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  1. ajmall

    ajmall TPF Noob!

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    i picked up a film today of what i imagined would be some great photos taken of london a few nights ago. i am happy with about 2 maybe 3 of them out of 36. i am so frustrated spending so much on film and developing and having nothing to show for it. most of the shots i took came out grainy and it was fuji realia 100 iso which is suppose to be fine grain! i shot on various apertures and speeds and still got awful results. ggrrr!
     
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    Get a digital Camera! You don't have to worry about lame film! :D
     
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    What do you call awful results? If you are like me, you are your worse critic. Sometimes you learn more from bad results then if everything came out perfect. Be more specific when you say awful that could mean a lot of things, focus? depth of field? composition? exposure?
     
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    composition was good. virtually all the prints were grainy and just looked bad. not something you'd want to frame or put in an album
     
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    Digital rules! :D
     
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    incredibly helpful.

    ajmall; would you mind posting a scan so we can see what you mean?
     
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    A grainy 100? I'll confess to never having used 100 (yet) but that sounds odd. As motcon said, try to post some. Did you get them printed at the local chemist/one hour shop or at a "proper" place?
     
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    Did you manually bump up the ISO by any chance?
     
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    nope, didn't change the iso.

    i got it done at jessops. uk equivalent of bhphotovideo i guess. im not sure, but i think they use diamond laser printing. it wasn't my usual store as im home for christmas and most my films are developed at uni. i'll get a re-print from my store at uni and see if they're anay better.

    is there really much point in scanning prints? you lose more quality from scanning!

    i am hoping to go digital as my sig says but i'm a student with little cash!!
     
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    Ey buddy, dont worry, dont give up, we all have those times!
     
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    I'm glad you thought so. :sillysmi:
     
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    It'll let us see what you've got there. Someone here may spot something specific which'll say what went wrong.
     

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