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    Posted: 8 hours 44 minutes ago at 05:59
@Hike Pics ... thanks for the feedback! Definitely fun to shoot that old camera.

@Kilkry ... many fun shots in your set. Some comments:

-- I have an Aeropress too, but don't use it that often anymore. Too much work to make a single cup of coffee. I'm mostly pour over nowadays.

-- I like the patterns in Malaren too. I'll have to Google where that is now.

-- I enjoy shots like Snowmobiles because our winters here in southern California never look like that unless you are high up in our mountains.

-- Cat in the Box is fun too, and I like the Treeline shot.

-- In Pinpoint, what is that artifact in the upper left part of the image?

@All ... I'm shooting a roll of color at the moment. With luck, I post some of these shots in the next month or so. Film is definitely not instant!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Hike Pics Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 9 hours 1 minutes ago at 05:42
ADub128: The Ilford shots are wonderful. The leaning palms photo is my favorite. Also like the flower (great tones), bridge and Forest Lawn Hollywood. Nice wheels on the Bronco!

neilt3: Thanks for your thoughts on filters. I guess I need to start using them. Some friends and I were discussing the issue of haze when using long focal lengths here in the mountains shooting landscapes. We have a blend of sulfuric acid and VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds). During dry spells it can be harsh!

Phil: Great shots. I really like the red box and the castle is my favorite. What film are these shot on? If it was mentioned, I missed it. The Sealed Knot shots are nice, they remind me of the Civil War reenactments where I grew up. You shot these with a Dynax 60, which is a Maxxum 70 for me. It's really the only other body I want right now, with both 7 and 9 being just a little out of reach.

Kilkry: I like the film grain here, especially in the Snowmobiles photo. Also like Box=Cat, Chili Fruits, the textures in the Lime photo. Pollen almost looks like spider webs. Treeline is my favorite.

I just got back 5 rolls from the lab, one being from a Maxxum 5. It's nice to have a friend there, I get a small discount!
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Treeline ..This shot now would have looked marginally interesting in color, I think; the sunlight was golden and the field a bleak tan and dark green.

Backsippor

Whiskers

Cat

All images digitized via A6000 on a tripod, cheap lightboard and film holder, Micro-Nikkor 55mm/2,8


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Roll 2: Ilford FP4+, Canon 7. Also developed in Caffenol.

Cityside greenery Since cut down, re-paved, excellent view into the neighbours' balconies

Lime

Lean on you

Pollen
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Kaldur asleep in a heap

Box = cat

Pinpoint

Coffe, cat, chili fruits

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First roll: as mentioned some comments back I had some issues with it in the darkroom with getting it onto a spool..probably because it sat in the camera across warm to cold to cold to warm and so over several months. Thus 8 pics not 12. Srry. All shots with the Dream L-..eh, Voigtländer 35 2.5 : )

Canon 7, Tri-X 400, Caffenol-C.

First minute

Have coffee don't chill

Pattern across Mälaren by Grynna, on Flickr

Snowmobiles


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Yes, Phil, there's the "total cost of ownership" consideration too. I haven't bought a camera in a while now -- my A77ii is the newest, SRT-101 the oldest. For me, the A6400 is on my radar though.

Regarding total costs, I *think* I've spent more on film, film gear, and processing over the years (I'm old), but have purchased many digital cameras. Those early digitals required upgrading very frequently. For me, 2010 was a pivotal year for digital since the quality was "good enough". I still use my NEX-3 that I bought in 2010. I was so hesitant to go to mirrorless, but it's the form factor I use most often nowadays. Sticking with APS-C for now, although I would love to find an A99ii for cheap so that I don't have to buy new lenses to get full-frame.

Yes, I wish I had a little more discipline with digital since there are times I dread importing into LR knowing there is a bunch of junk in there. Maybe I need to have a 1/3 keepers rule for my digital shots too!! I shoot sports sometimes though and the hit rate there can be really low. Although our cams have cool burst modes, I never go there. Ha.
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Originally posted by ADub128 ADub128 wrote:

Agree about film, the marginal cost is about $1 per shot for the film purchase through processing. Near zero for digital, right? But, I do enjoy shooting film!


Not quite $1 but getting close - nevertheless, I am sure I have spent a lot more on digital than film in my life, but equipment comes under a different department in my brain! I guess digital still wins on a per shot basis.

I did enjoy the discipline that resulted from the combination of cheapskatery and 'one third keepers'. I suspect my digital snapping would benefit from a bit more forethought and planning - I have lost count of the number of times I've looked at an image in LR and thought 'why on earth did I use that aperture/ISO/speed'.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ADub128 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 May 2019 at 00:46
Thanks for the info, Phil. Let me know if you post more shots from a Sealed Knot event.

Agree about film, the marginal cost is about $1 per shot for the film purchase through processing. Near zero for digital, right? But, I do enjoy shooting film!
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Originally posted by ADub128 ADub128 wrote:

Great job, Phil Wood!

-- In image 2, what does ER stand for?

-- Is that live fire in 3 and 5? That one barrel is pointed the wrong way in 5!

-- Also, was 3 and 5 at a special event?


ER = Elizabeth Regina (Queen Elizabeth), post boxes are marked with the current monarch in this way, back as far as Victoria (1837-1901) are easily found, earlier ones are rare.

3 & 5 were shot at a small local Sealed Knot event - they are firing blanks (if that is the right term for musketry without a ball). The Sealed Knot is an English Civil War re-enactment organisation, national but with particular connotations around here (Newbury) where there were two major Civil War battles in 1643 and 1644. As I was shooting film (and am a cheapskate) these are the only two shots I took. Next time they are about I will take a digital body!
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Great job, Phil Wood!

-- In image 2, what does ER stand for?

-- Is that live fire in 3 and 5? That one barrel is pointed the wrong way in 5!

-- Also, was 3 and 5 at a special event?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Phil Wood Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 May 2019 at 00:51
Went out today to finish off my first film for decades - which I loaded into the camera (Dynax 60) on Christmas Day. For some reason I thought I had 15 shots to take - so it was a bit of a surprise when the film ran out after 3! More of a surprise was that the local photo shop does a 1 hour turnaround (develop & print). So here are my 8 'keepers' - I'm happy enough with the images if not the quality.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote ADub128 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 May 2019 at 22:47
Thanks for the DPC info. I need to visit Dyxum more often! I don't have enough time to enter unless I re-purpose a recent picture. We'll see ...
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Originally posted by ADub128 ADub128 wrote:

Thanks, Fred_S! I have a roll of Kodak Ultramax 400 loaded in my Maxxum 9. Maybe I'll get through it before 2019 wraps up. Keep shooting, all!

Well, anyhow we have the film DPC running!
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