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02-19-2012, 05:21 PM - 1 Like   #1
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Loving film

I just wanted to say it. I haven't shot film in over 15 years and recently picked up a 645N to sort of have as a backup for my 645D (once you go medium format it's hard to shoot 35).

Anyway for fun I have been shooting black and white portraits of my wife and developing them in house. The satisfaction of doing this all on your own is very rewarding. I don't have any stunning images to show off...I just wanted to express the joy I have had.

I am thinking of even trying out my own e-6 processing since everyone wants $10 roll

02-19-2012, 05:46 PM   #2
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I enjoy film as well .I shoot 35mm cant afford the big guns. I am thinking of trying to learn to do my own developing this year.
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I've been spending a lot of time scanning in film images from the 80s from my 35mm. I can't scan my 6 mm x 6 mm since my scanner doesn't have that capability. However, I'm impressed how much better my digital images from today (even at just 10 mpg) are than the scanned 35mm images are (at 1200 dpi). I like some of the images from years gone by but after having to clean up the dust spots and other adjustments necessary to make them presentable, (and they were stored in negative sleeves in good conditions), I much prefer my digital images to the old film images (of mine!) I don't think that I would trade my current digital images with my old film images, based on the relative quality of each.

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Op, glad you are enjoying the simple pleasures in life. I've given up film 100%. Although am now scanning and handling tons of old negs back 40+ years ago. Bringing back lots of old memories.



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I too enjoy shooting with film. What I don't enjoy is trying to find rolls of 120 without having to order online or drive to Toronto.
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QuoteOriginally posted by CGrimm Quote
I too enjoy shooting with film. What I don't enjoy is trying to find rolls of 120 without having to order online or drive to Toronto.
You need to order a stash and keep it in the freezer. Pick a couple of films and stick to them. Bouncing around from one brand to another with BW film means you never maximize either one or end up with just average results (processing-wise).
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I enjoy shooting film as well and understand the satisfied decriptions above - and even more than my 645 I enjoy my 67.

Yesterday I filled a film in an oldtimer exibition using tripod & waist level finder - feeling is simmply different than any digial shooting.
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E-6 development

QuoteOriginally posted by Shuttershane Quote

I am thinking of even trying out my own e-6 processing since everyone wants $10 roll
It is been 2 months now since I shoot in only films (35mm) extensively. I started developing my own slide films using Arista E-6 kit. It is not a hard process at all. However, one has to be very careful with the temperature of the developing chemicals, because slight decrease in temperature meaning some color shifts. But then for viewing at home purpose, it surely beats $10 processing fees per roll. Also, I buy my films used on eBay (Usually $3 per slide film 36 exp rolls)

I am thinking about selling some of my Nikon lenses to move to 645N.

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QuoteOriginally posted by klaus123 Quote
I enjoy shooting film as well and understand the satisfied decriptions above - and even more than my 645 I enjoy my 67.

Yesterday I filled a film in an oldtimer exibition using tripod & waist level finder - feeling is simmply different than any digial shooting.


If I remember right it was the 105/2,4 165/2,8 -other results can now be seen here:Startseite / Technik / Meilenwerk Düsseldorf | Klaus-macht-Bilder.de

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Film cannot die!
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Nice second post Trencherman!

I've stopped shooting digital completely. My DA* lenses are on craigslist and my online shopping cart is full of so much film related material, it gets me giddy thinking about when I get to pull the trigger. Home developing has been a blast.

People have said it many times before, but it is SO true. Digital will never captivate the photographers heart the way film can.
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