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post #106 of 175
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Originally Posted by Tyto
I dunno--I had similar woes regarding income and film supply, but it forced me to consider my shots more carefully. I'll concede, though, that I missed several opportunities as a result, and I suppose I'll never know whether the ability to take more shots would have made me a better photographer--I guess hard drive (and floppy) space was at such a premium that it might have been even more limiting: anyone remember when a 10 Mb hard drive cost something like $5,000?

Also, I feel (rightly or wrongly) that I don't have nearly as much control with digitals, and that I have to shell out a ton of money to get a model with exposure control comparable to my trusty ME Super.

But, related to the topic:

  • Manual-focus SLRs
  • Manually advancing your film (crank or wheel)
  • ASA numbers
  • 1/125 sec flash sync speed
  • The 1/2000 sec "barrier" for shutter speed (broken by Nikon in the FE-2)
  • 110 cartridge film
  • Kodak Disc film (15 exposures, IIRC)
  • "Hippie" camera straps

Film is all about how well you can shoot, digital is all about how well you can edit. Would you rather be a photographer or an editor?

FYI: digital camera specs are oftentimes also listed with the film equivalents, since that is what most people know / understand.

Jon.
post #107 of 175
Sea Monkeys.
post #108 of 175
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Originally Posted by imageWIS
Film is all about how well you can shoot, digital is all about how well you can edit. Would you rather be a photographer or an editor?

that really depends on the photographer. yes, some may be lazy about proper framing, prefering to just crop it in post. and some may be lazy about properly white balancing a shot, prefering to fix it in post, but not everyone is that way. i try to do as little image processing as possible.

and even with film, enlargements are commonly cropped, airbrushed, etc...
post #109 of 175
^ funny, by editing I assumed he meant selecting the best shots from the 20 you would take on digital, where you would take 2 or 3 of that subject on film. Jon?

I am glad I got to shoot a lot of b&w and develop it in my bathroom, and print it in my bedroom, with duct tape along the door crevices to block light, but I am also glad that digital has reached the point where I don't have to deal with the chemicals anymore.
post #110 of 175
I'm no photographer, but my dad is/was and I've observed and have an idle interest. From what I've seen, the development process for film has become at times more important than the original framing and setting of the shot. So I'm not sure the editor/photographer dichotomy holds much water.

Tom
post #111 of 175
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Originally Posted by Oddly Familiar View Post
I actually remember quite a few of thsoe things, and I'm the youngest member here.

Ditto, I'm 20 and I've experienced a lot of these things.
post #112 of 175
The give that the metal protectors have on a floppy.

The sound of dial up.

The smell of a plaster cast.
post #113 of 175
Indoor smoking.
A filtered cigarette holder.
post #114 of 175
Oh god the sound of dial up.

And that unpleasant surprise you get when you pick up the phone while someone is online on dial up.
post #115 of 175
The franc, the schilling...

Those playing cards, captain's pins and other doodads that they'd give out, or that you could request, when flying. In fact, air travel that didn't resemble a bus trip with the possibility of a free cavity search.

NOT being available via email, SMS or cell phone because they didn't exist.
post #116 of 175
Thread Starter 
Fixing your own stuff.

Things that worked better once you gave them a decent slap on the side or top, or briskly blew the dust out of their connectors. Uh, electronic things, that is.
post #117 of 175
Dictaphones
Reel to reel players
Blotting paper
Manual A/C controls in a car
post #118 of 175
Some random ones:

The Goon Show
Paper tape
Mass in Latin
The Box Brownie
Walking to and from school unescorted
post #119 of 175
1) having to ask a girl for her phone number and calling her house and being interrogated by her old man rather than using IM or Facebook

2) school uniforms

3) age 18 drinking age

4) push lawnmowers

5) going away to summer camp for 4 weeks

6) life before Styleforum (ha)

7) unprotected sex
post #120 of 175
trying to get a zx spectrum to load a copy cat version of school dayz for 30 minutes by twiddling with a tone knob on the side of a crap tape recorder.
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