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04-03-2012, 06:18 AM   #1576
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i love that light meter..

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Wonder why I never spotted this thread...

I started with SLR photography with a KX, when the film advance lever locked up I looked around and got a K 1000, so I could keep using the Tokina 70-210 lens I had bought, then had two 50mm lenses since it also had one. Later I went to a ME then ME Super, (and collected a couple more 50mm lenses) had 3 or 4 of those and a A3000 with the series A 50mm, and picked up a 28mm along the way too. The ME Super is the one I would use now if I wanted to do any 35mm stuff, and probably with the M42 adapter and Vivitar 200.

I haven't shot any 35mm in several years, developing is hard to find and film is almost nonexistent, so I stick with digital these days. But a friend and I have discussed it, we're seriously thinking about finding some film and doing one last 35mm day in the field before film disappears completely. Kodak stopped making film a couple of years ago, developing is fading away, I don't have the knowledge or supplies to do my own, my friend can but developed a chemical intolerance a few years ago, he'll get incredibly sick if he gets close enough to smell the chemicals, so within a couple of years overseas will be the only source for film and no place to develop it, so we're planning to do one more 35mm outing then hang up the film cameras. If we do I might take the Minolta too. (SRT 101) It's my only non Pentax camera other than a couple of digital point and shoots.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Paleo Pete Quote
Kodak stopped making film a couple of years ago,
thats news to me! I think your information is somewhat off.
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QuoteOriginally posted by séamuis Quote
thats news to me! I think your information is somewhat off.
I guess he is thinking about Kodachrome and the re-arrangement of Portra.

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Paleo Pete - you can get plenty of film from B&H, Adorama, Freestyle... and apart from 'real' b&w film which is cheapest developed at home, if you don't have a CVS or Wal Mart handy, Dwayne's mail order developing is inexpensive and excellent.

Really, film is still there and a viable format
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QuoteOriginally posted by RickyFromVegas Quote
That's exactly why I prefer ME Super over Program Plus.
The viewfinder with the shutter speed on the left side with brightly lit LED, and the quiet shutter noise. Program Plus sounds like two swords clashing one another ;P

I also should have said that ME Super is a much better camera for me than Program Plus.
Thanks Ricky and Sluggo!
That was a pretty concise response.

Now if I can only get out there, shoot a couple rolls, and see if I can settle my own mind...

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QuoteOriginally posted by Paleo Pete Quote
... and film is almost nonexistent
Boots (a UK-based chain of drug stores) carries film, and even the local 99p store has 24 exposure rolls of Kodacolor Gold. All the local camera shops carry film (although, annoyingly, not Ektar or Portra). Film sales have apparently been on the increase over the last couple of years although the demise of Kodachrome and now Ektachome has been a sad loss. Having had my interest in photography rekindled by buying a K10D in 2007, I have ended up shooting far more film than I ever have before. In fact, a roll of Ektar and a roll of Rollei Retro 80S should be coming back from the lab tomorrow!

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LOL @ Paleo Pete

Being at page 106 of a thread started in 2009 when digital was already at its apex really shows that film is still well alive
As a side note, I can buy and develop film in Lithuania where the fujifilm.lt website even doesn't show film any more, and you can't in USA? Are you serious?

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Me super, I just found this and I don't know where to post it. As recently many mentioned the same camera of mine, here it is:



it says:

The bionic camera engineered to be a creative extension of your mind, eyes and hands.


Sensitive as the eye, alert as the imagination, responsive as your hand, ME Super works as naturally as a part of your body.
For handling ease, we’ve made ME Super the smallest, lightest auto/manual SLR. We’ve rounded corners and bevelled edges. We’ve replaced the awkward shutter speed dial with feather touch push buttons.
To sharpen the eye, ME Super has a big, bright, easy-to-focus viewfinder. And a top shutter speed of 1/2000th second. Fast enough to stop a hummingbirds wings. To keep you informed, ME Super’s microcomputer brain monitors light, suggest optimum settings, warns against errors.
Bionics: The study of living systems to design devices that expand human capabilities.
ME Super: The bionic camera designed to make creative photography a stimulating part of your life.



From the National Geographic
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QuoteOriginally posted by ElStellino Quote
Me super, I just found this and I don't know where to post it. As recently many mentioned the same camera of mine, here it is:



it says:

The bionic camera engineered to be a creative extension of your mind, eyes and hands.


Sensitive as the eye, alert as the imagination, responsive as your hand, ME Super works as naturally as a part of your body.
For handling ease, we’ve made ME Super the smallest, lightest auto/manual SLR. We’ve rounded corners and bevelled edges. We’ve replaced the awkward shutter speed dial with feather touch push buttons.
To sharpen the eye, ME Super has a big, bright, easy-to-focus viewfinder. And a top shutter speed of 1/2000th second. Fast enough to stop a hummingbirds wings. To keep you informed, ME Super’s microcomputer brain monitors light, suggest optimum settings, warns against errors.
Bionics: The study of living systems to design devices that expand human capabilities.
ME Super: The bionic camera designed to make creative photography a stimulating part of your life.



From the National Geographic
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QuoteOriginally posted by Paleo Pete Quote
Wonder why I never spotted this thread...
Perhaps the same reason why you have never spotted any of the many sources for film and developing that still exist and run thriving businesses!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Paleo Pete Quote
But a friend and I have discussed it, we're seriously thinking about finding some film and doing one last 35mm day in the field before film disappears completely. Kodak stopped making film a couple of years ago ...
You have nowhere to hurry. Until there are people who use aucustic guitars to make music and real pencils to draw picures, there will always be people who take real photos instead of recording bytes. Some very special and expensive processes like Kodachrome may dissapear, but at least in our lifetime b&w film won't go aywhere.

Here are some photos of my *ist I actually already introduced.
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I don't do camera porn, so i'll stick to words...

ME-Super (sticky mirror, need to find me a new manual focus 35mm...), MZ-5n (with grip), Z1-p (lazy shutter, need to find me a new one...), MZ-S (with grip), 645n, and last but certainly not least, a mint and mighty new old stock 67ii I found a few weeks ago! Used to have a P30 and a PZ-10, both dead and gone now.

My main users camera are, at the moment, 645n and MZ-S. I'm in an AF fase, I guess. 645n, speccially, is just a superb camera, everything is just so intuitive, very light and small (for medium format) and those sharp 3d scans are just top of the line.

Oh, and I have a K110D somewhere gathering dust... And some other (non Pentax) film cameras.

As for film shortage, well, I mainly use B&W, and I don't see that ending anytime soon, so not worried.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Hertizel Quote
As for film shortage, well, I mainly use B&W, and I don't see that ending anytime soon, so not worried.
there is no film shortage, just films being discontinued, others reformulated and simplified, etc. people keep saying black and white will be the only thing to survive, but I just don't see that. colour is still a very big seller. I myself spend a lot of money every year on Portra.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Hertizel Quote
I don't do camera porn, so i'll stick to words...

ME-Super (sticky mirror, need to find me a new manual focus 35mm...), MZ-5n (with grip), Z1-p (lazy shutter, need to find me a new one...), MZ-S (with grip), 645n, and last but certainly not least, a mint and mighty new old stock 67ii I found a few weeks ago! Used to have a P30 and a PZ-10, both dead and gone now.

My main users camera are, at the moment, 645n and MZ-S. I'm in an AF fase, I guess. 645n, speccially, is just a superb camera, everything is just so intuitive, very light and small (for medium format) and those sharp 3d scans are just top of the line.

Oh, and I have a K110D somewhere gathering dust... And some other (non Pentax) film cameras.

As for film shortage, well, I mainly use B&W, and I don't see that ending anytime soon, so not worried.
Did someone say camera porn?

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