Film Photography

[Pho.Talk] Is the Olympus XA a Good Camera?

[Pho.Talk] Is the Olympus XA a Good Camera?

Overall, the Olympus gives excellent image sharpness and contrast at around f/5.6, though exhibiting some edge aberration and vignetting. It is extremely lightweight and pocketable even with the flash unit mounted, providing no excuse to not bring it out. It can meter from ISO 25-800, which together with a 35mm lens, makes a solid all-rounded everyday camera.

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[Pho.Snap] What Does a Good Film Negative Look Like?

[Pho.Snap] What Does a Good Film Negative Look Like?

A good negative is one that is capable of creating a good print or scan. It contains a rich range of tonalities, decent reflection of grain structure and is free from blemishes. Generally, its tonalities should touch on a majority of zones, as posited by Ansel Adams, from whites to highlights, midtones, shadows, and to the blacks. When handled properly, it should not have scratches, dust, watermarks which can lead to difficulties in printing.

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[Pho.Snap] Guide to Always Getting Sharp Film Photos

[Pho.Snap] Guide to Always Getting Sharp Film Photos

The most common reasons that lead to unsharp film photos are motion blur, caused by using too slow a shutter speed; missed focus, caused by not having enough depth of field to work with; and underexposure, caused by not exposing for the shadows. To get sharper film photos, the photographer should gain a good understanding of film speeds and choose the right film stock for a particular job. Knowing the mechanical limitations of certain film cameras is also crucial.

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[Pho.Talk] Is Film Photography Worth it (vs Digital)? Costs, Image Quality, Film stocks

[Pho.Talk] Is Film Photography Worth it (vs Digital)? Costs, Image Quality, Film stocks

Film photography has been a subject of heated debate - is it work it to shoot film in an era in which digital photography is so convenient and cost-effective? This article breaks it down to you and addresses the question of whether film photography is worth it in today’s age, speaking from the point of view of costs, image quality, and how film stocks functions.

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[Pho.Talk] Ultimate Film Photography Troubleshoot Guide: Storage Time, Accidents & Hacks

[Pho.Talk] Ultimate Film Photography Troubleshoot Guide: Storage Time, Accidents & Hacks

This troubleshoot guide covers niche troubles people commonly run into when picking up or inheriting second hand, old film cameras. You will find a wealth of information in relation to storing film, key points in time of a roll of film’s lifetime, operational tips in using a film camera, how to deal with accidents, and disposable film cameras.


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