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younghistorians
06-26-2005, 04:42 PM
Anyone here still shoot with film as their primary method? I know alot of us dabble in film but mainly shoot digital. If you do, what brands do you primarily use? Camera?

(Anyone still shoot with classic cameras? I've been messing around with a '60s Olympus half frame, and a '50s Kodak box camera)

alty29
06-26-2005, 05:41 PM
My sister has a really nice Nikon, she got it for christmas like 5 years ago, it was almost $1000 at the time. I have no idea what model as she will not let me touch it. She has maybe used it once, but the pictures came out really quite nicely. She is moving to Florida in about a month, so I am pretty sure she is going to forget it, therefore making it mine.

aversion
06-26-2005, 08:59 PM
I have several film cameras, 35mm and medium format. The oldest one dates from 1962 and is by far the best one, a Rollei TLR. I use tri-x for BW and either Fuji NPC for colour or provia, depending on whether I want muted or saturated.

You can pick up excellent cameras for next to nothing on ebay. I have a yashica electro gsn rangefinder, made in the 70s, which produces great results, has a super fast lens and can be had for less than $20. Perfect for street shooting in low light.

Cross processing gets fun results but I haven't tried it yet. I shoot digital mainly, it's just so easy. I'm hoping to get a neg scanner at some point, which will make shooting film a lot easier, and cheaper, for me.

younghistorians
06-28-2005, 11:36 AM
You've got me curious about the Yashica; if you recall, I was asking about the Leica M6 a while back. From the 45 minutes of Google research ive done, it looks like it's an awesome camera. Ebay is showing prices, including lenses, for around $20. I think im gonna jump on one. :thumbsup:

aversion
06-28-2005, 12:24 PM
They say the electro GSN is 90% of the camera at 1% of the price.

robbmcaulay
06-28-2005, 03:03 PM
I used to use an old Olympus OM-G for film, brilliant shots and 100% reliable!

They don't make 'em like they used to!

I have a Kodak Box Brownie yh, what is yours and what are the shots like? I have some spare 120 film lying around so I might try it out one day... ;)

younghistorians
06-28-2005, 03:29 PM
I have a Kodak Box Brownie yh, what is yours and what are the shots like? I have some spare 120 film lying around so I might try it out one day... ;)

It's a Duaflex II (http://homepage.mac.com/mattdenton/photo/cameras/kodak_duaflex2.html). I've shot one roll of 620 film respooled as 120, but haven't had it processed yet.

robbmcaulay
06-28-2005, 03:35 PM
http://homepage.mac.com/mattdenton/photo/samples/./k_duaflex_wetlands.jpg

Looks like you should get some good shots out of it!

alty29
06-28-2005, 03:57 PM
that is pretty nice!

younghistorians
06-28-2005, 05:03 PM
They say the electro GSN is 90% of the camera at 1% of the price.


Call it an impulse buy, but ive just bid on an Electro 35...not GSN though. Do you know if the only difference between the GSN and other models is the hotshoe?

robbmcaulay
07-04-2005, 09:50 PM
Electro GSN? Anyone care to explain? :)