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  1. TarterTurtle

    Some kind of moth, and also wanting advice on macro photography

    I went to a camera store in Asheville NC and when I saw macro bellows I couldn’t not get them. I’ve wanted to get into macro but my 3D printed extensions tubes are a bit crude. I took this with a Vivitar 80-200 lens, I think I used 100mm, I don’t remember the settings I used because the bellows...
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    Airport Workers

    I am currently on my way to Asheville, North Caroline, Because of a 4 hour layover in Washington DC, I decided to walk around the terminal and try my hand at candid photography, using the hip method. Normally when I try to do this I shoot portrait, but for whatever reason when I saw these guys I...
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    Craziest film stock you've seen

    As the title states, I am wondering what the craziest film stock you have seen/owned/heard of is. From my great great grandfather I have something called XR Extended Range Film, Expired May 02 1969. Until recently I had no clue whatsoever what this film was, just that it was old, and probably...
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    Advice on how to shoot the remainder of this film!

    Hello! I have several rolls of Kodak Vericolor 400 120 size. I shot two rolls on my Yashica A using sunny 16, which is what I always use on that camera and have had good results. All of the rolls that I exposed had very low contrast when I got the scans back from the lab. I was wondering if...
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    Re-Introducing myself because I have not been active in a long time!

    Hello All! My Name is Nathan, A few years back, I found this forum and the people here really jumpstarted my photography journey. I think I was 13 years old and the kindest person I haven't met gifted me my first camera, a Pentax K1000. Sense then I have taken thousands of photographs...
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    Vivitar 3500 flash with DM/N2 module on Pentax K1000

    Hi All, I found a Vivitar Zoom Thyristor 3500 in our attic a while back, and I haven’t gotten around to using. The flash has a DM/N2 module which I know is for Nikon, but my dad thought that it might work on my K1000 cause it’s a fully manual camera. And doesn’t have any smarts. So I put the...
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    Yashica Electro 35 Shutter Problems

    Hi, I recently I purchased a Yashica Electro 35 for 15$ on Facebook Marketplace, I thought, hey, if it works, great!, if it doesn't work, Ive wanted to try camera repair, and its only 15$ plus shipping, So i got it, and the shutter didnt fire. Me and my dad took it apart, and found several...
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    Recommendations For Budget Medium Format Camera

    Hi all, I've been shooting 35mm film on my k1000 for around 9 months now, and I want to try medium format, but I don't want to spent too much money on a new camera. Since I have a job now, I have more of a budget. I want something below 200 dollars. Preferably closer to 100, will that be...
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    Suggestions on DSLR scanning

    Hi, I've developed a couple of rolls, and I am trying to digitize them, Ive been using a Nikon D60 with an older (Film Era) Vivitar 80-200 Macro Zoom lens, in Macro of course. but my "scans" are not coming out as intended My setup is kind of makeshift, I am using a goose neck desk lamp that...
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    Dent in the filter ring

    Hi all, sorry for the second thread, but I have a bit of a problem, I bike with my camera ALOT, so I guess this was bound to happen, and I'm lucky it wasn't worse, but I recently fell of my bike.. at a very high speed, my camera bag was on the handlebars, and it flew off when I fell of, when it...
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    Caffinol produced underexposed negatives

    Hi all, I decided to try caffinol a couple of days ago, and when I finished development, they came out underexposed, I did everything exactly as the recipe said, and after I saw that they were underexposed, I checked the iso on the camera and it was set correctly, so Im not sure where I went...
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    Help scanning overexposed negetives

    Hi, So i was developing my first 2 rolls of film, but, cause I sometimes act before i think. opened the tank after putting the developer in, before the stop bath. I fortunately realized what i did fast enough, but some damage had been done. the negatives were very dark but i managed to get an...
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    What chemicals to get?

    Hi, I recently got a developing tank from one of my dad's co-workers and am wondering what chemicals to get. The cheapest at freestylephoto is Arista but I don't know if it's any good. I was considering using Caffinol but decided not to because I am new to this and want to start simple. So...
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    This is Taro, he is a horse at a farm that I volunteer at. Taken with a Moto G6 in portrait mode
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    Where to get used camera lenses.

    Hi, I recently got a Pentax K1000 (Thanks RowdyRay) and I was looking for a used zoom lens, I heard that when you buy lenses online there might be fungus in it, and I don't want to buy a lens to just to find out that it is full of fungus. So my question is are there any places online where I...
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    Is it really that hard to develop c-41

    Hi guys, I am thinking ahead to when I will need to get my film developed, and I am thinking about doing it at home, but I heard that c-41 is kind of hard to do at home because of the temperature control, and I was wondering if it really is that hard, and if it would be recommended to do it at...
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    Help convincing parents to let me do film photography

    Hi guys, I am in a bit of a predicament right now, I recently got a Konica Autoreflex TC from my grandfather but the shutter fires when winding the film, I posted about this earlier and people said that I had to bring it in to a professional to get it fixed. Because I am only 14 years old, it's...
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    Shutter fires when winding film

    Hi guys, I recently got a Konica Autoreflex TC from my grandfather but the shutter fires when I wind the film, I am new to film photography and don't know much about it yet so if this is a common problem sorry. Here is a video of the problem