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Vivitar PS:35 camera

An s shows up in the display area instead of the # of the film. What does that mean? I'm trying to find out if the film is advancing without taking the film out and exposing pictures.

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Try putting a little pressure on the back door right of the finder. If the counter worked, then when film is finished and removed with the back door open you can see a metal lever in the slot that the door fits into. It should be straight vertical if not straighten with a needle or pin to vertical.. No parts are avail. for this model.

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Do I need to buy film to use this kind of camera?


Vivitar makes many cameras. Some use 35 mm film and some are electronic. I believe yours is an XM 1K type:
Product description Product Information The Vivitar XM1K is an APS point and shoot film camera, designed to capture photographs with dazzling colors and record the memorable moments of your life. You can click brilliant outdoor photos even in low-light condition aided by the f/4.5 aperture of this Vivitar film camera. Moreover, the Vivitar XM1K point and shoot film camera effectively removes the red pupils from the subject's eyes caused while using the flash, thanks to the red-eye reduction feature. Further more, this Vivitar film camera, supporting autofocus, lets you focus erratically moving objects with precision. What's more, with a four-mode electronic flash, this Vivitar camera lets you choose the flash mode to suit your requirement.

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Best film for Vivitar V3800N 35mm camera


With modern film technology, use whichever one you wish, they're all good.

The differences between brands (even supermarket/drugstore own brands) is largely one of personal preference: some provide more vivid colours which suit certain subjects but to some they look unrealistic, others have a more subdued colour but to some they look too dull. In practice you probably won't notice the difference as the final colours depend upon which company processes the film and prints the photos, the machines they use, the brand of photo paper, the individual human operator, and whether for economy reasons they've stretched the life of their processing chemicals longer than recommended.

What make a bigger difference is film speed. Slower speeds (lower ISO numbers) give finer image resolution but need longer exposures, faster films (higher ISO) allow faster shutter speeds or smaller aperture settings (or both) but give a less detailed image. But it's true that a modern ISO400 film isn't much worse than the ISO100 films were back in the early 1970's. Given the modest maximum aperture of the lens you have I'd recommend that you avoid using IS0100 film unless you know that you'll be shooting the roll in bright lighting conditions. ISO200 is your best all-rounder unless you have longer telephoto lenses in which case you'll find that ISO400 is a better choice.

You can also save a lot of money if you buy out of date film: if it's been stored in cool conditions it's usually good for at least a year after the expiry date, but if you wish to use slide (a.k.a. transparency) film then it's best to reduce that to no more than six months.

The biggest difference to image quality is you and your understanding of how to use the camera, and the single best investment you'll make will be a tripod and shutter release cable: used together you can eliminate camera shake and ensure that your photos are as sharp as possible. Even a small bean bag can be used instead of a tripod if there's something to rest it on.

In short, you'll only find "your" best film by using lots of it, regularly, and experimenting to find a good photo lab and then sticking with it for as long as they do a good job.

Good luck, and I hope that I've helped you. Please feel free to ask me for further clarification if anything I've written is not clear enough, and when you're happy with my answer please take a moment to rate my reply.

Apr 30, 2010 | Vivitar V3800N 35mm SLR Camera

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What if the rewinding lever doesnt rewind ?


Change the batteries under the camera. This camera is electronic. With a new battery, the camera will reset the mirror and you can **** the shutter and lower the mirror. If this does not fix the problem you may have a shutter or advance problem and the camera would have to be send off for repair. Start witht he battery, that is the fix 9 out of 10 times.

Feb 26, 2010 | Vivitar V3800N Zoom 35mm SLR Camera

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What Film Should I use for Vivitar V4000?


try Kodak ISO, ( ASA), 400 ( DIN 27 Degree ) 35 mm film to start. if you like the results, stick with it. remember the faster the film the higher the grain. the slower the film the finer the grain, sharper enlargments with finer grain.

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Pictures on my MAC from vivitar 550


Try a card reader instead of camera.
Put the memory card in a usb or other type reader.
~YCSPhoto~

Mar 12, 2008 | Vivitar ViviCam 35 Digital Camera

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Buttons


S would be 'Start' IMHO, A carry over from the earlier days when paper rolled films had the numbers on the paper rather than the camera having a frame counter.

Feb 23, 2008 | Vivitar V3800N Zoom 35mm SLR Camera

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Load film into my camera


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