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WW2 Black and white film stock for accurate photography.


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Kitteh

Hey! You guys wouldn't happen to know what the qualities were of camera film during the second world war? Any modern equivalent for modern cameras (eg. In 120 film)?. Hell, any good suggestion for allied cameras from the time as well? I've got a Brownie Hawkeye camera (Yes, I know it's not totally accurate), and I've been meaning to take some nice pictures of me in my uniform. If I were able to get my hands on some unused film from the time, from my general understanding it would have been expired by now so I can't use it. Thanks in advance for any info you guys have.

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Steve B.

Actual period film is likely to be unusable.  Modern black & white and color film is available in a variety of ASA / ISO numbers.  Lots of photo software out there too if you want to do digital photos and artificially age them.  You might look for reenactor pages for this info since this is the type of thing they like to do, too.  At the Front has a good vendors and reenacting group page that might point you in the right direction.  They are at:  www.atthefront.com.

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