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    Long Live Film!!!!

    Who says film is dead???

    I'm here to say that film is ALIVE and WELL.

    ;-)

    For anyone who may be curious, the cameras are, left to right, Pentax K1000, Nikon F5, Nikon N80.

    The Fujifilm is Superia Xtra 400, which I use as my everyday film. Great stuff - fast, great colors, great detail. The rolls in front are two rolls of Sensia 100, two rolls of Reala, and two rolls of Superia Xtra 800. I didn't dig out my NPH or the other two or three rolls I had. They seemed like overkill. Too bad I didn't have any Velvia and Provia for this shot.

    As you can see, I prefer Fuji (and how!). The only other films I shoot are Porta 160NC (shown here) and Kodak Gold 100.
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    Re: Long Live Film!!!!

    Nice family there. Is that an F5 or F6? I miss slide film and the whole process of watching the film come to life after the last stage of processing as the film dries and the jewels of light start to brighten. On the other hand, I don't miss the scanning process, checking for dust on the slides, etc...One day, I'll pick up on film again.:-)
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    Re: Long Live Film!!!!

    Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh!!!

    FILM RULES!!!!!!!! ;)
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    Re: Long Live Film!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Speed
    Who says film is dead???

    I'm here to say that film is ALIVE and WELL.

    ;-)
    I have not shot a roll of film since April 2004 when the D70 arrived. I just ordered an Epson RX620 that Chunk found online with $150 worth of rebates. Now I should be able to do a little scanning. Is film in my future again??? Let's hope so because I still love it and I do have 6 Nikon film cameras gathering dust somewhere.
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    Re: Long Live Film!!!!

    MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM FILM!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    wait till christmas --

    I used to feel the same way -------------------


    until the D200 arrived. Wait till you get yours at Christmas time and you may feel different! I know I do.

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    Re: Long Live Film!!!!

    Film does live! Muwahahaha


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    Talking Nice family there. Is that an F5 or F6?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lionheart
    Nice family there. Is that an F5 or F6? I miss slide film and the whole process of watching the film come to life after the last stage of processing as the film dries and the jewels of light start to brighten. On the other hand, I don't miss the scanning process, checking for dust on the slides, etc...One day, I'll pick up on film again.:-)

    That is the F5 center stage. It is flanked by my K1000 and my N80.

    I LOVE my F5. It is solid. It is handfilling. It is incredibly fast. It is a dream machine.

    I put the MB-16 battery pack on my N80, and it's a nice upgrade (my pinky finger doesn't go under the camera now), but it's not the same as having the battery pack built in. Most folks have raved about the F6 and how great it feels, and how light it is, and then they put the battery pack on it. HUH??? To me it makes more sense having it built in. One less thing to break or malfunction.

    My two cents worth.

    Thanks for the comments Lionheart!
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    Wink Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by walterick
    Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh!!!

    FILM RULES!!!!!!!! ;)
    Hey Rickster,

    I figured this one would get you pumped up!

    ;-)

    I've had this idea for about a month now. Finally got around to taking the shot.

    Glad you liked it my friend.

    PS: Next time, take the Velvia out of the bag. It's Velvia for crying out loud!

    ;-)
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    Wink I have not shot a roll of film since April 2004...

    "I do have 6 Nikon film cameras gathering dust somewhere."

    And you need to put them to use. Don't want them to gum up on you...

    ;-)

    I'm sure the D200 will put a big dent in my film use, but I just can't see not shooting film. If nothing else, I expect to shoot slides.

    Besides, even when I get the D200, I've got to wait to get my SB-800 before I can really use it effectively indoors. At $325, plus shipping, it may be Fathers Day 2007 before I get the SB-800. :-(

    I know the SB-28 will fire on a Nikon digital, but it fires at full power. There's no metering, so it's hit and miss on exposure. The SB-800 will be a necessity. So I'm sure I'll continue using film for indoor shots (weddings, basketball, etc) for several months after I get my D200.

    Good luck on that scanning. Let us know how you like that scanner. There are others who have the same thought...
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    Re: Long Live Film!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by walterick
    Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh!!!

    FILM RULES!!!!!!!! ;)
    If I posted a similiar shot, film in the refrigerator, it would show two rolls of 120 next to a yummy bottle of wine.
    Plus I have other film in my backpack with my cameras.
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    Talking Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Film!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by mtbbrian
    MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM FILM!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Makes you salivate, doesn't it buddy?!

    :-D
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    Wink Re: Long Live Film!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by mtbbrian
    If I posted a similiar shot, film in the refrigerator, it would show two rolls of 120 next to a yummy bottle of wine.
    Plus I have other film in my backpack with my cameras.
    Brian

    I hear ya buddy!

    Maybe you need to post that shot...

    I still had six or eight rolls I didn't dig out for this shot (mostly NPH). I figured it would be overkill. The boxes of Superia Xtra 400 were all full (10 rolls each), the box of Sensia 100 was full (10 rolls), and the box of Porta 160 NC had three rolls in it. But you get the idea, and you see how I order/buy my film. By the multipack box!

    I'm thinking I need to order some Velvia....

    THE VELVIA....

    50 speed Velvia...

    ;-)
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    Wink Re: wait till christmas --

    Quote Originally Posted by shutterman
    I used to feel the same way -------------------

    until the D200 arrived. Wait till you get yours at Christmas time and you may feel different! I know I do.

    thanks,
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    Oh it's killing me! Christmas seems like it's decades away!

    And I may change my mind, but I can't see giving up slides.

    I know cameras today come with a "saturated" mode, or a "very saturated" mode, or a "super saturated" mode. And apparently they still aren't the same as Velvia, otherwise Outdoor Photographer wouldn't be writing articles on "How To" get the Velvia look - via Photoshop.

    Also, there is the matter of the SB-800. It is going to take me a while to save up the money for it. Hopefully I'll get it by Fathers Day 2007, but it may have to wait until Christmas 2007 - oh the horror of the very thought! So the D200 will be primarly an outdoor camera until I get a SB-800.

    Thanks for the comments buddy! And I'm jealous that you already have a D200. It is everything you dreamed it would be? Have you written a review of it yet?
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    Cool Film does live! Muwahahaha

    That's a large objective lens on that X-7A. What lens is that?

    My Pentax is the K1000. Great little camera. I usually feed it a steady diet of Reala, Provia 100, Provia 400, and Sensia 100.

    Thanks for the comments Axle!
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    Re: Long Live Film!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Speed

    50 speed Velvia...
    50 ASA!
    That is toooo slow for me!
    I pretty much shoot either 200 or 400 ASA with the very rare rolls of 3200 and 125..
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    Re: Long Live Film!!!!

    Speed, I know what you mean about the Velvia. Just an example here for kicks. It's been posted before. It's shot on 100 instead of 50, though.
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    Wink Speed, I know what you mean about the Velvia.

    Quote Originally Posted by srobb
    Speed, I know what you mean about the Velvia. Just an example here for kicks. It's been posted before. It's shot on 100 instead of 50, though.
    I LOVE slide film!

    The colors and details spoil you.

    If I had an E-6 lab in my county, I'd be shooting LOTS more slide film.

    Did you use Velvia 100 or Velvia 100F?
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    Cool That is toooo slow for me!

    Quote Originally Posted by mtbbrian
    50 ASA!
    That is toooo slow for me!
    I pretty much shoot either 200 or 400 ASA with the very rare rolls of 3200 and 125..
    Brian
    It IS slow!

    But I haven't tried any of the 100 speed Velvia yet.

    My everyday film is Superia Xtra 400. Fast, good colors and details. I must admit, I really like 100 speed films (Reala, Provia 100, Sensia 100, Kodak Gold 100) with Porta 160 NC being my favorite portrait/wedding film.

    I like 800 speed for astrophotography work. I've never tried anything faster, but I've got to admit, I'm curious to try some.
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    Re: Film does live! Muwahahaha

    Quote Originally Posted by Speed
    That's a large objective lens on that X-7A. What lens is that?
    That is a Vivtar 85-205mm f/3.8 lens, bought it off Ebay for $55 canadian with shipping from Cali.

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    Re: Film does live! Muwahahaha

    Quote Originally Posted by Axle
    That is a Vivtar 85-205mm f/3.8 lens,
    Ooh, I owned a 75-205 Vivitar for my Minolta X-700. Fantastic lens!
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    Re: Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Speed
    PS: Next time, take the Velvia out of the bag. It's Velvia for crying out loud!

    ;-)
    I like to keep my Velvia in showroom condition before taking it out on the dirt roads
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    Re: Long Live Film!!!!

    You know what I find ironic (atleast I'm presuming this) that the shots you provided us with your cameras, were taken with digital cameras *laugh* The irony (if I'm right)

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    I wanna play

    I'm 99% digital now, but I still enjoy shooting film. Especially slides. I just put a roll of Velvia 50 in the Elan 7n this weekend.

    From left to right:
    10 rolls of Velvia 50
    1 roll of the new Velvia 100 Pro
    Remainder of 100' roll of Velvia 50
    2 rolls of Provia 100 F
    2 rolls of Superia X-Tra 400
    Brick or Velvia 50 (20 rolls)
    2 rolls of Provia 400F
    1 roll of Konica Minolta VX 200 Super ($1 at the dollar store)
    1 roll of T-max 100
    3 roll of Tri-X 400
    Remainder of 100' roll of Tri-X 400
    2 rolls of Kodachrome 64
    2 roll of Kodak Max 400
    4 roll of Portra 400NC
    2 roll of Portra 160NC
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    Re: Long Live Film!!!!

    With defference to all you film types, this thread is like a trip down memory lane. My mother used some of the equipment shown here, a very long time ago. I don't even remember how many Vivitar flashes 283 and 285 that I have worn out by over-use. Soligor lenses must be relics by now too. I managed to wreck one a 200mm 2.8 purely through constant use too. And film at one point I was ordering several hundred rolls of that too, per year, mostly Kodachrome 64 and Fuji.

    Things have certainly changed. Now it is batteries and memory cards that are ordered in large quantities. Flashes are still consumable but they cost more too. As to lights well video projector bulbs at around $500 per bulb are really a cost factor as well. At least there are no longer any chemicals to mess around with and a laptop and a comfortable chair is certainly a better "darkroom" then the old style reality.

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