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Well my son has been out with his new camera

Discussion in 'Everything Film' started by Stephen Rundle, Aug 28, 2020.

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  1. Stephen Rundle

    Stephen Rundle In the Stop Bath

    Seagull and two rolls of 120 HP5 now I am just waiting on the developer to arrive

    I think anticipation is something sadly missing in modern photography, ok ok I know the arguments but I enjoyed the wait.

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  2. nimbus

    nimbus Well-Known Member

    I must admit I enjoy using film cameras on occasions. My Nikon FE2 is currently part way through a roll of Ektar 100. Film certainly doesn't allow instant gratification, nor does it allow the on occasions ludicrous machine-gunning that is the case with some people when they use a digital camera. Both mediums have their place and characteristics.
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  3. retrofit

    retrofit Well-Known Member

    I still use film, but I can’t remember the last time I developed it!

    Akin to 2 stroke motorbikes, totally impractical but fun.
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  4. John Farrell

    John Farrell Well-Known Member

    I have a roll of Kentmere 100 in a Praktica MTL3 - part of it used to try 2 lenses I bought recently, a Jupiter 9 85mm f2 and a Tele-Xenar 135mm f3.5. When the roll is finished, I'll develop it along with one shot in a Pentax Spotmatic F, a few weeks ago.
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  5. nimbus

    nimbus Well-Known Member

    Film was the norm till rather recently. It's only impractical in terms of chimping or when instant results are absolutely necessary. It'a also not prone to sudden loss for reasons of storage defect.
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  6. John Farrell

    John Farrell Well-Known Member

    It's also the only way to use fine older cameras.
  7. nimbus

    nimbus Well-Known Member

    That too! I enjoy my manual focus Nikon and Pentax 645 cameras when I use them.
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  8. Stephen Rundle

    Stephen Rundle In the Stop Bath

    I think the FE2 is probably most people "in the know" dream camera
  9. Stephen Rundle

    Stephen Rundle In the Stop Bath

    The camera didn't come with a wind on spool and I was looking for a place to get films developed, we can do them but it is easier to send them off.

    I emailed "The Darkroom UK" (sending poof of my sons and my Autism as always) and today 5 spools arrived

    Also he included postage paid an envelope to send film for processing

    GREAT service and salesmanship as I have no hesitation sending him all my sons films now to develop.

    The Rollei is NOT working I got that for £25 and am sending it for Ashley (my son) to Newton and Ellis because I got this on ebay,

  10. Stephen Rundle

    Stephen Rundle In the Stop Bath

    One of the nicest cameras I had was a Pentax 645 NOT AF, the only ting I didn't like was no WL finder
  11. Stephen Rundle

    Stephen Rundle In the Stop Bath

    He's back :)

  12. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Not wishing to pry, but you raised it, why do you have to send proof of his and yours autism?
  13. Stephen Rundle

    Stephen Rundle In the Stop Bath

    Happy to explain the obvious ;) ;) sorry, obvious to me perhaps because I think and over think though I am sure many will have already thought of what i am going to say..

    Because I think many companies get requests for help from people, and I know for a fact that people / companies are happy to help but they have said to me in the past they often wonder if the requests are genuine so either they accept it and and hope and help or don't in case someone is coming it.

    Being Autistic (I have THREE sons who are by the way), I always send proof, NOT confidential info, but say, a copy of this

    I also think if you are genuine it does no harm to say and then always always PHONE to say thank you and write to them. card.jpg
  14. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    So, my brother-in-law (who has a very good, very well paid job - admittedly in the US, so not relevant but he could be in the UK) is autistic, as is his son, could get discounts even though he is quite wealthy, just because he is autistic?
  15. Stephen Rundle

    Stephen Rundle In the Stop Bath

    What an insult to autistic people everywhere, what a idiotic thing to say are you really that .....

    "just because he is autistic?" JUST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Be aware of your abuse under the Equality Act 2010

    That has been reported as insulting.

    This has been copied to a few forums including ASD Wales and other Autism forums to show just how bigoted people still are

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  16. Stephen Rundle

    Stephen Rundle In the Stop Bath

    You mean just like millionaire rich old people could get a free TV licence when BLIND people only got a reduction !!!!!!!

    Did your friend of Elvis see that one coming ;) ;) ;)
  17. Mike40

    Mike40 Well-Known Member

    None of my business, of course, but think this is a case of sloppy usage - instead of “just” maybe “on the grounds that”........we’re all learning to express ourselves thoughtfully but don’t always make it!!

    Take care,
  18. John King

    John King In the Stop Bath

    This thread is sliding into what could be a bit of a 'situation' can I suggest that the participants back off a little.
  19. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    I am not sure if I am understanding this correctly, because it's not something that I've heard about previously in spite of having an autistic son. You seem to be suggesting that when purchasing items you are able to offer proof of autism and then what happens exactly? You get a discount? Or you ask for a discount and show your proof of autism because that qualifies you for a discount? Why does autism qualify you for a discount exactly? Or does it not, but you offer the proof in the hope of getting one anyway? Just curious.
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  20. Chester AP

    Chester AP Well-Known Member

    I have posted sympathetic responses to your postings recently, but this time I think you have overreacted. The phrase 'could get discounts even though he is quite wealthy' suggests a belief that discounts should be offered only to those with restricted funds instead of without any consideration of the ability to pay. Sometimes you must consider what the writer was trying to say, rather than looking only at how it was said.
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