Did I just witness the end of film cameras and film?

Discussion in 'Film Discussion and Q & A' started by F5 Penguin, Feb 3, 2018.

  1. F5 Penguin

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    Ok, back in the early 90's I printed amateur and professional films. Consumer stuff downstairs, professional stuff upstairs. I was a qualified A Grade printer back then.
    Now, be it average every day Joe/Jane that walks in with his/her compact or the serious amateur photographer, easily 80-90% of these negs were underexposed. There were a few regulars that came in that created beautifully exposed film. I learned their names fast and it was always a pleasure to see them come in through the door. This was back in the day when multi segment metering was not really around, most people were using center weighted cameras if they were serious amateurs. Pros of course were a completely different story regarding exposure.
    The other thing of interest that surprised me back then, around the same percentage were photos of naked males v naked females. Maybe 10-15% were naked females. I've seen every size and shape of the male anatomy on planet Earth! Women aren't as innocent as people think! lol


     
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    Vtec44 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    What does all that have anything to do with making an assumption that you people can't meter? Who are the "you people" that you're referring to?
     
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    Keep it civil. Seriously. I asked you once already.
     
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    Just to clarify a point as it was removed from elsewhere. I made a comment to Vtec44:

    "I can assure you people can't meter but again, people simply want to argue with no basis behind their argument."

    It was a general comment that was intended in this way. The "you" referred to Vtec44, not the people of this forum. I was assuring "Vtec44" that I know people generally can't meter. It was intended to be read as "I assure you" and not "You people."
    I was not implying anyone on this forum specifically can't meter. Hope that clears it up.

    Please do not make any more replies and send them in my direction. This forum is not for me. All the best to all of you.
     
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    A comma would have clarified that nicely. I can assure you, people don’t use punctuation as often as they should.
     
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    I sunny 16 the majority of my stuff. Use a meter on rare occasion. Working pretty good for me. I've got pretty good results. As far as Leica film camera, pretty hard to beat their glass.
     
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    Preach.
     
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    YOUR absolutely right. :p
     
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    By, the, way ... does, anyone, have, a, spare, Lumigrid, for, my, Sekonic, L-328, light, meter ?
     
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    Yes, punctuation can make a huge difference in the meaning of even the most simple sentences. Two examples that stress the importance of a comma immediately spring to mind, with the first example being the classic, "I'm hungry! Let's eat Grandma." The better-punctuated sentence would read, "I'm hungry! Let's eat, Grandma." The second example demonstrating the importance of a comma is, "I helped my uncle Jack off a horse," and the more commonly-needed sentence being, "I helped my uncle, Jack, off a horse."
     
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