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  • Four reasons why film photography is stupid

    https://www.kpraslowicz.com/2018/04/...t-plain-stupid

    Result: Film 0 : Digital 4
    Steve

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  • #2
    Re: Four reasons why film photography is stupid

    Originally posted by Ricoh View Post
    I never doubted the result
    Paul
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    • #3
      Re: Four reasons why film photography is stupid

      McAfee doesn't like the website!
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      • #4
        Re: Four reasons why film photography is stupid

        Originally posted by OM USer View Post
        McAfee doesn't like the website!
        Who cares what McAfee thinks! It's pretty safe visiting web-sites; unless you go downloading stuff explicitly you won't come to harm!
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        • #5
          Re: Four reasons why film photography is stupid

          Originally posted by OM USer View Post
          McAfee doesn't like the website!
          The beauty of not planning is that failure comes as a complete surprise and is not preceded by periods of anxiety

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          • #6
            Re: Four reasons why film photography is stupid

            Originally posted by pdk42 View Post
            Who cares what McAfee thinks! It's pretty safe visiting web-sites; unless you go downloading stuff explicitly you won't come to harm!
            Not always true
            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drive-by_download
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            • #7
              Re: Four reasons why film photography is stupid

              And there I was thinking it was a serious piece of work.
              Steve

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              • #8
                Re: Four reasons why film photography is stupid

                Originally posted by Ricoh View Post
                And there I was thinking it was a serious piece of work.
                The beauty of not planning is that failure comes as a complete surprise and is not preceded by periods of anxiety

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                • #9
                  Re: Four reasons why film photography is stupid

                  David, the Emulsive website is a good resource to help with film selection.

                  https://emulsive.org/film-reviews

                  Addendum: I would also recommend Twitter for film photography, very active with hashtags such as #filmisnotdead #believeinfilm and of course #emulsive. Just search anything with film in the hashtag and you can't go wrong.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Four reasons why film photography is stupid

                    I would add that the primary determinant is the lens. The camera body is nothing more than a light box with a method of regulating the shutter opening.

                    Ansel Adams once said the negative is the equivalent of the score, and the print is he performance. I don't think we should expect one of Mazart's concertos to be played equally well by the Royal Philharmonic, and an amateur bunch of musicians. It's the same with printing; the set of prints ordered at the time of processing are generated by a machine making exposure judgements based on negative density. For top quality you need an experienced print technician who can work with artistic judgement, based on the photographer's brief. Having your own darkroom would be beneficial, otherwise it's probably best to scan and print. (Have a look at Light Jet C-Type printing; digital scan printed on silver paper using laser light.)
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                    • #11
                      Re: Four reasons why film photography is stupid

                      Steve, thanks for that, very helpful. I’m ashamed to say that one of my reels had been in the plastic canister for at least 12 years going by the subjects! The other was about three years in the camera. So I’ve got fresh film in both the Nikon 35ti and the XA so the next batches and will try again. I’m really keen that my new project is captured on film. Thankfully, I have a friend whose sole camera is an Olympus Trip and she produces extraordinary images, so have booked a tutorial.

                      Regards

                      David
                      The beauty of not planning is that failure comes as a complete surprise and is not preceded by periods of anxiety

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                      • #12
                        Re: Four reasons why film photography is stupid

                        David,
                        For colour Portra 160 of 400 are highly recommended - really nice colours and phenomenal tolerance to exposure, -1 to + 4 stops. Ektar is also recommended for nice colour pop.

                        For B&W there are many films to choose, HP5+ FP4 Delta 100, 400 and 3200 (expose for 1600 and develop at 3200), all Ilford of course, plus a host of others.

                        Film is definitely not deceased, it's alive and kicking a**e !
                        Steve

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                        • #13
                          Re: Four reasons why film photography is stupid

                          Originally posted by Ricoh View Post
                          Ansel Adams once said the negative is the equivalent of the score, and the print is he performance.
                          A clumsy way of putting it. My view is that the camera kneads the dough, processing bakes the bread.
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