Starting from scratch again

Discussion in 'Other Systems' started by Maczero, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. Maczero

    Maczero Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 13, 2010
    Fife
    f1.7 full frame. Sounds excellent. Rangefinder with eccentric controls from the PoV of the digital age. Yikes!

    Olympus 35-SP here I come - a learning experience all the way which I hope will improve my digital photography. And in case I get to stressed out, a camera that needs no power source and only 4 focusing choices: the Olympus Trip.

    Not being able to alter ISO at the drop of a hat leads to a whole new approach: I'd better invest in some ND filters and, do I really want to use ISO 400 film with a f1.7 lens in summer light.

    Like I said, starting from scratch again. It's exciting.

    Andrew
     
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  2. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    The SP is great. Ditto the Trip 35. Pop in some Velvia 50 or Ilford HP4 and you're all set.

    Have you seen these ?
    Trip Man
     
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  3. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    Luke
    oh gawd, now there's another camera I need.....that Trip 35 is SHARP!
     
  4. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    Film takes much more prep work than digital.

    " ... do I really want to use ISO 400 film with a f1.7 lens in summer light ..."

    ASA 400 film is a good all-around ASA. The answer to your question begs another question ... what do you plan to shoot and what do you want the final image to reflect? ( Which is two questions ...)

    If you want shallow DOF and/or blurry movement ...then the answer is probably not. Part of the pre-shooting prep work is thinking about the image you wish to capture and taking the appropriate setup. If you desire to shoot at f/1.7 in bright daylight then a lower ASA film would be helpful to attain a lower shutter speed and ND filters may not be necessary.

    Good Luck and Good Shooting,
    Gary
     
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  5. Maczero

    Maczero Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 13, 2010
    Fife
    Thanks for the kind good wishes. You are right - film needs more thought than digital. Perhaps we have become a little lazy mentally? Once you have loaded a film you are committed ...

    Andrew
     
  6. Maczero

    Maczero Mu-43 Regular

    141
    Feb 13, 2010
    Fife
    Yup.. That was where I got my trip - pointed to the site by a post by Ken Rockwell of all people.

    They are massively cheaper than second hand film Leicas and have excellent glass. Seems like a good starting point for getting involved in film again.

    Andrew
     
  7. penfan2010

    penfan2010 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 12, 2010
    NJ, USA