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  • Film's dead but it just won't lie down

    Three greens and touchdown looking good... Welcome to my weird way of seeing the world.

    It's all about the film, but having mentioned that I've only gone and done a B&W conversion of Lomo 400CN.
    Pentax MX plus 50mm f1.4

    View from the train by -Steve Ricoh-
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    Your trademark soot and whitewash!

    I like it though.

    Anyhow, film isn't dead. Film is enjoying a revival and the new Kodak emulsions are superb!

    Maybe Fuji won't stop producing film after all, but even if they do the new Kodak films will keep me happy.

    When we defrosted our freezer over the weekend I found a long forgotten 35 mm roll of Ektar 25 in amongst the Velvia and Provia which I will have to get out and use. I think I last used it before I bought my E1 in 2004!
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      Re: Film's dead but it just won't lie down

      Originally posted by Naughty Nigel View Post
      Your trademark soot and whitewash!

      I like it though.

      Anyhow, film isn't dead. Film is enjoying a revival and the new Kodak emulsions are superb!

      Maybe Fuji won't stop producing film after all, but even if they do the new Kodak films will keep me happy.

      When we defrosted our freezer over the weekend I found a long forgotten 35 mm roll of Ektar 25 in amongst the Velvia and Provia which I will have to get out and use. I think I last used it before I bought my E1 in 2004!
      Mainly so, yes. And thank you Nigel, I fellow film-lover.

      Are you familiar with the work of Ralph Gibson? If not I would recommend having a squint, one eye at least.
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        Re: Film's dead but it just won't lie down

        Originally posted by Naughty Nigel View Post
        Anyhow, film isn't dead. Film is enjoying a revival and the new Kodak emulsions are superb!

        Maybe Fuji won't stop producing film after all, but even if they do the new Kodak films will keep me happy.
        Fuji are heavily into Instax as you know, they follow the $s and instant print photography is all the rage now. In fact today I've just joined the club by ordering a Lomo' instant square camera, plus a couple of film packs.
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          Re: Film's dead but it just won't lie down

          Originally posted by Ricoh View Post
          Fuji are heavily into Instax as you know, they follow the $s and instant print photography is all the rage now. In fact today I've just joined the club by ordering a Lomo' instant square camera, plus a couple of film packs.
          Yes. For a while Fuji produced instant film for MF cameras (Polaroid backs) but they stopped production a while ago now. There is now a new Polaroid company which I think is behind Instax but sadly they don't make instant films for MF backs either.

          Maybe that is just as well. One of the beauties of film is the anticipation of taking a freshly processed roll out of the tank, sometimes weeks or months after taking the original photograph.
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            Re: Film's dead but it just won't lie down

            Originally posted by Naughty Nigel View Post
            ...One of the beauties of film is the anticipation of taking a freshly processed roll out of the tank, sometimes weeks or months after taking the original photograph.
            Oh yes, and I've just bid on a Lomo 4 window camera, plus a Lomo SuperSampler, both 35mm. If I'm the highest bidder i will have two cameras for less than 10, posted!
            And yes, I'm more than happy to allow film to marinate, then have it developed. It's quite exciting to open the negatives, get the loupe out and have a quick look before scanning; even more exciting to see the enlarged positives appear. It's like experiencing Christmas as a child, oh yes!
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              Re: Film's dead but it just won't lie down

              Did you win them?
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                Re: Film's dead but it just won't lie down

                Originally posted by Naughty Nigel View Post
                Did you win them?
                Won't know for a few days yet, still time to be gazumped. I wouldn't bid stupid money on what are effectively toy cameras (for example, the SuperSampler has a pull cord actuation for the shutter release )

                Whilst the auction runs, I'm looking forward to the Lomo' instant square turning up tomorrow from Wex.
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