Another 35mm film post

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Scott W, Aug 29, 2008.

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    Scott W Guest

    It seems that the people who complain the most about DSLR subjects
    being posted here don’t seem to start a thread on film camera, so I
    will yet again start one.

    This last weekend I was at a canoe race, lots of people taking
    photos. I heard a sound that I have not heard for a long time, that
    ratcheting sound a single use camera makes when you advance the film.
    As far as I could tell they were the only ones on the beach shooting
    with a film camera.

    A few yeas ago we use to see a fair number of those single use
    cameras, now they seem to be all but gone.

    Anyone else notice a drop in the number of single use cameras around?

    Scott
     
    Scott W, Aug 29, 2008
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    Noons Guest

    Scott W wrote,on my timestamp of 30/08/2008 12:16 AM:

    none whatsoever: they are still as plentiful as
    before, which never was much anyway...
     
    Noons, Aug 29, 2008
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    tony cooper Guest

    I recently purchased one for my wife to keep in the glove box of her
    car. Handy in case there's an accident.

    I did this because I once backed into a person in a parking lot and
    cause very, very minor damage. A month or so later I got a call from
    my insurance agent who asked me about the accident and my claim that
    there was minor damage. The other party turned in a very large claim.
    I provided a photograph taken on the scene showing the minor damage.

    The other person had turned in a repair bill for a different
    automobile. He got the bodyshop to fake the vehicle information. My
    photograph showed a silver car and the license plate. His claim was
    for a red car.
     
    tony cooper, Aug 29, 2008
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    Bruce Guest


    My car insurance company issues a pre-packed single use camera and
    accident claim form with every policy they issue.
     
    Bruce, Aug 29, 2008
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    Ken Hart1 Guest

    I noticed a good number of them in Washington museums and on the
    mall last week. Surely less than in the past, but I was surprised.

    In Mexico a few years ago my SO and I bought a couple. One for panos
    (damned camera merely cropped the negative; did not go 24mm x 72mm (or
    whatever extra length)) and one for diving.

    The results were ordinary at best.
    -----------------------------------------------------------
    You can't expect razor sharp prints from a disposable camera, but OTOH, if I
    needed a camera and didn't have anything else, a disposable sure beats
    trying to make a pinhole in a coffee-can.

    And yes, I do carry one in my truck glovebox for insurance purposes.
     
    Ken Hart1, Aug 29, 2008
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    Scott W Guest

    Very true.

    For the money they don't do too bad, in very good light at least.

    You can get a decent 4x6 inch print from them, and at one time that
    was what many people were after.

    But even a couple of years ago it seemed like I saw a fair number on
    the beaches, not very few.

    My best guess is cell phones have replaced them, and before others
    say, it most cell phones take way worse photos, IMO.

    Scott
     
    Scott W, Aug 30, 2008
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  7. Very true.

    For the money they don't do too bad, in very good light at least.

    You can get a decent 4x6 inch print from them, and at one time that
    was what many people were after.

    But even a couple of years ago it seemed like I saw a fair number on
    the beaches, not very few.

    My best guess is cell phones have replaced them, and before others
    say, it most cell phones take way worse photos, IMO.

    Scott


    Hi Scott.

    I agree with you that cellphones are the norm for casual photography. Most
    of my friends want the photos on their PCs and it is easy to transfer photos
    from the phone to the PC.


    Still plenty of single-use cameras in the shops here in the UK.
    Surprisingly, there's also plenty of film.

    Regards, Ian.
    Nottingham, UK.
     
    Fred Anonymous, Aug 31, 2008
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  8. In 1994, I got a job servicing merchandisers in grocery stores. One day I
    saw one that was "you got to see this" and miserable to service. So, back
    out to the truck and got my box camera. After doing this several times, it
    finally occurs to me to get a disposable. Which turns out to take fairly
    good photos. Got to charge and use the flash every time. Except for outdoor
    bright daylight.

    Figured I'd also have some good memories.

    Now days, I'm still in stores, with a differnt company. Last week I emailed
    a couple JPG to the referral company, and show them the before and after
    pics.

    I have one friend who uses single use cameras. But just one. I do carry a
    single use camera in each vehicle, for occasions when I need a picture, but
    don't have a better camera on hand.

    --
    Christopher A. Young
    Learn more about Jesus
    www.lds.org
    ..


    It seems that the people who complain the most about DSLR subjects
    being posted here don’t seem to start a thread on film camera, so I
    will yet again start one.

    This last weekend I was at a canoe race, lots of people taking
    photos. I heard a sound that I have not heard for a long time, that
    ratcheting sound a single use camera makes when you advance the film.
    As far as I could tell they were the only ones on the beach shooting
    with a film camera.

    A few yeas ago we use to see a fair number of those single use
    cameras, now they seem to be all but gone.

    Anyone else notice a drop in the number of single use cameras around?

    Scott
     
    Stormin Mormon, Oct 5, 2008
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