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The OCAU "film is not dead" club

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

  1. Uranux

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    haha. I've put my first roll through it. Will have to see how they turn out. A few packs of Acros, Portra and Tri-X arrived from B and H today!

     
  2. Deftone2k

    Deftone2k In the Darkroom

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    Is a nice pickup mate, where did you find it?
     
  3. Uranux

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    European Camera Specialists

    It was listed on their second hand page. I couldn't inspect it prior to buying it but he has a 7 day return policy for interstate buyers and comes with a 30 day warranty. I've been checking the site from time to time and this just popped up.

    I picked it up for $895, it was listed as Very Good condition. There is another one currently listed for $1750 as Excellent++ so I can only imagine that one would be almost mint.

     
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    Very nice work. I forgot about that place and haven't checked their second hand page for a couple years now. May have to keep an eye on it again! :D
     
  5. Deftone2k

    Deftone2k In the Darkroom

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    Yeah nice find man! I stoppped checking due to the prices generally, same with mainline.

    Definitely a good find :thumbup:
     
  6. nakey

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    Possible chance to get a Canon Datematic as a cheap rangefinder. Apart from the mercury battery issue, anything else i need to worry about with it?
     
  7. nakey

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    Skipped the Datematic (wind lever was stuck), but thought i'd post about this

    there's a film and polaroid photowalk happening this sat in Melbourne
     
  8. mrthong

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    Cheers, if I have enough courage, I'll be there :thumbup::leet:
     
  9. HorrorLand

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    Just finished restoring the yashica, put a brand new mirror in and cleaned lenses, oiled some of the knobs and touched up. Should be ready to put a roll through it just in time over study break.
     
  10. lench

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    they're a great little camera, and for $50 you got it for a steal (compared to ebay sellers right now)

    after running through a few rolls through, consider if you need/want to line the innards with telescope felt. made a big difference in my one

    current projects for me:
    1. get off my ass (or sit long enough) to build the arduino shutter controller for the polaroid 103 before i run out of packfilm

    2. find the light leak in my RZ67 polaroid back before i nuke another half pack of film :(

    3. Slide film and tintypes. oh yes :D
     
  11. HorrorLand

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    Do you mean actual flocking? Or just some self adhesive stuff, I'd be wary doing the former. I just used some flat black epoxy metalshield to touch a few places the corrosion got to.

    As for projects that was just a side thing. I've got way way too many.
    - Rebuild darkroom
    - Finish archival washer
    - Finish contact print light source
    - Finish film developer
    - Finish making contact frames
    -etc

    Been going terribly slowly
     
  12. HorrorLand

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    Finally seen my first pt/pd print in person today.
    Spotted it at the Art Gallery of NSW from a mile away and rushed up to the exhibition to check if my eyes were right.

    Really spectacular and stands out from the silver gelatin stuff surrounding it. There is a small photography exhibit on the second floor ATM 'Imprint' if you want to check it out.
     
  13. Frozen_Hell

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    Went into Peony Gardens the other day, still looks like the same bunch of film cameras that were there 2-3 years ago last time I went in there. i.e. the same random assortment of old 35mm cameras with a handful of medium format cameras (TLRs and SLRs). Definitely don't go out of your way to make it there during their 2 hour opening window during the week, as you'll be disappointed.
     
  14. nakey

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    There's a FilmNeverDie photowalk this sunday. their focus is on Compact cameras this time around. Don't know if i'll be there (depends on Babysitter)

    2 hour? i thought they were only open from 1-2PM?
     
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    I thought it was midday to 2pm, Google seems to think so anyway. That said I did go in there on the way back from lunch and that was just after 1pm.
     
  16. Frozen_Hell

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    Just can't shake the love of film, well the results anyway. Today I bought my old GX617 back off of the person I sold it to about 18 months ago.

    So where is the cheapest place to bulk buy Velvia 50 in 120 format from? I assume still B&H/Adorama?
     
  17. Deftone2k

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    Yay glad to hear you got it back :)

    Yeah B&H/Adorama or keep your eyes peeled in FB groups.

    Can even post saying you want to buy some, lots of people selling bulk lots of film lately.
     
  18. HorrorLand

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    Hipsters getting bored of the trend..?
     
  19. Deftone2k

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    I dont think hipsters would hoard Velvia.

    It has been older shooters consolidating stocks.

    Picked up 8 x 35mm rolls of Astia this week due to someone shooting 120 more than 35mm :thumbup:
     
  20. TwinII

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    Sweet! Looking forward to seeing the shots.
     

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