Scanning techniques

While I still shoot digital, I love film and have been shooting it since before digital cameras were even a consideration. That said, until I recently bought an Epson V850, I have never had a scanner that was capable of professional quality scans, and if I wanted the images scanned professionally I was always forced to spend an arm and a leg on...

What's Your DREAM Film Camera for Every Format? (Don't miss this)

Okay, guys. I have a question for you (if you're smart, you already know what it is)...

Each of us has all sorts of ideas. But sometimes, it's just hard to do something because we get our minds set on something big that requires a bit more gear than we can handle. Other times, the creativity runs dry. But if you've ever been there, for...

NYC based Filmmaker

Hey everyone my name is Munesh and I'm a independent filmmaker located in NYC, I hope to get the chance to work with most of you in the very near future :)

- Munesh

What's in your [film] bag?

What are y'all shooting with for your film work? 35mm, medium format, LF, Polaroids?

Bonus brownie points for including pictures.

I'm currently all 35mm on a Nikon F100. Cool thing about the F100 is that it shares all the Nikon glass I shelled out for on my digital kit plus it feels and works like a "normal" modern camera.

Have Film Will Shoot

Almost all trips are accompanied by my Nikon F5 and 50mm F/1.8 simply because I like spending my time focusing on the subjects while using an organic platform. No time spent zooming or glancing at the LCD screen, just pure interaction with my surroundings. This scene at the Museum of Modern Art in New York is no different. Shot with Ilford XP2...

What Film Labs are you using to process?

I'm kind of excited as tomorrow i'll get back about 6 rolls from a place i've recently discovered called The Darkroom https://thedarkroom.com/

They are pretty fast and affordable but i'm not a huge fan of their website/account portal.

Does anyone have any other suggestions or recommendations for film labs to send your stuff off...

Ilford Pan F Plus 50 film

Just got done shooting a roll of Ilford Pan F Plus 50. This film can be a bit contrasty, so development has to be adjusted depending on use. For portraiture, the contrast has to be tamed a bit, as well as the grain (even for an ISO 50 film). That means Xtol, HC110 or Rodinal stand among other options.

I went with Rodinal 1:100 stand,...

Kodak Vision3 35mm motion picture film

I finally got around to developing a roll of Kodak Vision3 50D film. It was shot at the "box speed" of ISO 50, using a Canon EOS Elan 7N body and an EF 85mm f/1.8 USM lens. Softbox to my left, reflector to my right, and two Yongnuo YN-560 flashes in the back.

The film was home developed in a Unicolor C41 kit from the Film Photography...

Fujifilm New York Request

A bit of an odd request and long shot but...

Does anyone in New York have any developed negatives that I could use as a background for a product shot? Ideally Fujifilm but if not, any brand will do. It can be returned when done but due to the delicate nature of film it should probably be something you aren't too concerned about being...

Shooting Expired Film

So I've managed to lay my hands on a few rolls of expired film - nothing exciting really just some old Fuji superia 200 & Kodak colourgold.

I've read a few places that you need to shoot the film at a slower speed to compensate for the ageing of the film.

Any truth in this?

Studio shoot advice

Hello all. Being new to film I have been reading a lot on the internet. One topic I see mentioned a lot about is exposing for 1/2 the films box speed. In natural light I have tried doing both, and when I like the results when I over expose a bit. I did only one film shoot in a studio setting, but have more planned. I don't see anything in my...

Hello!

Just wanted to say hi to the group - I cut my teeth on film back in the 80s when I was a kid, and stayed with it up until 2000 when I was convinced I had to get a Nikon D1X. So I've only been away from film for about 15 years or so, but I'm back at it and my main cameras these days are Canon's EOS-1V and 1N, and a Nikon F2 thrown in for good...

Practical Uses for Film

In my conversations with other photographers, I find that very few know how to use film or have used it in the last 10 years or so. The common answer to why is "because it's only for flighty fine art work but has no real use since digital has taken over." I would agree to a certain extent, especially when it comes to commercial, but I do find...

Inexpensive non-toy MF camera options

People have asked me if there's a more affordable way to get into medium format film photography that doesn't involve toy cameras. For about $250, you can sink your teeth into:

Bronica SQ-A 6x6
Mamiya RB67 6x7
Mamiya C330 TLR 6x6
Yashica Mat-series TLR 6x6
Pentacon Six 6x6

Any other camera recommendations...

Old & New

Shot this portrait of my daughter using a 1972 Pentax Spotmatic II 35mm camera. Lens is a Pentax S-M-C Takumar 50mm f/1.4 with a Hoya K2 yellow filter. Film is Ilford Delta 100. Setup was a softbox to the left, silver reflector to the right, and key light at left & right rear against a gray background. Firing via PocketWizard mounted on the...

Help?

hello,
I'm not really a film shooter at the moment, but it really fascinates me and I'm hoping anyone could give me any advice or tips that would be important for a beginner to know.
I have been doing a ton of research on the vintage canon TX and the vintage canon AE-1. I'm hoping to get one in the next couple of months. My biggest...

Hello

Hi. My name is Keith and I wanted to introduce myself. I am new to film, having started with digital. I shoot on a Bronica ETR I recently purchased off of ebay. I develop black and white and will soon begin with C-41 as well. I'm excited to be here and I am looking forward to learning.

Looking To Get Into IR Photography

Hey all, I've been looking pretty closely into trying out infrared photography. I looked a little bit into getting a digital camera converted for IR, but thought that I'd look for a better (meaning cheaper) alternative to start off. I have the Nikon FM10 (w/ kit lens), and I'm looking to try one of them fancy IR B&W film rolls- so I have a...

Still life

The day before yesterday i decided to play with my wife's flowers for a bit if a still life. I still need to get a good light meter so I used a video light and the light meter app on my phone. Being new to film, and photography in general, there is a lot of different things I probably could have done, but I do like how this one came out. I'[m...

Guess the stock

I was actually pretty surprised when I got these scans back. See if you can guess the stock, the answer may surprise you.

Share your stories.

Hello everybody. I got into film photography recently, love everything about it. I think digital and film have their own place into photography, but film just gave me freedom from long hours into post production. I've been shooting for 6 months now, and I feel like I want something more than street photography, portraits, architecture. I mean...

Widelux

Hi, I picked up a Widelux F7 recently and have been learning how to best use this beast of a camera. I have had many ups and downs, snapped film, film that hasn't finished winding on, objects in frame, light leaking, plenty of over and under exposed images (no light meter in camera), non working scanners and scanning software but absolutely...

Higher Resolution: Adox CMS II 20 film

With the demise of Kodak Technical Pan film, only Adox stepped up to the plate with a high resolution technical film. Adox CMS II 20 is essentially microfilm, and quite contrasty, but there's ways to tame that contrast. I shoot Adox CMS II 20 at ISO 6, and develop in Rodinal 1:200, 12 minutes at 20ºC. The high dilution plus the reduced time...

Shooting expired film

I recently ordered a few more rolls of expired Kodak Plus-X 125 film, cold-stored. A similar batch from the same people worked great at ISO 100. Oldest film I've shot is 30-year-expired Plus-X 125. The attached picture was a candid shot of my daughter. Kodak Plus-X 125 expired in 1984, shot at ISO 25 using a Canon A-1 with an FD 50mm f/1.8 lens...

Good film labs in LA/San Diego?

I'm living in LA right now (probably moving to San Diego later this year) and I'm looking to get into shooting film. I do not have enough space for a darkroom and I also lack the knowledge, so I'm looking for a good lab to get film developed.

I would prefer a walk-in place, which is why I'm asking for specific places in either LA or San...

Pentax-A 35mm f/2: Is this lens really that rare?

My hand-me-down Pentax SuperProgram came with a Pentax-A 35mm f/2 lens attached. I'm in the process of getting rid of some gear and decided to look it up. According to the internets, it's a somewhat rare and sought after lens, so I figured I'd ask some folks who would probably know. Any and all input would be greatly appreciated. Here's a link...