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Anyone Still On Film?  
User currently offlineWoady From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 401 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3355 times:

Hi all!

I've got my hands on a Canon EOS 500N film SLR camera and was wondering if anyone on here still shoots on film? I do want to eventually get a digital SLR but I'm going to have to stick with my Fuji S5500 for the moment.

I just got a Sigma 100-300, any opinions on shooting planes?

Woady


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User currently offlineZSOFN From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1413 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3318 times:

For the purposes of uploading here you would find that there are a lot more steps along the way to editing an image where you could "blow it" with film. However I personally like the look of film as opposed to digital. On the other hand I use a Fuji S5500 too and I need to work hard with photoshop to get my shots up to standards here.

Probably best to stick to the S5500 for now (well specifically for a.net photos) as it'll save a few headaches in the meantime.


User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3313 times:

Quoting Woady (Thread starter):
any opinions on shooting planes?

Shooting shouldn't be too different, it's the post processing that's a bitch, as ZSOFN said.

On the other had, I personally enjoyed to shoot on film, so that I learned to get the exposure and everything right out of the camera, and has helped a lot after the switch to digital.

Harry



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User currently offlineDC10Tim From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1406 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3301 times:

The trouble with shooting on film is (as my dad has found over the last couple of years) getting someone to process it properly.

You can shoot on Astia, Provia or Velvia and still get absolutley rubbish results if you take it to be processed at somewhere on the highstreet such as Jessops. A good professional scan is a must if you can't afford a slide scanner.

Of course, all this costs money when compared to digital which is basically free after the outlay for the equipment.

Something worth bearing in mind. My dad has been a slide man for 30 years until he saw what I was taking so easily with the 300D and has reluctantly changed withing the last 6 months to digital.

Regards,

Tim.



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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 31
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3291 times:

I still shoot film, I currently have a canon rebel K2 and am getting a 75-300 for graduation. But I have also just put a down payment on a trade in(used) Digital Rebel at my local shop. Should have her by mid july  Smile cant wait.


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User currently offlineMikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3277 times:

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 2):
Shooting shouldn't be too different, it's the post processing that's a bitch, as ZSOFN said.

Actually Harry, that's not entirely accurate. With film, slides moreso than prints you MUST get it right (exposure) in-camera. It's not like digital where you can somewhat blow-it in cam and fix it later. Also, for slide shooters, you must crop/frame it perfectly in cam as well, it's a LOT different than shooting digital.
Mastering digital shooting once you've mastered (or at least become skilled) in film is a lot easier than doing it the other way around.

Mike


User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3265 times:

Quoting Mikephotos (Reply 5):

Actually Harry, that's not entirely accurate. With film, slides moreso than prints you MUST get it right (exposure) in-camera. It's not like digital where you can somewhat blow-it in cam and fix it later. Also, for slide shooters, you must crop/frame it perfectly in cam as well, it's a LOT different than shooting digital.

For myself at least, I still try to get exposure correct and the photo framed correctly out of the camera, and rely as little as possible on PS. That is why for me, shooting in digital has been very similar to shooting in film, although other people will certainly shoot differently.

Harry



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User currently offlineVisityyj From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 519 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3194 times:

Yes, I'm a film man; which is why I don't have any shots uploaded here  blush . Since I have accumulated around 30,000 slides over the years I can't see myself going digital until film disappears altogether - which may not be long now  Embarrassment

As others have said, without a professional-grade scanner ($$$$) it's virtually impossible to get a.net quality results and believe me I've tried.

I still have a projector too, although I suppose you youngsters have no idea what one of those is Big grin


User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 31
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3184 times:

Quoting Visityyj (Reply 7):
I still have a projector too, although I suppose you youngsters have no idea what one of those is

OOO I do I do!  Wink But then again, I also know what records, 8-tracks and disco are.



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User currently offlineSulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2035 posts, RR: 32
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3180 times:

Quoting Visityyj (Reply 7):
I still have a projector too

Aren't those used to measure angles?


Make sure you share those slides!



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User currently offlineJayDavis From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2000 posts, RR: 16
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3127 times:

I still have a film camera, a Canon EOS 1VHS and it sits in a drawer, I just can't part with it, although I haven't shoot a roll of film in over two years. I guess I could just put my Lensbaby on it and shoot funky stuff in black and white for fun ???

I shelled out a TON of $$$$ for my digital camera, $4500.00, yet I've probably saved that much and more in two years from not having to buy film or pay for processing anymore.......


User currently offline777MechSys From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 350 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3102 times:
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Heck yeah I still shoot film. Pentax K1000. I have had it for 15 years now. Mostly shoot long night exposures on slide film. I'll probably use it until film is gone for good.

User currently offlineJspitfire From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 308 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3097 times:

Film is all I have ever shot with. I started out using a Canon AE-1 for about a year, and for the past 2 years I have been using a Canon Rebel. For a long time it was fairly easy to get shots accepted, but now I am having more and more trouble getting them up to standard. I would like to switch to digital, but I simply don't have the money to do so right now.

Jason


User currently offlineVisityyj From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 519 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3042 times:

Quoting Jspitfire (Reply 12):
For a long time it was fairly easy to get shots accepted

Ain't that the truth. Victim of its own success I suppose, anything less than perfect doesn't stand a chance nowadays, rarity notwithstanding.


User currently offlineVisityyj From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 519 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3041 times:

Quoting Sulman (Reply 9):
Make sure you share those slides!

I used to have pages on geocities and others sites while it was free (oh, happy days). Don't know where to upload them now, most of the 'album' sites are so hard to navigate it's a wonder anybody (except the shooter) ever finds anything.


User currently offline7FTwinOtter From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 16 hours ago) and read 2945 times:

I largely shoot film for non av photography, I use a '58 Leica M2 and (normally ) Kodak Tri-X which i develop myself. I would like to have a Dslr but cannot bring myself top spend so much on a camera that feels (compared to my leica) like a piece of crap and will only last a few years. Its a great feeling to shoot a camera without any electronics, i normally dont even use a light meter.

User currently offlinePlanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3524 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 months 6 hours ago) and read 2908 times:

Still shooting on my good ole Elan 7e...good camera, lots of good memories.

I purchased a Canon 20D a few months ago on Ebay........................and then immediately regretted my decision and was able to get out of it......just couldn't shell out the money at the time (or now).

digital...soon...hopefully :/



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User currently offlineSulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2035 posts, RR: 32
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 months 3 hours ago) and read 2902 times:

Quoting Visityyj (Reply 14):
I used to have pages on geocities and others sites while it was free (oh, happy days). Don't know where to upload them now, most of the 'album' sites are so hard to navigate it's a wonder anybody (except the shooter) ever finds anything.

www.pbase.com is excellent. You pay a small annual subscription, but it's well worth it.



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User currently offlineAndersNilsson From Sweden, joined May 2004, 416 posts, RR: 16
Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 months 2 hours ago) and read 2896 times:

Still on film. Fujichrome Provia 100F.

Anders



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User currently offlineN178UA From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1663 posts, RR: 66
Reply 19, posted (8 years 2 months 2 hours ago) and read 2891 times:
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Still pumping rolls and rolls of side on slides. (K64 and Fuji) but just don't have the time and patience to upload them here.  Smile

User currently offlineChris78cpr From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2819 posts, RR: 51
Reply 20, posted (8 years 2 months 1 hour ago) and read 2888 times:

Quoting N178UA (Reply 19):
Still pumping rolls and rolls of side on slides. (K64 and Fuji) but just don't have the time and patience to upload them here.

Come on Sam! Stop it with those boring digital shots!  Wink Upload some slide!  Silly

Seriously though, it would be great to see more slide work on here! I love looking at slide photos, there is a quality there digital can't match!

I personnaly still use my 1VHS and my Eos3 regurly to shoot BW/Slide/Negative. I probably only shoot about 30 rolls a month but none of it is aviation.

Hoping to pick up a Hassy 501CM soon to shoot medium format slides! Beautiful camera. Had a 500cm for a while but decided i really want the 501 instead!

Keep with film! It's great!!!

Chris



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User currently offlineStealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5678 posts, RR: 45
Reply 21, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2864 times:
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Damn it you guys... I have a Canon EOS 50 and a Canon AL-1 sitting in a box above my desk, might just have to get them out and burn some film thru them!!

The EOS 50 obviously will take all my EF lenses and I think the AL-1 has a 28-200mm Vivitar on it... might even be some Velvia in the fridge.. wonder what the weather will be like in the morning.

Cheers



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