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Sold my old Nikon F3, to a photography student in Embra, Scotland. Very soon found I bought another one. Proper films eh?

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23 hours ago, sarahbell said:

I've got two (not exciting) film cameras to put on ebay. 

 

Why not take pictures with them?

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On 12/06/2019 at 13:28, MrPin said:

Why not take pictures with them?

do you know how much film costs to develop?

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It's not about the price, it's about the value to you. Plenty of pro photographers use digital cameras for work and film cameras for fun. 

Processing your own b+w film can be inexpensive. Usually less than £0.50 per roll. The lab I use for colour film charges £3.49 for C41 (colour negative) and £4.49 for E6 (slide film).

Using a dslr to 'scan' the negs is becoming popular. Cheap as chips once you've got the kit. 

 

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5 hours ago, jm51 said:

It's not about the price, it's about the value to you. Plenty of pro photographers use digital cameras for work and film cameras for fun. 

Processing your own b+w film can be inexpensive. Usually less than £0.50 per roll. The lab I use for colour film charges £3.49 for C41 (colour negative) and £4.49 for E6 (slide film).

Using a dslr to 'scan' the negs is becoming popular. Cheap as chips once you've got the kit. 

 

I think that's right. The fact you only have a limited number of shots on a film, encourages better composition. And you get to keep them in a suitcase in the loft, for future generations to wonder who those old reletives were.

Digital photos may be lost on a memory stick, and people in the future might call this "The Dark Ages"

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I showed a young guy some 6x9 transparencies on a lightbox. He was amazed and spent ages looking at the detail with a loupe. I don't think he'd ever seen slides before, not even 35mm.

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On 15/06/2019 at 18:07, jm51 said:

I showed a young guy some 6x9 transparencies on a lightbox. He was amazed and spent ages looking at the detail with a loupe. I don't think he'd ever seen slides before, not even 35mm.

Who does the processing for £4.49 then? I'd like to run another roll through my GSW690 at some point :) .

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AG Photographic. That's E6 process only. They can scan the roll as part of the processing. An extra £4, £6 or £12 depending on what quality you want. Their prints from digital files are reasonable imo. 

https://www.ag-photographic.co.uk/photo-lab-service-11-w.asp

I've a medium format stereo camera on its way to me from EE, the Soviet era Sputnik plus viewer. Ugly bugger:

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I'll be using a lot more E6 when it turns up, 6 shots per roll. :)  As I won't be needing scans with that camera, I might as well get a kit and do the processing myself.

 

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Popuplights

Can you remember when companies like truprint had those envelopes to send your film off in. You got the prints and usually a free Fuji film back in the post. An amazing service

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On 15/06/2019 at 18:07, jm51 said:

I showed a young guy some 6x9 transparencies on a lightbox. He was amazed and spent ages looking at the detail with a loupe. I don't think he'd ever seen slides before, not even 35mm.

That's a shame. Kids don't get out enough these days.

Do you have any photos of swings or roundabouts too?

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10 hours ago, Happy Renting said:

That's a shame. Kids don't get out enough these days.

Do you have any photos of swings or roundabouts too?

Oh, don't accuse him of THAT!

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On 11/06/2019 at 09:11, MrPin said:

Sold my old Nikon F3, to a photography student in Embra, Scotland. Very soon found I bought another one. Proper films eh?

All your cameras are Pinhole cameras.

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On 19/06/2019 at 20:21, jm51 said:

AG Photographic. That's E6 process only. They can scan the roll as part of the processing. An extra £4, £6 or £12 depending on what quality you want. Their prints from digital files are reasonable imo. 

https://www.ag-photographic.co.uk/photo-lab-service-11-w.asp

I've a medium format stereo camera on its way to me from EE, the Soviet era Sputnik plus viewer. Ugly bugger:

4227651888_97a4571db7.jpg

 

I'll be using a lot more E6 when it turns up, 6 shots per roll. :)  As I won't be needing scans with that camera, I might as well get a kit and do the processing myself.

 

About 24 years ago I saw a similar stereoscopic Russian camera for sale in a Hammersmith shop. I went online and within 5 minutes had found copies of the manual in both English and Russian.

I remember that moment, because it was then I first thought 'the World Wide Web could be really handy.'

It was a bit like this, two TLRs joined together, rather than a dedicated stereo camera like the Sputnik. Now I can't find a pic of one! Teh Interweb ain't wot it used to be....

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