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Old 22nd May 2008   #1
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Non-digital film photography and cameras

I know almost everyone has moved over to digital, but edscoble still uses film, and I have an RB67 that needs to get out a bit.
Anyone else still like slides and prints from films?

Repairs:
Sendean Cameras

Processing:
Film Processing thread (some links below)

[Recommended]
http://www.fotostation.co.uk/page/film_processing
http://www.photofilmprocessing.co.uk/
http://www.peak-imaging.com/htmls/film_processing.htm
http://www.spectrumphotolabs.co.uk/ / http://www.spectrumphotolabs.co.uk/c..._proc_cont.htm
http://www.photofusion.org/filmprocessing/c41.htm
http://www.thevaultimaging.co.uk/film-processing.asp
http://www.darksidephoto.co.uk/services.html

[Others]
http://www.club35.co.uk/ / http://www.club35.co.uk/120.html / http://www.club35.co.uk/e6.html
http://www.dscolourlabs.co.uk/c41_pr...FUFC4QodommE-w#
http://www.thewholepictureonline.co....rocessing.html
http://www.pdqfilmprocessing.com/
http://www.cheshirephotolab.co.uk/processing.htm

Cameras - collectables:
http://www.vintagecameras.co.uk/
http://www.collectablecameras.com/list.htm
http://vintageclassiccamera.com/
http://vintagecameras.classicphotographics.co.uk/
http://www.peterloy.com/stock-list.php
http://www.the-camera-house.co.uk/
http://www.mwclassic.com/index.html
http://www.marriottworld.com/newstock.htm
http://ffordes.com/
http://mrcad.co.uk/

Cameras - modern:
http://www.robertwhite.co.uk/
http://www.calumetphoto.co.uk/eng/ca...s/film-cameras


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Old 22nd May 2008   #2
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Yep, a Yashica T4, and a Nikon FM with a 50mm f1.8.
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Old 22nd May 2008   #3
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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
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Old 22nd May 2008   #4
Dovey
i still use my trusty nikon fe2 and my nikon fm
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Old 22nd May 2008   #5
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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.
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Old 22nd May 2008   #6
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rz67, cambo 5x4, and on the (incredibly) rare occasions that i can justify knocking about 20 quid a frame shoot 10x8
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Old 22nd May 2008   #7
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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.

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Old 22nd May 2008   #8
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pentax k1000. best film slr body ever.
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Old 22nd May 2008   #9
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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
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Old 22nd May 2008   #10
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Polaroid isn't for everyone, but kudos to those that use it.
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Old 22nd May 2008   #11
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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'
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Old 22nd May 2008   #12
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i heard a similar thing about someone trying to take photos with a bakerlite
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Old 22nd May 2008   #13
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Love Film

Hassleblad 500cm, EOS 3, Nikon FE
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Old 22nd May 2008   #14
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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 :-)
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Old 22nd May 2008   #15
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Digital has it place for sure! rock a 1Ds mark 2 at work...
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Old 22nd May 2008   #16
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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...
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Old 22nd May 2008   #17
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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?
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Old 22nd May 2008   #18
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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.
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Old 22nd May 2008   #19
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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.
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Old 22nd May 2008   #20
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Yep and use a dark room in Clapham. Costs 30 a year and 10 for a 3 hour session - black and white only.
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Old 22nd May 2008   #21
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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...
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Old 22nd May 2008   #22
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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.
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Old 22nd May 2008   #23
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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
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Old 22nd May 2008   #24
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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.

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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.

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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.
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Old 22nd May 2008   #25
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actually, do anyone here have a Flickr? it would be interesting to see other's photography.
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Old 22nd May 2008   #26
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I do but it's not really got much in it. Hopefully over the next few months I'll beef it up though. My Pentax ME-Super has been gathering dust for too long and my mum randomly bought my dad a 200 film scanner to scan in 10 or 20 slides that he had. I'd been been lusting after a similar, but cheaper, film scanner for ages and then one just appeared to now I've no excuse for not getting dev only for 3ish.

Click dem links
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Old 23rd May 2008   #27
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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...
id love to, but im in Japan :(
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Old 23rd May 2008   #28
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by asking for flickr, you hoping for film stuff?

i only have digital :(

www.flickr.com/photos/punkrockpete
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Old 23rd May 2008   #29
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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.
i mainly use it for macro and low-light stuff really. not an everday lens. but ill look into the Sigma for sure :)
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Old 23rd May 2008   #30
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just a few snaps...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rtcc/
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Old 23rd May 2008   #31
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a few more snaps, sorted by films or camera...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/gabes/c...7600123142612/
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Old 23rd May 2008   #32
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pentax k1000. best film slr body ever.
^ agreed! and they have some of the best prime lenses IMHO.
I have a battered Yashica fx-d.
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Old 23rd May 2008   #33
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holga 'atcha bwoy! hahaha. no, seriously, i love my holga, but struggle with a good place for porcessing and getting hold of polaroid stock for the holgaroid mod is tough. :(
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Old 23rd May 2008   #34
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I can't believe ppl are prepared to pay 80 for an LCA. Shocking.

Hate the Lomographic society.
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Old 23rd May 2008   #35
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I've got a ton of old film cameras. Nothing too amazing. The best ones are probably my cheap Russian Leica knockoffs which are actually amazing quality for the price. I've got a bunch of nice compacts (Olympus XA's, Russian Contax knockoffs). An EOS (got a digital EOS too). A Lubitel. A load of box cameras (and brownies). The whole collection isn't worth shit really but my dad is a camera nerd and never really uses his Rollei's and the nicer ones (for fear of breaking them) so I didn't want to do that. I don't own a camera that is worth worrying about and purposely won't.
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Old 23rd May 2008   #36
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I still have my Nikon f4 which i have not used for a couple of years since buying my d80. I have a fickr thingy but not used it for a while.
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Old 23rd May 2008   #37
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Got the following film cameras...

Olympus OM1, gathering dust a bit!
Lomo Diana which I am just getting grips with
Lomo Colour splash that I take all over and usually shot slide film and cross process.
Currently looking for a Polaroid SX-70 (loads around, but looking for the right one.

Also have an Olympus Mju Digital, not as good as my girls Canon I got her for Christmas!!
Got a flickR account, but need to put pics up on it, I'll get around to it some day!
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Old 23rd May 2008   #38
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I can't believe ppl are prepared to pay 80 for an LCA. Shocking.

Hate the Lomographic society.
do you really want to learn how much the Canon 450D cost normally? that'd make the LSI seemed generous.

I paid 80 for it 5 years ago actually, from Bulgaria (custom tax buggered it up).
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Old 23rd May 2008   #39
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Got the following film cameras...

Olympus OM1, gathering dust a bit!
Lomo Diana which I am just getting grips with
Lomo Colour splash that I take all over and usually shot slide film and cross process.
Currently looking for a Polaroid SX-70 (loads around, but looking for the right one.

Also have an Olympus Mju Digital, not as good as my girls Canon I got her for Christmas!!
Got a flickR account, but need to put pics up on it, I'll get around to it some day!
The Polaroid SX-70 a gorgeous piece of camera, clever too, felt very weak (note: felt that is, not actually weak), it annoying that everytime i open the camera i took 10 years of it's life out of it.

Diana are a bugger to use, but the result is more rewarding when the photo's finally exposed, more rewarding than the easy strong Holga.
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Old 23rd May 2008   #40
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do you really want to learn how much the Canon 450D cost normally? that'd make the LSI seemed generous.

I paid 80 for it 5 years ago actually, from Bulgaria (custom tax buggered it up).
Go on then, how much is a 450D normally (how do you mean normally anyway)?
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Old 23rd May 2008   #41
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I got a Diana clone (Annie) from a car boot sale for about 20p. Plus I got a 35mm version (no name) from a charity shop for about 2.
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Old 23rd May 2008   #42
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dunne have a filkr.
my site is http://www.leowilliams.net
but its under construction have some random stuff on http://leo.is.my.web.name
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Old 23rd May 2008   #44
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my website www.garysmithphoto.co.uk
soon to be updated with more stuff.
i have a flickr site but it's not got much on it as i'm not one of those people who wanders round taking pictures all the time .
i don't like taking pics when cycling as it feels like i'm working when i should be enjoying my time off.
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Old 23rd May 2008   #45
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my website www.garysmithphoto.co.uk
soon to be updated with more stuff.
i have a flickr site but it's not got much on it as i'm not one of those people who wanders round taking pictures all the time .
i don't like taking pics when cycling as it feels like i'm working when i should be enjoying my time off.

Old link bad, new link good :)

www.garysmithphoto.co.uk
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Old 23rd May 2008   #46
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whoops, brainfade
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Old 24th May 2008   #47
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Hasselblad 500 series
EOS 5
Linhof 5x4
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Old 24th May 2008   #48
tynan
Digital is better, let's be honest here.


fails to define 'better' and runs off to hide
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Old 25th May 2008   #49
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It appears that Fuji FP100 will be the last of the Instant Films, as Polaroid has abandoned the field; or at least is doing so this year. The Fuji FP100 will remain available in medium format sizes.....for the time being.
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Old 25th May 2008   #50
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who cares about what you use to capture the image, it's all in the glass. bah. Film sucks. Don't believe me? try reparing a negative.

Digital IS much better... you learn more, shoot more, spend less. The only good thing about film is it makes you think more, but with digital you don't have to think less...
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