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12-18-2011, 11:11 PM   #1
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Got a new toy to play with my K-5

It is weird feeling.
My K-5 introduced me to the world of DSLR.
However, it also opened the new world of film and now I obtained this to shoot some films.
This camera raises the level of refinement to a whole new level.

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12-18-2011, 11:52 PM   #2
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Nice toy... I had my MX-Z out last night... totally understand the need to shoot film in this digital age... that toy of yours is a great unit... she should treat you well...
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Nice toy... I had my MX-Z out last night... totally understand the need to shoot film in this digital age... that toy of yours is a great unit... she should treat you well...
Thank you. Yes, there are certain things that Digital Sensor can't pick up that films can. Now, I need some good scanner.
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QuoteOriginally posted by eleventhirteen83 Quote
Yes, there are certain things that Digital Sensor can't pick up that films can.
What is that?

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I think film's dynamic range can't be matched by digital sensors.
Also, if you have a good scanner and scan the film with high resolutions, it is equivalent to 25MP cameras.
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QuoteOriginally posted by eleventhirteen83 Quote
I think film's dynamic range can't be matched by digital sensors.
Also, if you have a good scanner and scan the film with high resolutions, it is equivalent to 25MP cameras.
Let us know how that works out for you.
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Also, if you have a good scanner and scan the film with high resolutions, it is equivalent to 25MP cameras.
There is a lot that can go wrong though between the film, the development, the scan and then producing output that you are happy with.

Welcome to a whole additional workflow - and batch of hassles
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Welcome to a whole additional workflow - and batch of hassles
Not to mention the mega dollars you spend on film and developing.
With all shopping street film vendors/developers gone, here in Melbourne there is one traditional old lab still doing this sort of work. For a 36 frame colour reversal roll be prepared to fork out in excess of $100.00 (Roughly the same in USA Pesetas) This will wipe the smile off you face if nothing else. Sorry for the bad news, I don't mean to spoil your fun.

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Not to mention the mega dollars you spend on film and developing.
With all shopping street film vendors/developers gone, here in Melbourne there is one traditional old lab still doing this sort of work. For a 36 frame colour reversal roll be prepared to fork out in excess of $100.00 (Roughly the same in USA Pesetas) This will wipe the smile off you face if nothing else. Sorry for the bad news, I don't mean to spoil your fun.

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Sorry to hear that. In the United States, I bought 30 Rolls of Professional Fuji Color 160S for $75 . It costs less than $2 to develop the films in any drugstores, Walmart, or Costco. I am gonna get the scanner so it will be free to scan the films as well . And these outputs will match cameras like Nikon D3X(unless you go more than 30X20 prints, then you should just go to Medium Format). So it is very economical compare to $8000 spend on D3X!
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F6 is simply the best film camera ever made. Enjoy it.
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YES! Everything about the camera excels in quality. You gotta hear the shutter or fiddle with buttons to really appreciate F6.
Thank you kindly.
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