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I haven't ever developed my own film - I only shoot colour at the moment and my living situation isn't really condusive to developing (share houses, living with my gf on her floor, travel, etc). Maybe in 2017 I will start, I think I'll be shooting more MF then (all 35mm now) so I'd like to scan my own negs, just for cost.

 

That being said I'm learning colour printing (from a neg in a dark room) soon, which will hopefully be fun.

 

I occasionally consider shooting black and white - it might be time to start soon. I just need to find out a way to like it as much as colour - probably practice.

 

I had an xe-1 earlier this year, and while it was a fine camera it felt like it was getting in the way a bit. I think I'm just so used to the OM-1 and the speed of taking a photo with film and the time it takes to see the image it'd take awhile to get used to digital again. I was chatting with Guy Burgess about this earlier - I do love film, but it is expensive and slow (though the speed is an advantage for me) - but for the foreseeable future it's all I'll be using.

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Any canon shooters in NYC? Someone is selling a lens I want locally and I could really use a proxy to test it out and ship it to me.

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@LonerMatt I was fortunate to have access to a Nikon Super CoolScan 5000 and an Epson (either Expression 10000XL or Perfection V700, I forgot which it was) so scanning was super easy at the time and resolution was beyond absurd. MF positives have soooo much detail.

I get what you're saying about color, I'm naturally drawn to it too. bUt I love trying to play with light and that becomes the main tool in BW for me, so a new challenge that forces a different mentality.

Not that it's particularly good but this is one example, was walking with a friend at night and I saw a spotlight in front of a garage and thought it would cast interesting shadows . I'm also [re]learning to grab my camera every time I head out the door because opportunities present themselves whenever they do (I'm not as much into staged setups )

post #934 of 938
@LonerMatt have you checked out Sebastiao Salgado's work on Africa ? there's a book by that name, it's really interesting and informative to see how he went about composing. also some interesting works here https://www.flickr.com/photos/handheld-films/favorites/page1/?view=lg

(note that i'm not a fan of poverty-tourism in general)
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Currently messing with an old Ashahi Pentax Spotmatic, with some great lenses, before buying a Lumix GM1 in the next couple of weeks. However, one thing I'm getting a lot of simple pleasure from at the moment is the manual focusing. And there any compact system cameras with lenses that allow for this?
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Sitting on an excessive amount of stuff I need to re-visit and edit. Here's a couple from camping in Big Bend in 2015.

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Originally Posted by the shah View Post

@LonerMatt I was fortunate to have access to a Nikon Super CoolScan 5000 and an Epson (either Expression 10000XL or Perfection V700, I forgot which it was) so scanning was super easy at the time and resolution was beyond absurd. MF positives have soooo much detail.

I get what you're saying about color, I'm naturally drawn to it too. bUt I love trying to play with light and that becomes the main tool in BW for me, so a new challenge that forces a different mentality.

Not that it's particularly good but this is one example, was walking with a friend at night and I saw a spotlight in front of a garage and thought it would cast interesting shadows . I'm also [re]learning to grab my camera every time I head out the door because opportunities present themselves whenever they do (I'm not as much into staged setups)

 

Glad to hear that the scanning is easy - that's one of the biggest draws for me with MF: being able to scan it at a higher resolution AND with some appropriate changes. Cost of film is obviously higher, but perhaps that's not such a bad thing. On the other hand 35mm is so cheap and so light and easy.

 

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Originally Posted by the shah View Post

@LonerMatt have you checked out Sebastiao Salgado's work on Africa ? there's a book by that name, it's really interesting and informative to see how he went about composing. also some interesting works here https://www.flickr.com/photos/handheld-films/favorites/page1/?view=lg

(note that i'm not a fan of poverty-tourism in general)

 

I haven't actually seen this - I don't have any thoughts about poverty tourism, but I know Salgado has a long history of wanting to use the camera to arrest people's attention and change the world. So he's a pretty driven guy, and with a long history of photographing poverty that's something that I think plays into how his work is viewed.

 

Matt Black does a lot of work with poverty in the USA, and his work is really, really good.

 

That Flickr is quite nice as well.

 

I've been enjoying:

http://louisporter.com/ 

http://www.joeaguirrephotography.com/

http://www.ericruby.com/

http://www.fredlahache.com/

 

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Currently messing with an old Ashahi Pentax Spotmatic, with some great lenses, before buying a Lumix GM1 in the next couple of weeks. However, one thing I'm getting a lot of simple pleasure from at the moment is the manual focusing. And there any compact system cameras with lenses that allow for this?

 

I think that most CSC have manual lenses, but most aren't as easy to use as film cameras - smaller VF, lots of electronics, I often find digital cameras harder to focus. The other alternative is to use an old MF lens on a newer body.

post #938 of 938
Yeah I managed to stumble upon that idea as well last night, so bought an M42 to micro 4/3 adapter, too much fun with a Super Takumar at the moment.
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