Here is a great way to make your own archival storage pages/sleeves for negatives.
As my film archive grew, I needed a good systematization and quality storage. Unfortunately, analog photography materials and accessories are becoming more and more expensive. Therefore, the ability to reduce the cost of “production” seems a very tempting prospect. Quality archival storage sheets for negatives are not always available in stores. Often, they are non-standard sizes and don’t fit into a regular A4 file holder. There are strips for 5 frames, while most film scanners “eat” the 6 frame strips. And the price is quite high. In this article I’ll describe to you how to make a storage pages for your 35mm or medium format film from simple A4 file punched pockets.
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Bronica cameras usually are very sturdy. You can find them in excellent condition, despite their considerable age. But unfortunately, any complex mechanism has weaknesses. Many users complain that they are having trouble focusing. Lens doesn’t reach to infinity and on the finale negatives there are quite a lot of misfocused frames. The problem lies in the fact that the sealing foam loses its properties over time, turning into a sticky mess. In this short article I will explain to you how to solve this problem. Also I’ll describe the option of replacing the standard focusing screen to a brighter one with a split image.
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Just finished my russian translation of Eric Kim’s book “Film Street Photography Manual”. In case if you’re wondering here is link to a PDF file. Mirror. Also you can download original version from Eric’s website.