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02-07-2009, 08:46 AM   #121
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. . . I have several old cameras like that and will often put them aside for a while while in mid-roll. Get enough such cameras sitting around and it is very easy to forget what film you have in it. . . .
Or if it has film!

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On cameras without the dial I set the shutter/aperture for full sunshiny Sunny 16 so I can glance at the shutter speed dial and know what ISO film I have in them.
Mike, great tip!!!! Why didn't I think of that. Most of my usable older cameras are kept in a field case and I tuck the end flap from the film box down inside the bottom half of the case. That way I know what I have in regard to both ASA and type of film.

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I make it a practice to assume that any camera might be loaded, if there's a strap on there, and often check by turing the rewind knob, just to be sure. With my memory, I like to maintain habits like that.
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I still use the plastic holder on the film door of my MX, just tear off the end of the box that shows film speed and ASA and tuck it in there. with my other camera I do as straightshooter does.

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I still use the plastic holder on the film door of my MX, just tear off the end of the box that shows film speed and ASA and tuck it in there. with my other camera I do as straightshooter does.
Same here... I also use Ratmagiclady's technique of looking for tension on rewind knob to see if film is loaded.

Setting shutter speed to the ASA of the film loaded before storage is a good idea. Set the camera to "B" if empty.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Ratmagiclady Quote
I make it a practice to assume that any camera might be loaded
Good idea. Safety experts remind us that every year children are photographed with unloaded cameras.

Remember what Eddie Eagle tells children:
If you see a camera:

STOP!
Don't Touch.
Leave the Area.
Tell an Adult.


(I couldn't resist).
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Hee, as chance would have it, I finally remembered to go and look for some label holders at the office supply store: on cameras too old to have the memo holders, I used to put these stick-on plastic ones designed for the purpose (my FTb still has one from those days, which seem to have become hard to find in intervening decades.)

These aren't the right size, what I bought, but I'm going to give one a try, soon, on a Canonet I'm working on. If anyone's interested (and these don't prove to be just terrible when I open em.) I could even send a few along when the Spottie comes this way. Should be extras.
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Wow, no posts in five days...

What's cookin' with the SV, felix68? I can't wait to see your shots!

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Wow, no posts in five days...

What's cookin' with the SV, felix68? I can't wait to see your shots!
I have my first roll of Tri-X pushed to ISO800 at the lab. It will be ready on Saturday so I will post some shots then. My trip to San Francisco last weekend got pushed back so I am hoping to get there this weekend before I send the camera off. If not, we will just have to settle for shots of San Jose.

Ratmagiclady - I will send you a PM to get your shipping info.

Stay tuned!

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Cool, Felix, I just noticed the PM. Hey, btw, it sounds as though it's all already at the lab, but I've got soup mixed up here (Just the D-76 at the moment, but that's good for pushing) if that trip's inconvenient for you.
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Cool, Felix, I just noticed the PM. Hey, btw, it sounds as though it's all already at the lab, but I've got soup mixed up here (Just the D-76 at the moment, but that's good for pushing) if that trip's inconvenient for you.
Thanks for the offer. The lab I use is less than a mile away and they develop and scan to CD for very reasonable prices. Every time I look into doing my own developing, I run into the issue of scanning all of the negatives. I just don't have the time.
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Aha. I see, Felix. I had gotten the idea your *lab* was in San Fransisco.
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First Roll Selected Shots

Well, got the first roll back and was surprised at how well all of the shots turned out! Here is a sample of the best shots:

Kodak Tri-X 400 pushed to 800

Just 3 Months Old, Julia
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Street Sk8rs in Downtown San Jose
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Pay Toilet in Plaza de Cezar Chavez Park, San Jose
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Macy's at Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto
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I will try to uplaod all of them to Flickr a bit later in the day.
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Well, got the first roll back and was surprised at how well all of the shots turned out! Here is a sample of the best shots:
Kodak Tri-X 400 pushed to 800
Very cool. (I'm going to have that song stuck in my head all day now... do you know the way to...)

You're daughter? She's a doll. Love the other shots. Please feel free to upload more than that to the site. Anything and everything is fair game.

Any issues with the camera? Just want to make sure everything worked well for you.

Nice job!

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Looking pretty good.
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