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04-07-2018, 08:32 PM - 2 Likes   #76
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QuoteOriginally posted by chickentender Quote
No, no ... Yaschicas I'm are scrappy enough to have street cred where a Rollei might just be so "everyone-has-that". You need a Ricohflex or Flexaret to really up your hip-game, depending on which continent you'd like to inherit your authentic swagger from.
Ha Ha Ha - see? Total nerd! I don’t need/have cred anyway - I’m just shooting film while I still can. This one will do just fine, thank you very much.

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I'm not sure swagger is a good thing when there's a heavy camera around your neck...

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QuoteOriginally posted by ChrisPlatt Quote
I'm not sure swagger is a good thing when there's a heavy camera around your neck...

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No it isnʻt, but swagger is perfect for hipster camera holsters.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ChrisPlatt Quote
I'm not sure swagger is a good thing when there's a heavy camera around your neck...

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Thatís why the TLR is ideal... light enough for swagger.

Itís only the lightweight hipsters doing the dainty Canonets that are making the Yashicas seem heavy.

someone swaggering with a Pentax 67 or a Mamiya RB without falling right over, now thatís impressive.

Staggering, on the other hand, well thatís expected...

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QuoteOriginally posted by TwoUptons Quote

someone swaggering with a Pentax 67 or a Mamiya RB without falling right over, now that’s impressive.
True there! That's hip-ness bought and paid for.... due diligence. Earned!

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"I couldn't carry my camera easily way before it was popular."
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IMHO the ultimate cool is to be totally unhip. Cool. Take the photos like its every day.

It’s so cold (below freezing) and gray here all I’ve gotten done is scouting locations. Yesterday the Botanical Garden. Today a mid-19th C. River community about an hour north of my house. Crazy neat old houses built chock-a-block up against the limestone bluffs, just crying out for large negatives.
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I have just read this very interesting thread, and cannot stop the urge wanting to comment (even though the thread is a bit old).

One benefit with shooting film is that it is very simple compared to a DSLR. With a basic MF film camera like the KX or MX there are only very few parameters that one needs to take into consideration before taking a shot: Aperture, shutter speed and focussing. The whole photographic experience becomes more enjoyable IMO when using a basic MF film camera. When I photograph with my K-5iis I know I pay much more attention to all the different choices available and also checking the histogram, image preview, etc. In a way I spend much more time focussing on the DSLR than on being present in the photographic moment.

I am fortunate to have a very good Minolta Dimage Scan Elite 5400 scanner that can produce breathtaking scans from both 35mm slides and negatives, and when comparing these scans with files from the K-5iis I do not feel 35mm film, being it Provia 100F or Ektar 100, is inferior in any way.

As a conclusion, MF film cameras gives me a different photographic experience that often results in better photographs than with my digital cameras. I have a much higher procentage of "keepers" from my film photography than with digital, especially with the Pentax 67ii. Fortunately we can choose to photograph and enjoy both film cameras and digital cameras.

*I have to add that a Pentax DSLR like the Pentax K-5iis is unbeatable for night photography and astro.

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I'm a digital native who shot dSLRs for about 6-7 years before getting seriously into film about 5years ago. I now shoot both 35mm and 120 film alongside digital, and tend to use them for specific things (ie. I rarely shoot street with digital, and I rarely shoot macro with film).

So, with that in mind, here's the main reasons I shoot film.

- The shooting experience - I love the tactile feel and process of using old, mechanical cameras and lenses. With the slight exception of the LX, all of my kit is manual and mechanical, and this provides an experience you just can't get with digital. For me, the act of shooting is probably more important to my enjoyment than the resulting image, so shooting experience matters. Note that this doesn't actually have anything to do with film itself, just that this gear isn't made in the digital age.

- The gear - In line with the above. Shooting film gives you access to a fantastic and diverse array of cameras and lenses that can be bought for not much money, and are just great fun to play with. Beware GAS.

- Technique - Shooting manual cameras (most of which don't have built-in light meters) and using single-speed emulsions has taught me to think consciously about light in a way I just didn't learn with digital. Likewise, slowing down the shooting process and having a limited number of frames to use has taught me to be much more thoughtful of subject and composition. Not that you can't learn these things with digital (or course you can), just that for my learning they've been very helpful.

QuoteOriginally posted by CarlJF Quote
Outside of learning how things were done in the film era, there's nothing to learn or benefits from a film era camera if you want to improve your photography.
Never trust someone who says 'there's nothing to learn'...

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I wouldn't advise trying this; 36 frames plus leader is the practical limit.
I get 37-39 full frames from all of my cameras. No loading in the dark, no scratches, no rolls that didn't take up (all of my cameras have some indication that the film is advancing).
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