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So where have you spotted a film camera?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by gray1720, Sep 8, 2018.

  1. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    That used to be our local on a Thursday...

    Adrian
     
  2. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    A bit pricey for a local. The Urinals are rather magnificent aren't they?
     
  3. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    It wasn't pricey back then! Though I can see I will have to make a trip to inspect the urinals - can you still just get a pint, I wonder?

    Adrian
     
  4. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    Yes, at a price. Lady Lucinda Lambton would be ecstatic at the quality of the Victorian or Edwardian Gents.
     
  5. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    Got to be new - I'd have remembered a Victorian gents!

    Adrian
     
  6. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Came across 4 members of the sub-species Studentus Artius down by the river today. The inevitable tall slim couple were the subjects while the more normal looking girls were using a digital of some sort and what looked awfully like a Pentax K1000...

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  7. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    I admit that I am now too lazy to use film and would also expect most photography students to use mainly digital technology.
    However, I think it very good that students spend some time with fully manual film cameras like the Pentax K1000 or Nikon FM2n. I hope that they at least process their own monochrome film and print it in a wet darkroom. It gives them a connection to the great photographers of the past. Some might even try large format if they can afford to do so.
     
  8. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Getting cheaper by the day:

    https://intrepidcamera.co.uk/products/intrepid-camera

    S
     
  9. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Nothing awful about the K1000 at all ;). I was shooting at Cape Kennedy with my Canon A1 about 1989 when a little kid came up and gazed longingly at it and said "Gee I wish I had one of those". He had a K1000. I told him all that was great about learning to use a K1000 and he went away feeling 6 feet tall.
     
  10. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    I tried one out and there was nothing wrong with it; just wasn't a Spotmatic. :(
     
  11. Fishboy

    Fishboy Well-Known Member

    As I mentioned in another thread, I wasn't keen on the centre microprism focussing of the K1000* - which is the only thing I've got against it. Mine is still going strong after nearly forty years.

    Cheers, Jeff

    *I appreciate that a small percentage of the earlier K1000s were released with a split image surrounded my the microprism collar (like wot a camera should have), however mine was one of the vast majority without the split image.
     
  12. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    Have to say that I much prefer microprisms to the split image (although it took me many years to realise that!), but what I dislike about the K1000 is the absence of DOF preview. I much prefer the other K models, especially the K2, and also the MX.
     
  13. Fishboy

    Fishboy Well-Known Member

    Maybe it's just age-related. I don't recall having any particular problems with the microprism back when I bought it, however nowadays I find that I can hit the correct focus right away with a split image whereas I struggle with the prism. The daft thing is that my glasses prescription is exactly the same as it was when I was seventeen!

    Cheers, Jeff
     
  14. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    You know: DOF preview was always supposed to be a big selling point but I can't recall ever finding it useful. On the other hand a lens without DOF markings would never have found its way into my bag. Horses for courses I suppose.
     
  15. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    I find exactly the opposite. As Andrew says, horses for courses. :)
     
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  16. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    £250 for the camera is reasonable but you have to add a lens and shutter. The film is not cheap. Some students might also not already own a tripod.
     
  17. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    + dark slides and a focussing cloth. Probably a loupe too.
     
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  18. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Remind me how much a middle of the road DSLR goes for?

    S
     
  19. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    what's a middle of the road DSLR?
     
  20. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Flat?


    Or, to be slightly serious, somewhere between entry-level and professional - a pro-sumer/enthusiast model?
     

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