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    Posted: 27 August 2020 at 08:45
This is a discussion thread for a proposed film challenge to run in late 2020.

I will probably base the guidelines on previous film challenges, which have tended to revolve around an aspiration of posting about 1/3 of the shots on a roll, but we tend to have a fair amount of flexibility in these sort of events, and due to processing times they tend to work over months, rather than within months.

Ideas, thoughts and comments welcome posted here...

 



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How about cameras and formats used?

I'd be for all formats and all brands, but if you have a Minolta camera that should be used before the others.

That gives maximum flexibility but still honours the heritage of this site

How do others feel about this?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Bob J Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 August 2020 at 10:49
Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

I'd be for all formats and all brands, but if you have a Minolta camera that should be used before the others.


Sounds fair enough - I'd maybe say a fully working Minolta Camera in a film format they have film for as I'd hate for someone to hold off joining in if they have a crocked XD7 they don't trust to expose a film reliably, or a Zoom 110 that they can't get film for...

Also I think if someone has a roll in a non-Minolta camera at the start of the challenge, they should maybe be Ok putting the next film through a Minolta...

I've been doing quite a bit myself lately: Dynax 5, 7 & 60, SRT 101, Spotmatic, Rolleiflex, Microcord, Olymplus XA2, AgiFold, Konica Auto S3, Contax G1 - plus a less than fully successful roll in a Paxette (film tore). My brother-in-law is supposed to be sorting me out an OM2...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Phil Wood Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 August 2020 at 11:17
Surely the aim should be to promote the use of the Dynax/Maxxum cameras that inspired this site - as well as the use of film. If you don't have one then why not? They are available for peanuts these days.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote neilt3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 August 2020 at 13:01
Originally posted by Bob J Bob J wrote:



Sounds fair enough - I'd maybe say a fully working Minolta Camera in a film format they have film for as I'd hate for someone to hold off joining in if they have a crocked XD7 they don't trust to expose a film reliably, or a Zoom 110 that they can't get film for...

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Dust off your Zoom 1 or 2 , get some fresh batteries in it and load it up !
Films not a problem ; https://analoguewonderland.co.uk/collections/110-film

I've a load of Lomo Orca B&W to shoot in mine and I've just bought a Minolta 16mm film developing tank that will hold two films .
I have both the cameras , if I can remember where they are , I'll get one loaded up !

I already have a Lubitel 2 , an Ensign Ful-Vue and Nikon F3 with part's of the roll still to shoot .
I've a load of 5"x4" darkslides loaded ready for when I go on holiday in a few weeks .

The only A mount camera I've loaded is my fairly newly acquired Minolta alpha sweet II , an all black Dynax 5 from Japan .
But with only one shot left on the roll I think it's missed this challenge with that roll !
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I still have film in a camera from the previous film challenge. Never managed to complete. But I am willing to try again. I have various options. As it is not easy to get people on board challenges these days, I suggest to impose no restrictions.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote waldo_posth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 August 2020 at 13:09
Originally posted by Bob J Bob J wrote:

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Also I think if someone has a roll in a non-Minolta camera at the start of the challenge, they should maybe be Ok putting the next film through a Minolta...


I don't think it can ever be "controlled" whether one has used a Minolta camera first, i.e. before all other brands. That would only work with data backs and dates showing up on the negative (which I would hate to have). So I am pleading for the liberal option: include a Minolta or Konica camera (SLR not a precondition) in your postings!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bonneville Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 August 2020 at 15:15
Since I sort of started this debate I guess I ought to offer my 2p.

I agree with @Snegren, the fewer the stipulations the better. We have a variety of interesting Dyxum competitions and challenges with some specific dos and don’ts, so why not relax the rules for the film challenge and embrace all the interesting and diverse (real) cameras of yesteryear.

Just my 2p
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Post Options Post Options   Quote alanfrombangor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 August 2020 at 15:29
Originally posted by Snegren Snegren wrote:

I still have film in a camera from the previous film challenge.

Me too, Paul! Dynax 7000i with only two frames exposed
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Post Options Post Options   Quote neilt3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 August 2020 at 16:53
Originally posted by alanfrombangor alanfrombangor wrote:

Originally posted by Snegren Snegren wrote:

I still have film in a camera from the previous film challenge.

Me too, Paul! Dynax 7000i with only two frames exposed


At least mine were all exposed even if they haven't all be developed yet .
Let alone scanning them !
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Post Options Post Options   Quote neilt3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 August 2020 at 16:57
Come to think of it , it was about now 25 years ago I got my first SLR .
A Minolta 7000AF , second hand with three lenses .
35-70,70-210,both f/4 and 50mm f/1.7 .
It cost me a few months pay to buy , we didn't earn much then !
I still have them , so I think I'll load that one up for this .
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Kilkry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 August 2020 at 18:40
Might be fun, I bought four different ISO400 b&w rolls earlier in the year for use during the gloom season. The XD7 is rearing to go. (At some point I'd like to try and use an enlarger and make paper copies instead of photographing the developed negatives).

Anyway the XD7 feels better in the hand than any modern camera I've had and it's very fun to use.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote onsplekkie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 August 2020 at 20:45
I'll join in with my one&only film camera; a Minolta XG-M + my only Minolta SLR mount lens; Panagor 2/28
Now to think what film to use/buy. Any tips for a small challange?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote waldo_posth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 August 2020 at 21:20
There is a way to find out about the film type that fits you best: Just search for the film on Flickr.

My personal favorites are Adox SilverMax 100 and the Ilford Deltas 100 and 400 - and that is consistent with what I see on Flickr.

Didn't try it for color film.

Edit: I might try a Fuji Acros if I can get one. Looks good to me as well.

Edited by waldo_posth - 27 August 2020 at 21:34
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