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11-15-2010, 08:22 PM   #4321
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QuoteOriginally posted by goddo31 Quote
Congrats yeatzee! Hope you get some nice results to spur you on to get into film more. I think you will like it. I might suggest some film shots with your M85 f/2, perhaps casual portraits. Or anything with the 50 f/1.2 Watch out for the DoF though, there will be about a stop less than with digital.
Im very excited to see the results! Fingers crossed they aren't all super over exposed/under exposed

Yes I am very much looking forward to giving some of my favorite lenses a shot on film. Particularly the F 135mm, M 85mm, and the K 50mm F/1.2

What type of film do you guys buy, and why? Also, where do you get the film? Im lost

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Thanks Luc.

Thanks Jason.

Here's another from the roll, I'm not sure what lens.
I really quite like the simplicity and composition on this shot, and the tones are cool too.
...I am dieing to do some B&W again. As of a while ago I told myself to only pay for development for colour film, as I aim to start doing my own B&W development. I have most of the gear now, but still haven't been able to get started yet The side effect of this is that I now have 11 rolls of film patiently waiting!
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Im very excited to see the results! Fingers crossed they aren't all super over exposed/under exposed

Yes I am very much looking forward to giving some of my favorite lenses a shot on film. Particularly the F 135mm, M 85mm, and the K 50mm F/1.2

What type of film do you guys buy, and why? Also, where do you get the film? Im lost
For some colour film suggestions, check out this recent thread: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-film-slr-discussion/120793-want-move-kodak-gold.html

I tend to buy single rolls of film locally, usually just to try things out. Then when I find what I like, I buy in larger numbers from the US, where film is 1/2 to 1/3 the price of Aussie stores. Check out Freestyle in LA for good prices and awesome range: Freestyle Photographic Supplies - Traditional Black & White Film, Paper, Chemicals, Holgas and ULF

My favourite colour film (so far...) is Kodak Ektar 100, as seen in this thread.
Fuji Reala 100 is also very nice.
For something a bit faster in colour I like Fuji Superia 400.
You can also get some decent B&W films that are developed in colour chemicals (C-41 process), which means that anywhere that can do colour can develop it for you. I have used Kodak BW400CN which fits into this category.

For traditional black and white, I would recommend trying these favourites:
Kodak Tri-X 400, Fuji Acros 100, Fuji Neopan 400, Ilford FP4+ 125

And of course there is a whole world of film to try other than what I have listed here. Not to mention slide film, which I haven't got to trying yet! Have fun...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Swift1 Quote
Thanks Luc.

Thanks Jason.


Here's another from the roll, I'm not sure what lens.
Both this and the previous are great. Lovely separation of tones.

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finally

It took a long time, but I finally got a roll developed on my Program Plus which came as a bonus with a 35-105mm lens.

I was using a Spotmatic but this camera is becoming a favorite very quickly. After running 2-3 rolls through each I think i'll have a better idea of which I like better.

If it's this one, then I may upgrade to a Super Program as a Christmas gift to myself.

I ran the cheapest film I could find through it, these are all on Perutz Primera 200.

Can't wait to run a roll of Formapan through it!

All shot on Pentax-A 35-105mm f3.5













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Those results looks quite fine dj, nice shooting. That film may have been cheap but it looks good..
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+1 on that. I didn't realize Perutz was still in business - I have a few vintage ads from them, from the 60s.

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This is some film I don't recall - nor did I see what was on the edge, unfortunately, that I scanned yesterday, taken in 1990 with an Olympus OM2S and Tamron Adaptall 35-80 01a


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Both this and the previous are great. Lovely separation of tones.
Thanks!

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Hi Folks,
Here is a scan of a picture I got along with a few others at an estate sale. I find the picture quite funny. What do you see?

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Hi Folks,
Here is a scan of a picture I got along with a few others at an estate sale. I find the picture quite funny. What do you see?
This is the missionary guy, right?


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This is the missionary guy, right?


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Steve, No, this was from a different estate sale. This photo made me laugh. The pin up girl and what looks to be a bong on his desk.
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he looks like an agent that's probably one of his clients on the wall
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Something of semi-historical interest. This photo is from '96, but this sort of thing was common since at least the very late 80s. The film is bar coded, for use in developing systems. This film was developed by Mystic Color Labs - they put a bit of paper (with re-ordering built right in) and very thin plastic covering on the film itself.



And here's the end of the film, this one probably 1991, with the paper etc

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Pentax Super A, A 50 f1.7, Kodak BW400CN
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Lovely shot, deep blacks.
Reminds me why I`ve just bought three rolls of 400cn.
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