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  1. Observer

    Observer Aug 3, 2019

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    Shot these on Tri-X @ 400.
    Anyone else shoot analog? Have any favorite films?
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  2. S.H.

    S.H. Aug 4, 2019

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    I use HP5 mostly. Very good results @ 200 - 3200 isos with LC29.

    I usually work on my pictures at a photoclub (lots of shared gear here) but I just bought an old Leitz Focomat 1a to be able to work in my bathroom too.
     
  3. 105012

    105012 Aug 4, 2019

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    Yes, mainly Tri-X and Ektar, some others. Also have my own darkroom, process my own BW and colour, enjoy printing...
     
  4. 105012

    105012 Aug 4, 2019

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    Here's a shot on film of one corner of my darkroom:
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  5. S.H.

    S.H. Aug 4, 2019

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  6. vicakers

    vicakers Aug 4, 2019

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    I love Tri-X. I used to shoot rolls of the stuff on holiday!
     
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  7. Fritz

    Fritz genuflects before the mighty quartzophobe Aug 4, 2019

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    Having not played in in a darkroom since I went digital I did hesitate at the “work in the bathroom” bit, wondering what you would shoot in the bathroom. Then I remembered, oh yeah... darkroom... you need water... made me smile anyway.

    There’s a really bad “macro in the bathroom” joke in there somewhere... and then this thread would go downhill really quickly.

    Thinking on it... and dating myself, I do miss working with Verichrome Pan or HP4 in the dark corner of the basement, fun days!
     
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  8. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Aug 4, 2019

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    Still shoot film for wildlife and crocodile pictures, developed by camera place in town. Darwin still has two camera shops that develop film.
    A lot of professional photographers in the Northern Territory and Kakadu and Ayers Rock seem to attract a lot of photography students from around the world.

    I have noticed a lot more film cameras coming through lately at the airport when I have to do a shift there.
     
  9. Canuck

    Canuck Aug 4, 2019

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    Last time I used my Canon Elan II film camera was when 5 replica Neuport 11 and Sopwith Camel aircraft were here, honouring WWI Vimy Ridge 100th anniversary. I had misplaced the telephoto lens for my digital camera, and I wanted close-ups of the five planes doing a fly over. I understand that film is the way to go if one was to wish to do enlargements. I’ll see if I can find the images.
     
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  10. gnuyork

    gnuyork Aug 6, 2019

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    Yep, still shoot film, though sparingly due to cost... my favorite film of the past was Plus-X and Kodachrome....more currently I use Ektachrome for 35mm and medium format and Velvia for 4x5. For B&W it's mainly Tmax in all formats, and more recently I have tried HP5+ and really like that. Have not used Tri-X in a while, but I'm thinking I may give that a go again soon.

    I always liked D76 for most films, but more recently I have been trying Xtol and really like that too. T-max developed Xtol makes a good negative.

    I usually scan my film, but I do have darkroom stuff and 4 enlargers - one is a NOS Leica Focomat II that can do medium format. I have never used it, and I keep telling myself I need to set it up... One of these days.
     
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  11. S.H.

    S.H. Aug 6, 2019

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    :eek: :thumbsup:
     
  12. A J

    A J Aug 6, 2019

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    I shot film from the age of 16 until 10 years ago when I turned 61. To be honest, I don't miss it, although I'd recommend it to anyone starting up in photography. You learn to make the most of composition, camera settings etc. I went out for a shoot with a friend recently who had been brought up on digital. On the way home he asked me how many shots I'd taken. I replied "About 200." He was shocked as he'd fired off over 4,000! When we checked, he didn't have any that were better than mine.
     
  13. take57

    take57 Aug 6, 2019

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    I like running Ilford Delta 3200 ISO'ed @ 1600 though both of my Nikon F2's
     
  14. impalla62ss

    impalla62ss Aug 6, 2019

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    I spent a lot of time in the darkroom during high school and college. Had some pretty amazing teachers in college. I actually kind of miss it. Photoshop is a lot easier when you know the fundamentals. I would really like to get in to large format film in the future.
     
  15. aubergine

    aubergine Aug 6, 2019

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    I love shooting film. My father had a darkroom in the basement of my parent's house, so I spent a bunch of my childhood very bored watching images appear on the paper. I really got into photography in the last few years after inheriting his cameras and learning to shoot film.

    These days I use a Leica M4 and like shooting Porta 400 and Ilford with it. My film SLR is a Pentax SuperProgram which is very accurately metered and I tend to use it more for chromes and high-speed stuff. I've short a little medium format and it is an incredible experience.

    Digital is easier, of course, and I have bought into the Nikon system, but film really helped me develop my eye, take my time, and learn how the optics of the camera work.
     
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  16. mancio

    mancio Aug 6, 2019

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  17. Dsloan

    Dsloan Aug 15, 2019

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    I mostly shoot Ilford b&w 120mm on an old Mamiya medium format, and I love the grain on their 3200 ISO. I work in video production, and often film 4TB+ of footage in a day. So, it's a fun (read: maddening) challenge to go back to trying to composing one good, single frame. Primarily though, I just take dorky photos of my baby.

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  18. take57

    take57 Aug 15, 2019

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    Yup. That fast Illford film is just lush and tasty. Beautiful photo BTW.
     
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  19. Dsloan

    Dsloan Aug 15, 2019

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    Thanks for the kind words. Yeah, I shoot a little of everything (got a roll of porta 400 in the camera at the moment), but I keep coming back to the 3200. It's like how impressionism and early 20th century abstract painting was, in many ways, a response to the development of photography. I can get super sharp, low noise images all day long on a digital camera. If what's special about analogue is the grain, then I want a film stock that accentuates the grain. Also, I really dig how the heavy grain creates very soft highlight rolloff.
     
  20. gnuyork

    gnuyork Aug 16, 2019

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    Ha. I mainly shoot 4K video as well... Photography is more for fun. I have yet to try some Ilford 3200 (although I have some). Have HP5+ loaded in my Leica currently... For my next couple rolls I am going to texperiment with pushing HP5+ to 1600.