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Film General /fgt/

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A thread dedicated to the discussion of all things film and film cameras

Kodak Tmax 100


/fgt/ daily reminder (courtesy by anon): one stop per decade is (generally) bullshit
>negative film ages better than positive
>black and white better than color
>slow films better than fast
>storage conditions (dry/cool) matter more than years
>Negative film is shot 1 or 2 stops overexposed and then PULLED in development so that you build more density in the exposure and develop less such that the fog is limited
>slide/positive film is shot at box speed or overexposed and pulled.
>if you home develop you can also use benzotriazole as a restrainer for the the first developer in E6 process

>What should my first film camera be?
If you have a DSLR system. Get a camera that shares the same lenses. If not, something in the vein of cameras like the Canon A-1 or a Pentax Super Program or a Nikon FA should work.
>Why is film so expensive, it wasn't like this 5 years ago!
It's either "the Jews did this" or "get a job Jamal". Choose accordingly.
>Is medium format worth getting into?
No. Unless you like the look and workflow.
>How to digitize negatives?
Have a modern camera? Get a macro lens and try scanning with that. Otherwise hunt down some old dedicated film scanner like a Minolta or a Nikon (or that one good Canon). With a medium format you could use a flatbed scanner but the quality will be so so...

Useful links
>[massive dev chart] gives times for home film development
>[film dev] shows results of development regimes
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Thread Question
What is your preferred B&W Filmstock?