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10-06-2009, 07:31 PM   #46
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Haven't heard a peep yet - maybe someone else got there first...

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Too bad... damned CL snipers!

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you
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Thanks.

That black K2 with the K50/1.4 was a better score the other day anyway. Man is that camera nice - smooth as silk. I've had a few rolls through already - hopefully I can find time to develop them soon...
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Just thought I'd throw some comments in here.

After spending hours upon hours upon hours deleting all my digital 'take 200 pics and pick 1 good one' pictures, I decided that maybe going film would be a good break from the regular workflow. i find that having all these restrictions (set iso, can't check the shot until after, cost per shot, etc.) really force me to slow down and take the best photo that I can. Also, I've not been too impressed with the digital dynamic range in high contrast situations and don't really want to spend $3-8k on a digital SLR just to get it back.

Having access to legacy lenses with Pentax that work on both digital and 35mm is really a blessing.

However, I just found out that my local Costco no longer processes film! And the local Kerrisdale Camera store has to send it out to their main store in Vancouver to have any film processed (even C-41). Film stock is also dwindling too.

Thinking of getting a place to process my film and then just scan it to digital. curious on your thoughts?
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HI dugrant153,

Same thoughts here , shooting like crazy and didn't find much picture that I like. I said to myself better to shoot film why? will that make me a better photographer? I don't think so, but I will definitely slow down. And you know what, no more cleaning sensor. Cost me 40$ each time, done twice now!! I'm leaving my fa50mm 1.4 in it and I will not removed it , no way.

I have a question for you all. I saw on loblaws (here in montreal) some photolab film brand with processing only cost 3.24$. Are those good film? I usually shoot fuji superia. Are these ok film?

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I bought some film from a local Pharmasave for $5. "EasyPix" film. Will let you know how it turns out.

I like Fuji Superia 400 so far. But how good it turns out I think depends on the printer and developer.

Today, I just got some Fuji Superia 400 prints back from London Drugs. They printed on some no-name paper and the pictures look very scratchy and noisy and "bleah". Other places I've been to (Dunne and Rundle - Downtown, Kerrisdale Cameras) tends to give me better quality... hmm...

i'll double check and report back.
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I have gone another route. After playing around with several different films: Zenfolio | Luc Benac | Shots by Film type
I have settled on one film for every type I want to use and then shop around to get the best deal buying 20 rolls or more of the same film:
1) Fuji Velvia 100 for landscape
2) Kodak Portra 400 NC for all around color
3) Agfa APX 100 for B&W
I am still debating adding TriX 400 to the list and freezer.
Of course I still have a few misc. rolls of film in the freezer that I will go through bit by bit

Regarding the cost of the film itself. Well I am not shooting roll after roll so paying $2 more for a roll to get the film I want is not an issue (this is of course where buying 20 + rolls come into play) specially as I am paying development and spending the time scanning anyway.

Cheers,

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Thanks for the heads up... I'm not going to be there though. I'm going to pick up a 50mm 1.4 on Sunday!
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QuoteOriginally posted by keyser Quote
Thanks for the heads up... I'm not going to be there though. I'm going to pick up a 50mm 1.4 on Sunday!
Have fun, which vesion K, M, A, F,or FA? I have the K50/1.4, very nice lens and not too heavy.

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I'm going for the M as I have no need for the A setting. I know people have said it's not the best IQ of the lot, but the feel of it is fantastic....

Of course, this means I may have to sell my Pentax-F 1.7 but I'm not jumping to that conclusion yet
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QuoteOriginally posted by lbenac Quote
I just went to pickup my two rolls from LD.

1)XP2 C41 B&W
Not one shot came out right.
Excessive noise. Very little dynamic range. Some line marking in certain shots.
If I compare with the roll of Kodak TriX 400 is like night and day . So no more XP2 for me.
I've never used XP2, but used XP1 quite a bit many, many years ago with fine results. Shooting XP1 at 50 or 100 resulted in grainless negatives. 1600 was noisy, yes, but being able to shoot ISO 50 on one negative and 1600 on the next followed by 400 without having to change film was a marvel.
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