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11-11-2010, 10:25 AM   #1
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Film Constipation?

I got it.

With the damn daylight hours being wasted at work I can't seem to finish any rolls at all.

The Chinon Pocket Dual AF-P has a couple of frames left of Ferrania 100
Canon Autoboy Luna has most of a... I can't even remember what
Yashica Mat has 8 frames or so of Neopan 400
Nikon FE has most of a roll of Foma 100
Pentax ZX-L has a roll of Neopan 1600 sitting at '1'

Dag gum it. And I have a roll of 'found' film that came in a ME Super sitting undeveloped, it's Kodak Technical Pan.

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What I've been doing is to carry my one of my film rigs, Minolta x-700, PZ-1p or 645 with me and my K20d. I'll shoot some film along with the digital shots. You have too many film cameras...just get out and shoot.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nesster Quote
The Chinon Pocket Dual AF-P has a couple of frames left of Ferrania 100
Canon Autoboy Luna has most of a... I can't even remember what
Yashica Mat has 8 frames or so of Neopan 400
Nikon FE has most of a roll of Foma 100
Pentax ZX-L has a roll of Neopan 1600 sitting at '1'
I think you've done the first thing you needed to do, create the list

Stick that beside your monitor and start finishing the rolls from the top.
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I know exactly how you feel...
  • Pentax KX: Half a roll of Kodachrome 64
  • Pentax Super Program: Most of a roll of Legacy Pro 100
  • Ricoh XR7: Half a roll of Panatomic-X
  • Ricoh XR-2s: Half a roll of Rollei Retro 80s
  • Olympus XA: Half a roll of Kodak 200 Gold
  • Yashica Lynx 5000: 2/3 roll of Legacy Pro 400
  • Zorki 4K: Most of a roll of Legacy Pro 100
  • 4x5 Film holders: Six holders (12 exposures) loaded and ready to go with Arista.EDU Ultra 100
  • C2 120 Film holder: Half a roll of Ektar 100
  • C2n 120 Film holder: Half a roll of Fuji Acros 100
I was planning on shooting with the XA and the Zorki on my lunch hour, but work intruded

The weekend cometh and perhaps the weather will clear enough for some shooting.


Steve

(Gotta finish up the K64 before the clock runs out!)

11-11-2010, 08:30 PM   #5
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Not sure this will help with your shooting, but you never know...
Amazon.com: How to Good-bye Depression: If You Constrict Anus 100 Times Everyday. Malarkey? or Effective Way? (9780595094721): Hiroyuki Nishigaki: Books: Reviews, Prices & more
11-11-2010, 08:49 PM   #6
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nesster Quote
I got it.

With the damn daylight hours being wasted at work I can't seem to finish any rolls at all.

The Chinon Pocket Dual AF-P has a couple of frames left of Ferrania 100
Canon Autoboy Luna has most of a... I can't even remember what
Yashica Mat has 8 frames or so of Neopan 400
Nikon FE has most of a roll of Foma 100
Pentax ZX-L has a roll of Neopan 1600 sitting at '1'

Dag gum it. And I have a roll of 'found' film that came in a ME Super sitting undeveloped, it's Kodak Technical Pan.
I've got some of the same problem. To make matters worse, I've had bicycle injury that kept me at home during beautiful fall days, but a broken collarbone that makes it hard to hold a camera at eye level. Three rolls are waiting.
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I know what you mean. I'm not too bad right now, but I do have my MX loaded up with Legacy pro 100 sitting at frame #1. It's been there for weeks. Not to mention the many rolls awaiting development, some for months now, eek.

My only suggestion is to make you get out and shoot sometime on the weekend. I find it hard too.
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Super Program - Tmax 100
ZX-7 - Velvia 50

both rolls of 36! slow but steady....

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Another reason I prefer 24 exposure rolls...

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I feel your pain, My currently loaded film camera inventory:

#1 Leica M3 - Kodak T-max 100
#2 Leica M6TTL - Kodak TRi-X
#3 Hexar RF - Ilford Pan F 50
#4 Hexar RF - Kodak 400CN
#5 Canon 1V RS - Kodak TRi-X
#6 Pentax 645NII -Fuji Velvia 50F/T-max 100
#7 Pentax 67 - Ilford Pan-F 50
#8 Pentax ME super - Astia 100
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I was lucky enough to find an old 12 exposure roll of film sitting in a cupboard at the same time I had an ME to test. I try to keep to no more than 2 film bodies loaded at once or I'll end up leaving bodies sitting for months with partially exposed rolls in them. It doesn't help that all the film I've purchased recently has been 36 exposure rolls.
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Has anyone resorted to keeping track of what's where - or what went through what camera + lens - on an index card?
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QuoteOriginally posted by ChrisPlatt Quote
Another reason I prefer 24 exposure rolls...

Chris
Interesting point, since all of my partial 135 rolls are past the 24th exposure.
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QuoteOriginally posted by blackcloudbrew Quote
What I've been doing is to carry my one of my film rigs, Minolta x-700, PZ-1p or 645 with me and my K20d. I'll shoot some film along with the digital shots. You have too many film cameras...just get out and shoot.
I agree. Isn't this half the fun of film, to go out and shoot and then seeing what you get? Think about following the 10 Golden Rules (The Ten Golden Rules – Lomography). Hopefully this will ease some of your problems.
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QuoteOriginally posted by GeneV Quote
I've got some of the same problem. To make matters worse, I've had bicycle injury that kept me at home during beautiful fall days, but a broken collarbone that makes it hard to hold a camera at eye level. Three rolls are waiting.
Hey, btw, Gene, would it help if you didn't have to raise one arm so much?

Vivitar made a kind of funny bracket that puts your hand really low and takes a cable release. You can reverse it to go the left or right. (really handy on the right side, if it's your right shoulder that was hurt: on the left it's great for autofocus cameras, you don't even need the cable release.) Funny-looking but actually a lot comfier than it looks. (I used it just to hold a camera a fair bit back north where it really helped, between the arthritis, a bit of weakness, and a really heavy wool coat I wore. )

Here's one with like a medium format bracket on it, it's a PG-2.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Vivitar-PG2-Camera-Body-Flash-Holder-Bracket-Strap-PG-2-...item19c0caf617


They also made a powered version which you could use to double the battery capacity of a 285HV. (The electronics really don't add much weight or get in the way if you aren't using them: they tend to turn up on Ebay fairly cheap because the power cord's commonly missing, but I don't see any right now. )

Could loan you mine, even, if you think it'd get you back in action.
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