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    Default I'll take 3# of this and 2# of that..

    I had mentioned in passing some time ago that I should take some film pictures on the next visit..

    Well I think a little overboard..

    3 lbs of Medium format film for my "Bro-nica" - or 24 rolls of 220 (33 pix) all colour and 8 B & W and one colour of 120
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    2 lbs of 35mm film for trusty old Maxxum 7 - or 3 rolls of colour and 12 rolls of B&W - all 36 exposures ea.

    Hope to snap off at least one roll of each type, each day .. We will see...

    I will post them to this thread after they have been developed and scanned.

    Most of the film is expired as well .. Some as old as 2006, most expired in 2010..

    Might call it "Expired views of Nicaragua"
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    Default Re: I'll take 3# of this and 2# of that..

    Well I got to hand it to ya for having high hopes...

    Good luck with it, I think there will not be a problem. most of the dates I know about are often far from right.
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    Default Re: I'll take 3# of this and 2# of that..

    I hope the airport Xrays don't ruin it! Or is that just a Myth.

    Has Mythbusters done this yet?

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    Default Re: I'll take 3# of this and 2# of that..

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonh View Post
    I hope the airport Xrays don't ruin it! Or is that just a Myth.

    Has Mythbusters done this yet?
    Maybe, but recently they have been too busy shooting holes in California houses.. Next season is a Prison special I hear, first episode is soap myths...


    Kidding aside...

    Film, below iso 1600, is fine for carry on xray scanners.. Checked bags should not have more than iso 400 as the Xray is higher power.. Or so I have read..

    Mine is in the carry...
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    Default Re: I'll take 3# of this and 2# of that..

    Have a safe trip!! Have 1 last Tim Hortons for me!!

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    Color film is sort of like produce. It has a period that it peaks in ripeness and goes down from there. Freezing film is said to slow down the aging process.

    I remember the good old days where all the magazines talked about asking the agent doing the scanning to take the film out prior to the scan. I remember some places refused while the vast majority would just examine it by hand. With the quantity you are bringing along it may be a crap shoot to whether they will hand examine it or not. Depends on the agent too. Most of the magazines I speak of were in the film golden age, prior to 9-11. A lot of pros travel with big blocks of film so that all the film is from the same batch. Such fanatics.

    So I have to ask, what kind of film cameras you using?

    I have been using Canon for 35 years for my 35mm and Mostly Mamiya for the medium. I use to have a Mamiya C330 Pro TLR that I just loved. I took the best pictures with that camera and developed my own black and white. The Mamiya C330 was a great cam to buy second hand because everyone wanted the SLR like Hasselblad. I got accessories like 180mm lens for hundreds instead of thousands of dollars as a result.

    I seem to remember you wrote in Facebook that they were stopping production of TriX? Another age gone.

    Nothing beats film done right and especially black and white film. I had so much fun with that.
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    Default Re: I'll take 3# of this and 2# of that..

    I had a Mamiya medium format camera; can't remember the model or negative size but it was a new model in about 1998. In my hands it took no better pictures than my point and shoot 35mm cameras. Maybe once in a while I got a nice high resolution shot that came out great. But I was glad to have sold it shortly before digital took over.

    Some of the best photos I've ever taken in my life were with a first generation Canon digital Elf in 2001.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonh View Post
    I had a Mamiya medium format camera; can't remember the model or negative size but it was a new model in about 1998. In my hands it took no better pictures than my point and shoot 35mm cameras. Maybe once in a while I got a nice high resolution shot that came out great. But I was glad to have sold it shortly before digital took over.

    Some of the best photos I've ever taken in my life were with a first generation Canon digital Elf in 2001.
    John if you had the C330 you would remember it. It was medium format twin lens reflex (TLR) It is an odd duck, but took great photos and the price was good for it and it's accessories. There is some problems to overcome when using a TLR like not viewing through the same lens you are recording with. That made a lot of people stay with or switch to the more expensive SLR medium formats.
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    This was it, the Mamiya 7. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/buy/Ca...9/N/4232864855

    I even bought it at B&H's brick and mortar store in L.A. when we visited there once.

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    Jonh - Mamiya 7 holds its value today.. If you still have it you can still get 6 to 70% of what you paid.. KEH.com will buy it too.. For less of course.


    Randy - Bronica ETRS with a 75 and a 150mm.. and for 35mm a 9/11 vintage Maxxum 7.. It was just below a F5 or EOS 1 in the day.. Now they sell for $125.. You can get an EOS 1 for nor much more than that today.

    The only thing that happens to Expired film is colour shift.. As it is scanned as a TIF colour correction is a jiffy.. I ran one roll from the batch I am taking just to be sure..




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    Quote Originally Posted by randude View Post
    John if you had the C330 you would remember it. It was medium format twin lens reflex (TLR) It is an odd duck, but took great photos and the price was good for it and it's accessories. There is some problems to overcome when using a TLR like not viewing through the same lens you are recording with. That made a lot of people stay with or switch to the more expensive SLR medium formats.
    I almost bought one of these (a C320 though) from a guy about 50mi away.. He had 2 for sale... The other a Yashica-Mat.. I took the Yashica-mat... It is not coming with me on this trip..

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    I Ebayed it long ago for a pretty good price.

    So, how does one join the TFECS, and is there an Esteli chapter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by anna View Post
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    My first medium format camera was the Yashica. In fact first 35mm camera was a Yashica too. I didn't like the fact that you couldn't change lenses on the Yashica-mat and swapped it for the Mamiya. Even then I was always feeling I would someday own a Hasselblad. As you say, film cameras are dirt cheap now so it is doable for me, but I really don't have the time for film anymore. The only way I would do film again is if I developed my own and that would be to try to make money or win contest.

    The thing for me, is that when I used a medium format I put on my artist hat. I never took snapshots with the bigger cameras. No light meter, only so many shots, cumbersome to use... they are for serious photography, even the Yashica-Mat. Those days of creating art seem like a different world to me.
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    3 Rolls developed - First scanned...

    One image came out quite well.. (10 hits in 30 min on Flickr - Typically takes a shot I think is OK about a month to hit that number)




    More from these 3 rolls through the week - (If I did not royally F_ck things up)

    The Colour process film was dropped in the mail about a week ago so it will still be 10 to 12 business days before I get those back..

    I still have 4 rolls of B&W film to develop as well....
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    Nice pics!
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    Default Re: I'll take 3# of this and 2# of that..

    Good stuff. Nothing beats black and white.

    You dont see on the monitor what these prints are like on fine paper though. I miss those days. I don't see a darkroom in my future any time soon though. If I went back to shooting black and white I would be using medium format. All my current film cameras are 35mm in the Canon EOS family.

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    Drink enough of this and you will be giving lip to your Granny in no time (Thanx for that classic quote JPJW)



    Neopan 400 in Diafine -

    RanDude - Yes.. To print ah yes.. With all of the 2nd hand gear I have picked up there have been 2 enlarges and a S#it load of paper - The paper is probably bad (Olld) but I am maybe 60% of the way there to set up a real dark room .. Right now I used a film bag to load the developing tank and go from there .. It would be real nice to truly develop some of these negs on paper.. Hope to do that by May..
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    Default Re: I'll take 3# of this and 2# of that..

    Every piece of developmenting gear I ever owned has been second hand. I may have bought some filters new. You can really pick that stuff up cheap second handt now days. I use to get in trouble with my wife for spending so much time in the dark room. Seems many hours can pass getting the perfect print. The only real money I ever got from this hobby was from black and white. I won a cute baby contest with a shot of my son in a ballcap and sleeveless Levis jacket. I had a color enlarger at the time (Bessler)
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