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09-24-2016, 08:10 AM   #1
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Color film in a B&W camera

I saw in another thread where someone had Ektar loaded in their old Spotmatic. What happens when you try to shoot color film in an old black and white camera like this?
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Yes, I'm trolling but I was tired when I saw that other thread and that thought actually did cross my mind.

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For a second I was really confused, then I realized there is not such thing as color film
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I think the lab can tell when a colour film has been shot with a B&W camera. They must do some sort of cross-processing, as you still get colour photos back. It's really very clever

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There are a lot of non-photographers that used to ask me if my FSLR could also shoot B&W instead of color. Nowadays when I exhibit a B&W image, people do ask what kind of digital camera shoots that. This may come from early video cameras that could only shoot B&W or only color, or just a general lack of knowledge of how film cameras work or that post-processing exists.

When I used to work in a photo lab, many customers were shocked that we looked at their negs and prints. They thought lab techs and printers just hit a magic button that stuffed an envelope with prints. These same people probably go to the market and have no idea where food comes from.
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I guess OP never got as far as reading the film type reminder dial concentric to the rewind knob (item R in diagram)...




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I thought they came out sepia tone.

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This one is switchable. My mother could not understand why her photos came back as black & white when she was sure she had set the switch to color.
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Somewhere in storage I have my color radio. They came out around 1958.
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I only shoot in 3 strip Technicolor when I do film.
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As a child I once had this conversation with my father. Gee Dad, must have been pretty boring growing up surrounded by only gray. My grandparents had it even tougher, they lived in the silent era.
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QuoteOriginally posted by From1980 Quote
My grandparents had it even tougher, they lived in the silent era.
Silent, yes, but fast-moving. Watching film from that era, everyone walked so quickly back then...
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QuoteOriginally posted by BigMackCam Quote
Silent, yes, but fast-moving. Watching film from that era, everyone walked so quickly back then...
Yeah, I never could figure that out. Fast moving but the film was slower...everyone was probably in better shape back then.
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QuoteOriginally posted by From1980 Quote
As a child I once had this conversation with my father.
Gee Dad, must have been pretty boring growing up surrounded by only gray.

That's the reason I never wanted to visit Kansas.

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