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Old 02-08-2011, 11:40 PM   #1
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The Grain Grubbers Film Thread

I do beleive there are a few folks around here still shooting film from time to time. I am just starting again using a very low tech camera and then digitizing the negatives using my recently acquired Epson V500 scanner (thanks for the info on that Gdad!). While I am liking the shots, I am having a big learning curve with the delayed feedback of waiting to shoot the roll and then get it developed - I have gotten used to that instant satisfaction of a quick chimping session with my DSLR.

In any event, I do not think I am the only one out there shooting film (even if its a toy camera), and thought I would start a thread to share photos and thoughts on shooting film. All camera brands are welcome from large and medium format, all the way down to the toy I am shooting with. So please feel free to post or chime in - all are welcome here!

Starting off, my camera is 35mm with a fixed circular 10mm fisheye lens (f8 apreture only) with two shutters settings: 1/100 and bulb (as long as you keep your finger down). It also has an easy setting to do multiple exposures. I am loving it and looking forward to brining it to WDW when we are down next.

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Old 02-09-2011, 05:24 AM   #2
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Okay- I'll play- here's a few from a few different cameras-

Leica M6-


Burn Rubber by ~Life by the Drop~, on Flickr


Steam by ~Life by the Drop~, on Flickr

Hasselblad 500cm-


White Petals by ~Life by the Drop~, on Flickr


Food & Wine Fest by ~Life by the Drop~, on Flickr

Yashica 124g-


Little Pigeon River by ~Life by the Drop~, on Flickr


Ybor City by ~Life by the Drop~, on Flickr

Nikon FE


Mommy's Talking by ~Life by the Drop~, on Flickr


Say Cheese! by ~Life by the Drop~, on Flickr

Holga 120cfn-


Angry Canadian Statue Thingy by ~Life by the Drop~, on Flickr


Youse Guys Moychindice by ~Life by the Drop~, on Flickr


Cash for Clunkers by ~Life by the Drop~, on Flickr
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Great stuff!

Those are some very nice shots Jeff! Quite the assortment of film bodies you have worked with. Do you still have all those camreas, or have you pared down your collection?

Another from the Fisheye 2.

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The last round of film I scanned was from my Kodak Brownie Hawkeye. I've got a dozen or so rolls I shot recently (various cameras) waiting to be scanned still.

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Those are some very nice shots Jeff! Quite the assortment of film bodies you have worked with. Do you still have all those camreas, or have you pared down your collection?
Thanks- no I like to buy and sell old film bodies a lot. You can find some good deals on stuff on Ebay. I let the Leica and Hassey go- still have the others- and am on the lookout for a Fuji GA645W and a Yashica T5 at the moment.
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Thanks- no I like to buy and sell old film bodies a lot. You can find some good deals on stuff on Ebay. I let the Leica and Hassey go- still have the others- and am on the lookout for a Fuji GA645W and a Yashica T5 at the moment.
Good luck on your search! After seeing some of your film shots, I am getting a definite itch to get a medium format. I am thinking I will go with something more substantial than a Holga, but who knows?
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Holga's can be a lot of fun. Like the Brownie though, you gotta be willing to let go of the control. I find that type of shooting a fun break from the extreme control of my DSLR.

This is from a roll I found when I pulled my Holga out last summer to use. It's from 2003. That baby is now 8. I've no idea why I shot half frame.

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Good luck on your search! After seeing some of your film shots, I am getting a definite itch to get a medium format. I am thinking I will go with something more substantial than a Holga, but who knows?
I would highly recomend a Yashica 124g- especially if you like a waist level viewfinder. About $100-$150 on Ebay.


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Unfortunately, no.

I have a roll of black and white that is begging to be used. I'm going to Disneyland in March so I'd like to get some practice rolls in before I go.

And the tap shoes are great^^
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Just finished a roll yesterday that I need to get processed.

Nice shoes!
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New Old Gear Alert (snapped using my Iphone)



Mamiya 645E, 80mm f2.8 N lens, 150mm f3.5 N Lens, inserts for 120 and 220 film (the 120 was already loaded an in the camera when I took this snap) and a Rapid Wind Grip. Taken about half roll so far, will post once I get something developed.
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I recently shot a roll of ektar 100 which was woefully underexposed. I was worried this would happen because my lighting situation was not as great as i hoped so I opted for a CD instead of prints. I ended up with dark pictures with slightly green cast. I'm going to try and fix them. The tutorials don't seem too difficult.

Also I just loaded up some b&w. Personally I find b&w difficult to compose with so I haven't shot it much if at all. I've used it before but that was in highschool newspaper where shooting color didn't matter since it would print b&w.
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Here are some shots from my Ektar roll.

A bit yellow


Not too difficult to clean up


Indoor light...whoops!




Green and underexposed


Not so green, but still very dark


Slightly yellow


Now maybe too blue?
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