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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Cheapest place to get 35mm slide film cross-processed in the UK?
posted by FuckingAwesome
on Oct 14, 2010 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
I put a roll of film in the washing machine (by accident). Is it destroyed? [more inside]
posted by lou
on Jul 28, 2007 -
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 -