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Tate Britain with an Olympus rangefinder

Some photos taken at Tate Britain with an Olympus 35DC rangefinder that I recently bought on Ebay for 15, taken on Tri-X 400 and developed in D76.


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I must say the 35DC was absolutely perfect for taking photos like this as it's small, unobtrusive and extremely quiet, I don't think any of the subjects were aware that they had been photographed even in a hushed gallery.

By the way, while walking round Tate Britain I saw three other people with film cameras, all of them teenagers or maybe early twenties.
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Re: Tate Britain with an Olympus rangefinder

Once again it shows that it is the photographer and not the camera that makes great images. A well crafted set of candid photos.
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Re: Tate Britain with an Olympus rangefinder

Isn't it wonderful to see that light grain!
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Re: Tate Britain with an Olympus rangefinder

A great reminder that it doesn't take oodles of cash to create great photographs.
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Once again it shows that it is the photographer and not the camera that makes great images. A well crafted set of candid photos.
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Isn't it wonderful to see that light grain!
Yes, I do love the grain of Tri-X. Can't beat it for that 'classic' look.

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A great reminder that it doesn't take oodles of cash to create great photographs.
Thanks Paul, it is especially satisfying to shoot with inexpensive old cameras.
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Re: Tate Britain with an Olympus rangefinder

Nice stuff Roger

Use of film is on the increase and the biggest growth area is the under thirties.
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Re: Tate Britain with an Olympus rangefinder

Well, you've got your 15 worth already.
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Nice stuff Roger

Use of film is on the increase and the biggest growth area is the under thirties.
Thanks Alf. I think you're right about that.

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Well, you've got your 15 worth already.
Yes indeed!
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Re: Tate Britain with an Olympus rangefinder

As always an excellent set Roger

I too love Tri-X , it is THE 'classic' B&W film, push or pull the hell out of it and it still gives great results.

On another note I should soon have my spare darkroom kit 'dug out' for you.

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As always an excellent set Roger

I too love Tri-X , it is THE 'classic' B&W film, push or pull the hell out of it and it still gives great results.

On another note I should soon have my spare darkroom kit 'dug out' for you.
Thanks Simon. It is a great film.

No rush from me on the darkroom stuff - just let me know when you're ready.
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Once again it shows that it is the photographer and not the camera that makes great images. A well crafted set of candid photos.
Exactly, a nice set of shots.
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Exactly, a nice set of shots.
Thanks David.
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