Film and MF SLR section?

11 years 9 months ago #3870 by Gil
Hi,
Just joined after getting an email about the new site from KEH. I was wondering if there may be any interest in having a "Shooting Film" section to the forums? I have quite a bit of Canon digital equipment and that is still my main boat but during the last year I have gone back to the past and I have been shooting Konica and Minolta SLRs (not "Konica Minolta"). I have read there may be an upswing in film users and was wondering if there may be others here.
Thanks,
Gil


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11 years 9 months ago #3872 by One Wish
I have a old film camera, would like to see a film section also. Where are you getting your film developed these days?


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11 years 9 months ago #3879 by bomblight
Although I now use digital capture, I still have my old 35mm and medium format film cameras, and I would enjoy a film section.

I use a B&H prepaid mailer for film developing.


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11 years 9 months ago #3929 by Gil
I have also been using B&H mailers, but have recently found a good photo store 45 minutes away that does their own developing and scanning up to 15mb per image. I have been scanning my own negatives and slides using an Epson v500 but would like to get the v750.
I never had developing gear but it's tempting to start.


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11 years 9 months ago #3936 by toddcliff
I would love that as well! I've been using my Rollei 35 for a while now. It's nice to not know what you're getting. I've been pleasantly surprised...


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11 years 9 months ago #4111 by Doug
I've been doing mostly digital for the past couple of years; coincidentally the local branch of a Pro lab closed about then, and it's 45 minutes to the main lab. I intended the digital to be a "get up to speed" familiarization, then I'd get backs to medium format film. ;)

Well, I would like to be using the MF flim gear, and should, as the film is only getting older there in the fridge!


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11 years 9 months ago #4136 by Yasko
Agreed, a film section would be really great. I shoot almost exclusively digital these days, but now that Kodak brought back Ektar film, I'm shooting film again at times, and Velvia occasionally. I use B&H mail for developing.


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11 years 9 months ago #4137 by HNB
Would love it. Film is all I shoot...just on here trying to learn all I can.


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11 years 9 months ago #4174 by danno
I totally agree. Although I've been shooting mostly digital for the past couple of years, I still prefer film for B&W, and for "keeper" shots (negatives will last forever, but many of the digital shots that I took 10 years ago are lost forever.)


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11 years 9 months ago #4300 by Gil
I hope that the moderator(s) will be checking the postings and perhaps take us film shooters into consideration for a Film Shooting or Film SLR section. I would suspect just one forum section would/could cover our posts.
It is interesting that there really is some good film equipment out there and the micro and micro 4/3rds are discovering the great lenses that are available at low prices.
Yes, the Ektar is one of my favorite films but I also like Fuji B&W and Velvia.


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11 years 9 months ago #4340 by danno
I actually didn't realise that this forum was primarily directed toward digital users until later, and I feel as if I walked into a gay bar by accident.

Sure, I use digital, and I'm probably inclined toward that technology, but my "serious" side goes back to silver, B&W, smelly darkroom, slow cautious schmoozing with light, chemistry, temperature and time.

It would be nice if KEH, that goldmine of reliable toys, would make it comfortable for large-and-medium format photographers to fully participate in this interaction of passion, craft, profession, hobby and/or avocation between enthusiasts.


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