVC's HD110U (an upgrade of the HD100U, I believe). We're leaning toward the HD110U because of what we've seen of its picture quality, ability to switch lenses, and reported ease of use. Which one should we buy, what are the pros and cons? [more inside]
posted by christopherbdnk on Jan 16, 2008 - 3 answers

What can you tell me about my Kodak Brownie?

Total novice ahead! What do I do with this Kodak Brownie 8mm? [more inside]
posted by nadawi on Dec 28, 2007 - 10 answers

Which cameras and sound equipment are suitable?

Let's say I want to film an amateur, feature-length documentary. One can assume I'd use a digital camera for relative cheapness and expediency, but which cameras are good enough to do a professional-looking job? I'd be on a very tight budget. This does not take into account the sound equipment, but perhaps you could also comment on that? [more inside]
posted by Vic Morrow's Personal Vietnam on Aug 14, 2007 - 13 answers

Well, that was dumb.

I put a roll of film in the washing machine (by accident). Is it destroyed? [more inside]
posted by lou on Jul 28, 2007 - 12 answers

Short story adaptation on a budget - and camera too?

What stories (short or otherwise) are begging to be adapted into a low-budget film? And, what camera should be used to film it? [more inside]
posted by nervestaple on May 13, 2007 - 34 answers

Help me save some DARK home movies!

I have some home movies that I need to brighten up. [more inside]
posted by TrueVox on Dec 30, 2006 - 9 answers

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