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11-24-2010, 09:37 AM   #46
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1 roll of superia 100.. for almost 2 month..

11-24-2010, 09:48 AM   #47
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I'm sitting on Film in 6 different bodies right now and the thing that's stopped me finishing any of them is the short days, it's dark when I leave in the AM and dark again when I head home. none of the films are in a position to be pushed so I wait for a nice day off (hopefully saturday or sunday this week) and I'll tryan and blast through at least 3 of the 5 cameras (all rangefinder variants so easy to take them all) then I'll takle the 2 Lomo cameras (really gotta be in the mood for LOMO stuff and one is a fisheye)
the last will be the Bronica as it's a chore to shoot
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wombat Quote
Why is it that we have no problem blasting off 300-400 shots in a session with a digital camera but struggle to finish 36 measly frames of film over months (even years, I confess)? Are we too cheap? Too lazy? What is it? I can sit for hours clicking away with an empty film camera just for the sheer pleasure of handling it, but to actually load a film in it and finish it off is torture! I don't understand...
This is SO recognisable......
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300-400 shots? IMO that's proof your digicams LCD screen and mass storage are curses, not blessings.

After 1-2 frames an experienced film photographer will know if they got the shot.

Learning to evaluate a scene and previsualize the image is an essential photographic skill.


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11-25-2010, 09:14 PM   #50
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A good sized Thanksgiving gathering turned out to be a film laxative. Now comes darkroom constipation.
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I probably jinxed myself by listing my Thanksgiving photos as a relief from film constipation. As I posted on another thread, due to some processing errors, the first roll looked like.....
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I'm pretty determined to finish this roll of HP5, and then I *have* to mix chemistry and get some of this backlog caught up with. Once this holidays are done. And there's the Sightseer, which ought to be coming along at some point. There, I've been planning to splurge on some processing and scanning so there'll be some instant gratification here, I hope. But, still.

I think I shoot more frames with digital in part because it's actually just less positive what you've got. I'd still pay real money for a more precise focusing screen, that's the big one.
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I just blew through two more rolls, now that my shoulder is working.

I wonder if it is up to handling the 645??

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QuoteOriginally posted by GeneV Quote
I just blew through two more rolls, now that my shoulder is working.

I wonder if it is up to handling the 645??
Ah, it's good to hear that, but be patient with yourself as you heal up, if there's any doubt.

I didn't manage to finish that roll while I was away, (The weather turned a bit too messy for walking around) but it's time to get developing, anyway.
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Dang! Just as I am finally moving some film through, another camera comes in the mail. Time to put some film through it to see if it actually works as promised.


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LOL ain't that a bitch, those new cameras coming in and ruining your rotation

Right after posting this I'm going to put my Fed-3 into a dark bag to extract film that I broke inside it. Why? Because I forgot how to rewind that camera, that's why. You're supposed to push down and then towards the B, and its' the thing that you'd think was an exposure locking collar. At least it's b&w film so it can go straight in the tank.
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One more done. It was almost too easy. The sequence goes like this:
  • Decide you want to test some aspect of an accessory power winder
  • Attach winder to camera
  • Squeeze off several seconds worth of shutter cycles (@ 2.5 fps)
  • Wonder why winder stopped
  • Open back to see if there is a film chip jammed in the works
  • Be very surprised to see an entire roll of film jammed in the works!


The Ricoh XR-2s is officially empty. We will see this evening whether there are any usable shots from the first half of the roll. (My last roll of Rollei Retro 100 too )

Current backlog looks like this:
  • Yashica Lynx 5000: 1/2 roll of Legacy Pro 400
  • Ricoh XR7: 1/2 a short roll of Panatomic-X
  • Calumet C2: 1/2 120 roll of Acros 100
  • Calumet C2N: 1/2 120 roll of Ektar 100
Slowly, but surely we are getting there...

Steve

(...always check for film in camera before playing with same...)

UPDATE: Most of the roll came out just fine. Amazing!

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Yikes! I just realized I have partial rolls in 7 out of 9 bodies, 6 of which are more than 2 months old including both MF cameras. I need to get cracking now that my injuries from last year are healing.

What is hanging around:

LX-Portra 160
MX-Arista premium @+2 (I use this combo most, these days)
P5-LegacyPro 100 (about to expire)
SuperProgram1-Reala
SuperProgram2-empty
ZX-L-empty

645-Ilford Delta Pro 3200
Graphlex--Fuji 160s in one back, Tmax 400 or HP5 in another.
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I was doing pretty well until I caved in and put more film in the Kiev 4A. The Ricoh XR7 still has 24 exposures left of vintage Panatomic-X, but that situation is much improved over a couple of days ago since I had the camera with me yesterday for a little x-c skiing. The Lynx 5000 also has a half roll of Legacy Pro 400 (one of the last). Unfortunately, I also need to do some more test shots with the Canon P. There was some evidence of a light leak on my last roll.


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QuoteOriginally posted by tuco Quote
I don't feel so bad. Only 3 cameras with unfinished rolls and not much time to go out and finish them off too. And when there is time, it is raining
Aahhh...the bane of those of us in the area. I hate it when it rains, but I do love the green!
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