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I don´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

Best place for photo printing *and* framing?

Starting to think about holiday gifts, and I have received a request for one of my photos printed and framed. What is the best way to turn a photo into a gift? (Bonus difficulty: the original photos are analogue/film with a square aspect ratio.) [more inside]
posted by JoanArkham on Nov 7, 2013 - 5 answers

Vintage film camera repair in the DC area?

I've got a vintage Pentax K1000 that I would like to get looked and and CLA (Clean, Lube, and Adjust) serviced. I've got a bit of a sentimental attachment to it, so I am looking for personal experiences/recommendations. [more inside]
posted by JoanArkham on Apr 19, 2013 - 5 answers

bulk slide scanner for a mac - without breaking the bank

I'd like to buy a bulk (i.e., 20+ in a stack) slide scanner that will work with recent-model (usb/firewire/thunderbolt) macs. I see prices ranging from $1200 for used Braun scanners, to some real cheapies that look like a mistake waiting to happen for under $200. What's in the middle? Most of the used Nikons in the $500 range on ebay are SCSI only; I'd love something that works with current hardware (i.e., NOT SCSI) and has a pretty wide gamut - something approximating the RAW quality I get from my digital SLR. Is there hope for me?
posted by luriete on Jan 30, 2013 - 4 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

Mama, they took my Kodachrome away

Would it be feasible to restart Kodachrome film production and developing services on a small scale, in the way that The Impossible Project has restarted small scale production of instant film for Polaroid cameras? By feasible, I mean doing it at a scale that would make enough profit to keep one or two people employed to do the work.
posted by LastOfHisKind on Jun 2, 2012 - 6 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 develop old Kodachrome slide film?

I found an old roll of Kodachrome slide film - is it possible to get it developed? [more inside]
posted by mikepop on Jan 26, 2012 - 7 answers

Do Not Want To Die For My Art

How to simulate chewing without using my mouth or teeth? Either an object or method/process. Odd, photography-related details inside. [more inside]
posted by book 'em dano on Nov 23, 2011 - 10 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

What are my options for a nice photo album in a post-film world?

I still use film. I have a bunch of prints sitting in a box. I would like to put together a non-tacky photo album. How? [more inside]
posted by nerdfish on Oct 9, 2011 - 16 answers

Where can I get 120 film developed in the UK/London?

Where can I get 120 film developed in the UK/London? [more inside]
posted by rinsemedown on Jan 31, 2011 - 6 answers

Should camera film be refrigerated or frozen after exposure?

Should you also put film in the regrigerator or freezer after it's been exposed? [more inside]
posted by Joseppi on Jan 16, 2011 - 8 answers

New age fun with a vintage feel.

I shoot film: please recommend 35mm point-and-shoot cameras so I can be cute and vintage and portable to boot. [more inside]
posted by dumdidumdum on Dec 28, 2010 - 19 answers

Examples of short films that work without much overhead?

Short, live-action films that work with limited locations, effects, budget, and actors? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Nov 21, 2010 - 11 answers

What black and white film should I use.

Calling all film photographers. What 35mm black and white film should I shoot with? [more inside]
posted by gergtreble on Nov 20, 2010 - 20 answers

What are must-see movies for photographers?

What are must-see movies for photographers? As a photographer I am constantly on the lookout for inspiration. Recently I saw High Art, and was deeply moved by the way the movie conveyed a way of seeing, which I feel is now available as a direction for myself. [more inside]
posted by andreinla on Nov 16, 2010 - 32 answers

Can you identify this esoteric film/photography theory quote?

"The gunsight frames an image for destruction, whereas the camera's viewfinder frames one image for preservation, and all other possible images for destruction." Help me find the source of this paraphrased quote? [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on Oct 24, 2010 - 5 answers

Photography for Dummies

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

Looking for a slide and negative scanner.

I'm looking for a film and slide scanner and wonder what people suggest. Am I better off getting a dedicated slide/film scanner or do some of the higher end flatbeds work just as well (or better)? [more inside]
posted by Joseppi on Sep 26, 2010 - 10 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

My Epson Scanner is producing weird, noisy, solarized scans of my transparencies. Help?

My Epson Scanner is producing weird, noisy, solarized scans of my transparencies. Help? [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage on Jul 13, 2010 - 6 answers

Help me shake the digital SLR camera body blues

About ten years ago, I was given a couple Pentax 35mm film SLR bodies, and some lenses, which I was happy with. Especially the SMC-M 50mm f/1.4 lens, with which I discovered bokeh and existing-light photography. But after a while, I got tired of having to store and process film, since I just put all the pictures into my computer anyway. So I got a *ist DS, since that was compatible with all my lenses. But my favorite prime lens has been turned into a zoom by the reduced sensor size. The closest equivalent I've found is the FA 31mm Limited, but that costs ~$1000 USD, and its not even f1.4, its f1.8. Given this issue, along with the fussiness of getting all the auto-exposure/focus stuff to work the way I want it to, and I'm really missing my film camera bodies. Or is there an alternative? [more inside]
posted by Hither on Jun 20, 2010 - 16 answers

Not going digital, but...

Considering buying a negative scanner, and looking for recommendations. [more inside]
posted by JoanArkham on May 5, 2010 - 15 answers

And people are always going on about French film...

Where can I get film developed in France without paying an arm and a leg? [more inside]
posted by threeants on Feb 12, 2010 - 3 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

How much more black could it get? None.

Tried developing my first bw film last night and it didn't turn out at all - what did I do wrong? [more inside]
posted by Gortuk on Oct 25, 2009 - 21 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

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

Negatives with sunstroke

DarkroomFilter: At what part of the developing process am I screwing up my negatives? [more inside]
posted by zvs on Jun 27, 2009 - 12 answers

Film like digital pictures...

Photography-filter: As a total beginner to photography, I've been learning all about the basic techniques with my new DLSR. However I've been recently getting very inspired by film photography shot on 35mm film like Lomos, Yashica T4s. How can I emulate this style on a Digital SLR? [More inside] [more inside]
posted by ashaw on Jun 24, 2009 - 17 answers

How do ringside pro photographers do their thing?

How do ringside (boxing, MMA, etc.) photographers work? [more inside]
posted by wastelands on Jun 14, 2009 - 10 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

Film in Lima

Where can I pick up Black and White film in Lima, Peru? There´s an abundance of photo processing shops with colour film but can´t find anywhere which sells black and white film (Fuji Neopan, Ilford etc) or more specialised slide film. [more inside]
posted by ashaw on Apr 21, 2009 - 0 answers

Turning thousands of photos into billions of bits?

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?
posted by killdevil on Apr 16, 2009 - 14 answers

How can I achieve high contrast B&W film photographs?

How can I achieve high contrast B&W film photographs? [more inside]
posted by cranberrymonger on Apr 5, 2009 - 9 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

What is this film processing tool?

IdentifyThisRandomObjectFilter: What is this film processing tool? [more inside]
posted by patr1ck on Feb 25, 2009 - 3 answers

Scanning BW film

How should I scan b/w film negatives? [more inside]
posted by lord_yo on Nov 9, 2008 - 8 answers

The How of When

Are dawn and dusk interchangeable in visual media? How does one differentiate a photograph taken in the early morning from one in the late afternoon? Can it be done? [more inside]
posted by CheeseburgerBrown on Oct 31, 2008 - 22 answers

Is my Sigma lens dead?

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

In The Dark About Noir

After reading this article on Weegee, I started thinking about the concept of Noir and wondered about this question. "Does Noir exist as a current idiom or appear in a culture in America in 2008, and if so where might it be found?" [more inside]
posted by Xurando on Jun 20, 2008 - 11 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

How do I sell analog photography in a digital age?

I'm looking for a way to sell darkroom prints of my travel/street photography online. [more inside]
posted by Hollow on Jun 9, 2008 - 9 answers

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