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Photography - with film #702163
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Just curious.
Does anyone still use film for photography - AND use a darkroom/ enlarger to make their own prints?

I used to do this years ago, both black/ white photography and some colour. I have been "sorting out" the loft & cupboards and have found a lot of the old darkroom kit. All quality stuff but there is no way I will now ever use it. Digital 'rules' because it is so much easier.

In the same way I have lots of film cameras goung back to a superb (virtually mint) Voightlander Vito B of the early 1950s through to a Nikon F40 SLR with micro/ macro and telephoto lenses to die for. They just gather dust.

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Re: Photography - with film [Re: Snodvan] #702177
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Went over to digital years ago, dumped any darkroom kit soon after but kept my old OM1 and OM2 and lenses for some unknown reason, I now have a Nikon D7000 which I think is great,

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Fairs Cameras might well buy some of that for you. Also have a look on EBay and see what is selling.

Re: Photography - with film [Re: Moonstar] #702183
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Moonstar, I was not really looking to sell this photograpics stuff (I am an inherent hoarder and quite sentimental about some items) it was simply that finding it all triggered the questions "does anyone USE film these days, or dabble in the darkroom rather than Photoshop"

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Re: Photography - with film [Re: Snodvan] #702188
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Sorry - I misunderstood.

Like you I am a point-shoot-puter person because digital is brilliant these days. Some phone cameras are quite amazing.

Re: Photography - with film [Re: Snodvan] #702194
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We had a home darkroom, and some of the pics we took and developed 30 years ago are still unmatched by its digital modern counterpart.

I do own some Lomography film cameras, just for fun, and this little odd looking canon from a while back, looks like a camcorder but just takes 35mm. WHenever I run a film through it and get it developed they look a million times better than digi

But at the end of the day, I take my digi everywhere and use it all the time, perhaps too much of a good thing?

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Mostly Digital (Fuji S3, S5 PRO, NIKON D2X and soon Nikon FX System) but I still take my Mamiya RB67 out for a spin with a role of 120 film if I do some landscape work as I love the 6x7 negatives and slides and can get them scanned professionally to give me high quality digital files. Wouldn't go back to 35mm though as I think it's too restrictive now with the quality of the latest digital images

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cameraman, were do you get your 120 developed & scanned as I have 2 RZ 6x7's I never use & would love to get shoot with them again

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http://www.photofilmprocessing.co.uk for developing and cheap scans of the film or digitalscan.co.uk for 50meg scans but they are quite expensive

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Thanks Cameraman, that will inspire me to shoot some film again on my RZ's, looks like a good site & very cheap! digitalscan.co.uk doesn't seem to exist anymore tho?

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Sorry Stingray, put the wrong detail down. Company is http://www.digitalab.co.uk The price for a high res scan is pretty steep at over a tenner but if its for a job, the quality is second to none

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Thanks Camerman !


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