The OCAU "film is not dead" club

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  1. Athiril

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    I also had the 50 1.8 zuiko for 2 weems, sold it, the canon EF 50 1.8 for a few months, sold it in favour of the zuiko, ive had the zuiko for a long time, its pristine condition, only cost me $50 from ebay(adapter cost the same at that time too!), i sold the zuiko 50 1.8 for more than $50 a few months ago on ebay...

    Soft focus @ f/1.4, intense dof, beautiful bokeh (8 blades, destroys the canon), nice and sharp @ f/2 and f/2.8, AMAZING @ f/4 the resolution at f/4 beats the Canon hands down, f/4 is my shooting standard on this lens.

    http://ulfhednin.deviantart.com/art/Tess-at-Skansen-90800267
    ^--- thats @ f/2.8 if i remember correctly on Reala 100 (colour may be off due to my post processing on a 10+ year old uncalibrated CRT), scanned on a Minolta Dual Scan II (2820 dpi scan).
     
  2. two40

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    that's super sharp. nice score at $50.
     
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    onrelas

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    Ok, think i've added everyone onto the list, let me know if i've missed you.

    Oh, so you ended up getting the 124G did you two40. Copy cat! haha, nah, i didnt end up getting one but might look at the TLR's again when i get sick of carrying the RB67.

    I got some new cameras over the weeked, they were too cheap to resist. Got an Agfa Isolette I & Isolette II. Both need a little service, but the "II" is in really good condition. Might try some Lucky Brand 120 film with it when i get some time.

    Oh, i'm going to make a proper effort and put some common FAQ links at the start of this thread tonight. Send me what you think i should include.
    cheers
     
  4. two40

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    ye i wanted a non G cause they have the silver metal sexyness going but the one i bought is just immaculate. pictures to come.

    don't bother with an FAQ. we should just set up an 'OCAU Film Photographers Wiki' so we can all add to it. :thumbup:
     
  5. vindicator

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    Azrael: Thanks for the idea.

    I picked up a 6 pack of 675 hearing aid batteries today and a couple of o-rings.

    Works great. Seems pretty accurate.
     
  6. two40

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    this is the yashica i bought. looks like a stunning example. hope the glass is as clear :)

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    Awesome, i've always liked the full black colour scheme of the G model :)

    Yep, i have a few cameras using the hearing aid batteries and they work perfectly. I've never had any exposure problems etc. They're very cheap too :thumbup:


    That sounds like a good idea about a wiki page two40.
    I have quite a few links i could add, but i dont know how to do this wiki stuff.
     
  8. two40

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    neither do i. we'll work it out. :)

    come photophlow when you get a minute and we'll talk.
     
  9. Azrael

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    Ah crap, i was cleaning off the gunk from the old leaked battery and i have broken the wire to the -ve term. Time to break out the soldering iron...
     
  10. Takumi

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    i have become a proud owner of a blad =)
     
  11. two40

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    grats Takumi :) details man??
     
  12. Takumi

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    500CM, back, wlf, 50mm C lens

    its loaded with some tri-x in there at the moment, so hopefully can go shoot and roll today and develop tonight =)

    do u have some tips of developing tri-x in rodinal?
    times and agitation, using default 7mins, agitate 1mins, then 15secs every minute, i got some overexposed negs
     
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    Oh hells yeah, i really like those 500CM's :thumbup:

    I've been developing Tri-X in Rodinal lately. What dilution do you use? 1:25? I'm using 1:50 for 13mins. Did you say you agitate the entire first minute? I think thats too much personally but i could be wrong. I just do every minute for 15 seconds the whole way through. But it's a longer developing time so things might be different for shorter times.
    Also what are you exposing the roll at?
    cheers
     
  14. Azrael

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    ARGH, i hate soldering TINY wires.
    Just soldered the battery + wire back to the terminal after it had broken from corrosion :(
    not 100% that it will work yet.
     
  15. fully_hektik

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    Gear
    Nikon F60
    Vivitar external flash
    And soon to be a Zenitar 16mm fisheye


    Film
    Kodak 400
    Fuji range
     
  16. doigal

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    Efke 25, 1st time i've developed my own film at home in 10 years.

    Rodinal 1:50, 8 mins. 10 sec adgitation every min, fixed for 5 mins in ilford rapid fixer.
     
  17. two40

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    it's like riding a bike huh? what lens is that second one?
     
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    exactly! Couldnt believe it was so easy when i got into the swing of things.

    Lens on the 2nd one is the Peleng 8mm fishy.
     
  19. two40

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    woah 8mm. how much was it if you don't mind me asking?

    btw. my MF Yashica came in just now! so excited :D off to buy some film at lunch :thumbup:
     
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    when i got it they were selling for about $250ish (mabey a bit more), but recently they seem to be selling for the $400 mark.
     

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