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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

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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 J

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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 kiteness

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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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