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I'm a big fan of film photography and film developing and was wondering if there were any likeminded folks here!


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Reply by Jinnicide

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I love film! I grew up long before digital cameras, so p much everyone knew how to use it.
Then in high school I took darkroom classes, and even worked in a few photo labs (do you know what that is? haha) later down the road. I think I was like 21 when I got my first digital haha (2 whole megapixels!).
I have several vintage cameras, and still shoot on them for funsies :)


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Reply by △ may △

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i bought a secondhand film camera a while ago plus a pack of film and batteries, but i've for some reason been to intimidated to start shooting! i really should get on that


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Reply by Jinnicide

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Would be curious to know which cameras ya'll have.

I have a Pentax K1000 (35mm), Canon Ft-B (35mm), and a glass lens/flash Holga (120mm).
I used to have a 500EL Hassleblad (the camera they took to the moon!), but ended up having to sell it :/


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Reply by Noah Quinn

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I actually collect cameras, so I have quite a few! Some of them are broken and some I haven't tested before, but here's my full list! (I'll put a next to the ones I use regularly)


Digital:

Canon T51 


35mm:

Nikon Zoom Touch 800

Argus Coated Cintar

Nikon F60 

Wittnauer Captain 

Canon Pellix 

Kodak Kodex No. 1 (the first 35mm camera Kodak ever made!) 


Instant film:

Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera (broken)

Polaroid One Step SX-70 Land Camera ✰

Polaroid One Step 600 


Large format:

Brownie Target six-16

Ansco Dollar Camera

Polaroid 80A

Ansco Pioneer

Sunbeam Six Twenty


8mm:

Kodak Instamatic M14

Bell & Howell 323

Kodak Brownie 8 Movie Camera

Revere Eight

Keystone Americans


Super 8:

Belle & Howell Autoload (broken)

Bell & Howell Focus-Matic 672/XL (broken)

Elmo Super 8 Sound 350sl Macro

Yashica Sound 50XL Macro 


We also just finished building a darkroom in our house so I'm excited to get back into developing, I haven't done any in a few years.


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Reply by Jayde

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I've been collecting cameras too but i've always got ones with something wrong lol

Fuji STX-2 - dead light meter, shutter speed dial missing cap and i can only see the current shutter speed thru the viewfinder

Voigtlander VF135 - brand new! it uses 1.35v batteries and using hearing aid ones without a step down adapter makes all the images underexposed

Polaroid Onestep 2 - haven't shot yet

Holga - Plastic lens, works good but i prefer a sharp image lol


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Reply by txkx

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I dabble in film photography just for fun. It’s been a while since I’ve tried anything artistic though, I’ve mostly been taking candid photos on film for my photo album haha


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Reply by Hans

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Big film fan. Don't do as much of it anymore, unfortunately. Wet printing in the darkroom is magic. Miss that more than anything else re: film.


I do have a Mercury II and a Pentax Spotmatic loaded with film right now. I take the Mercury II around as a third camera and the Spotmatic I'll take out by itself. But I'll only expose a few rolls a year. When it was free and I was using the darkroom in school, I'd burn through a roll or two a week. Those were the days.


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Reply by James

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I love developing film! During my time in undergrad I took Photography 1 which taught us how to use an SLR and develop film. I still have my SLR camera and I'm hoping in the not to distant future I will be able to acquire the funds to build my own dark room.


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Reply by Jon

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I love film photography but could never fully dive into it. I am still pretty much a, take hella photos digitally and edit them on the bus ride back home kind of guy. 

But I need to expand my formats either way so I bought a Canon Elan IIe since it uses the EF system which I already have some lenses for. I'm still so new though and don't know how to use it on manual mode without instant feedback so I'm just using auto for now. Only issue I am having is using my speedlite for it since it's a Yongnuo without E-TTL ;( so I'm just gonna wing it with trial and error, maybe some of the results will be cool!


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Reply by paulina

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i've had an automatic film camera (pentax espio 738 - with zoom B-) ) and i bought a fed 5 camera  (based on leica a) and i'm enjoying adjusting all the settings very much :)  i can't wait to see the photos


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Reply by Gene

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I dabble in a bit of film shooting and developing. Been shooting with an old 60's USSR rangefinder lately and that's pretty fun.. And frustrating... Not the easiest camera to use.


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Reply by Anne Abscission

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Me! I'm a film shooter too. I have many, but I've been primarily using a Miranda Sensorex lately.


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Reply by txkx

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Any Polaroid fans here?


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Reply by James Wolf

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I take Polaroids for fun. I wish I could find film for it cheaper, but I have 100 or so plus photos I've taken. I really am interested in analog photo manipulations more so than just standard shots.


I'm starting to post them on an instagram account and a Deviant Art account.


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Reply by Idiotrob69

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 Going back to film as digital is kinda boring now, I miss the process of film .hooting medium format mostly now,  


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Reply by Jessika ʕ •ᴥ•ʔ

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Awesome to see so many film photographers here! I just got into last summer, first started with super8 movies but now I have a nice collection of analog cameras. I mostly shoot for fun, to capture physical memories and not worry about looking at the photo immediately! 


Cameras I have now:
- Brownie Hawkeye  from the 50s!
- Olympus Zoom
- Canon Rebel G
- Minolta XL-440 (my super8)


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Reply by Jay

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I went to collage for photography and had a B&W film class I loved it, I have so many pics I want to turn into prints, just have to wait for this pandemic to get better in my state before I can join my local darkroom 


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Reply by fab

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Started with film (mostly Polaroid/instant), then shifted to digital for most of my teenage years, and came back to shooting almost exclusively on film for the past few years.

Also happen to work at a photo lab/camera shop as my day job which helps with getting stuff processed!

Current favourite gear is my Fuji GW690, but still have a couple Polaroids and 35mm cameras I work with.


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Reply by whoischarlie_s

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i have desire to potentially dabble in that, since i have a few film cameras that i've acquired over the years in various means
(like my dad giving me his old olympus from the early 80s, finding a kodak instamatic for literally about £5, and the wildest one being when i found a kodak brownie from 1930 in the back garden of a derelict shop, the case had live moss growing on it and against all odds it STILL WORKS.)


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Reply by sheila

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i love shooting with 35mm !! but i am absolutely in love with instant film 


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Reply by JzminRuiz28

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Hi im studying Film but I don't even know how I have to use a camera correctly sometimes I feel so lost. Any recommendations?


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Reply by Eric

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I love films, I had cameras in my house I used to go around with whenever I am going for a vacation or holiday haha


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Reply by BB

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It's been a while since I've shot film, but lately I've wanted to shoot through some rolls I have lying around. I've also always wanted to try working with medium format cameras. 


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Reply by Cruz

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I just started a few months ago with my Nikon N80 and I love it.


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Reply by Dakota Blue

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I love Cinema photography.. 

I'm very into film and writing scripts.. 
Sometimes my friends and I try making skits but it hasn't reached so far since the whole covid etc


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Reply by Jordan

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i do visual effect art on my youtube videos


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Reply by maxine

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i love this thread so much, i just got my second roll of film developed last week and I am in love. i feel like the photos i take on film always come out sooo much better than digital, i always find myself wayy happier with them. I use an old praktika ltl i got on facebook marketplace for really cheap, can't express how much i love shooting film ! 


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Reply by xXChrissyCatXx

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right here! got into it over the summer and it's been a fantastic outlet for me


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Reply by LEVIATHAN

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hi!!! i just recently got an old kodak brownie bullet camera and some film from 1974!! i havent used it much yet but im super excited to see how the film develops woth it being so old.. would like to know if anyone has any tips for using this thing!!


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Reply by NinjaKat2

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Reply by Jim M. Laws

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Definitely, I'm also very fascinated to film photography for a long time. You can say it my passion. I've a technique to boost my photography to next level, it's nothing else just photo retouching. By photo retouching you can remove your photos any kinds of shooting fault as well as face blemish or strain.
  

    


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Reply by NIKO O__o

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me !!! i love shooting on film ive got 2 manual cams n 2 point n shoots and i take at least one EVRYWHERE at all times 


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Reply by old acc code broke

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i just recently started film photography with my grandmas camera ( a minolta riva af ex35(i take her with me everywhere)) and i bought a belomo vilia just a month ago !!

i have some scans of my first roll on my profile ^__^ they aren‘t perfect but i‘m still a little bit proud of them

(maybe someone has a few tips for me)


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Reply by E l i

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I adore film!! I get my film developed at a local lab
I mainly use my Minolta SRT-201, but have 2 other little Minolta point and shoots and a Mamiya RB67 I've been a bit too nervous to touch 


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Reply by mavica

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i did a bit of film photography at the start of 2020, got a C-41 development kit and learned to do it in my own bathroom and scan the film using a DSLR

my film cameras:
  • 1958 Meopta Flexaret IVa (family heirloom)
  • 1980s Kodak Hobby (replaced the flash bulb myself!)
  • 1996 Pentax Espio 115M
  • 2000 Nikon N80QD (shares lenses with my D70 and D5100)
  • 2006 Holga 120CFN (Lomography starter pack)
i also consider my Instax Mini 70 since instant film is still film and it's not one of the digital-printing (what a waste of instant film!) Instaxes. i've also used the Instax Mini film in the Holga as an experiment.

some of the results of my film photography is on my lomography page: https://www.lomography.com/homes/mavica


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Reply by Brad

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I got into film during the pandemic shutdown. Like others said it's a nice hobby but expensive. Learning how to do double exposures was pretty fun.


Camera I use : Canon AE-1 Program (35mm)


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Reply by BlenchBird

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I think my favourite is the Nikon FM2, very user friendly and fun to just point and shoot with. I'm a media tech at a uni and we still teach film photography :D


I do have a 1920s Kodak autographic camera (Can't remember exact model number sry) for medium format 120 film stuff It's really cool cause the film it was intended for had Carbon paper on the back and a little light tight slot on the back which you etched the details of the photo onto the film through.. I've also ben given a slightly newer Kodak that works on the same principal (1950s?)

I don't really collect them but I've ended up with a few and simple adore the whole process! developing film by hand is pretty fun too :3


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Reply by ifdproductions

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Reply by pearjane12

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For the past year or two I've had a growing interest in photography, more specifically the old school/physical stuff. I have a digital camera and a semi-busted camcorder that I adore, but more-so film is what I really like. Its kind of an expensive hobby nowadays bc between the camera itself, like a disposable fuji cam, and getting it developed, its already around $30! Even-so something about having physical memories that you forgot about until you have them in-person is so magical, nothing like taking pictures off your phone(even if phones do have amazing quality...).


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Reply by nexus9

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am amazed by the camera of Lumia 950/950XL windows phone, Carl Zeiss optic, 20mpx sensor, fantastic photos, as dslr camera.. Have made Example here , no edit, no mobile photo software, no nothing, photo as is..


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Reply by Alex

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Helloo all, I absolutely love the film experience, here's my insta where I post my pictures if you wanna check it out: @volemosamarte


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Reply by aashi sinha

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i LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE film so much ( ؕؔʘ̥̥̥̥ ه ؔؕʘ̥̥̥̥ )? like i really can't explain my love for film

in words. you know the earliest memory i have with film is turning on every light in my room and looking at negatives for hours 


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Reply by Koltin

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It's so fun and can unpredicatable sometimes, have some of my dads old equipment actually. 
I develop only b&w by myself at the moment, don't have to worry so much about temp differences. I using all Ilford chemicals but I got Rodinal if I run out that stuff keeps well.

Mostly shoot black and white because such.

Equipment:

  • Dads old Canon T70 with a Vivatar Zoom lens and teleconverter. It's seals are still good for a 36 year old camera.
  • Canon AE7 with 50mm (back up camera)
  • Minolta A7 (Maxxum/Dynax 7) with 35-80mm lens, its my main camera.
  • Epson V550 Scanner
Guess my fav stock to shoot is HP5+ since I can develop it myself, I push to 3200asa bit extreme with 20ish min dev times,
I do not have red filters to pop grain and contrast hence the ridiculus film speed.


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Reply by Coffee Illixr

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I love filmmmm I've only taken 2 classes in school for it bit it's so much fun

I forgot exactly what camera but it was a Pentax and we developed it all ourselves!!!




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Reply by Maxine

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film photography is my preferred way to take pictures (as you probably could have guess based on my pfp lol) but i picked up a polaroid now after finishing life is strange, i later got a polaroid 640 which is the one i use today!


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Reply by CelineRED

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I love film photography! Currently studying to become one. Just being behind the camera and filming is so much fun :D


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Reply by Vap1d.V4nity

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I really love film photography, been interested in it ever since i was a little girl, I just dont have any cameras or fancy equipment to start my journey, i hope to find people on here who would love to be online friends and discuss photo ideas or film ideas :))) im lehua btw


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Reply by K

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Yeah, I am! I use an old Polaroid form 1994, though the film costs an arm and a leg, something i can't afford as i'm a poor 14 year old lol


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Reply by lily :{P

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hi!!! im currently growing my digicam collection and im looking so forward to majoring in film after high school :)))


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Reply by CMDR_Martin

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I really enjoy shooting 35mm film. The results are still incredible and I really enjoy the whole physicality and workflow. It's definitely more satisfying than shooting digital to me.


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