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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:34 am 
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One step backward to go four forward :D

Was actually in the camera shop today to get some rechargeables to resuscitate my little Canon I/S 120 point n' shoot digital. This was in the used case at 69 bucks. I couldn't resist. Being a born Nikon guy, of course everything's bass-ackward on it ;)
I made the mistake (out of habit) of asking for a roll of Tri- X to go with it. They could not figure out what I was asking for. Have I really been out of the loop that long? Ended up with a 24 exp roll of cheap C-41 ASA 400 film...

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 Post subject: Re: Canon
PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:22 am 
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Chemical photography??? Way cool, but now you need to really concentrate on composition. Can't just blast away and compose in your photo editor with regular film.

Need any darkroom stuff? I've got a bunch I'll never use again. SW

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 Post subject: Re: Canon
PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:16 am 
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Chemical photography??? Way cool, but now you need to really concentrate on composition. Can't just blast away and compose in your photo editor with regular film.

Need any darkroom stuff? I've got a bunch I'll never use again. SW


I rarely edit most of the stuff scene here. I have only cropped one or two digital photo's on the computer, and usually don't have to. Had composition drilled into me decades ago, when a 36 exp roll of film was considered "short".

Got no place to set up in here~ too many guns, airguns and fishing rods...
Not sure I'd be able to afford the darkroom on acct. of paper costs. Over 75 bucks now for 25 sheets of Ilford Pearl 8 x 10. Did not check pricing on Kodak paper, which tends to be more costly.

Film cameras, and the older pre-auto focus lenses have gotten way cheap!

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 Post subject: Re: Canon
PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:42 am 
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Saw a Mamiya C33 TLR not long ago for $75 in a pawn shop. I'm pretty sure $50 would get it out the door and they would still make a profit. I even have some 220 film in the freezer, but passed. I've been giving older film cameras to a friend in Kiev, Ukraine where chemical photography is still common. SW

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 Post subject: Re: Canon
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yup - you been out of the loop that long , i miss my old 70s nikon EX , it was a great camera - not been in a darkroom in may decades now but i have fond memories of that , everything is digital now and it can be fun but ifyou are a computer cripple like me its often frustrating ,


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I finally got one of these! Back in my Nikon hey-days, these were priced well into the un-attainable range. Reasonably fast, with a decent optical range. I did have a pre-series-1 version of this lens that was a bit slower. It was actually a bit more usable at the 28 mm wide range. Still, amazing optics. Picked up for a song in Canon F/D mount!

Might be in for a bit of sticker shock when it's time to pre-pay c-41 processing. Silver halides have really jumped, as far as I understand...

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 Post subject: Re: Canon
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Yeah, there used to be 1 hour photo places all over, but now even wally sends film off to be processed. SW

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 Post subject: Re: Canon
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I have a Vivitar series one 90 mm macro lense and a Vivitar 90 mm that will focus down to 1:1. I hopefully one day will be able to put them on a digital Canon. They are tack sharp and it would be a shame to wast them.


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i suspect we are not far from the darkroom chemistry being labeled carcinogenic in California and thus outlawed , so many things that were common in my youth are now banned on the east and west coast - glad i live here on the north coast ...but i really believe this BS will spread


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Still exists, I think! They've dropped the "pan" from the name. Wonder if this is still the same old Tri-X....

In photographic terms, "Professional" equals "Tacticool" in gun terminology :bigrin:

We shall soon see. Snowing a bit here again. The original Tri-X loved snow and half light. We shall see in the morning....

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if i recall correctly tri-X is quite fast , i had faster back in the day 800/1200 but i used a lot slower mostly for my architectural photography - everything was stationary , i needed the detail , good to know you can still find it


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Figured I'd try this in this:

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...after I finish this :

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Will use these as well:

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Gave the AE-1 and it's F/D mount lenses to my sister who fell for it quite heavily.

I am better than a happy pig in a poke for what I paid for the tiny little Nikon :bigrin:

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 Post subject: Re: Canon
PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:13 pm 
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I have about 1/3 of a roll of Tri-X Pan still in the can (and still in the freezer) I'd donate to your photography fun, but after customs x-rayed it, the images would be a trifle foggy. I might even have some empty film rolls left over from when I rolled my own film. SW

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There seems to be a shortage of tri-X around here. Guy at the photo shop says it's by far the most popular film sold (it even outsells c-41 color), and very hard to keep in stock.

10 day turn around on c-41 processing. 28 something for process 24 exposure and first set 3x5's...
Photo shop B & W processing is priced exactly the same. Be lookin at better than 40 smackers for a 36 exposure process and first prints :P
I may have to get back into the darkroom. It appears Rodinal has gone the way of Kodachrome~ non-existent.
Microphen, I guess, and all it's temperature sensitivity....

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i used a lot of ilford film back in the day , im just glad there are still some shooting traditional , i am caught between - the transition to digital caught me up a while back , im just not real handy at it all yet ,


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 Post subject: Re: Canon
PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:56 pm 
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Looked in the freezer earlier to see I have a few rolls of Panatomic-X. Which would also suffer from being x-rayed by customs. It was the real deal for flowers and portraits. SW

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Pan X was beautiful film. I used a roll or 30 back in my theatrical/modelling shoot daze...
Took a very big Metz mecablitz to light 'em up on the stage/runway....

I actually had one of my few changing bag accidents while developing pan-X. Some how a 36 exp roll of Kodachrome 64 got mixed in with the pan-X and went into the B & W soup with it.
I actually got almost usable B & W images off that roll of chrome. Buddy who was more knowledgable than me said if we could separate the chrome layers, pix woulda been fine. Once through the fixer eliminated that idea...

Tried a few times with umbrella flashes and slave units set up, but the early printed circuit electronics were horribly unreliable.
I understand flash lighting can be controlled via wi-fi now, if you got the $ for the hardware...
I think the best pictures I ever made were on old 120 Agfa F at a speed rating of 25, and developed in Rodinal. The prints highlighted tonal range the same way the Casblanca movie did...

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 Post subject: Re: Canon
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pan was what i shot mostly except when i was working with the old fella that taught me most of what i know of perspective correction , he had a plate camera we spent a lot of time in the darkroom fixing things i did not realize you could fix on film , right down to 1/4" architectural scale


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 Post subject: Re: Canon
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Just picked up the first print set shot with the AE-1 Canon.

Man, that 50mm f 1.8 F/D canon lens is no slouch. Not quite the sharpness of it's Nikkor cousin, but it makes images that have zero curvilinear distortion~ not a claim everyone can aspire to....
Colour correction is excellent with this lil speedster.

Will try some copy work of the prints this coming week-end to get them up on this page.
My sister lucked out!

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 Post subject: Re: Canon
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im a nikon guy too - i would always think of a cannon as a good buy but never get used to rethinking , too many years of thinking nikon


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