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03-29-2019, 04:49 AM   #16
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Hi just done that and the light meter has changed to red and green seems it will only go green on f2 to f11 anything above that is yellow and only goes green outside or if indoors only when aiming towards the windows when itís nice and bright out, itís nice and light in the house but doesnít seem to go green unless I turn it to 400 asa then a few places in the room seem to go green and the ones that are still yellow the shutter sound is still quick, but if using a 200 Asa would having it on a 400+ ruin the photo/film?

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That is the behavior I would expect. It sounds like your MV is working correctly. If you are using 200 film, then setting the camera to anything higher than 200 is going to underexpose your photos - they will be gray and washed out.
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Ok thanks so would a 400 asa be better for photos both indoors & outdoors in future?
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I would use at least ISO/ASA 400 indoors, unless you are going to use a flash or tripod. Before I switched to digital, I always carried two bodies on trips: one for 200 & 400 film for (mostly) outdoors shooting, and one with 800 for indoors work (since most museums don't allow flash OR tripods).

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QuoteOriginally posted by lakingsfan82 Quote
Ok thanks so would a 400 asa be better for photos both indoors & outdoors in future?
Just to clarify, 200 speed film is not suited for most indoor use. Setting the camera to 400 or 200 does not change the images, it just changes the way the camera measures light. So before shooting at an ASA 400 setting, make sure you load ASA/ISO 400 film first.

I use 100 film in the studio, 200 film outside, and 400-800 inside.
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Thanks will use a 400 in future then only ever use a 200 before even in a studio for portraits at college & outside ,Over here the shops only sell 125/200 black & white & 200/400 colour I canít find any other asa , since digital came in itís been hard to find different asa & the price of films have gone up really high so has getting the film developed & places have stopped doing film only digital machines 😞 how long does a film last if itís still untouched in the original box? Iíve found a brand new film in my camera bag unopened but itís been there since 2005 🤷*♀️
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QuoteOriginally posted by lakingsfan82 Quote
how long does a film last if it’s still untouched in the original box? I’ve found a brand new film in my camera bag unopened but it’s been there since 2005
It depends on a lot of things - brand/type of film, temperature that it is stored at, etc. Also, while the film may degrade after a few years, that doesn't mean it completely stops working. Depending on your expectations, you may be able to get usable photos from old film. I wouldn't expect a lot from a roll that's been in the camera bag for fourteen years, but you may get some interesting results.

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I'm not sure where you're located, but cheap film is always available. Look in pharmacies like Walgreens and CVS for inexpensive consumer rolls. There are lots of options from B&H and even Amazon.
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It depends on a lot of things - brand/type of film, temperature that it is stored at, etc. Also, while the film may degrade after a few years, that doesn't mean it completely stops working. Depending on your expectations, you may be able to get usable photos from old film. I wouldn't expect a lot from a roll that's been in the camera bag for fourteen years, but you may get some interesting results.
Ok thanks, both of the films I had were Kodak will see how they turn out when I put them in the shop

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I'm not sure where you're located, but cheap film is always available. Look in pharmacies like Walgreens and CVS for inexpensive consumer rolls. There are lots of options from B&H and even Amazon.
Will have a look at amazon then, Iím in the uk so have checked my local pharmacy which is £7.99 I remember when it used to only be £2.99 & getting the pictures done used to be £2.99 but even that has gone upto £8 for 24 exposures , the pharmacy shut down their photo printing & just left the digital machines hopefully the other photo shop does it or I have to post my film off, just wish I had room in my house for a darkroom be so much easier
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