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miro_o

Member since Jan 2008 • Last active May 2022

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    very inconsistent!

    True. There is always a more guesswork involved than with most cameras. You get better at it.

    Ricoh R1, or Nikon AF600 are good wideangles. Very pocketable. The same snapshot vibe as the Vivitar but auto exposure and good lenses. Fuji Zoomdate 2.8 Silvi is another pocket, wide compact with 24-50mm (I think) zoom. It’s relatively modern, though I didn’t love the daytime results from that so much, with the flash it’s alright.

    The flashs for the XA series are too slow, quite big, not light and ugly 😂 . I didn’t get good results with an XA2, particularly indoors when the shutter speed dips and your left guessing shutter speed (with no control) and scale focus. It’s fine for street photography with no flash … but you can’t set iso above 800. It is fast very fast to use. I’d love to try the (28mm lens) XA4 but they’re rare. All the XAs break quite a lot - something to do with the shutter release design.

    The L35af or Mju2 do similar (to an XA2) but better. Both have less sought after variations: the Mju1 and L35AF2. These are still considered ok I think, though I can’t vouch for them … (I do own a L35AF2, but have not used it much, and I have zero experience of shooting the Mju1).

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    What would you all recommended for something that isn't going to cost the earth?

    The only P&S film camera I've kept are Olympus Mju2 and Nikon L35AF. But these are quite overpriced now.

    I don't own one currently but the Vivitar UltraWideSlim is really fun. Dirt cheap new, Instand shooting, Lomo vibes, tiny, 22mm lens, happy-accident camera. The complete opposite of the Leica.

    Throw some random, cheep iso400 film through it and if you get a good shot with it you can guarantee it wont be like any other photo taken at the wedding.

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    BalloonGirl is top stuff. Plays to the strength of the medium with those colour casts etc.

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    I think they expired 2012.

    I went for 2x40 mins with an inversion every 20 and a proper agitation in the middle.

    I haven’t scanned yet but they look quite good.

    The mistake (I knew there would be one) was on loading the film onto stainless steel spirals. I should have (and have since) practiced. That bit was far harder than excepted in a dark bag cramped by a large, five-roll canister. I’ve only previously used plastic spirals (about 20 years ago) which I remember being pretty difficult to fuck up. Three of the rolls have some undeveloped patches where film touched film.

    A good bit of learning. I plan to do more.

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    gardens …

    A theme of diagonals going on. Good stuff.

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    I’m going to try semi-stand developing Tmax 100 tomorrow.

    Any tips?

    The rolls are shot at box speed but ancient, long expired (thought well stored).

    I have Rodinal. And was just going to do 2x40 mins with a 1:100 dilution because I have no idea what I’m doing :)

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    Hehehe, I did think (and almost added) ‘… never change lfgss’

    :D

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    If you’re going to the extent of speccing that Bastion like that then you have something more about you than the avg warrior.

    The expensive need for validation?

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    Have you considered just not switching off/on the light? The wiring is really simple!

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    Ace

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