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Film...do you still shoot it?

Discussion in 'Creative Pursuits' started by H8R, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    Just picked up a Nikon F100 for $100 with 17 rolls of slide and negative film. Basically, $100 worth of film with a free camera tossed in.

    I still shoot film from time to time. Anyone else?
     

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  2. Damo

    Damo Short One Marshmallow

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    Yep, I have an old Nikon FE with a beautiful 50mm f1.2 lens. I have a bag of film which all expired back in the 80s and still produce amazing photos. I'm trying to choose carefully what I snap at...
     
  3. Quo Fan

    Quo Fan don't make me kick your ass

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    I still have my Yashika from the '80, and my dad's old Canon rangefinder. Haven't shot film in years.
     
  4. rockofullr

    rockofullr confused

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    Yup!

    Still loving my Nicon FE2. I need some new glass but other than that the old girl is still working perfectly!

     
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    Nope. Metering on the trusty Spotmatic crapped years ago.
     
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    RUFUS e-douche of the year

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    Still shooting with my Minolta srt-101 as a trainer and black and white camera.
     
  7. bean

    bean Turbo Monkey

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    Not really. I've had a roll of Ilford HP5 in my OM-2 for about three years. I should probably finish it off and get it developed along with the roll in my freezer. I liked shooting BW, but I don't have a lab to work in, so it gets expensive having it developed elsewhere and control over development is limited.
     
  8. scott

    scott Chimp

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    I haven't shot film very much at all since college. I think I enjoyed working in the darkroom more than I did actually shooting the photos and now that I don't have access to a darkroom, I find myself reaching for the digital more often.
     
  9. JohnE

    JohnE filthy rascist

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    I have an old school AE1, love to shoot B&W. Problem is who develops anymore? I have no darkroom facilities to use anymore...who do you guys use?
     
  10. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    My laundry room.

    Just bought a simple film changing bag, a tank and some chemicals. It's easy. Everything fits on a shelf above the washer.

    I did munch the first couple rolls pretty bad though. The third one turned out a little better. (36 exposure rolls are a bitch to reel up)

    I scan the negs into my Epson 1660 scanner I picked up at Goodwill for $3
     
  11. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    Oh and the F100.... holy hell. What a camera. I love it more and more.
     
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    Damo Short One Marshmallow

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    I would love to develop my own film. It will have to wait till we shift into our new place...
     
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    bean Turbo Monkey

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    How much did the development stuff run you?
     
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    H8R Cranky Pants

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    In total, from the local shop about $80. That's for the tank, thermometer, jugs, beaker, enough initial chemicals to process dozens of rolls, etc, and then it's just buying more ready-for-use developer once this gallon runs out. (all the rest of the chemicals are concentrated to make gallons and gallons of working solution)
     
  15. StiHacka

    StiHacka Compensating for something

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    B*tch, please...


    (necro-bump with a necro-camera FTW)
     
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    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    2012? A bit off the mark today? :D
     
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    StiHacka Compensating for something

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    I am in a pursuit of my creativity. :banned:
     
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