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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:50 am 
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I just talked with my dad and he is going to be passing all of his Canon film gear to me. So who out there is still doing film? Where can you buy film? Get it developed?

I'm thinking of just doing Black and White just for the fun of it. It may not be until I visit him latter this year before I get it but when I do I'll let you know what all I get :D I know there are at least 3 lenses, one is a 300mm. Should be fun.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:12 pm 
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I guess it's Canon FD equipment? Or might it be an EOS, yet?

Well, I know where to get film and where to get it developed in Germany but I guess I can't help you with that :)

I'm still using analog cameras as a cheap full frame alternative and then I scan the film with my Canon Canoscan 5600F - but I have to admit it's colored film.

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Zhongshan at night
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Buildings in Hong Kong.
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But well... yes, my EOS 33v is a pretty modern analog DSLR. I do have some others as well but that's the one I really use sometimes - until I can afford the 5D3.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:03 am 
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Im doing film... but mostly medium format black and white film. B/W is the easiest to develop, when it comes to color film I just send them away to get to processed.

u can still buy film, I think from B&HPhoto and Adorama.

I would recommend Kodak Tri-X 400 and Ilford Delta 400 for B/W. And Kodak Portra 400, Fujifilm Velvia for Color.

Though I still have to get a scanner ^^... I only have a Durst enlarger at home at the moment :P

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:30 pm 
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Did a bit of film some months ago, its actually quite fun and a bit more exciting since you have to wait for the results :D

You can get cheap 35mm film from Amazon, the ISO 200 stuff from Fujifilm is quite alright! (Color film is cheaper and easier to develop, usually.)
However after that you also have to pay for the development, but I think that might be quite cheap still in the US. The last bit is scanning the film to a digital format, there is a lot of second hand film scanners on the market so that is not a huge problem.

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(Used a simple flatbed scanner, which does not do the film justice.)
Don't remember which film, can check later.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:50 pm 
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When I was a kid in the 90's, my dad had an OM-10

Now that Im 27 and I teach photography at the high school level, I was able to get hold of a OM-1 in almost ALMOST pristine condition. I Normally shoot B/W or Velvia. Unfortunately good or useable film is only sold by some dedicated camera stores in Australia and its expensive, but the cheaper film is expiring kodak 400 colour film in supermakets.

I almost had film disintegrate in my hands as I pulled it out to insert into my OM1 - luckily I held camera enough away to avoid some of the flecks entering the rear chamber. Unfortunately it went all over my carpet - I never knew film could ever disintegrate like that. Im sure the supermarket I bought it from had it for years and probably kept it next to a heater or something to get so dry.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:13 pm 
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Cool, thanks for the info. I'll have to do some research. I know there is only one camera store here in El Paso and heard a lot of bad things about them.

Odd question, can you change lenses with film loaded? It shouldn't expose it, should it?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:26 pm 
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Lorride wrote:
(Color film is cheaper and easier to develop, usually.)


Cheaper it is for the most common ones, but not easier to develop.

B/W is easiest to develop. Color is a bit trickier, because color film is very sensitive to chemical temperature. But this is if u process it yourself.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:02 pm 
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I'd love to get a film camera to mess around with. It would be quite good for some landscapes. Does anyone know if i could use my current lenses on a Canon film camera using an adapter? However I don't know where I would get it developed apart from jessops which I doubt is very good :D

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:27 am 
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I have a mount that will go from canon film to canon EF digital (I can't remember if it is FD or AE film mount) and know I will lose autofocus. Never looked to see if there is a mount to go EF to AE

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:12 am 
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AE? Never heard about that one. Canon used the FD (/FL/R) mount from 1959 to 1990.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:12 am 
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AnderssonPhoto wrote:
Lorride wrote:
(Color film is cheaper and easier to develop, usually.)


Cheaper it is for the most common ones, but not easier to develop.

B/W is easiest to develop. Color is a bit trickier, because color film is very sensitive to chemical temperature. But this is if u process it yourself.


Sorry, I missed some words in that sentence, it seemed to me when searching around a few months ago that very few places still develop black and white film. So hence easier to get color film developed ^^


I think our friend here might be confusing the name of his camera with the type of mount, given that he says AE, which is indeed one of the old and popular Canon 35mm film cameras, similar to the one I have, I think that is what he has gotten from his father. However like Jiko says, it very probably has the late FD mount found on Canon 35mm SLR's from that region.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:53 am 
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anyways for those who develops at home in a dark basement

here's a Dev chart for all film / developers


http://www.digitaltruth.com/devchart.php

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:oops: Oops, AE was the Canon AE-1 a camera, not a mount, which in fact uses the FD mount LOL

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:58 am 
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I've found a few FD to EF adapters so I could use my lenses. I know I'll loose autofocus but I am not that worried about it since it will mostly be used for landscapes. Might have to see if I can pick up a used Canon film camera for a fairly cheap price :D

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:34 am 
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I have recently started using film again. I did not own any serious film cameras before I started using digital. I did develop B&W film at school, as a journalism student back in the 1970s. I have posted very little about my recent use of film, as there is so very little for me to say, yet.

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