My Full Frame is Film

Discussion in 'Other Systems' started by phigmov, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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    I thought I'd start off a thread for those 35 & 120 film shooters out there.

    Please list your system, lens and film with your posts.

    A few starters -

    Nikon F100 + Nikkor 50mm f1.8 + Fuji Superia 200

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    Voigtlander Bessa R + Colour Skopar 35mm f2.5 + Agfa APX

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  2. photoSmart42

    photoSmart42 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Cameras: Nikon F5, Canon F1, Canon FTb, Mamiya C330F, Mamiya RB67 ProSD, Holga, Chamonix 4x5
    Film: Velvia 50/100F, Provia, Portra 160 NC, lots of B&W, etc.
     
  3. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

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    So is mine...:bravo-009:
     
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  5. meyerweb

    meyerweb Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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    I've been disappointed in the results from scanning 35mm transparencies, so I'm pretty much done with film at this point, I think. Probably the only reason I'd consider shooting film again would be large format work with a view camera (there's just so much you can do with tilts and shifts, and no, a T&S lens on a small camera just isn't the same).

    But given the cost, weight and complexity of dealing with large format film, I doubt I'll ever actually get back to it.
     
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  6. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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    I appreciate ur hard work and patience but honestly nothing is inspiring me to think that these shot are competing with FF . They are not even closer to a simple P&S leave aside DLSR , MFT or high end P&S. Is there something wrong in scanning pics?
    Cheers
    Bhupinder
     
  7. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

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    35mm film is the film standard for which full frame digital sensors are measured with.
    What are you looking for in our shots :confused:
     
  8. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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    I am looking for sharpness and rich colours .. I know about 35 mm film ..hahaaah
    Cheers
     
  9. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

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    Hmmm...let's see....
    No in-camera sharpening or post-process sharpening (though you can stack negatives to increase sharpness) so depending on your focus technique, film will really let you know just how good/bad your lens is....:biggrin:

    Different films have different levels of color saturation :smile:
     
  10. foto2021

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    I use a Konica Hexar RF, 15mm f/4.5 (V), 24mm f/2.8 (L), 35mm f/1.4 (L), 40mm f/2 (L), 50mm f/2.8 (L), 50mm f/1.4 (C), 65mm f/3.5 macro (L), 90mm f/2.8 (L). V = Voigtlander, L = Leica and C = Canon.

    The films I use are Kodak BW400CN for its speed and convenience and Adox CMS 20 for its incredibly fine grain. More than 90% of my film photography is in black and white, probably 95%, but I keep a small stock of Fujichrome Provia and Velvia slide film and Fujicolor Pro 160S and 400H in the freezer for colour.

    I also have a Leica M9P body to use with these lenses.
     
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  11. usayit

    usayit Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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    Years of film at home but very few ever make it online... almost none of the color negative. Many of these were done for a class and the professor wanted an easy way to access them anywhere (still required to submit prints). I did mostly B&W using Kodak films.... my darkroom wasn't setup for color. Sadly, I pretty much shoot only digital now.... life has different priorities.

    You don't fully appreciate film online only on prints. If you intend on doing anything serious with film, I highly recommend spending a good amount on a very good scanner (I use Epson V700) or else the experience mixing film and digital will be frustrating.



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    My professor didn't appreciate this one... lol

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    I shot mostly with Pentax 645, Leica M3, and Canon 1VHS. The 645 and other MF formats are especially really difficult to appreciate online.
     
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  12. red

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    Corfield Periflex 1 (Version 3) with Lumax 45mm f1:1.9 | Fujifilm Superia 200

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  13. Tom in Delaware

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    Many Pentax, Ricoh, Konica, Olympus and Minolta classic/vintage 35mm SLRs and rangefinders plus lenses. C-41 color film, drugstore or Costco scans and some with a Plustek 7600 scanner. Film has a look to it that I like, a dynamic range still not quite equaled by digital for the most part, and I enjoy using the old cameras and lenses. Many of the cameras I have were obtained from local flea markets and quite a few of the lenses. It's fun. It's a hobby.

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    Tom in Delaware - new E-PL1 owner.
     
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  14. dcassat

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    While many of these are very good composition-wise, thank you for reminding me why I love my digital camera!
     
  15. meyerweb

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    There are some nice shots there.

    They also point out why I consider much of the whining and complaining about the performance of m43 is just silly. People complain that m43 cameras don't have enough DR. But, as many of the images posted in this thread show, they have significantly more DR, and much greater ability to retain shadow detail, than any slide film, and almost any print from negative film.

    We used to embrace shadows as a compositional element. Now we complain if we can't read the type on a newspaper in a shadow that's 10 stops darker than the highlights.
     
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  16. AdamThirtle

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    Sometimes photography isn't about sharpness and DR. Film has a lot of character, that can't just be summed up with technical talk. There will always be a place for film
     
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  17. Tom in Delaware

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    I love my digital cameras too. But with film, I like not worrying about diffraction limited sensors (F16? no problem), blowing highlights (color film has about a 3-4 stop exposure latitude), cheap and good lenses that I can use without thinking about crop factors and not worrying if I drop a $20 camera with a $25 lens on it. Actually, I carry an Olympus XA2 in a pocket of my backpack and at $5, I really don't worry about banging it around. Plus it has a killer sharp lens on it. Oh, yeah, and noise. Film is supposed to have grain. It's OK. Part of the package, so no fretting about it like we do with digital. That is very liberating. Downside is the cost of film, but it forces me to think about what I am doing. I'll shoot film until they no longer make it.
     
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  18. phigmov

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    Keep 'em coming folks - really enjoying all the pics !

    I love my E-P1 & E-PM1 but I also enjoy shooting with film.

    As people have already alluded to in the discussion thread - its not film vs digital - its appreciating the character of the medium/composition.

    At the end of the day we're all just trying to have a bit of fun and take better pics (regardless of medium).
     
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  20. AdamThirtle

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    I do shoot film time to time...
     
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