I do! I have a Minolta Maxxum S7000.
Here's some pics i took with it
I do! I have a Minolta Maxxum S7000.
Here's some pics i took with it
Very nice shots. I have technically used film with those crappy disposables! I'd like to try developing my own film, hopefully if I get into Uni I'll get a good shot at it. I picked digital because its such a convenience, but there's no denying film has a certain charm with its look you can't get with digital.
There be my camera, Vivitar 220/SL. And about half my lenses for it.
Also have another body of that camera, an Olympus, and a broken Mamayia at home. With the rest of my lenses, flashes, etc.
Wish I had a digital for convenience though. No idea how to develop, nor do I have somewhere to do so, so it takes quite some time to actually get my pictures...
to be honest, i wish i still used film. when i was in school we had to use film, and i just loved developing the film and each individual picture
There's a rather poor selection of film in my town, and the developing services are fucking terrible. Apart from those two disadvantages, shooting film is an awesome experience and with the insane prices on DSLRS and accesories (I swear I've seen D3000s being sold for something like 1000 dollars, I haven't seen any lenses yet) film is a great option and maybe the only alternative to get a SLR built like a tank and good lenses over here.
I'll start developing my stuff in some days.
IMO film gives a surreal feeling to the image, its better for it
What are some of the advantages of film other than the unique feeling you get with the image?
Well if you really want to pixelpeep then there's a slightly higher resolution with some film, higher dynamic range, and then of course there's awesome grain, unlike digital noise, and nigga nothing beats black and white film.
Also it's relatively cheap to get a professional body and lenses in comparsion to a DSLR.
Everything just looks better in film, it's a fact.
I used 16mm tri-x reversal film in film school, pretty sure the camera was an Arriflex
Also, I have a Kodak Brownie Bull's-Eye Camera, but it only takes Kodak 620 film and I can't find it :C
bopie, how do you scan your images so well?
I need to get my two rolls processed and I just keep putting it off. Two rolls of 200 Kodak Elite Chrome.
I'm afraid to ask for a CD. Knowing that they only hold 600Mbs, I feel like they will give me lower quality versions.
I still get the negatives, I just haven't gotten around to buying a scanner.
I get 10 images at about 5mb each on a single CD, next time I'll ask if they could bump it up.
Yep, love it. Film is still used hugely by professional photographers for its gorgeous results if used correctly. I know of a photographer for an Australian BMX magazine that shoots exclusively with Large Format film - shit takes skill.
I personally stick with 35mm on my Pentax MX.
Keys by Sam Haberman, on Flickr
Self Portrait by Sam Haberman, on Flickr
Blue by Sam Haberman, on Flickr
Agapanthus by Sam Haberman, on Flickr
Fountain by Sam Haberman, on Flickr
Will by Sam Haberman, on Flickr
Hunter by Sam Haberman, on Flickr
Butts by Sam Haberman, on Flickr
Poppy by Sam Haberman, on Flickr
I only use film for my photo class at school. We have to develop the film and prints ourselves, and itís terribly time consuming because thereís about 6 film tanks, and 10 enlargers, 4 of which done really work, for a 30 kid class.
It's awesome getting to do every step of the process ourselves.
ok, here's a wall of photos of mine I pretty much exclusively use film, except when I'm doing assignments in which case I do a mix of film and digital 9can't risk fucking it up)
table and chair by jhaslehurst, on Flickr
the light and the carpark by jhaslehurst, on Flickr
permits only by jhaslehurst, on Flickr
reload by jhaslehurst, on Flickr
crooked bus by jhaslehurst, on Flickr
changing lanes by jhaslehurst, on Flickr
QV1.2 by jhaslehurst, on Flickr
glass and water by jhaslehurst, on Flickr
off in the distance by jhaslehurst, on Flickr
Daytime Praise & Worship #2 by jhaslehurst, on Flickr
background band practise by jhaslehurst, on Flickr
outdoor stairs by jhaslehurst, on Flickr
traffic on traffic by jhaslehurst, on Flickr
Money Street by jhaslehurst, on Flickr
Apple by jhaslehurst, on Flickr
light sculpture by jhaslehurst, on Flickr
night carpark by jhaslehurst, on Flickr
maple trees and pavement by jhaslehurst, on Flickr
stairs to nowhere by jhaslehurst, on Flickr
modular design and lens flares by jhaslehurst, on Flickr
Skateboarding in the mall #3 by jhaslehurst, on Flickr
sorry for destroying your b/w, hope you like them!
I went shopping for some earphones just now and the store had a Buy two get three thing going for some 200 Asa color film so I just bought them. I recently also bought a Pentax ME Super :D
Film is really fun actually. It makes you think about composition more than with digital. Plus the equipment is very cheap(excluding buying film and getting it developed)
I'd say it's a must to try if you like photography
It's certainly an interesting concept, what style would you think, complete improvisation (take a photo of a stranger sitting on a bench), semi planned (the top one where the guy, jeremy, has to change rolls and I grabbed a snap) or totally planned (like the bottom one where I told the girl, Clarrisa, to sit on the bench)?
Wow! Bopie....your medium format ones are amazing!! Is your camera autofocus? And what 120 film do you use?
Here's a shitty picture of it (obviously the one that says pentax on it)
Whatever you feel comfortable with most, but trust me, it's always nice having a series of photographs on the same theme.
Feels really 'complete'.
This was taken on my mom's old Nikon FE using old film she had with it.
I also have my dad's Pentax... something. It was a sears-specific model but it's nice and has some more lenses to play with.
I'm fascinated with old film cameras, I always stop at antique shops and dig through their selection. Sometimes Goodwills have something neat, but 90% of the time they'll just have crap 1990's generic plastic point and clicks
some stuff from the other day
looking at this- cost $65 at the shop, will try bartering later. The 28-70 lens is jammed so you can only zoom about 35-55, pissed me off. Comes with a wire trigger, and I love that leather
bought this little bugger for $2, I just need the film. Shutter was jammed but I tinkered with it and something like a grain of sand fell out, works like a charm now.
the Montgomery Ward & Co Chicago "Premium", missing the lens and the big black cloak to hang over your head when changing slides, but comes with two of the original slides and is in amazing condition. $250... look but don't buy in my books.
Got my film to the photo place today (Gasser's for those interested). Asked for them to put it on digital. The worst part is that they charge a fuck ton for high res digital. What the fuck is that shit about? At least I'll get the film back. I'll scan it myself. Super excited.
200 Kodak Chrome Elite
Just got a second hand Canon F1-N with a 50mm 1.4 FD lens and a 35mm-150mm FD lens. The camera is a bit dirty (it's over 20 years old), but I've loaded a bit of black and white film and can't wait to get some of my shots processed!
Anyone have any tips for me regarding cleaning the camera? Each lens is a bit dirty, but with cleaning they're looking fine. Looking through the viewfinder however, it still looks dirty (small hairs, dust, dirt). I've taken off the lens and cleaned the mirror in the body but I dunno what to do because it's still a bit dirty when looking through the viewfinder. I hope it's not too noticeable in my shots!
Image from google:
There should be glass directly above the mirror, try cleaning that.
Sort of where that red dot is on the front of the camera.
That was spotless :/ I'm starting to think that the dirt is behind it?
Finished my first roll of B&W film today, ISO 200. I didn't do my homework previously and set some photos at a different ISO speed, so most will be ruined when I get them printed. Reckon I should get them developed? Only about 4-5 might be usable :S
Do it, I've set a colour 200ASA film to over 1000 before and still got usable pictures, to B+W will be fine.
Also, some medium format pictures coming.
Thanks buddy. €14.99 is a bit expensive to develop the Ilford B&W but I'll try and get it done over the next week :) I've got a 24 shot roll in this baby now, gonna be using it definitely on paddy's day :)
Anyone know of any good, cheap M42 mount bodies?
The lens for my OM-10 is broken and I already have some M42 lenses.