first time shooting film...

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  1. pilgrim

    pilgrim TPF Noob!

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    OMG, I have no idea what im doing, haha, I'm a born and raised digi boy and this film stuff is just out on a whole new world to me :shock:

    since my d-rebel is off to canon for warrenty, and I was told 3-4 weeks I had to find some way to keep shooting.. so my friends dad said I could borrow his old slr, its a Nikon, and it looks like an N8888s haha, but i have nooo idea, all I can clearly see is N8__8s the middle part is gone hehe :lol:

    hmm, there is 12 shots left on the film, atleast I think thats what it says... im not to sure haha. Once I use those up im looking to shoot a roll of b.w, just cause I heard the look is so much nicer then photoshops.. :p
    so does anyone have any suggestions for whats a good type? haha :oops:
    err and any other suggestions for a total film virgin would be great :twisted:

    Troy :D

    errr, and it feels really weird using a nikon, haha, I have all of this canon pride in me.. it feels like im cheating :shock:
     
  2. MDowdey

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    troy,

    get yourself some ilford HP film...oh man that stuff is the best.

    what kinda lens you got on that bad boy?


    md
     
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    Yep, its a strange feeling!! :)

    I cannot recommend any film since I haven't developed my rolls yet!
    Going thru my second roll right now :). First one was Kodak 400TX (previously know as Tri X). The one that I have right now in the camera is the Kodak TMAX 400.

    All the best! :thumbsup:
     
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    thanks for the reply guys :D
    hmm, I have heard some of the film buffs talking about both ilford and this tri x... I guess either or would do me good :D

    the lens is a AF Nikkor 24mm 1 : 2.8 and wow, looking through it, it is soooo wide compared to the digi :shock:
     
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    I have a Nikkor 20mm 1:2.8 lens, good stuff!

    BTW you said there's still film in the camera.... do you think it's expired?
     
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    errr, I have no idea cow.
    I know my buddy was playing with the camera not to long ago, so I think its probally good, how long does film last? cause its been in the cam for about 1-3 months probally.
     
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    Oh that's totally fine.

    Have fun! Good luck! :)

    Oh yeah, it's probably a Nikon N8008.
     
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    Congrats Troy, IMO "analog" B&W looks great. Get yourself some Ilford HP5 Plus (ISO 400 I think :))
     
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    cool, thanks everyone :D
    I ended up with some ilford hp5 plus 400
    hehe, she told me it was a serious film, and for serious photographers, you know the type that change their aperature. hehe

    cant wait to start shooting! :D
     
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