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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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Теперь предлагаем бесплатную ежедневную маммографию!
Теперь предлагаем бесплатную ежедневную маммографию!
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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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Теперь предлагаем бесплатную ежедневную маммографию!
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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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 Post subject: Re: Canon
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:07 pm 
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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
PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:28 am 
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Теперь предлагаем бесплатную ежедневную маммографию!
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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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 Post subject: Re: Canon
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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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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:06 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Canon
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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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