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10-09-2018, 07:34 AM - 2 Likes   #1
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Film making a comeback with Millenials - Globe and Mail

Nice article on film making a comeback with Millenials.
Includes a few shots of Toronto's Downtown Camera on film with a Pentax 645.
As millennials take up film photography, darkrooms see a bright future again - The Globe and Mail
Much of my Pentax gear came from this store... now I need to go buy a few rolls of Portra 800.

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On the quiz at the end I only got one wrong.
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I can't remember whether I bought my first Camera from Downtown Camera or the now defunct Toronto Camera, but I definitely know the store. MY more local guy stopped doing film when his Kodak automatic film processor broke and he couldn't get parts for it. I wonder how these guys are processing their film.
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I can't remember whether I bought my first Camera from Downtown Camera or the now defunct Toronto Camera, but I definitely know the store. MY more local guy stopped doing film when his Kodak automatic film processor broke and he couldn't get parts for it. I wonder how these guys are processing their film.
I had a chat with Kenny L at the store the other week - they have invested substantially in a new "made-in-Germany" processor for black-and-white, and I am not sure what they will be running for colour once they move into the new store. They had a couple of mini-labs at one point. Burlington Camera and Halton Camera Exchange both run C-41 minilabs. HC cleans and rebuilds theirs annually.
BTW nice job on the Algonquin madness.

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I had a chat with Kenny L at the store the other week - they have invested substantially in a new "made-in-Germany" processor for black-and-white, and I am not sure what they will be running for colour once they move into the new store. They had a couple of mini-labs at one point. Burlington Camera and Halton Camera Exchange both run C-41 minilabs. HC cleans and rebuilds theirs annually.
BTW nice job on the Algonquin madness.
Thanks, I always find madness somewhat entertaining.
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On the quiz at the end I only got one wrong.
The answers are wrong, they are all digital pictures, of course.
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Really enjoy seeing this type of stuff, and it gives confidence that we'll have supplies for some time to come. Looking forward to shooting some Ektrachrome and doing some E6 processing again after many years since having done my last roll of slide film.
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The answers are wrong, they are all digital pictures, of course.
Aren't you the wit! Made me laugh.


The quiz was fun - I had a tough time telling if a couple of them were digital and "processed to look like film" or started in the analog world of film.

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Their white balance would win no prizes.
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Aren't you the wit! Made me laugh.


The quiz was fun - I had a tough time telling if a couple of them were digital and "processed to look like film" or started in the analog world of film.
It's not a matter of wit... one of the most important characteristics of film is the fact that you never really clip the highlights, instead they get progressively whiter, but with countless shades of white.
If you digitalize that, you have to either compress it in the grays, or lose it.
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My daughter was born in 1995. I just read that puts her on the cusp of Gen Y and Gen Z, whatever that means.
Despite being offered several attractive models, she has not picked up a film camera since she was about four or five.

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