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#1 justshootit

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 11:36 PM

Geez, I hear you film guys talk about using film in the digital age.
How could you think this stuff could make a viewable image?!


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I mean, C'MON!! An F3?? With Velvia?? That's SO antiquated!! How could you get a
decent shot with such a setup? And a tripod? With no VR?? Nah, I ain't buyin' it!!


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I mean, if you don't have at least a D300 or 40D, you can't possibly make
anything anyone would want to look at.


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Could Ya??? :P

PS: All the images here were taken with -- you guessed it -- an F3 loaded with Velvia. Go Figure.....

Edited by justshootit, 20 January 2010 - 12:05 AM.

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Why film photography? I like shooting with the equipment. 6x6 Velvia slides from a C330 have an appeal all their own.

Why automated 35mm/Digital cameras? Event photography is about capturing moments. It often requires quick response. Well done automaton can be your friend or your enemy. It all depends on knowing what it can and can't do. "A man's got to know his (camera's) limitations." paraphrasing Dirty Harry...

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 12:21 AM

Don, remind me again... Film... that was that plastic stuff we used to put in our cameras right? Had to take it to a lab where they dunked it in chemicals and our pictures magically appeared...yes?'' Beautiful images!!! J
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Posted 20 January 2010 - 01:59 AM

Oh no Don ..what are you doing to me.. I traded my F3 on a 14-24 and now you show me what could have been :lol: As Jon says beautiful images very nice. Peter

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 03:16 AM

Wonderful stuff and I bet the Jimksi will be happy as a photog using a great Nikon filmer when he see these. Can I u to spoil us by adding more of these F3 generated, wonderful, bootiful pics???Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 06:21 AM

Don't believe in that modern flexible film stuff Don, it will never replace coating your own plates in wet collodion. http://www.collodion...st.com/History/ If you don't have the latest digital camera you are all using "old cameras" anyway since the sensor cannot be updated, whereas the latest film could usually be used in an old film camera. Nice images. Dave Whiteley
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Posted 20 January 2010 - 02:04 PM

Sure you can upgrade the digitals!! You just remove the shutter button, and install a new camera on it -- then get a new shutter button :rolleyes:
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Why film photography? I like shooting with the equipment. 6x6 Velvia slides from a C330 have an appeal all their own.

Why automated 35mm/Digital cameras? Event photography is about capturing moments. It often requires quick response. Well done automaton can be your friend or your enemy. It all depends on knowing what it can and can't do. "A man's got to know his (camera's) limitations." paraphrasing Dirty Harry...

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 03:12 PM

Gotta give a triple WOW..I am at home looking at these on my just calibrated monitor and bootiful pics...keep these babies coming.

Jim has been away but I will pm him and tell him to check out these beauts.

Film........Yes!Posted Image

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 04:07 PM

Don, remind me again... Film... that was that plastic stuff we used to put in our cameras right? Had to take it to a lab where they dunked it in chemicals and our pictures magically appeared...yes?''

Beautiful images!!!

J


Thanks!! It's the latest thing Jon! Darrell explains it here. :blink:
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Film: N90s, F3, F100, F4s, C330s. A few lenses.

Why film photography? I like shooting with the equipment. 6x6 Velvia slides from a C330 have an appeal all their own.

Why automated 35mm/Digital cameras? Event photography is about capturing moments. It often requires quick response. Well done automaton can be your friend or your enemy. It all depends on knowing what it can and can't do. "A man's got to know his (camera's) limitations." paraphrasing Dirty Harry...

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 08:56 PM

Thanks!! It's the latest thing Jon! Darrell explains it here. :blink:


Don...They still make VELVIA??? :D Gosh, gee, I wanna F5 at some point in my life. I miss film...even though I could only shoot decent photos with a point and shoot back then. The DSLR makes me wanna go back and try my hand with film now. Ah...time to get myself a damned light meter.

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 03:35 AM

I suppose the question should really be "when will silver get too expensive to use for film?". Evidently we are using silver quicker than we can mine it, and a lot of silver is tied up in old film stocks and processing chemicals which can be recovered by burning film and reclaiming silver from the ash to use in industries like electronics who will pay more for it than future film users would be prepared to pay for new film. However there have been predictions of silver getting much dearer for years as above ground stocks run out, but that has not happened yet. Maybe the problem was even ameliorated by the switch to digital so stocks released from old film and used processing chemicals were needed less to produce new film stock. It seems inevitable though new film prices will rise as silver gets more expensive because other industries will pay more for it than the declining film users. Here were some predictions from the past that have not happened yet but may come true in the future. Some may be special pleading for the commodity they deal in, but none the less it seems supplies are being consumed faster than they are being found and extracted from the ground. http://www.gold-eagl...mmel031508.html http://silverstockre...m/2008/out.html http://www.gold-eagl.../butler529.html Dave Whiteley
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Posted 24 April 2010 - 07:24 AM

WooWhoo super shots Don! I am in the Big Easy(New Orleans taking lots of pics he he) and it just so happens my FE2 is loaded with yup Kodachrome 64 and I also have a roll of Velvia 50 in my pocket!! I love the warmth and color Don plus the composition is second to none great work and many thanks for sharing. In a few weeks I will share both my film and digital shots of New Orleans. Jim

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 08:01 AM

My FE is dead!
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Posted 24 April 2010 - 12:01 PM

Very nice colours and compo! I still keep in touch with a former co-worker, who shares your views on film cameras. Matthew has embraced the digital age, but loves his original film cameras. He is old school and proud of it. Mark
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Posted 24 April 2010 - 01:31 PM

Super shots!!!
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 01:26 AM

My FE is dead!


My FE2 is on the way....Posted Image ..to me...Posted Image

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 02:17 AM

My FE2 is on the way....Posted Image ..to me...Posted Image



My Fe2 is here..but after looking at these shots again...I have F3 dreams.....Posted Image

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 07:22 AM

These are great images Don, I love the color they present. Thanks for sharing them.
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Posted 25 May 2010 - 11:06 AM

@Jose -- thanks! @Jazzer -- Lets see some Velvia from that FE2!!! I've got to admit to some FE2 envy because of the match needle meter. The F3 is a bit easier to use at night because of the lamp, but that lamp button is REALLY clumsy. Also, the F3 has it's own proprietary hot shoe, so you either need an SB-16a, an SB-17, or an adapter to do TTL flash with it. Aside from that, though it's a sweet handling machine. Don
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Why film photography? I like shooting with the equipment. 6x6 Velvia slides from a C330 have an appeal all their own.

Why automated 35mm/Digital cameras? Event photography is about capturing moments. It often requires quick response. Well done automaton can be your friend or your enemy. It all depends on knowing what it can and can't do. "A man's got to know his (camera's) limitations." paraphrasing Dirty Harry...

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 11:26 AM

Wonderful stuff and I bet the Jimksi will be happy as a photog using a great Nikon filmer when he see these. Can I u to spoil us by adding more of these F3 generated, wonderful, bootiful pics???Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image


Hey Jazz -- Here's the whole bunch from that roll...ENJOY :D

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Why film photography? I like shooting with the equipment. 6x6 Velvia slides from a C330 have an appeal all their own.

Why automated 35mm/Digital cameras? Event photography is about capturing moments. It often requires quick response. Well done automaton can be your friend or your enemy. It all depends on knowing what it can and can't do. "A man's got to know his (camera's) limitations." paraphrasing Dirty Harry...

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 02:31 AM

Hey Jazz -- Here's the whole bunch from that roll...ENJOY Posted Image

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Posted Image Posted Image Man, these are da bombs..I love the GMC. Thanks, UI hope that the F3 finds it's way inti your hands often and pics are posted like these.

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 02:33 AM

@Jose -- thanks!

@Jazzer -- Lets see some Velvia from that FE2!!! I've got to admit to some FE2 envy because of the match needle meter. The F3 is a bit easier to use at night because of the lamp, but that lamp button is REALLY clumsy. Also, the F3 has it's own proprietary hot shoe, so you either need an SB-16a, an SB-17, or an adapter to do TTL flash with it. Aside from that, though it's a sweet handling machine.

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Don, I hope to have some this week. On Saturday, I am headed to Heidelberg with Der 300, Da 50 and the Funky FE2. Will post em when I get em.

Again, your shots are great.Posted Image

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