I just shot my first roll of film in 18 years

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  1. sabbath999

    sabbath999 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Sorry about any typos, I am doing this on my Blackberry.

    I picked up a Nikon N75 last week on ebay for $29 to play with shooting a bit of film. I chose it because it was both dirt cheap and it works with all my lenses (except the few DX ones) including VR.

    I went to a zoo today and shot 4 rolls of 24 fuji color print film.

    It was very, very odd. I have never owned a modern film camera... My last film camera was a Pentax LX. I found it quite odd not to be able to chimp, change ISO or white balance... I have just been taking that for granted with my DSLRs.

    Odder still is the factthat I have no idea if my shots are any good, and won't until I get them developed. I am so used to coming home and cataloging them the same day.

    It is funny how much digital stuff I have started to take for granted.
     
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    LOL. Yeah I still to a fair amount of both. But it's still weird sometimes because I'll be shooting slides with my film camera ( Canon ELAN7) and forget and after a shot look at the back of the camera LOL.
     
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    Make sure you post them when you get them back. ;) Sounds like you enjoyed the outing!
     
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    And welcome back to the film side, at least somewhat.
     
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    THANK YOU!!!!!

    You just reminded me to go and take the batteries out of my 8008. :)

    And to finish the roll in my 90s. ;)
     
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    Man, this makes me want to go fish the Provia out of my freezer and go shoot some film again, haha.
     
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    lovely.. i wanna see your films shots..

    me using a toy film cam here.. its a vivitar ultra wide and slim.. just having fun with the film point and shoot, and its vignette effect, while using expired films..
    i have them processed at imaging centers and scan the films on my hp scanjet ^_^

    I wana try slides in the future :)
     
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    I started shooting film again last November or December, black and white at first since I could develop it myself, kind of as a novelty. Then I tried some pro-grade color film. Now i'm almost always shooting film, aside from the occasional digital shot or two of something I want to post quickly. I got hooked...or would it be re-hooked? I dunno..
     
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    +1

    Yes please post
     
  10. sabbath999

    sabbath999 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I definitely will do a webpage showing the pictures I took and post a few examples plus the link.

    I am going to just take them to wally world and get development and a quicky cheapy photo CD, and scan the good ones myself when my new Plustek OpticFilm 7200 7200DPI film scanner arrives tomorrow.

    I know the Wally World photo CD will stink, but at least it should give me an idea of what is worth scanning and what isn't.

    I was frustrated in the extreme in missing the shot of the day changing rolls... I was there when a baby giraffe was being born, and during the roll change the baby popped out!. I then spent an entire roll trying to get a shot of it standing up (it failed about 10 times), and of course it finally made it when I was doing my next roll change! Fortunately, my wife caught at least the standing up part on her D80.

    Still, I am not sure I would have posted the "being born" section on my website since I am trying to make it VERY kid friendly... but I wish I hadn't missed it.

    It will be interesting to see how much stuff I had in focus. I wasn't used to the 5 point system the N75 uses, and man you get SPOILED by that amazing 51 point system nearly all over the screen that the D300 has (it is even more impressive than the D3's version of it, because it covers more real estate on the D300 due to the crop factor).

    I will be interested to see how it all works out.
     
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    I love film I just wish that it wasn't so costly to have them developed.
     
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    Then start shooting B&W and process yourself. It's cheap and fun and easy to pick up. My local shop jumped B&W processing only about 275% over last year. I got my film, gear and chems for the year for about 60% the cost to have someone else do it for me. Don't know why I waited. When I dev'd my first roll fo film in February it was the one and only time I ever said God Bless OPEC.
     

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