Discussion in 'Film Discussion and Q & A' started by robertwsimpson, Sep 30, 2009.
It's fun to use this stuff every now and again!
I've got 3 AE-1's and 2 A1's, and a bunch o' lenses, all cannon fd glass.
Use it every day.
In all seriousness, I love my film camera's, and if it wasn't for the damned convienience of digital, I wouldn't have bothered buying one.
Anyway, you're not alone in the "analog" world.
One of these day's I'll post a picture of my Canon and Nikon's and lenses.
Until then, have fun....
lol I wasn't bragging or anything... This is all hand me down stuff from my parents who bought it new in the 80s. it's awesome though. I just found a flash in a closet too. it needed a little bit of work, but with some wire-brushing, it's good as new!
Eh, go ahead and brag.
But then you might have to read about some guy getting a Calumet 4X5 for $40.
I don't even know what that means
It's very cool that you've dusted off your parents old gear. By they way, a 4x5 Calumet is a large format camera that uses film that is 4 inches by 5 inches in size, and $40 is a good price.
Here's my film gear...
8" x 10"
4" x 5"
sweetness. I wouldn't begin to know how to use something like that.
I gotta say, the nice thing about film shooters is that they wake up earlier in the morning!
Heh, they work just like any other camera, except that the viewing 'screen' is more like a TV screen
I love watching TV!
Funny story (and my apologies for hijacking the thread ) a little kid walked up to me once when I had the 8x10 out in a field taking pictures of an ancient tree. I was under the dark cloth and just as I came out to make the exposure he asked "Is that a T.V.?" You should have seen his face when I told him it was a camera...
it reminds me of the flintstones camera where the bird carved the picture into stone with his beak inside of the box.
Even though I shoot digital most of the time, I've hung onto my film gear. Recently, my mother gave me both her Canon FD and Canon EOS outfits, cuz she just doesn't use them anymore. That's three cameras and about eight lenses right there. And recently I've been on a bit of a buying frenzy, acquiring -- and in some case reacquiring cool old gear because the prices are so dang low. Just yesterday, I bought a Canon FD 85mm f/1.2 SSC Aspherical, an FL 55mm f/1.2, a Vivitar macro-focusing teleconverter in Canon FD mount, and a Vivitar Series 1 28-90mm f/2.8-3.5 in Nikon mount. The prices were so low I went a little nuts, I suppose.
As a result of all this, my gear has mushroomed. Running out of places to put it all.
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