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ANyone use film cameras still?

admars (Elite) posted this on Thursday, 18th June 2020, 08:38

got a daily email from 7-day shop and it advertised camera film - no idea if it'sa  good price or not

https://www.7dayshop.com/camera-film-supplies



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RE: ANyone use film cameras still?

Snaps (Elite) posted this on Thursday, 18th June 2020, 09:08

No idea comparatively but if that's the price of film now I'm bloody glad I went digital.

£45.00 for 5 rolls of 120 !!
Nearly £22.00 for a single roll of 35mm Ektachrome !!

Excuse me while I just check my lottery numbers.

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RE: ANyone use film cameras still?

bandicoot (Elite) posted this on Thursday, 18th June 2020, 12:22

No, gave up when I ran out of Polaroid instant photo development, they were great, no need to take it into Boots for processing and waiting a week, but it finished up. Then we got digital, fantastic, instant and no processing, even better than Polaroid.

You can tell I liked instant photos well before the digital age.

RE: ANyone use film cameras still?

alfie noakes (Elite) posted this on Thursday, 18th June 2020, 14:15

Quote:
Snaps says...
"£45.00 for 5 rolls of 120 !!
Nearly £22.00 for a single roll of 35mm Ektachrome !!

Excuse me while I just check my lottery numbers."

Thank God I don't use it anymore. Still got a Canon film SLR and some 5"x4" large format cameras - dread to think what film (not to mention processing) would cost for those.

This'll be like electric cars in 15 yrs time: "found a place where you can still buy diesel for your classic car, £30 a litre"

RE: ANyone use film cameras still?

Snaps (Elite) posted this on Thursday, 18th June 2020, 18:54

Quote:
alfie noakes says...
"some 5"x4" large format cameras"

I must admit to being much more nostalgic for Sinar than my old Nikons (still got one F2 I don't want to part with).
Stick me in a Dark Room with a stack of slides and a couple of boxes and I'll load them before the kettle's boiled.


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RE: ANyone use film cameras still?

Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Thursday, 18th June 2020, 21:54

I always loved the idea of film, but could never afford to develop my own, and the whole process made learning photography properly prohibitively expensive for me.

I do sometimes miss holding my Pentax ME Super though. 😍

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RE: ANyone use film cameras still?

Snaps (Elite) posted this on Thursday, 18th June 2020, 22:20

Quote:
Robee J Shepherd says...
"I do sometimes miss holding my Pentax ME Super though."

The Pentax did feel comfortable in the hand.

Always fancied owning a Leica maybe an M3 or 4 just never got round to it, or got round to having sufficient funds.


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RE: ANyone use film cameras still?

alfie noakes (Elite) posted this on Saturday, 20th June 2020, 13:25

Quote:
Snaps says...
"I must admit to being much more nostalgic for Sinar than my old Nikons "

I loved large format. Stunning quality, amazing levels of control, a slow and thoughtful process. And yes, I liked loading darkslides too.

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Robee J Shepherd says...
"I always loved the idea of film, but could never afford to develop my own, and the whole process made learning photography properly prohibitively expensive for me."

It's sad that this is gone. I became quite a skilful developer/printer (I suppose a lot of photographers were in the olden days) but this is about as useful now as being an expert ferret polisher.

RE: ANyone use film cameras still?

Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Saturday, 20th June 2020, 14:18

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"expert ferret polisher"

Ferret polishers are like COBOL programmers, hardly anybody wants them but those that do have deep trousers.


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