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Some photos came out blank, some didnt!

Discussion in 'Film and Vintage Forum' started by quinn, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. quinn

    quinn New Member

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    Hi, so I am new to film photography and recently got a new camera, a Pentax mz-5n and got some Fujicolor c200 developed and a lot of the pictures came out very dark or almost blank? But some came out very bright so I am sure I made a mistake when shooting in less well lit areas. Just wondering if anybody had an idea what I did wrong, and how I could prevent it in the future.

    Thanks in advance!!

    Also this is my first post so apologies if I did anything out of order.

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  2. MikeB

    MikeB Always on Premium Member

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    My guess is that your metering is hit or miss so some of the exposures are incorrect. While you may be new to film photography, your camera is about 20 years old. Consider having the camera serviced.
     
  3. gaelldew

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    Hi Quinn, why not go to this thread and introduce yourself, check out the posts at the top.

    Who Are You ??
     
  4. quinn

    quinn New Member

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    This makes sense! I picked up the camera super cheap second hand, so I think I might try and invest in something more reliable.

    Thanks so much!
     
  5. john.margetts.ph

    john.margetts.ph Here a lot

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    I have three questions.

    1) have you visited Butkus's web site for a manual?

    2) which mode were you shooting in? (It is best to test the camera - at least the first half-dozen shots - on auto)

    3) did you alter ISO mid-roll? (You must never do this)

    The camera is only 20 years old and should still be in fine fettle. I would suspect user error as a first thought.
     
  6. quinn

    quinn New Member

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    Thank you for replying!

    I actually have the physical manual, and will be sure study in more detail now.

    I did not have the camera on auto mode, but will shoot another role on auto to get some better results.

    I definitely didn't change the ISO.

    Thanks again for your help.
     

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