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    Posted: 31 August 2020 at 10:32
The 2020 film challenge
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What is The Dyxum film challenge?
If you wonder what this challenge is about then it's simply about revisiting analogue photography for a bit of nostalgia, experiencing a radically different workflow and ultimately, appreciating how convenient our modern equipment makes photography.

Who
Any Dyxumer can join this challenge. Just subscribe in this thread - as simple as that

When
The idea is to keep shooting film during three upcoming months - starting on 1 September and ending (nominally) on 31 December (These dates are quite flexible, and we can leave the challenge open for the first part of 2021 if people are still posting – this challenge is flexible, because analogue photography is a bit like that….

Equipment
You can use any film camera and any lens you like (no matter what brand or format, e.g. medium or big) however we would ask that your first roll uses an alpha-mount (Minota AF) camera (if you have one at present). Like everything about this challenge, we can be flexible here, and reply on individual members to regulate their own adherence to the rules - but remember that we are alpha-mount-dedicated forum in the end

So, as a general rule, if you own an alpha-mount film camera it should be the first one to shoot and post your results. Then you may move on to your other cameras. If you don't have any Dynax, Maxxum or Alpha film camera then well - just use what you have - participation is the important bit.

Results
You are expected to deliver 1/3rd keepers from each roll of film and post just those - we realise that sometimes you may have full roll of keepers but you have to narrow your selection down to 4, 8 or 12 shots - depending on the roll (i.e. 12, 24 or 36 frames).

As on previous occasions we will keep all challenge in a single thread of discussion, i.e. all photos and discussions about them should be should be posted in the photos thread.. If you have outtakes then possibly post them in this thread.

To make the threads a bit less photo-intensive please split your photo-posts into groups of 4 shots - it will be easier to navigate. When posting please state the camera and film used and if possible - also the lens. You may also mention how the photo was digitzed (e.g. what scanner/software). And please remember to "number" your photos in a unique way - this will make it easier to refer to a particular shot in the discussion.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Bob J Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 August 2020 at 10:43
So, this is my own sign-up.

I took a group picture of the cameras I'm wanting to use and I find I've frightened myself a Little in doing so...



The Dynax 7 already has a film loaded, as does the XG9* and the Minox. I'm planning on shooting with the 7 first, then moving on to the 5 and then the 60 (which advances time but removes features as I go along).

I'm expecting a loan OM2 from my brother-in-law, which is why the picture is standing in. With the Microcord, I'm intending to try a roll of 35mm (exposing over the perforations), but that is rather experimental for me**. I'll be shooting B&W - mainly ISO 400 - I have Agfa APX, HP5 and Kentmere to start with and a new bottle of R09 on top of one of the kitchen cupboards...

*The meter on the XG9 stopped working, so I've transferred that firm to my little Konica Auto S3.

**Maybe too experimental - the Microcord didn't seem to like winding on the 35mm film, so I've put that film into a AGIFold 6x6 instead and I've taped up the red window on the back of the camera - this means I'm working without a frame counter, so who knows how that will end up...

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Originally posted by Bob J Bob J wrote:

So, this is my own sign-up.



I'm expecting a loan OM2 from my brother-in-law, which is why the picture is standing in.

I loved my OM1 and OM2, although the mirror on the OM2 kept getting stuck. I still have my OM1 and hold it lovingly now and then. Superb camera in it's day. I'm tempted to have a go, but I'll need to refresh my skills first as my OM1 only has manual mode although it does have a built in light meter. I no longer have any developing and printing equipment so it would have to be a lab for processing. Right, I'm off to go and hold my OM1 while I wallow in nostalgia for a while and ponder whether to enter this challenge or not!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bonneville Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 August 2020 at 14:34
As you may have already guessed Bob, I'm in.

Despite your encouragement over the years I still haven't taken the plunge into DIY developing. Maybe this year I will.

I plan to stick to my two unsticky ( ) Dynax 7s. For the Limited Edition one it will be its first ever roll of film, and I'll also be able to add EXIF with the DS-100 Data Saver. It is a good job I got two SmartMedia cards with it as well as a bespoke reader. I doubt those wafer thin cards are still available now, let alone a device to read them and communicate with a modern MacBook!

As for film, I don't know. Still researching there. Any suggestions would be welcome for a film novice.

Thanks for setting this up Bob

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I'll join with my Minolta 7000 AF
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mariuszlo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 August 2020 at 19:23
I'm in it.
For now, I have Dynax 5 with Ektar 100 and Dynax 7 with ADOX CMS 20 II PRO loaded (it's in a bag with Zeiss 24/2.0 and 85/1.4 and Sony 50/1.4 - this film probably requires good lenses)
A99ii,BC,BBC,28-70,28-135,16,20,24,50,100,135,200/2.8,28,35,100/2.0,35-105,24-105,28-105RS,24-85RS,100-300 Sony 24/2.0 50/1.4,85/1.4,85/2.8,70-300G,70-400G2 S 105M,24-105A,12-24 HSM,70-200/2.8 HSM OS
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Snegren Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 August 2020 at 20:35
Against better judgement I'll give it a go.

Minolta 800SI is a no-brainer, it is my only AF film camera and according the rules this is where the show starts.
Then I see a 1950s Ihagee in the pipeline (I've got 9, not all of them functional I think) to give my Exakta lenses an outing. Manual everything, should be fun.
Minolta SR mount (SRT100X, SRT101, XGM, XG9, X700) is a must as I love my MC/MD lenses.
That should keep me busy for a while...


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Hezu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 August 2020 at 22:56
Originally posted by bonneville bonneville wrote:

I plan to stick to my two unsticky ( ) Dynax 7s. For the Limited Edition one it will be its first ever roll of film, and I'll also be able to add EXIF with the DS-100 Data Saver. It is a good job I got two SmartMedia cards with it as well as a bespoke reader. I doubt those wafer thin cards are still available now, let alone a device to read them and communicate with a modern MacBook!
Yes, SmartMedia cards haven't been made for years, but my quick Internet search revealed that some people are selling those on eBay, albeit with outrageous prices (for same money as 128 MB SmartMedia I could get a brand new, fast 64 GB SDXC card). Finding device to read those should be even easier, there should be numerous (older) USB card reader models with SmartMedia slot. Of course, for newer Macs you probably would need also USB-A to USB-C adapter.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote gregja Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 September 2020 at 13:53
OK so this is either a last hurrah or the reawakening of a technical camera that's been sitting in the cupboard for far too long. Arca Swiss 6x9 F-line.
Lenses:
47mm Schenider-Kreuznach
65mm Schenider-Kreuznach
90mm Schenider-Kreuznach
150mm Nikkor
210mm/350mm Schenider-Kreuznach convertible

6x9 120 film gives 8 shots per roll.
Probably Ilford FP4


_DSC8133 by gregja, on Flickr

Develop at home with this and then scan.

About as far from alpha mount as you can get. We'll see what happens!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 September 2020 at 13:59
I'm in

Start: Minolta 505 si super + A-mount with Porta 160 (probably)
Mid: OM4T + OM Zuiko's with FP4 or HP5
End: Leica M2 + M-mount lenses with FP4 or HP5

Porta developed by a lab, FP4 and HP5 developed at home in ID11 or Microphen, all negatives scanned on an Epson V700 flatbed.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 September 2020 at 14:03
Loaded my (slightly) sticky Dynax 7 with 2012 expired Fuji Superia 1600.

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Originally posted by gregja gregja wrote:

About as far from alpha mount as you can get. We'll see what happens!
You could have used 5x4 sheet film

I might use my Fuji Texas Leica at some point, also 6x9.
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Last year I managed one roll of Kodak Gold 200 in my Dynax 60, developed and printed by my local one-hour processor.

This year I shall start with another roll of the same film in my latest film body, an 800si, and shall scan the negs myself. If I manage more than one roll I may use a Canon A1 I was gifted a few months back - for nostalgic reasons; I used an A1 for many years pre-digital.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote alanfrombangor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 September 2020 at 17:10
Yes please. I have a Dynax 7000i which I bought on eBay for the lenses it came with. I put the camera in a cupboard and forgot about it until the last film challenge, when I bought a roll of Adox Silvermax 100 and exposed two frames. I shot three more this morning and was momentarily startled when the film auto-wound on
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