A&P any deals on film?

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  1. Bloke

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    price of silver driving filmstock way up. seems my dollars arent worth anything anymore. lets post deals on film here (this subforum).

    i need kodak 400 ultra color 35mm and a lot of it.
     
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    you mean memory cards?

    saw some sandisk rebates a while ago :dunno:
     
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    yeah all kinds even say Kodak Double-X (Eastman 5222) motion picture film
    medium format, for the darkroom fun youve been missing out on.
    maybe even slide film
     
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    dont hold out on us :squint:
     
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    If i'm going to bother shooting film, it's large format in this thing:

    [​IMG]

    the rest of it is a waste of time.
     
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    [​IMG]

    no 16x20 view camera, no care.
     
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    That is completely not true.
     
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    agree
     
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    that thing looks like fun :o
    what do you shoot on?
     
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    patiently waiting for reinforcement of your point.
     
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    I use mostly Ilford 125, cuz it reacts better to alternative processing, which is what i'm into with film...

    I mean if i'm gonna be playing with chemicals, i'm gonna be playing with chemicals....
     
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    You say that anything other than largo format is a waste of time?

    1. Medium format is still GREAT. Way better dynamic range and resolution than digital.

    2. There is still a use for the compactness and quality of rangefinder cameras.

    3. Even if there was no true reason to use film, you can never say it's a waste of time. I enjoy, and so do quite a few people, shooting film more than digital, digital is boring and predictable.
     
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    so then we're arguing opinions here?

    The only leg you have to stand on with #1 is if you're printing in a darkroom vs printing the digital in a pro lab. And even at that point, all recent tests have shown that digital SLR's have surpassed 4x5 in dynamic range and detail. See Charlie Cramer and Bill Atkinson's work for more info.

    Which means that you're talking being forced into using 8x10 or larger to extract ANY more detail than you'd get out of your standard consumer Dslr...

    IMO, that doesn't count.

    rangefinders... eeh. moot point. Anywhere you can take a rangefinder you can take a small dslr and a 50mm.

    My opinion still stands. Your reasoning behind #3 makes absolute NO sense to me. Boring and predictable? You serious?

    Wait... Tell me you still get 'suprised' when you see if your exposure was correct... :rofl:




    For me, it is a waste of time. Theres no advantage. The drawbacks are numerous and apparent.

    But large format is fun... So I still do it.
     
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    so what the hell are you arguing about? foad.
     
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    i want a full frame digital body i can use my lecia mount lenses on. i feel they are quite a bit nicer than current slr lenses.
    yet no one else seems to notice the recent price increase on film? its almost 20%
     
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    someone buy all my old film :x:
     
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    post your inventory and its likely. how expired is it
     
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    i will later, its i the fridge (always has been) and I'm vegging out with 2 cats sleeping on me.

    mostly Astia 100, provia 100, kodak 100, 400, 800 a few TriX and TMax, and some samples of whatever kodak's new portrait stuff is. I bought it all in 05 and has been in the fridge since. But my pro lab is more of a crook than the brooklyn camera dealers :wtc:
     
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    the 800 is prabably grainy and too old by now. the faster ones always go first.
     
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    :dunno:

    mojito's and vicodin tonight...
     
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    got astia in 120?
     
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    heads up sears has film on sale
    i got 5 but there was a LOT left [​IMG]
    espires 5/2009
     
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