Reddit reviews: The best photographic film

We found 190 Reddit comments discussing the best photographic film. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 97 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

Top Reddit comments about Photographic Film:

u/av1cenna · 6 pointsr/AnalogCommunity

Looks like an original FM to me. First thing you'll want to do is replace the light seals. You can get a kit on eBay and there are lots of tutorials on youtube. It's easy and you'll want to do it otherwise your shots will be ruined by light leaking in. I've used that eBay kit many times for different cameras, it's great.

The 135/3.5 is a good lens for distant landscapes and head shots, but you'll want a wide-angle for a lot of the shots in Yellowstone. Having been there many times, I would recommend picking up a wide angle like a 24, 28, or 35. If you can spare $250 or so, I'd get a Nikon 24/2.8 AI or AI-S for $150 and a Nikon 50/1.8 AI or AI-S for $100. In my trips there, I usually alternate between 24mm (very wide) and a telephoto (I use a zoom lens, a 75-150 f/3.5 Nikon Series E, which you can get for about $60). Anyway, a wide angle combined with your 135, should cover a huge variety of shots. If you need something super cheap, consider a Nikon 28/3.5 AI or AI-S, which you can usually pick up for under $100. You could also tack on a Nikon Series E 50/1.8 which you can get for about $60 if you want a cheaper 50mm. (For low-light, handheld photography, it's good to have at least one lens with a low f/number (large max aperture) like a 50/1.8, which lets in 4x as much light as a f/3.5 lens at it's widest aperture. But if you have to get one lens, get a 24, 28, or 35. If you can get two, add on the 50mm too.)

As far as the strap, I'm not sure the original FM came with one, and if it did, it was probably just a basic black one. My favorite Nikon strap is the wider, burgundy Nikon AN-6W / also in yellow: AN-6Y, but also check out a Nikon AN-DC3 (red, black, brown, or gray) for a narrower strap. There are also tons of aftermarket straps out there, such as the classic Domke Gripper. If you want something cheap, call a local camera store and see if they have used straps, which they usually sell for $5 or less.

You might also consider getting a small tripod for Yellowstone, which you can usually find very inexpensively on your local Craigslist. Nothing mandatory, but it will open up the ability to shoot long shutter speed images without blur, such as night sky shots, landscapes around the time of sunset or sunrise (usually the best time to shoot landscape; get up early or stay up late, I can't emphasize this enough, don't waste the golden/blue lighting hours of the morning and evening sleeping or hanging around camp! One trip I got up at dawn almost every day, went out shooting/hiking, came back to camp and took a nap, then went out again in the evening for more shooting. Definitely recommend this if your companions will tolerate it.)

My favorite film for Yellowstone is Ultramax 400, which is a great general purpose color film that gives that classic film look with punchy, saturated colors. It's cheap at $4/roll if you buy 10 rolls of 36 exposures (amazon), which is great, cause you'll want to shoot a lot when you're there. If money is no object and you don't mind shooting a slower 100-speed film, then Ektar would be a great choice for saturated colors but with less grain than Ultramax. If you want to go really retro, and really cheap, Kodak Colorplus is a 1980s-era emulsion with saturated colors. It's quite grainy, but then some people love that.

For general film tutorials read your camera's manual. There are some great articles on the wiki, and on this site's beginner's guide to film photography. Make sure before you go, you have a good grasp of how shutter speed and aperture settings affect your image, how to focus and control depth of field, and generally how to use your camera. There are lots of good overviews of the FM on youtube. The more you read, and the more your practice shooting between now and then, the better off you'll be. There's tons and tons of information online. Also, read some articles on good spots to take pictures at Yellowstone. Sometimes they're a bit off the beaten path.

Regarding drug stores, they can be OK placed to get film developed and prints made but only if they return your negatives. Some still do, many don't. Ideally, find a lab nearby or mail them out.

u/oldscotch · 3 pointsr/photography

Are you interested in photography?
A beginner couldn't ask for a better kit...heck, most seasoned professionals would love to get their hands on half of that.

If you are at all interested, definitely keep it. You will face a steeper learning curve than with a $500 entry level dSLR, but the principles of photography are exactly the same, lighting, perspective, composition - all these things are just as important with any camera. So don't get frustrated if it's not working out so well at the start; your biggest challenge initially will be simply learning to operate the cameras. You can't just pick this up and put it on automatic mode.

So what are you looking at: This is a medium format kit. That means that the film used for these machines was significantly wider than the very common 35mm film we're all used to. There is/was also large format which would wouldn't even use rolls of film, you had to manually load a huge 8 x 10" or 4 x 5" sheet of film, one at a time. The biggest advantage of these systems is that more film to work with means a lot more detail with your images. The disadvantage was cost - the lenses in particular were considerably more expensive than what we'd be used to with 35mm film. Some systems were easier to use than others, but for the most part you were looking at fully manual operation which isn't always easy.

So how does it work - well you're going to be looking for 120 or 220 film, this film is 6 cm wide and a 220 roll is twice as long as a 120 roll. There was 620 film at one point, but I don't think it's available any more. To get it, you'll probably have to look at a dedicated camera shop or photo lab and there aren't many around unfortunately. You can order it though, and get some great prices on some of the better films:

Where to get it developed... well that might be the challenge. If you're in a good sized city, there should still be a good number of places that can process it. Do a search on "medium format processing <your city>" - a place that can process it will also probably sell it. If there's nothing in your area, you can look at shipping it, but then we're looking at extra cost and more waiting...
Most modern labs will have the option to do a digital scan for you after developing the film, which can be pretty convenient. You can scan film on your own - some flatbeds will have an attachment to do it and dedicated film scanners are also available.

This probably sounds like a lot of work, and well, it is - but at the same time the results can be incredible. Medium format is very rewarding, the level of detail is simply jaw dropping.
On top of that, you can get a digital back for medium format. That removes alll the concern about buying film, processing it and scanning it, and you can still print it just as easily as you can film - if anything it's probably easier to get printed these days. The problem is cost, an older digital like a phase one h20 or h25, you're looking at around $1500 on the used market. That sounds like a lot, I know - but you've got at least a couple thousand dollars worth of equipment there and that addition will make it a lot more convenient to work with and learn with in the digital age. I'm pretty sure the phase one backs will work with any Hassleblad V camera, but maybe you can post some info about the models here and we can direct you.

u/FoxDie29 · 2 pointsr/Polaroid

Hi, there! I've used a ton of the impossible expired film in the past. Their expired 3 pack grab bag is one of my favorites! I love the experimenting and the learning! Hopefully I can help with some insight.

First, your film stock pile. I have tons of different film from over the years filling up my fridge as well so I know the joy and fear you are having. I am happy to say at least in my experience If you have kept them in the fridge the who time before use you are likely to get the same quality of picture that you would have if you had used that pack the day you got it. I just used their Lucky 8 film from its original release over a year plus ago and got results similar to what other did from it. That being said, I do try to rotate out older stuff as I see it just for peace of mind.

Second, when it comes to the expired stuff it really can be a crazy hit or miss, and I have no idea why. I've always wondered if it had something to do with certain batches or maybe how these packs have been stored by there individual distributors. During the IP holiday sale I bought some super cheap B&W Spectra film that expired in 2014 and it still delivered great shots. On the other hand the 600 Paradise Lost edition that are expired turn out red and over exposed every single time... And this is the only trend I've seen consistent, certain runs will give similar results. So if you have more of the same run I would expect something similar to happen. I would suggest taking what works well to get shots in this pack and be ready to apply it to another. For me the Paradise Lost was always red so I tired to shoot images that were more green to attempt to even it out. Again its hard to tell but what you got is not the sole experience of the expired film, you will find better results in some packs, some even look the same as brand new film.

As far as trying to work with with whats left of this pack, the best advice I can give is to play with it. It seems like you know quite a bit about what you are doing so keep pushing forward with new ideas. My own two cents would be to try darkening your exposure all the way past the 2/3 mark and and try some filters. And not those over priced mint ones either. Just make your own and hold or just tape them with masking tape to your camera for each shot. I made my own after watching this video.


You could try and use the impossible filter pack too. I know you said you are already using the correct film in the correct camera but with they way they are looking it might help if you have a second pack to use; they are on Amazon. if you have a local camera store you might be able to get them cheaper, I think I got mine for 6.99


Good Luck and keep shooting!

u/jeffk42 · 7 pointsr/analog

Here's my take on it:

  • No. I think it's actually starting to see a small resurgence. And even if it wasn't, I think there's enough of an interest in the medium to keep it going for quite some time.
  • Well, this is true -- you can get yourself a good starter SLR with a lens for $20, but the film is a recurring cost. You can minimize this, of course, by choosing your film carefully. Agfa Vista+ 200 comes in a 3-pack of 36-exposure rolls for $8.99. A 10-pack of 36-exposure rolls of Fuji Superia 400 averages out to $4.00 per roll. If you want to bulk load your film, 100 feet of Ilford HP5+ averages out to somewhere around $3.20 per 36-exposure roll. For developing, it depends on where you live. My local lab will just process the negatives (C-41 rolls) for $2.99, and I scan them at home. They charge $4.99 for B&W rolls. If you're interested in developing at home, these can be much cheaper. After ~$150 investment in equipment and chemicals, you can be developing your own B&W film (it's really not hard at all and does not require a darkroom) for around 30 cents per roll, or even less. Color film can also be developed at home, but it's a little more costly. Maybe around $2.00 per roll or less, depending on how much you reuse the chemicals.
  • Shooting film is a great way to learn the basics of photography, because it's not doing everything for you! Digital cameras do so much of the heavy lifting, and there's so little drawback to the "spray & pray" mentality, that it's easy to get lazy. Shooting film makes you want to slow down and get it right the first time. That, in my opinion, is the best way to learn.

    Edit to add: Also keep in mind that the cost of process-only at the lab (or home development) requires that you have access to a scanner. It can't really be a standard scanner, it needs to be capable of transparencies. Cheap ones can be had on Amazon and the like, but good ones start at about $200. Some flatbeds support transparencies, but the lower end models (Epson v550, v600, Canon CanoScan 9000F mk II, etc) are not going to provide great results (though they will be good enough for web use and small prints). Of course, the labs will do the scanning for you, but this makes it more expensive.
u/petercylo · 3 pointsr/ThriftStoreHauls

> For people and family photos, I love ISO 400 color print film. It's fast enough to let me shoot without flash in any light, and good enough to look good even if I have plenty of light.
>Any ISO 400 film will work, and you can get it anywhere that sells film. Fuji Superia 400 is my favorite low-cost ISO 400 film. It sells for about $3 a roll.
>Fuji 400H Professional is my favorite — but costs about $8 a roll. I order it online as I always have; good film always has to be ordered.
>If you're expecting to be shooting in very dim light, ISO 800 print film doesn't have much more gain than ISO 400, and you'll be much better able to stop motion. It has slightly less vivid colors and a little more grain, but that's much better then a blurry picture if the light is very dim.
> ISO 100 print film is even better if you're outdoors and don't expect to be indoors during the same roll of film, except that ISO 100 print film is usually optimized for nature and landscape photos more than for people photos.



u/dougolupski · 1 pointr/Polaroid

Congrats! Its said Steve Jobs used the SX-70 as part of his inspiration for a lot of apple designs. Its a sexy fantastic camera. My suggestion to start since impossible film is really picky at times would be to buy some expired film from them and just play with it and learn (its wayyyyy cheaper). Also when you do buy new film the Black and White 2.0 is a lot easier to use compared to color, so you will get better images right off the bat with less learning curve.

When you feel comfortable with it look into buying these filters they will allow you to use the 600 speed film in your camera. The only thing it will do is allow you to purchase more types of film and different frames. It helps when trying to find cheaper or sale film on Impossible Projects website.

u/Sempere · 4 pointsr/Polaroid

Again, failing to actually address the point of longevity - this is their competition mass produced, half the price per shot and affordable. 8 shots per pack for a price point on par with when they used to have 10 shots in a pack is not a successful transition or rebrand. It's not making good on their promise to lower prices and the fool hardy suggestion that it's art and people who care will pay more will not help them win. They have the most recognizable name but that name will not help them where they need it to. I know people who like the idea of polaroids, love them when they see me taking them but cannot afford to spend the money on getting into it as a serious hobby and that is the problem - if art is for everybody, how can we claim that they're even close to fulfilling that idea? I can support my purchases as I'm lucky enough to be able to afford it - but I'm not going to sit here and pretend this is a revolution or a success beyond corporate branding and an effort to make more money without actually bringing something beyond a new formulation to the table. They promised more shots per pack and price drops for years - we've seen nothing from them. So why pretend? I want them to succeed but they will never be able to in the long run if they don't seriously gear up for a way to lower the prices and increase access.

u/aprofessional · 2 pointsr/AnalogCommunity

> wasting my precious film

A real waste would be the film expiring in the camera body because you never shot anything on it.

On the other hand, I'm sympathetic to what you're saying. In fact, the feeling that film exposures are scarce is what keeps me in film photography as a hobbyist - whenever I play with other people's DSLRs / my own mirrorless digital I'm just firing off at anything. Knowing I've got a fixed number of exposures left on the roll and maybe one other roll on my person at the time forces me to slow down and think about why I want to take the picture. Maybe that means I should be more thoughtful even when holding a digital camera, but hey whatever I'm doing this for fun, so I figure whatever makes me happy. Plus there's the experience / suspense of taking the roll to be developed and seeing the results, etc. I'm probably preaching to the choir here at this point.

Maybe taking some time to learn on a cheaper film - you can get four 36-frame rolls of Ultramax 400 for like $15 - and seeing the results will help you feel more confident, without feeling like you're wasting "precious" film. (Note: I'm not here to slam Ultramax. It's just cheap, and it works. Whether or not you think it's "good" is another question entirely, and honestly I don't have enough expertise to argue / have an informed opinion.)

Overall though, remember, you're here to have fun! You don't owe the film, this hobby, anyone else, or even yourself anything. Be thoughtful as you shoot, learn, take advice, do research, but if you're afraid to take any pictures you'll never get better at it or enjoy yourself. The worst case scenario is the whole roll sucks and you spent $20 learning thirty-six ways to not take a good picture. The next roll will be better.

u/Morejazzplease · 24 pointsr/Ultralight

I pretty much only make a list because my In-laws and parents want to me too haha:

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  11. Portra 400 35mm Film: https://www.amazon.com/Kodak-Portra-Professional-Exposures-Negative/dp/B004FNRTGG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1507070588&sr=8-1&keywords=portra+400

  12. Tanner Leather Utility Bifold Wallet (in Natural): https://www.tannergoods.com/collections/all-products/products/utility-bifold-natural-1#

  13. Develop and scan few rolls of my 35mm film? Using the Find Lab: http://thefindlab.com/

  14. Books by: Kerouac, Everett Rouse, Noam Chompsky

  15. Books on house / cabin fabrication.

    Don't really expect to get anything from there (usually end up with a gift card to REI lol) but it can fun to find little doo dads that I don't really want to buy myself haha.
u/Hoosierfellow · 2 pointsr/pics

The good thing is, 35mm is still super affordable! Happy shooting, friend!
35mm Film!

u/Gabgra11 · 3 pointsr/instax

That's pretty much the best price you will find for a twin pack. You can buy a 60 pack for around $39 HERE if you are willing to buy that much film at a time. If you don't want to wait for the film to arrive in the mail, Best Buy usually sells twin packs for $14 plus tax, but they tend to run out quick at the Best Buy near me. All in all, it will usually be around $0.60 - $1 per picture with this type of film.

u/feladirr · 1 pointr/analog

>depending on what you're shooting

Could you go in on this? I'm not sure but I'll probably not set out the day expecting to shoot anything specific. I usually just like to take pictures of whatever I think looks nice. Are there any 'general' films?

Also, do you mean this for example? Just to be clear, 36 exposures = 36 pictures? Thanks

u/ElXGaspeth · 3 pointsr/photography

Get a Polaroid 440! Or any camera that uses Polaroid Type-100 film. Fuji still makes type-100 instant film!

They've got ISO 100 color film or ISO 3000 black and white film available. Both look great and work really well.

I use it on my Polaroid 440 and Polaroid back for my Mamiya RB67. It makes really great prints.

u/majoras-other-mask · 3 pointsr/AnalogCommunity

Could be worth it? The thing that is tough is that they have no photos of what the film is. Could be something really great, could actually be garbage. Especially cause the seller sells a lot of film I would be wary that it is garbage. People know that expired but usable film has value so if it was usable they would probably listed as expired film instead of practice film. You also aren't getting that much of a savings for such a mystery. For example on Amazon 5 rolls of Ektar 100 is $32 which is only $13 more bucks for a really high quality film. I do like purchasing expired film for that cheap cost but would rather get something where I can see the photos of what I would get!

u/Ichikasuto · 1 pointr/photography

Well I've looked at this: http://www.amazon.com/Kodak-Portra-Professional-propack-Negative/dp/B004ABHKZ8 and it seems pretty expensive. I won't be using film quite often, but I'll use it occasionally. So would buying a pack like that be a good choice?

u/sanfran54 · 5 pointsr/Polaroid

This manual should work for you if you don't have one. This uses 600 type film and can be found at Polaroid Originals or places like Amazon and such. The battery is in the film pack so the camera will not function until you insert the film pack. The current film is not exactly like the original stuff that was discontinued around 2006. It's a bit faster (more sensitive to light) than the original so you'll likely need to adjust the lighten/darken control a bit to darker. The new film is also a bit sensitive to light when it is first ejected unlike the original stuff. They sell an extended light shield to help cover the film for a bit when first ejected. Otherwise quickly shield a new print in a pocket or something for a few minutes at first.

u/futuremrsc2017 · 1 pointr/weddingplanning

This is the newest version of the one I own. I LOVE mine :) This is the film (20 pictures for $19).

u/woobie1196 · 1 pointr/analog

Is this the Superia you are talking about?

Seems pretty cheap; worth a shot!

Thanks for the recommendation!

u/ezirb7 · 2 pointsr/weddingswap

When is your wedding? We ordered 2 instax mini 8's, and we will be done with them after this weekend.

What is a nearby zip code to estimate shipping? :)

As for film, here is the best price we've found:

u/finaleclipse · 1 pointr/photography

> So they're​ expensive for B&W film standards because they're priced similar to color film.

But they're not at the moment. The color film can be found easily for ~$0.60/shot while the monochrome seems to be holding steady at $1/shot. A 65% markup on a film that's historically cheaper than color seems backwards. To be fair, it has gone down since launch from $15 for a 10-pack, but it's still pretty pricey compared to color.

u/EvolutionXVIII · 2 pointsr/photography

I just fixed my land camera 100 a few weeks ago! I used fujifilm that I bought off of amazon. (http://www.amazon.com/FUJIFILM-FP-3000B-Inches-Professional-Instant/dp/B001G70M6S and http://www.amazon.com/FUJIFILM-FP-100C-Inches-Professional-Instant/dp/B0000ALLYO) It can be kind of expensive, but I thought it was definitely worth it.

u/Zuiko · 1 pointr/photography

I just bought this 5 pack of Portra 400 off of amazon for $29 with free shipping.


I plan on buying more 5 packs from Amazon in the future.

u/ARRchipelago · 2 pointsr/photocritique

If you feel like taking a step further into using a pinhole, you can use black and white photo paper instead of film and with a tiny little hole you can get some incredible sharpness. Granted you'll need the chemicals to develop it, at least you won't need an enlarger and can skip the film developing process! For more contrast you can use an enlarger filter in front of the opening as well.

u/whatamionabout · 1 pointr/analog

I use Amazon to buy my film, it's been pretty reliable, and not too expensive really. Although I have only just started out with taking photos, so I could be wrong.
I've been using the Fujifilm Superia range, which aren't too badly priced.

ISO 200, fuji superia film - 5 pack for £14.89

ISO 400, fuji superia film - 3 pack for £9.27

ISO 200, fuji superia - 3 pack for £3.90

The film you wanted to use did seem rather more expensive, is that because the fim you want to use is of a better quality?

Okay, just googled the Kodak Portra film and it sounds way out of the league of Fujifilm superia, so I apologise haha. I'll still post this though.

u/thnikkamax · 1 pointr/analog

I actually think Fuji Instax mini, if you are buying the value pack at usually 60-67 cents per frame, is cheaper than shooting film after you account for the amount of shots you might mess up in film. Take a $7.50 roll of Portra and $12 to process+scan, at 12 of 36 good frames you are shooting $1.63 per frame. If you get 36 of 36 good shots you are shooting 54 cents per frame in 35mm, but that is typically difficult to do.

It's not exactly the same thing as there are pros and cons for one vs the other. And on the Instax you still have to scan, though the 35mm you still have to print.. but for a student I think Instax will bring you the most joy for the cost.

u/surfinVelociraptor · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

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5-10:Fuji Superia X-TRA 400 (35mm film) because you need film to capture your favourite moments

10-20:The battlefield where the moon says I love you I can be an ispiration for you or get you started reading poetry

20-50:Lomo Fisheye 35mm CameraTo capture your favourite moments in the most unexpected-fun-memorable way

This is my first time commenting on this subreddit, nice to meet you all

u/JFRHorton · 6 pointsr/analog

600 packfilm is pretty expensive. The Impossible Project sells film for about $25 a pack (so, $2.50 a shot). From what I've heard and seen, the film isn't that good either, unless you're into the whole "lomo" or "artistically shitty" thing.

If you want to get into Polaroid cameras, I'd recommend picking up a Polaroid Land camera on eBay. Fuji makes two types of film for those, FP-100C, which is color, and FP-3000B, which is really fast black and white. I've used both, and am very happy with the results. I just bought a Polaroid Land 104 for my flatmate for $25, so they're not too expensive. You'd also need to attach a modern battery pack, which takes only a couple of minutes and $2 at Radio Shack. I could describe how to do that.

u/DanAbnormal · 1 pointr/RandomKindness


They're filters, they either decrease or increase the contrast of photographs. I love photography a lot and really want them, but I can't afford to buy filters with the cost of darkroom chemicals and paper thrown in on top of that.

u/dave_890 · 1 pointr/photomarket

Why use old when you can buy new?

Just out of curiousity, what makes the 450 worth the effort?

If you're just into instant film, check out The Impossible Project. The film is really expensive, but at least you can buy instant 8x10 B&W. You can also turn the peel-off portion into a usable negative if you have the proper chemicals on hand. So, kind of "best of both worlds", as long as you don't mind paying $20 per shot.

u/GamaMiki · 1 pointr/weddingplanning

They sell a Bluetooth Instax Film Printer ($150?) It will allow you/your guests to be selective as to which photos are printed. If the wedding is outside, the exposure is hard to gauge with the instant camera it's self so you may get a lot of bleached photos. You can get film for a bit less than $1/each.

I'd recommend a blue tooth selfie stick and tripod if you go this route.

u/chromo_trigger · 1 pointr/Cameras

Any 35mm film works fine but I personally like Ilford 400 black and white. Here’s the link

Ilford 1574577 HP5 Plus, Black and White Print Film, 35 mm, ISO 400, 36 Exposures https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00009V3CG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_XrsXAb9RXJ876

u/Klarth38 · 2 pointsr/cats

I took this a while ago and I'm not sure about what film I used, but I guess it was this one: http://www.amazon.com/Kodak-Ektar-Professional-Exposures-Negative/dp/B001GO5TU0

This was the first film roll that I used in the camera, so I considered it as a test to look how the photos would look like; because I bought it used and the lens had problems.

I may have a look here for the exact film, but I'm almost sure about that one ;)

u/ocdude · 1 pointr/photography

That's medium format, 120 film. You're looking for 35mm rolls, which I do have to admit can get pricy. It's probably going to get weird now, too, with Kodak flitting about in bankruptcy land.

There are much cheaper stocks out there, but Portra works really well with skin tones, and has much more muted colors than Ektar does.

u/5ougo13 · 2 pointsr/AnalogCommunity

I bought this 5pack of colorplus 200: https://www.amazon.de/dp/B00790NX2G/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_H2fvDbQSV9GPC

And ordered a single pack of Ilford 1574577 HP5 Plus 400: https://www.amazon.de/dp/B00009V3CG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_V2fvDb0BKP2WY

I believe they just mistook that I ordered a 5 pack for both lol

u/thebobsta · 3 pointsr/analog


Nope, you need 600-type film. Fresh stuff is being made still, it's pretty expensive but them's the breaks with instant cameras.

u/sueness · 1 pointr/AskPhotography

I used this from Fuji film. It was opaque... I opened the camera afterwards and made sure the pinhole existed, and it did too.

u/Atari1977 · 2 pointsr/photography

Why use Instax? You can get an older Polaroid Land Camera and use Fuji 100 and 3000 pack film, available on Amazon. If you're looking to spend a bit more, you could also get yourself a medium format kit with a polaroid back.

u/CaptainSnacks · 1 pointr/teenagers

Go for it! Look for a Canon AE-1. That's what I learned on, and they're bulletproof. Use this film and you can't go wrong.

u/killerofgiants · 2 pointsr/ThriftStoreHauls

Got one of those cameras a few months ago. I see Polaroids at Goodwill all the time but this particular OneStep definitely screams gaudy and it had to be bought. The camera is powered by the battery in the film so it most likely won't work (though it's possible). This should be compatible with the camera though: http://www.amazon.com/FUJIFILM-FP-100C-Inches-Professional-Instant/dp/B0000ALLYO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1377539181&sr=8-1&keywords=fujifilm+sx+70

u/thingpaint · 2 pointsr/analog

Walmart by me has the 3 packs of kodak gold for $12.

You can sometimes score cheap rolls of film on amazon if you're willing to buy in bulk; eg: https://www.amazon.ca/Rolls-Kodak-Ultra-135-36-Color/dp/B013KE71P4/ref=sr_1_68?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1485202016&sr=1-68&keywords=film

u/TCBazlen · 1 pointr/instax

I order in bulk off of amazon usually 5-10 packs at a time and store it in my fridge. It ends up being about 75 cents (US) per image, sometimes less.


u/Max_Kas_ · 1 pointr/Polaroid

Shipped and sold by Amazon via Polaroid originals. I contacted Amazon and they just told me to file a return and have a new one sent out.

u/RichardDickrich · 2 pointsr/ThriftStoreHauls

Remember this is for the pull-apart film. This is not for the 600 series instant cameras.


u/ampeed · 1 pointr/orlando

Fujifilm 1068620 Superia X-TRA 400 35mm Film - 4x24 exp, (Discontinued by Manufacturer) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00004TWLZ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_tuK4Ab6K0BXR7

u/ratatek · 3 pointsr/analog

I'm under $6 a roll doing this:

u/RetroRhino · 7 pointsr/saskatoon

I believe that camera will actually take 600 film which means it's actually 3.50$ a picture. amazon link

u/NightEmber79 · 1 pointr/Polaroid

Last packs I bought from Amazon. I buy from Adorama and B&H when it's over $8.99

u/cngodles · 1 pointr/Cameras

I want that!

It looks like it has a pack film back. I'm not 100% positive, but I believe you can buy this film:

And use it in that camera. I'm not sure if it needs batteries or anything.

u/JamesJohnson78579 · 1 pointr/amazon

When you try to add more, it says:
> This seller [Amazon] has a limit of 5 per customer. To see if more are available from another seller, go to the product detail page.

Now that you've been blocked from ordering the film from Amazon, can you still order it from marketplace sellers?

u/cedricisawesome · 2 pointsr/photomarket

If you apply a 20% off coupon on google express it comes out cheaper. The lowest it has been on amazon is $31.49.


Do you have a link to the six pack?

u/Lindsch · 0 pointsr/photography

Why don't you just go buy some more? Or did I miss something?

u/uglynasty · 1 pointr/analog

Oh, I misunderstood! I was thinking you would shoot the shot with your hassy, shoot the same scene with the Instax & give them the instax print as a business card of sorts. I do not think there's a Instax back for a hassy. I have shot instax film in a RB67 polaroid back, but the process probably wouldn't work for street photography. If you're looking for polaroid FILM alternatives that CAN be shot in a pola back, I think FP-100c is your only option