Login or Join Now

Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more

Username:
Password:
Remember Me

Can't Access your Account?

New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!

Like 0

35mm Film lives on!!

Join Now

Join ePHOTOzine, the friendliest photography community.

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!

New PortraitPro 12 SALE + 10% OFF code EPZROS814
ckristoff
ckristoff  9938 forum posts Wales
19 Aug 2007 - 6:43 PM

Friends,

this week I received my latest copy of Outdoor Photographer from USA.

One morning over breakfast, I read a wonderful article that was simply inspiring. It featured American photographer Tim Palmer, who loves taking images of rivers.

I loved the part where he mentioned that he still uses a couple of Canon A-1s and 6 fixed lenses of Canon's FD series, dating from 1984. Brilliant!!

So I ain't too stick in the mud with my EOS-3 and 3 newish EF L series zooms. Smile


Frank.

Sponsored Links
Sponsored Links 
19 Aug 2007 - 6:43 PM

Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.

Graysta
Graysta  91134 forum posts England
19 Aug 2007 - 8:17 PM

It never died.now & again i load up my 90X and take myself back to the days when no frame was made to throw away.On a more serious day will put twelve in the RB67 & pay the price for processing slide film.It makes you think about it.

Graham

fauxtography
19 Aug 2007 - 8:31 PM


Quote: It never died

unlike his website! Wink (if that's his)

Not used 35mm film in a while now but still get the mamiya out every so often, just for fun.

Last Modified By fauxtography at 19 Aug 2007 - 8:32 PM
Just Jas
Just Jas  1225751 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2007 - 12:51 AM

The 35mm film stock that I have now will be my last use of the stuff, apart from the occasional fun day with it in one of my film cameras.

Why shoot 35mm process it and then scan it into the computer, when you can shoot digital direct and upload it?

jas

fauxtography
20 Aug 2007 - 9:15 AM


Quote: Why shoot 35mm process it and then scan it into the computer, when you can shoot digital direct and upload it?

sigh

Why walk up Snowden when you can catch the train?

keithh
keithh e2 Member 1022910 forum postskeithh vcard Wallis and Futuna31 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2007 - 9:45 AM

It's cheaper?
Wink

fauxtography
20 Aug 2007 - 9:50 AM

shush you Wink Tongue

Last Modified By fauxtography at 20 Aug 2007 - 9:51 AM
strawman
strawman  1022006 forum posts United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2007 - 9:51 AM

I shoot 35mm from time to time for fun to use a particular camera.

I would walk up Snowden for the journey, but would take the train through a city. Processing 35mm film for me is not part of the fun of the journey. but for some it is.

c_evans99
c_evans99  107013 forum posts Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2007 - 10:00 AM

If you're comfortable with a medium and it can produce the results you want why change for change's sake?

jimthistle73
20 Aug 2007 - 12:52 PM

I seem to be one of the few still mopping up old Nikons left to die on ebay. Spent a large part of yesterday in the darkroom getting to grips with a new (ebay!) Beard easel. Only came out with half a dozen prints which were then sepia toned but by 'eck, what a great way to spend a rainy day.

I use a D200 and a D70s on a daily basis for work purposes but film is still a truly rewarding hobby for me.

Geoffphoto
20 Aug 2007 - 12:57 PM

I still use my Nikon F4S and F3 whenever I can - mostly for pleasure as I work with the digitals all week Smile

The quality is still better I reckon .

thefizz
thefizz  10353 forum posts
20 Aug 2007 - 1:22 PM

[quoteWhy shoot 35mm process it and then scan it into the computer, when you can shoot digital direct and upload it? jas
[/quote]

Who said you have to scan it into the computer?

Geoffphoto
20 Aug 2007 - 1:25 PM


Quote: Who said you have to scan it into the computer?

Exactly !!! Smile

Just Jas
Just Jas  1225751 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2007 - 1:58 PM

I have ascended up Snowdon accompanied by my wife.

I have posted pics here, in the past, taken during the climb. The photographs were taken on 35mm film.

Why scan them in? Many photographers do. Read the threads on this site regarding problems with negative scanners!

How does one upload film based pics here without scanning them first?

Also, if I am going to print my photographs into my computer based journalistic projects then I have to.

Why change the existing methods? Answer - when your requirements change.

It all depends upon what your requirements are. I merely stated mine.

Finally, I did say that for fun I will shoot the occasional cassette of 35mm film. Plus the odd reel of 120 transparency film.

jas

Just Jas
Just Jas  1225751 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2007 - 3:47 PM


Quote: I have ascended up Snowdon

Redundant word up!

I agree that it would be difficult to ascend down! Smile

jas

Add a Comment

You must be a member to leave a comment

Username:
Password:
Remember me:
Un-tick this box if you want to login each time you visit.