I've never shot a film camera

Discussion in 'Film Discussion and Q & A' started by Trying_to_learn, Jul 7, 2007.

  1. Trying_to_learn

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    And am thinking about getting one. How would I go about getting my pictures onto my computer?
     
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    blackdoglab yeah I'm easy.... but I'm not cheap

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    You can either have your lab scan the negs and give you a photo cd
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    get you own film scanner and have some fun
    or
    scan prints, which isn't quite as fun
     
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    This is from an Ektachrome slide that I scanned with my Nikon film scanner.

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    If you have been shooting digital a lot be prepared to stare at the back of the film camera like a picture is magically going to appear there! :D

    I do it all the time when I use my Rebel G. Just goes to show how used to shooting digital I am.
     
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    How much does a film scanner run? Would that be cheaper than having them put on cd?
     
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    Get a good flatbed scanner with a neg scanning attachment, such as the Canon 4200F. I´ve had mine for a couple of years and it does a great job.
    I think it cost me around €120 (so maybe US$150?) which is really not too bad!
     
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    JIP No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Not to be a jerk here but if you want pictures on you computer why not just shoot digital???
     
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    There is something special about film. It's not the same as shooting digital. When you shoot digital, you can take 100+shots of the same settings with an infinite number of settings/lenses/etc. Film, you get 36 or 24 shots on that roll of film with no preview feature. So after developing the film, it always a surprise as to how it will come out. I also would personally prefer to enlarge a negative the good old fashion way. I feel as if a photograph is much more rewarding after it is done that way.

     

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