The OCAU "film is not dead" club

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by onrelas, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. Ospi

    Ospi Member

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    Greta to see so much variety here as well. I need to go grab some batteries and decent film for mine before i can go shooting though. I see some velvia film going on ebay, 10 rolls for $80, good deal?
     
  2. -spam-

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    Didnt you post some photos a few weeks back from it? They seemed alright even with the dodge light sealing. Maybe i can get away with just using my ricoh as is instead of spending money and getting the seals fixed (mostly because im cheap)
     
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    onrelas

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    Theres some fantastic light seal kits on eBay for around $10 U.S.
    I bought one kit and have since done two Olympus OM2's and a Trip, got enough left over for 1 more camera too :)
    Its pretty simple too. These are a few shots from when i did it
     
  4. SupremeMoFo

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    Pentax MZ-50 SLR, Sigma 28-80 f3.5-5.6 macro, 70-210 f4-5.6, EX DG 70-200 f2.8, EX 28-70 f2.8 shared with my K10D.
     
  5. djjc

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    And thats just the lovely thing about pentax gear. There isnt a hope in hell ill get my FD lenses to mount on EOS bodies. viva la K mount!
     
  6. sealish

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    I'm a film fan, and keep promising myself I'll buy a nice scanner for it all one day but alas, other things keep tying up the disposable part of my income. Most of my kit has come from these very forums. I'm also on the lookout for a cheap little rangefinder.

    Canon AE-1 + 50 1.8
    Canon EOS 300
    Canon EOS 3000
    Canon EOS 20 2.8
    Canon EOS 50 1.8
    Canon EOS 28-135
    Canon EOS 28-80
    Canon EOS 75-300


    Anyone got recommendations for cheap (decent res*) scanning in Melbourne?


    *Decent res needed because I need to scan/edit and then print from the file rather than the negative - THAT'S HOW GOOD I AM! ;)
     
  7. two40

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    speaking of scanners, i'm seriously considering getting this one from B+H. it's an Epson 4490 and i've read lots of good reviews about it. has digital ice for dust and scratch removal and there is a rebate on atm. price is $179 but with rebate it's $149. can't see any fine print for US only for the rebate... so tempted.

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=WishList.jsp&A=details&Q=&sku=390895&is=REG

    what do you more exp guys think about this scanner?
     
  8. 0oBelialo0

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    From my gear page:

    Pentax K1000

    Tokina AT-X 24-40/2.8
    Pentax SMC-M 50/1.4
    Pentax SMC-M 50/2
    Pentax Takumar 135/2.5

    Currently using kodacolor 200 + 400, $2.50/roll until I start getting half decent images :)

    Ben
     
  9. sealish

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    That looks very nice and well within the budget,, might be self-present time again. Thanks for the link.
     
  10. ehor

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    Ricoh XR-2
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    Rikonen 50mm f/1.7
    Samyong 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6
     
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    onrelas

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    Yeah they look pretty good man. I know of quite a few people using that model with good results. I currently have a Canon LiDE 500F, but i thinkits pretty terrible at scanning negatives. I dont even bother anymore, just scan the prints instead.
    It seems like you can get the Epson 4490 in Australia for around $330 from a retailer. Just another option if you didnt want to do the whole postage thing
     
  12. two40

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    nah b+h is really good with postage. besides, i've got a few other things i want to pick up from them so i'll do a bulk buy soon. cheers for feedback.
     
  13. cpl punish

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    Yeah I havent noticed any ill effects!
     
  14. Iscran

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    speedlite 199A flash
    Minolta IV-F Auto Light Meter
    Gossen Luna Pro SBC Light Meter
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    Some cable releases.

    Film
    Velvia 100
    Superia 100
    Fuji 64T
     
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    onrelas

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    Ok, just added a pretty dodgey banner for the group :lol:



    Has anyone ever tried ordering high ISO film from overseas before?
    I want to get some Fuji Natura 1600 from eBay, but im worried about the scanners fogging up the film. I've heard some people report it happen, but others say it was fine. Hard to know what to beleive.
    Anyone here have experience with this?
    Cheers
     
  16. doigal

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    Count me in!

    Edit - Jan 09 update

    Film equipment:
    Canon EOS A2 with grip
    Olympus Trip 35
    Horizon 202 Pro
    Fotoman 617 Mk 2L (aka Mk 3)

    Lenses shared with EOS 20D
    50mm f1.4
    24-105 f4L
    Bigma
    8mm pelang fisheye

    Lenses for Fotoman
    Nikkor 90mm f/8 SW

    Current Favs for film:
    Velvia 50 (the 100F has no comparison to the real stuff)
    Efke 25
    Rollei 400IR
    T64


    All my film shots can be found here.

    I think its hit and miss, the last batch i got in was fine, but i've heard of others getting fogged horribly.

    Heres one of my faves from that film (linky)
     
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  17. cideway

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    Pentax Z1
    Pentax MX


    Lenses 35mm:
    Sigma 18-35 f3.5-4.5
    Pentax FA 31 f1.8 LTD
    Pentax FA 43 f1.9 LTD
    Pentax FA 77 f1.8 LTD
    (Have used some of digital only lenses when coupled with a 1.4 Teleconverter)

    Bodies MF:
    Pentax 645

    MF Lenses:
    Pentax 645 A 55 f2.8
    Pentax 645 A 80-160 f4.5
    Pentax 645 A 150 f3.5
    Pentax 645 A 300 f4

    B&W Film:
    Ilford HP5
    Ilford FP4
    TMAX 100

    Slide Film:
    Velvia
    Provia 400X
     
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  18. watchtherocks

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    Canon T-90 (x3)
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    FD 24mm /1.8
    FD 50mm /1.8
    FD 80-200mm /4.5
    FD 300mm /4
    FD 400mm /4.5
    FD 500mm /4.5L

    Ilford FP4+
    Fuji Superia 400
    Want to get into slide film
     
  19. QuakeDude

    QuakeDude ooooh weeee ooooh

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    Oh hell yes.

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  20. f@rmboy

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