woady
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Anyone Still On Film?

Thu May 25, 2006 5:31 am

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?

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ZSOFN
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RE: Anyone Still On Film?

Thu May 25, 2006 7:33 am

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.
 
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RE: Anyone Still On Film?

Thu May 25, 2006 7:41 am

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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dc10tim
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RE: Anyone Still On Film?

Thu May 25, 2006 9:34 am

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.

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RE: Anyone Still On Film?

Thu May 25, 2006 9:58 am

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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RE: Anyone Still On Film?

Thu May 25, 2006 11:51 am

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.

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RE: Anyone Still On Film?

Thu May 25, 2006 12:15 pm

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.

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visityyj
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RE: Anyone Still On Film?

Fri May 26, 2006 1:34 am

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
 
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RE: Anyone Still On Film?

Fri May 26, 2006 2:01 am

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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RE: Anyone Still On Film?

Fri May 26, 2006 2:09 am

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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RE: Anyone Still On Film?

Fri May 26, 2006 9:05 am

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.......
 
777MechSys
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RE: Anyone Still On Film?

Fri May 26, 2006 2:38 pm

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.
 
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RE: Anyone Still On Film?

Fri May 26, 2006 2:50 pm

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
 
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RE: Anyone Still On Film?

Sat May 27, 2006 1:13 am

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.
 
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RE: Anyone Still On Film?

Sat May 27, 2006 1:16 am

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.
 
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RE: Anyone Still On Film?

Wed May 31, 2006 5:03 am

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.
 
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RE: Anyone Still On Film?

Wed May 31, 2006 2:42 pm

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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sulman
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RE: Anyone Still On Film?

Wed May 31, 2006 6:05 pm

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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AndersNilsson
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RE: Anyone Still On Film?

Wed May 31, 2006 7:14 pm

Still on film. Fujichrome Provia 100F.

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N178UA
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RE: Anyone Still On Film?

Wed May 31, 2006 7:33 pm

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
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chris78cpr
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RE: Anyone Still On Film?

Wed May 31, 2006 7:43 pm

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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RE: Anyone Still On Film?

Wed May 31, 2006 10:40 pm

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.

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