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Poll - Do you currently use a 'classic' film camera?

Discussion in 'Weekly Poll' started by Jon Devo, Sep 2, 2017.

  1. David Loxley

    David Loxley Well-Known Member

    As Fishboy said ( 6 sept ) "Ouch".
    I missed the start of WW 2 by 32 days. I think, by now, my emulsion might be reticulating.
    These cameras are easy to use!!!! only three adjustments available.
    Darkroom work can be messy, though. Achy on the geriatric back slaving over a hot dev. dish.
    The results can be fun and enjoyable. Just mind the Marie Curie fingers after 60 years swilling in dev. and fix.
    Are the archival printer inks really archival or just very long lasting.
    I have some 40 year old colour prints, kept in albums, and the photochromatic inks are definitely vagrant.
    Sorry, B.C. but I am not a 'fashionista'. I use my kit as I do my clothing it fits and it is comfortable.
    Carpe diem - but make sure you get a photo'.
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  2. William Parker

    William Parker Well-Known Member

    Yes that's my dilemma too, five German, five Japanese and one Russian.
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  3. I use contax 645 but updated it with a modern digital back, great for studio but rubbish above 100 iso
  4. CollieSlave

    CollieSlave Well-Known Member

    My usual cameras are a Leica iiif and a iiig. I also use a Nikon F3 and FM. I detest all things digital.
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  5. nimbus

    nimbus Well-Known Member

    To each their own. I mainly use digital with the odd film or two.
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  6. Stephen Rundle

    Stephen Rundle In the Stop Bath

    Nikkormat FT2 with FP4
  7. nimbus

    nimbus Well-Known Member

    I never liked FP4, I found it horrendously contrasty in sunlight and only slightly less grainy than Tti-X (Iused to use a Maiya 645}. The material I found to be a revelation was Fuji Neopan 400.
  8. Stephen Rundle

    Stephen Rundle In the Stop Bath

    used it all the time, bulk load, ID11
  9. Stephen Rundle

    Stephen Rundle In the Stop Bath

    Nikkormat FT2
  10. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    You said that the last time
  11. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    Worse for repeats in here than Dave
  12. Stephen Rundle

    Stephen Rundle In the Stop Bath

    Sorry being AUTISTIC is that a problem, will try to remember in future
  13. Stephen Rundle

    Stephen Rundle In the Stop Bath

    Sorry being AUTISTIC is that a problem, will try to remember in future
  14. Footloose

    Footloose Well-Known Member

    I have and use occasionally a Minolta Dynax 9 - which was their 'swan-song' pro-grade film camera; I also have a 1908 half-plate Junior Sanderson with a roller-blind shutter - This I use with Ilford's DP paper which restricts its usage as the speed of this stuff is about 2 ASA/ISO! I also have an Olympus E-1 which is more ergonomically-designed than my current E-M1 Mk III.
  15. SqueamishOssifrage

    SqueamishOssifrage Well-Known Member

    I still have my Dynax 7, which I would class as pro-grade, with the DSLR-size rear screen, ADI, and the attachment to extract the EXIF data from the camera's memory. I also still have the 'enthusiast' version, the Dynax 5, but if I fancy doing any mono film stuff, then I reach for my Rollei SL35, because it has a purely mechanical mode if the batteries die (not to mention the Zeiss 50mm f:1.4 usually on the front).
  16. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    This is a 2017/thread and the weekly polls died shortly after.
  17. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    We zombie threads laugh at death. Ha Ha Ha Ha!
  18. SqueamishOssifrage

    SqueamishOssifrage Well-Known Member

    Well, I think we should try to resurrect all the dormant threads on the site, just to collect more ad hits for AP, and keep the site open! :D
  19. Stephen Rundle

    Stephen Rundle In the Stop Bath

    Does that mean we are not allowed to comment on anything over 12 months old ?????
  20. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    Comment on what you will but if it is an old thread be aware that it is old. It’s often better to start a new one.

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