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Old 10-28-2013, 11:13 PM   #1
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Anybody here shoot film?


I recently found my dads old Pentax K1000 with 50mm f2 prime and that opened a whole new world to me. I have yet to send in a roll to get devolved, but I'm really loving the whole idea of film. The patience, the retro-ness, the strange looks I get when I say its film, and its really helping me develop my DSLR skills to.

Anybody else here shoot film still? If you do, share what you got!
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I still shoot medium format and 35mm film. If you shoot them in quantity you can develop them yourself at home and scan then. B&W film is surprisingly easy to develop with a minimum of equipment and chemicals.

Home developed/scanned 120 film from Mamiya C330 TLR

http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_str...57618723365925

http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_str...57618723365925

35mm from Nikon F1

http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_str...57605707657696
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Yeah, I currently live with limited electricity (just solar powered) so it would be difficult to get anything to develop. I would hate to get halfway through and have it quit on me. Otherwise, I would definitely look into it.
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Although I shoot digital I've never stopped shooting film. Still use the K1000 I bought new in 1975 or 76. I've just added a couple of other film systems. Like 3 Mamiya 35s. And another old school Minolta SRT 101.

I don't like scanning film though. TO me it loses the depth that film has over digital. Something about reducing it to a series of zeros and ones takes away from film.
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It does not take any electricity to develop film. Unless you count the batteries in your stopwatch.

Check out the this instructable:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Deve...Home/?ALLSTEPS
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It does not take any electricity to develop film. Unless you count the batteries in your stopwatch.

Check out the this instructable:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Deve...Home/?ALLSTEPS
I don't have running water either.

I am definitely tempted to try it out. I'm still not sure if I am going to shoot mostly color or B&W film yet.
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I do. In fact, that's all I have been shooting for a while. BW and color. Developed them myself. I am shooting with an Olympus OM 2n. Some Halloween shots in the Brooklyn Greenwood Cemetery.


Scan-131101-0014 by vracing, on Flickr



Scan-131031-0004 by vracing, on Flickr


I also shoot with a Mamiya RZ67 medium format.
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I've got a SP1000 (very similar to the k1000) and a canon EOS 650. The canon is fun since i can use any of my canon lenses on it without issue.
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I've got a SP1000 (very similar to the k1000) and a canon EOS 650. The canon is fun since i can use any of my canon lenses on it without issue.
The K1000 is actually built on a Spotmatic frame. They just added the K mount and a few extras.
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My film gear collection. Interestingly, my digital stuff is only limited to the boring gear. 1dmarkIII. 24-70L f2.8. 70-200L f2.8 IS mark II, which I want to sell it soon. 580exII speed light.


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