Analog and chemical photography, films, darkroom
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Dennis Veldman

Canonet QL19 - help, tips&tricks

27.08.18, 05:07
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wxyd

develop film

27.08.18, 05:00
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chateo

Nikon Af F-801 doesn't power on suddenly

Hello,
I bought yesterday a Nikon AF F-801 from a vintage market. The condition of the camera is surprisingly good and it came with the standard kit lens, the AF Nikkor 35-70. I found the camera inside a bag, without any dust or mark of usage. It is like brand new. Except from one thing, the batteries cover is broken in half but that's a quick fix anyway.

So yesterday once I came back home, I put some batteries to test it and everything was working great, every button or switch, the lens, the autofocus, I tested also every mode and of course all modes worked perfect as well. So far so good, right? I was fooling around all day long with the camera and then suddenly the LCD screen freezed and I couldn't operate the camera at all. I turned it off but nothing, I took the batteries out and after a minute the screen went blank. My first thought was that the batteries were dead or weak. Today, I bought some new batteries to test the camera again, but nothing still. The only sign I get is just a tiny blink in the self-timer indicator (check the link). Note that I didn't load any film.

I did some google research to find any possible solution available but nothing relative to my issue. Some people here and there in some forums mention something about static. Is there any possibility to fix the camera without taking it to a service? I was supposed to take the camera with me during holidays in order to try the camera with some films loaded etc. I tried to call some service places around my area but they seem closed for holidays. I tried to clean the aluminum connectors in the battery chamber but got no luck. Is there any way to reset the camera? Any advice will be appreciated!



https://streamable.com/ickd4


Thank you in advance!
11.08.18, 12:08
Hello,
I bought yesterday a Nikon AF F-801 from a vintage market. The condition of the camera is surprisingly good and it came with the standard kit lens, the AF Nikkor 35-70. I found the camera inside a bag, without any dust or mark of usage. It is like brand new. Except from one thing, the batteries cover is broken in half but that's a quick fix anyway.

So yesterday once I came back home, I put some batteries to test it and everything was working great, every button or switch, the lens, the autofocus, I tested also every mode and of course all modes worked perfect as well. So far so good, right? I was fooling around all day long with the camera and then suddenly the LCD screen freezed and I couldn't operate the camera at all. I turned it off but nothing, I took the batteries out and after a minute the screen went blank. My first thought was that the batteries were dead or weak. Today, I bought some new batteries to test the camera again, but nothing still. The only sign I get is just a tiny blink in the self-timer indicator (check the link). Note that I didn't load any film.

I did some google research to find any possible solution available but nothing relative to my issue. Some people here and there in some forums mention something about static. Is there any possibility to fix the camera without taking it to a service? I was supposed to take the camera with me during holidays in order to try the camera with some films loaded etc. I tried to call some service places around my area but they seem closed for holidays. I tried to clean the aluminum connectors in the battery chamber but got no luck. Is there any way to reset the camera? Any advice will be appreciated!



https://streamable.com/ickd4


Thank you in advance!
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desertar

band proofs???

Help message:
In order to auto-translate a paper about media archaeology and old photographic films, I'm desperately looking for the (apparently) impossible English version or English translation for
"PROVINI IN BANDA"

It indicates the practice of printing all the frames on a long photographic paper (like 3x54-inches for a 36 negative roll, for example) with the "enlargement" limited to about 3x4 inches (7x10cm) per photo.
I think the french translation, by instance, could be "bande de lecture" (a reading, a preview)...
small prints side by side like in contact sheets but a bit larger and on a single line, not cut into strips (as uncut could be the film, cause a special device could realize it without cutting the film).
So, like proofs "in band", in strips, on a single line, or whatever, but with no relation to music!
It seems impossible to find it on internet, until now, but I can't believe that this (not uncommon) Italian old labs practice doesn't exist elsewhere....

With enlarged gratitude for your future help,
Arianna
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Fabian Frank

tri-x 400 dynamic range

Hi.

I'm looking into shooting on film as I like the look and feel of it. So I bought a canon ae1 and a 50mm lens from ebay. Got a roll of tri-x400 film and just went out and shot the whole roll in one day. I dropped it off at a local foto store but was a bit disappointed when I got the developed and printed fotos back. Generally all shots are lacking contrast. Looking at it in photoshop the values are clipped at a dark grey and light grey. So no real whites and no real blacks. I used the zone system to expose my shots but accidentally got a few underexposed shots and even they are clipped at a dark grey.
I'd like to look into developing the film myself but just want to find out at which stage I made a mistake.
Am I exposing wrong? But even then whites and blacks shouldn't be clipped, right?
Did the photo store do something wrong? Looking at the negative, as far as I can tell the range looks quite all right, completely transparent and fully opaque.
Maybe the negatives got fogged?

Thanks for your help,
Fabian
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Bria

Message in a Bottle

I am a third year student at the University of Wales Trinity St David studying Photography in the Arts. For my final major project I will be doing something quite interactive and I’m trying to find photographers who are enthusiastic about using film to take part.

Photographs once had a physical presence, something you could hold and own. Still something which could be reproduced but there would always be that first ‘original’ print which would be produced. Now the family photo album is something more of a digital archive. Not only is everything safely backed up on your computer or hard drive etc, the way photographs are shared on social media we have this sort of online archive which we can access from anywhere and regardless of if your phone has broken or you’ve lost your memory card, the images will always exist in these pockets of the internet.

What I want to do is bring back that feeling of having one photo. One copy which only exists as something physical. One negative and one photograph. Having no backup exist anywhere.

I plan to use medium format film and I will print one of each photo and then destroy the negative, recording the destruction. I will then actually post each photo to somebody around the world with a handwritten explanation of who I am and what I am doing. This process may be difficult to begin with as I have to learn to just let go of the photograph, knowing I may never see it again. It will remain as just a memory to me, something I can never reproduce or recapture. I will also ask each person who I write to repeat the process and send me back an original photo of whatever subject matter they see fit.

If you should choose to be involved please email me with a postal address at briabs@hotmail.co.uk .

Thank you in advance
29.10.14, 17:51
I am a third year student at the University of Wales Trinity St David studying Photography in the Arts. For my final major project I will be doing something quite interactive and I’m trying to find photographers who are enthusiastic about using film to take part.

Photographs once had a physical presence, something you could hold and own. Still something which could be reproduced but there would always be that first ‘original’ print which would be produced. Now the family photo album is something more of a digital archive. Not only is everything safely backed up on your computer or hard drive etc, the way photographs are shared on social media we have this sort of online archive which we can access from anywhere and regardless of if your phone has broken or you’ve lost your memory card, the images will always exist in these pockets of the internet.

What I want to do is bring back that feeling of having one photo. One copy which only exists as something physical. One negative and one photograph. Having no backup exist anywhere.

I plan to use medium format film and I will print one of each photo and then destroy the negative, recording the destruction. I will then actually post each photo to somebody around the world with a handwritten explanation of who I am and what I am doing. This process may be difficult to begin with as I have to learn to just let go of the photograph, knowing I may never see it again. It will remain as just a memory to me, something I can never reproduce or recapture. I will also ask each person who I write to repeat the process and send me back an original photo of whatever subject matter they see fit.

If you should choose to be involved please email me with a postal address at briabs@hotmail.co.uk .

Thank you in advance
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Royalrat

The Heavy & the Beauty - Miranda Sensorex

14.08.14, 03:57
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