newbie returning to film

Discussion in 'Film Discussion and Q & A' started by markcwh, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. markcwh

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    Have decided to return to film after 6 years, have come across this site as it seams all other site are dropping anything to do with film.

    i have just recently brought a canon eos 5 with vertical grip and canon mark2 28-80 zoom lens for £50 off good old ebay and after a polish the camera is like new with no faults, and I have to admit what a lovely feeling camera to hold, compared to my nikon D50.

    Have used several films now and got them proccessed on to disc for £2.15. £1.00 to process and £1.15 to put on to disc, have been useing morrisions who use fuji machines.

    I have been impresssed with photo taken but for some reasion they all lack contrast and all my best photos are in sunlight the darker days all seam to lack something that i was not seeing.

    I know i have to learn from the basics again because the nikon was a lazy mans tecknic of snap-delete or keep, and i could learne each setting and see what it does to the photo.

    I am very interested in anything to do with the sea and boating, so i wanted to use my canon to get some realy nice photos, but im thinking it wont be for a few more years yet.

    Anyway wanted to say Hi and if any one has any advice on my canon eos 5 would be realy appreciated, have read manuals and exhasted the magic lantern quide on the canon eos 5 .

    but have to admit feels good to have hold of a lovely sturdy camera.

    mark w

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    hello Mark. not knowing what film you use or whether you can get to Bath/Bristol and find a more specialist photography shop which can sell you some other film. the 28-80 lens - is it very light and plasticy? i think i had one. as your pictures are now digitized onto CD, you could work on them using image-software to get the look you want.
     
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    I have been useing the 24exp 200 fuji film from sainsburys 5 rolls for £6.99 i have looked at the more pro film but a bit wary due to some ive been told needs to be fridged and when used processed straight away, which sometimes i can not do.

    My work takes me all other the country from cornwall to london all along the south cost and wales. so getting the film is easy but some iso 100
    fuji was £8.99 roll which works out a bit to much when i still learning again.

    hope this makes sense and i dont sound an old scruge
     
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    If you are struggling with some of your shots in poorer light it sounds like an exposure issue. Have you tried metering and setting exposure manually rather then trusting the cameras automations?
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    have tried understanding various ways in useing the av metering and the and the p mode but what confuses me still trying to undretsnd apature opening with speed setting, the d50 is such a lazy way i tried different ways in av mode and if it came out wrong i would delete it but film is so different.

    I will find out who to upload some photos for peaple to see and comment.

    Have put some photos under my profile for people to see, i cant work out how to get them on this page
     
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    Are you judging the quality based on a machine print you are getting back from the lab? If so, the machine making the print is probably where the problem lies. Check out ths comparison I posted the other day in this thread of a print I got back from the lab, and how I thought the photo should have looked. Sometimes I'll get prints back from the lab which look really good, but most of the time, they need the photographer to go in by hand and make the print/scan to get the best results.
     
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    Have looked at the two photos, and what a difference, may be how my eyes are viewing are not what the camera is seeing, and i think that is the art of film photography.

    Does this mean then that every photo taken will have to be corrected in some way.

    last night i viewed my photos on our lap top which has a high quality screen and the photo looked far better and clearer. but viewing it on our main pc and 19" monitor the images are pretty poor by my eyes.

    I think today i will go and get a couble prints taken off and see how they look.

    thanks for all the replyies, will try and understand uploading photo, but when copied the url the photo are crossed out.:thumbup::salute:
     

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