When was the last time you used your film camera?


Just Jas 18 26.3k 1 England
1 Feb 2020 7:08PM
I used a TLR - a Minolta - a lot in the early '60s and then exclusively 35mm. I bought the Yashica-Mat about 6 years ago, shooting colour transparencies. With the cost shooting 120 film, process and postage these days, using the TLR, which I love, is a special occasional treat. 35mm being at one third the overall cost, is more attractive money wise.

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Just Jas 18 26.3k 1 England
13 Feb 2020 12:50PM
Film processing is relatively cheap - cost of postage both ways over doubles the total cost.. Sending more than one roll away at a time reduces the postage cost per film, obviously, but I'm unlikely to shoot three rolls at one time and I want processing as soon as possible after exposure.

I'm thinking of processing the negatives myself - I still have the gear - but how economical does it work out these days? Are one shot vials of developer still available? I could do a search online, of course, but that would not tell me how it really works out in practice.
JJGEE 15 7.7k 18 England
13 Feb 2020 2:39PM

Quote:Film processing is relatively cheap - cost of postage both ways over doubles the total cost..


Same applies with ordering prints but even worse as postage & packing is only one way if ordering online. Sad
Just Jas 18 26.3k 1 England
18 Feb 2020 5:42PM
Arrived today: Agfa Isolette 1 - not the most specified model, but thousands of photographers shot excellent pictures with this series of cameras, and was a best seller for Agfa in its time.

Hopefully I can do the same!
A day out tomorrow, all being well. Smile

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Just Jas 18 26.3k 1 England
18 Feb 2020 10:42PM
Loaded with HP5+ ready to go - Come storm or high wind... er.. ..perhaps not! Sad Sad
altitude50 15 17.2k United Kingdom
20 Feb 2020 4:52PM
Just arrived. A Fujifilm FZ3000 zoom. I have some odd cameras but together with the Ricoh Mirai this is really odd. No battery yet to try it but it looks quite good after a clean.
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pablophotographer 8 1.5k 363
22 Feb 2020 2:06AM
This is SpaceTelescope Nera Galactica!
does it take 35mm or APS film or 110 film?
pablophotographer 8 1.5k 363
22 Feb 2020 2:13AM
http://camera-wiki.org/wiki/Fuji_Discovery_3000_Zoom_Date

Got my question answered, it's a 35mm with a 6 volt battery, the link contains a link for its manual.

I have not yet finished the rolled I loaded in my SLR...
altitude50 15 17.2k United Kingdom
22 Feb 2020 9:07AM
What I like about the Fuji is that it pulls the film through onto the take up spool and stores it back into the cassette when exposed, safe for the majority of frames if the back is accidentally opened.
I am now looking for a Chinon Genesis 3 in good condition to add to the collection of futuristic film cameras, then they will all go on one shelf of my cabinet. I think that the Olympus IS will be the best bet to put a film through.
Just Jas 18 26.3k 1 England
22 Feb 2020 11:16PM

Quote:What I like about the Fuji is that it pulls the film through onto the take up spool and stores it back into the cassette when exposed, safe for the majority of frames if the back is accidentally opened.


As do the Canon 300v and 300X film cameras. If you have colour prints made then your first exposure is stamped No.36 on the print - which can be a bit misleading if you keep your prints in chronological order!

The week I joined epz I bought a 300v kit ((body, 28-90mm f4-5.6 lens and a 75-300mm f4-5.6 lens, the idea being to join an epz meet at the Arundel Wetlands Centrel. For some reason this never happened. Apart from a few test shots I have never used the long lens.

Recently I have bought a 300x on ebay with a 38-76mm zoom lens. I am well pleased with both cameras.
pablophotographer 8 1.5k 363
24 Feb 2020 11:33PM
I shot another frame on Sunday similar to what I uploafed today but shot later in the evening.
pablophotographer 8 1.5k 363
24 Feb 2020 11:34PM

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