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  • Yep, a Yashica T4, and a Nikon FM with a 50mm f1.8.

  • i have that nikon 50mm f1.8 on my dslr, love it! (sorry to semi hijack the thread)

    thinking about going Lomo for fun though... 4,000 yen gets you a new fisheye one out here, might be a laugh

  • i still use my trusty nikon fe2 and my nikon fm

  • 606, I used to own a few Mamiya C33s, but upgraded to RB67. I wish I were still shooting square. I'm going to have make some decisions.

  • rz67, cambo 5x4, and on the (incredibly) rare occasions that i can justify knocking about £20 quid a frame shoot 10x8

  • For me, digital just doesn't cut it. Yes, its visibly much sharper, but a scan at 4000 of a 35mm negative, gives approximately a 113MB file size, a 6x6 negative gives a 214MB file size (24 bit), and of course my RB67 gives even bigger file sizes to work with. Not as sharp, but much, much larger files to work with, and therefore more possibilities for creativity.

  • pentax k1000. best film slr body ever.

  • horses for courses, i think theres room for both, a p45 outdoes any medium format film in size and sharpness. but film have qualities that you dont get in dig, warmth and tone and grain, which yeah you can add in photoshop, but your spending time replicating something you can just as easily get by shooting film, even as dig gets bigger, you will still get people making and selling film so it doesnt matter, it will just become more niche.

    all we need now is someone to start manufacturing 10x8 polaroid and we're laughing

  • Polaroid isn't for everyone, but kudos to those that use it.

  • A friend of mine (he's around 50) bought his daughter a proper non-digital SLR for her birthday last year, she wasn't too happy, I can't quite remember the exact words, but she said something like:

    'What is it ? how do you do text messages, where is the phone, how many songs can it hold'

  • i heard a similar thing about someone trying to take photos with a bakerlite

  • Love Film

    Hassleblad 500cm, EOS 3, Nikon FE

  • yashica T5, hassleblad 503 40/80/120, linhoff technicardan 115,150,210.
    not touched them for about 3 years, boxes of film in the cupboard under the stairs including a load of 10x8 that i used to shoot half sheet (10x4)
    was really into proper black and white fp4 in rodinal or HC110 printed with cold cathode on oriental seagull with a bit of selinium, the zone system with a spotmeter and all that faff.

    i love digital :-)

  • Digital has it place for sure! rock a 1Ds mark 2 at work...

  • i have that nikon 50mm f1.8 on my dslr, love it! (sorry to semi hijack the thread)

    thinking about going Lomo for fun though... 4,000 yen gets you a new fisheye one out here, might be a laugh

    if you want to fuck about a bit on a lomo ive got a holga with a fisheye and strobeflash and literally never use them, your welcome to borrow if you want...

  • yashica T5, hassleblad 503 40/80/120, linhoff technicardan 115,150,210.
    not touched them for about 3 years, boxes of film in the cupboard under the stairs including a load of 10x8 that i used to shoot half sheet (10x4)
    was really into proper black and white fp4 in rodinal or HC110 printed with cold cathode on oriental seagull with a bit of selinium, the zone system with a spotmeter and all that faff.

    i love digital :-)

    dont suppose you'd be willing to part with any of the linhof stuff?

  • i dunno, i think eventually i'll put a sliding back on it and get some digital lenses
    i probably should sell it as there's over 3.5k worth of gear not being used but it's such a nice camera to use that i think i'll keep it.

  • i cant say i blame you, the sliding glass plates are supposed to be quite good, tried using that live feed focus for about a week and its quite possibly the worst system ive ever seen.

  • Yep and use a dark room in Clapham. Costs £30 a year and £10 for a 3 hour session - black and white only.

  • i love film, but just don't have to time to sit in front of the film scanner and scan them in. I love Lomo for it's ease of use and toughness being lugged around everywhere. I also have old russian zenit SLR with fisheye, tele, wide and macro, Rollei 35 + 35s, Ricoh 35Z, Yashica Electro 35 and a few others, all great, just big and cumbersome...

  • i love film, but just don't have to time to sit in front of the film scanner and scan them in. I love Lomo for it's ease of use and toughness being lugged around everywhere. I also have old russian zenit SLR with fisheye, tele, wide and macro, Rollei 35 + 35s, Ricoh 35Z, Yashica Electro 35 and a few others, all great, just big and cumbersome...

    why the hell would you sit in front of film scanner and scan them in? simply go to the labs, ask them for a "develop and CD only", cost about.. £5 to £7 depending on the labs, and bingo, you got all the photos in high resolution in a CD.

  • i love my Bronica EC to death and am yet to find a digi cam that is like my minolta dynax7.
    would love to go digital but dont have the £££££

  • Yep, a Yashica T4, and a Nikon FM with a 50mm f1.8.

    The Yashica T4 is an excellent camera, I have an T5 (weatherproof kind) cause I have a Contax T3 in for repair and needed summat to temporary replace it.

    pentax k1000. best film slr body ever.

    I grew up with that camera, my father have been using it for 30 years and it hasn't even got a change of lens, same old 50mm F/1.4 and camera, it was until I obtained a Pentax Spotmatic when I realise how modern and angular the K1000 is.

    my camera collection is a bit big but I use only a handful

    LOMO LC-A - my beaut everyday camera, it's flaw is why I love it, I have to work a bit harder if i want a great shot, that the camera that taught me to slow down after I sold my Nikon D50 (£80)

    Contax T3 - my professional everyday film compact, you don't need a big SLR to take quality picture when this is perfect, and easier than owning an Leica (£300).

    Canon EOS-1n - professional camera for my HNC Photography course, usually for outdoor, street, event etc. (£150).

    Bronica SQ-A - ditto as the Canon, depth of field is amazing on medium format, perfect for studio and portrait (£100).

    Holga - modified with a working aperture, rarely use it cause I'm used to a rectangle format, and frankly London's not exactly an idea place for a camera that need a LOTS of light to exposed a film. (£20).

    I got other camera, but it's never been used and I only got it for aesthetics reason (which is the first rules of photography, it's your eyes that's important, not the camera, they're just light box), I add the price to see how cheaply you can obtain one, especially the Canon, as it's the same as the Canon 5D, just in film format.

    Apart from the Contax, but then, there's no such thing as a full-frame digital compact yet.

    i have that nikon 50mm f1.8 on my dslr, love it! (sorry to semi hijack the thread)

    50mm is useless on a cropped sensor digital thought, the lens become an 80mm F/2.5 lens, far too long to be a useful everyday lens, your best option is a 30mm F/1.4 from Sigma, that give you an exact 50mm viewpoint to be used as an perfect everyday lens.

  • actually, do anyone here have a Flickr? it would be interesting to see other's photography.

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