Discussion in 'Everything Film' started by EightBitTony, Aug 31, 2018.
Tony, you could always develop, scan and then print, thus removing the need for a dark room.
The LX, beautifully made camera, alas imho the right camera at the wrong time.
I think that this qualifies as "nice, light and compact". It was the last SLR I bought whilst waiting for digital to come up to reasonable quality. However I don't think it will give a feeling for the film experience as the handling is surprisingly similar to my 6D
I picked up the eos500n a few weeks back for £15
In one way at least it would be a very good subject - in that it does not have perishable light seals which are a constant proble with many old cameras
The 300 has a much better meter for slide film than the 500n, but both are surprisingly pleasant incredibly light plastic fantastics. I often carried a 300 and 2 or 3 lightweight primes (choice from 24mm f2.8, 28mm f2.8, 28mm f1.8, 35mm f2, 50mm f1.8 pr 135mm f2.8 SF) as a lightweight carry anywhere kit, and it was often used as a second body with my 1v or 3. Or even 30E. These days, it has a lightweight 28-80 on it and gets a little use still.
My 300 weighs just 350 grams without lens. If also has a very clever wind mechanism where, on loading, all the film goes onto the take up spool and back into the cassette frame by frame as it is exposed - means that all exposed film is safely stored in the cassette in case the back is accidentally opened[/QUOTE]
That loading method dates I think to the 750/850, the very first entry-level EOS models 30 years ago. They were ghastly cameras, though, albeit feeling more solid than the 300, but the 300 has everything you need in an AF SLR at absolutely minimal weight.
I haven't shot any film in ages and have been thinking that it's about time I got back into it. I need somethign to shake me out of the photographic doldrums anyway. Now that I no longer have a designated darkroom space of my own I'm going to be loading film onto a paterson spiral reel and putting it into a tank in a changing bag at the kitchen table. I find 35mm easier to do than 120 because I like to do the 120 standing up or else I get all caught up in backing paper. I also have a red plastic monstrosity for 5x4 negs which does into the same tank as the rest. I have a contraption that I made out of an old tin for photographing 35mm negs but would need to borrow a scanner for anything larger. But yes, utterly do-able. I think my 35mm cameras currently include an ancient praktica, a k1000, a canon EOS1, a zenit of some description and a chinoa? I'm going to have to have a rummage in the cupboard and dust some of these off.
Is that an organic hipster cross between a Chinon and quinoa?
Sorry: I'm just having one of those days, I guess.
No I think you'll find I'm having one of those days. You're right to think it was a Chinon. I couldn't think of the right name. Just like I coudln't think of the words 'pre-requisite' or 'banal' earlier when I needed them. I either need more coffee or more fresh air. Or both.
I find whisky helps. Either you remember the word you want, or you stop worrying about not finding it.
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There's no whisky left. I drunked it all. There is canadian club but I need dry ginger to go with it. There is no wine either. Although we do seem to have a ludicrous amount of port. Mmmm.
Any port in a storm then....
Well, you certainly need SOMETHING to take away the taste of Canadian whisk(e)y. Canada Dry, maybe? Or even just Coca-Cola.
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