• Film! Who still uses it?
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got this guy for $35 from goodwill today [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/7a/7K-front.jpg[/img] it has the red AF logo on the lens though, i believe it's the older version of the 50mm. man i gotta get some batteries in this guy to make sure he works, it looks in absolute perfect condition other than the wear on the handle. Either way i got a great lens for cheap. jk oil on the blades i wasted money :(
[QUOTE=bopie;33321726]I paid $200 USD at STAPLES for mine, though you can find them hovering around $150 USD at places like BH. Not sure if you can get that same price with UK retailers.[/QUOTE] I work at staples. I only buy technology items when they go on sale. We have "negative scanners" but they're the really shitty ones. The cheapest is $99 and I can find them on eBay for like $10.
[QUOTE=H4Z3Y;33338004]read this [url]http://betterscanning.com/[/url][/QUOTE] Do you use those ANR glass inserts to keep your film flattened out? It looks good, but does it actually improve image quality? Because 30 usd per insert is not so cheap to just buy 2 and test them out.
[QUOTE=frag4life;33340829]Do you use those ANR glass inserts to keep your film flattened out? It looks good, but does it actually improve image quality? Because 30 usd per insert is not so cheap to just buy 2 and test them out.[/QUOTE] I haven't personally used them, but I've heard good stuff about them. [url]http://www.betterscanning.com/scanning/vb_advantage.html[/url] that page has an image comparison [editline]19th November 2011[/editline] also, can we see the whole image of that screenshot you posted up there; I'd like to know how much pixel peeping is involved there...
Just ordered all the stuff I need to start developing my own black and white film. Pretty excited
[QUOTE=H4Z3Y;33341129]I haven't personally used them, but I've heard good stuff about them. [url]http://www.betterscanning.com/scanning/vb_advantage.html[/url] that page has an image comparison [editline]19th November 2011[/editline] also, can we see the whole image of that screenshot you posted up there; I'd like to know how much pixel peeping is involved there...[/QUOTE] Sure, here it is: [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/leevmeister/6362797065/][img]http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6044/6362797065_ba8e765d52_b.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/leevmeister/6362797065/]Detail comparison 9000F vs CoolscanIII - 2[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/leevmeister/]Leevmeister[/url], on Flickr
I have a quick camera question for any one with experience with Zenits. Would 14quid be good for a Zenit 12XP body?
[QUOTE=communistcat;33342601]I have a quick camera question for any one with experience with Zenits. Would 14quid be good for a Zenit 12XP body?[/QUOTE] 14 quid for a mint condition / properly working Zenit 12XP would be ok. If the condition is unknown i wouldn't bother buying it. Talking about zenit camera's; is this a good deal for 75 euros: [url]http://link.marktplaats.nl/501218183[/url]
[QUOTE=frag4life;33342757]14 quid for a mint condition / properly working Zenit 12XP would be ok. If the condition is unknown i wouldn't bother buying it. Talking about zenit camera's; is this a good deal for 75 euros: [url]http://link.marktplaats.nl/501218183[/url][/QUOTE] If its the full set it would go for 100-200 pound And it looks like it is, so I would buy it.
[QUOTE=communistcat;33342883]If its the full set it would go for 100-200 pound And it looks like it is, so I would buy it.[/QUOTE] According to the description it looks like the full set. Don't know if the camera works though. (and the camera is the Moscow 1980 special edition, nice detail)
[QUOTE=frag4life;33342903]According to the description it looks like the full set. Don't know if the camera works though.[/QUOTE] The zenit TTL's are the ones that last the longest. Well mine has out of all the ones I have had. Actually can anyone recommend a cheap M42 camera other than a zenit?
[QUOTE=communistcat;33342939]The zenit TTL's are the ones that last the longest. Well mine has out of all the ones I have had. Actually can anyone recommend a cheap M42 camera other than a zenit?[/QUOTE] Pentax Spotmatic. The original M42 camera's and are built very well plus that the Takumar lenses are considered to be the best M42 lenses. Oh nvm, i didn't read cheap :wink: Uhm, Praktika has some M42 cameras too that are quite cheap, and are comparable to the Zenits.
[QUOTE=frag4life;33343030]Pentax Spotmatic. The original M42 camera's and are built very well plus that the Takumar lenses are considered to be the best M42 lenses. Oh nvm, i didn't read cheap :wink: Uhm, Praktika has some M42 cameras too that are quite cheap, and are comparable to the Zenits.[/QUOTE] I wouldn't mind a pentax one day Is this Practika a good deal? [url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PRAKTICA-LTL-BODY-M42-SLR-BODY-/260897150526?pt=UK_Photography_VintageCameras_SM&hash=item3cbeae963e#ht_1702wt_1037[/url] Found one for next to nothing [url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PRAKTICA-LTL3-CAMERA-BODY-/300622904059?pt=UK_Film_Cameras&hash=item45fe857afb#ht_500wt_1054[/url] I see why its comparable to Zenits. It was made in East Germany.
I use a Vivitar 220/SL, pretty sturdy camera also, and pretty cheap.
[QUOTE=communistcat;33343175]I wouldn't mind a pentax one day Is this Practika a good deal? [url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PRAKTICA-LTL-BODY-M42-SLR-BODY-/260897150526?pt=UK_Photography_VintageCameras_SM&hash=item3cbeae963e#ht_1702wt_1037[/url] Found one for next to nothing [url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PRAKTICA-LTL3-CAMERA-BODY-/300622904059?pt=UK_Film_Cameras&hash=item45fe857afb#ht_500wt_1054[/url] I see why its comparable to Zenits. It was made in East Germany.[/QUOTE] That praktika looks good, only the top plate needs a proper cleaning with some alcohol. For the light meter you will need a PX625 battery, so i guess you'll be needing a weincell for it (new px625 batteries are 1.5v, and the older ones that this camera needs are 1.3 volt). The newer cells will work although it will overexpose 1 stop all the time. If you are looking for a pentax spotmatic for about 30 euros (excluding shipping), please contact me, i know where to find some. EDIT: LTL3 is about the same camera as the normal LTL, but it takes Varta V625 1.5v standard cells or equiv. So i would take that one because batteries are easier to get then.
[QUOTE=frag4life;33343224]That praktika looks good, only the top plate needs a proper cleaning with some alcohol. For the light meter you will need a PX625 battery, so i guess you'll be needing a weincell for it (new px625 batteries are 1.5v, and the older ones that this camera needs are 1.3 volt). The newer cells will work although it will overexpose 1 stop all the time. If you are looking for a pentax spotmatic for about 30 euros (excluding shipping), please contact me, i know where to find some.[/QUOTE] I had been over exposing all film on my TTL as it required a PX625. I think I will go for the second one as it totals 6quid EDIT: I bought the second one
The Praktica has a bridge circuit, you can use modern 1.5 volt batteries without getting false readings Found something saying this on many sites so its all good if the batteries didn't cost 3quid in shops near me EDIT : Bought 4 PX625 alkalines off of eBay for 2quid
[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/communistwolf/6370003505/][img]http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6232/6370003505_6f17e36280.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/communistwolf/6370003505/]New Camera Again - How does this always happen?[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/communistwolf/]CommunistWolf[/url], on Flickr I need to stay off eBay otherwise I will end up with a collection of cameras
imo depends what your scanning, there are better scanners than the epson v series if you only shoot 35mm for a comparable price but no 120 compatible scanners of higher quality that arnt ridiculously expensive [editline]21st November 2011[/editline] anyone in the uk ever use jessops for 35mm? got a roll that i know has some good shots on it and i dont trust boots, the lab that local camera shops recommend charges silly prices (£20 for 36exp printed on 6x4, and i dont think that includes scans)
[QUOTE=waylander;33362785]imo depends what your scanning, there are better scanners than the epson v series if you only shoot 35mm for a comparable price but no 120 compatible scanners of higher quality that arnt ridiculously expensive [editline]21st November 2011[/editline] anyone in the uk ever use jessops for 35mm? got a roll that i know has some good shots on it and i dont trust boots, the lab that local camera shops recommend charges silly prices (£20 for 36exp printed on 6x4, and i dont think that includes scans)[/QUOTE] Is there a shop called Max Spielmann near you, cause they charge decent prices for develop and CD. I think its £4 for a 24exp and £5 for a 36exp, thats where I get mine done.
[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomraworth/6376029571/][img]http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6052/6376029571_b3b08083d9_z.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomraworth/6376029571/]Harry[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/tomraworth/]Tom Raworth[/url], on Flickr [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomraworth/6376028875/][img]http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6046/6376028875_b070081316_z.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomraworth/6376028875/]The Bridge[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/tomraworth/]Tom Raworth[/url], on Flickr [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomraworth/6376028875/][img]http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6046/6376028875_b070081316_z.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomraworth/6376028875/]The Bridge[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/tomraworth/]Tom Raworth[/url], on Flickr [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomraworth/6376028125/][img]http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6110/6376028125_bb22843d4b_z.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomraworth/6376028125/]Pillbox[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/tomraworth/]Tom Raworth[/url], on Flickr
[QUOTE=communistcat;33368227]Is there a shop called Max Spielmann near you, cause they charge decent prices for develop and CD. I think its £4 for a 24exp and £5 for a 36exp, thats where I get mine done.[/QUOTE] there used to be one a couple of miles away, not sure if its still there will check it out, paid boots for there 1 hour service i figured they couldnt fuck up c41, the prints are good but the photo cd is terrible (low res, no ICE, stupidly grainy for iso100) i might just buy a reflecta proscan 7200/crystalscan 7200 they are reasonably priced have a good dmax and its cheaper just to get film developed without prints or scans [url]http://www.filmscanner.info/FilmscannerRangliste.html[/url]
[QUOTE=waylander;33371088]there used to be one a couple of miles away, not sure if its still there will check it out, paid boots for there 1 hour service i figured they couldnt fuck up c41, the prints are good but the photo cd is terrible (low res, no ICE, stupidly grainy for iso100) i might just buy a reflecta proscan 7200/crystalscan 7200 they are reasonably priced have a good dmax and its cheaper just to get film developed without prints or scans [url]http://www.filmscanner.info/FilmscannerRangliste.html[/url][/QUOTE] When I get mine done they only take 30minutes to an hour and charge no extra
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[QUOTE=waylander;33371493][url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/70222207@N06/6377117863/][img]http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6035/6377117863_5b2fe5b21b.jpg[/img][/url][/QUOTE] This is strangely beautiful. I still don't quite understand it.
if you look at the numbering thats how they were on the roll, theres a big white patch between frame 1 and frame 2 the camera had probably gotten bounced around so much the film had folded over or something, i actually lost the first few exposures because the film tore when winding it back up
Why is it I'm already excited for the Praktica arriving at the end of the week?
what film do you guys use? normally i use ilford for b&w that roll up there was a jessops diamond 100 (probably expired years ago) that i was given with the camera, i picked up a couple of rolls of ektar because the price was reasonable
[QUOTE=waylander;33375358]what film do you guys use? normally i use ilford for b&w that roll up there was a jessops diamond 100 (probably expired years ago) that i was given with the camera, i picked up a couple of rolls of ektar because the price was reasonable[/QUOTE] I use poundland film (Kodak ColorPlus) Or Fujicolor Superia X-tra 400 For B&W Kodak BW400CN C41 process Has anyone used any of the Lomography branded films? As I'm looking for a cheap-ish 800iso film
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