Someone else post a film thread.

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Scott W, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. Scott W

    Scott W Guest

    I note that there has been virtually no threads dealing with film on
    this group, other then the few I started. If no one else is going
    start a film related thread then I really don’t want to hear about how
    this is a 35mm “film” group.

    Scott
     
    Scott W, Sep 7, 2008
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    tony cooper Guest

    How many rectangular holes are in a roll of 36 exposure Tri-X Pan Film
    TX?

    Discuss.
     
    tony cooper, Sep 7, 2008
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    Mark Thomas Guest


    Points for nearest, and also fastest response? I'm stabbing at 628.
     
    Mark Thomas, Sep 7, 2008
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  4. Scott W

    Scott W Guest

    Ok, a film thread.

    So there are 16 hole/frame, but there is the leader to think about, I
    am guessing about 3 frames worth of leader.

    So I put my guess in at 624, I could go look at a strip but too lazy
    right now.

    Scott
     
    Scott W, Sep 7, 2008
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    D-Mac Guest


    What's 35mm "film"?
     
    D-Mac, Sep 7, 2008
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    Pete D Guest

    I note that there has been virtually no threads dealing with film on
    this group, other then the few I started. If no one else is going
    start a film related thread then I really don’t want to hear about how
    this is a 35mm “film” group.

    Scott

    I'm sorry Scott but this group charter does dot include the word "film",
    therefore using the word film would be off topic.

    Regrads.

    Pete
     
    Pete D, Sep 7, 2008
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    Colin.D Guest

    tony cooper, 9/7/2008 6:02 PM:
    None; the holes are not rectangular, they have rounded corners.

    Ok, so I'm a pedant ;)

    Colin D.
     
    Colin.D, Sep 7, 2008
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    Noons Guest

    Scott W wrote,on my timestamp of 7/09/2008 3:05 PM:
    the real film users left ages ago. the only
    thing left is the shills and scammers for Canon
    and pbase. been like that for a long time.
     
    Noons, Sep 7, 2008
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    Helen Guest


    I use film now and then. As a matter of fact one of my SI submissions
    (the old man) was done using film on an old rangefinder camera back in
    July. I used TMX 400 ISO.
     
    Helen, Sep 7, 2008
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    Scott W Guest

    I am not saying that there are not people on this group who use film.
    What gets me is there are a few film users who complain about posts
    dealing with DSLRs, but who never seem to be able to do a post that is
    35mm film realated.

    So far Noons is the only one to step up and do a film related post, I
    sure hope he is not the only one.

    Scott
     
    Scott W, Sep 7, 2008
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  11. Scott W

    Scott W Guest

    Yes it would.

    At one time you said you were going to keep shooting some 35mm film
    even after getting the DSLR, how much 35mm film are you shooting a
    year do you figure?

    Scott

    Scott
     
    Scott W, Sep 7, 2008
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  12. Not completely true. There are still a few on-topic posts about 35mm
    film usage here. Far fewer than in the days of yore, but there are still
    some.
    Yup.
     
    David Nebenzahl, Sep 7, 2008
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    Robert Coe Guest

    : I note that there has been virtually no threads dealing with film on
    : this group, other then the few I started. If no one else is going
    : start a film related thread then I really don’t want to hear about how
    : this is a 35mm “film” group.

    Richard Nixon always claimed that a vast "Silent Majority" of American voters
    favored his policies (such as maintaining an "enemies list" and prolonging the
    Vietnam war). When the Watergate scandal broke and the future of his
    presidency was in doubt, Nixon's retainers couldn't understand why this Silent
    Majority didn't finally break their silence and rally to his defense. The
    answer was quite simple: the Silent Majority didn't exist except in their (and
    Nixon's) imaginations.

    I know two (2) photographers who I think still use film.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Sep 14, 2008
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  14. Scott W

    Scott W Guest

    Then you know two more then I do.

    Scott
     
    Scott W, Sep 14, 2008
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  15. Note that this may say more about you than about how many photographers
    still use film.
     
    David Nebenzahl, Sep 14, 2008
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  16. Scott W

    Robert Coe Guest

    : On 9/14/2008 8:24 AM Robert Coe spake thus:
    :
    : >
    : > : I note that there has been virtually no threads dealing with film on
    : > : this group, other then the few I started. If no one else is going
    : > : start a film related thread then I really don’t want to hear about how
    : > : this is a 35mm “film” group.
    : >
    : > Richard Nixon always claimed that a vast "Silent Majority" of
    : > American voters favored his policies (such as maintaining an "enemies
    : > list" and prolonging the Vietnam war). When the Watergate scandal
    : > broke and the future of his presidency was in doubt, Nixon's
    : > retainers couldn't understand why this Silent Majority didn't finally
    : > break their silence and rally to his defense. The answer was quite
    : > simple: the Silent Majority didn't exist except in their (and
    : > Nixon's) imaginations.
    : >
    : > I know two (2) photographers who I think still use film.
    :
    : Note that this may say more about you than about how many photographers
    : still use film.

    Really? What does it say about me? That I associate only with digital
    photographers? That film photographers won't associate with me? That I have
    any control at all over what equipment others use? (Well, I have bought my
    wife a couple of digital cameras. But her old Nikkormat is still in the closet
    if she ever wanted to use it.)

    It's over, David. Time to move on. You know those guys who drive antique cars
    in Fourth of July parades? You're their photographic equivalent. But even they
    drive real cars the other 364 days of the year.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Sep 15, 2008
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    Paul Furman Guest

    Then you know two more then I do.

    THAN I do, not then I do

    ACK!
     
    Paul Furman, Sep 15, 2008
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  18. Scott W

    Scott W Guest

    I stand corrected.

    Still, I don't know anyone that is still shooting film, at least
    people I know in real life.

    Scott
     
    Scott W, Sep 15, 2008
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    Noons Guest

    Robert Coe wrote,on my timestamp of 15/09/2008 11:09 AM:
    Funny enough, with all the "it's over" and
    other utter crap, there are thousands of film
    photos being posted daily in flickr and other
    sites where film users are not ridiculed by
    morons who should concentrate more on real
    photography and less on how it is taken.

    Oh, and BTW: Kodak just released yet another
    new 35mm film. Not bad for a "dead" medium,
    isn't it? Then again: the only ones calling
    it "dead" are those running around with their
    hands over their ears yelling "la-la-la-la!"...
     
    Noons, Sep 15, 2008
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  20. Scott W

    Scott W Guest

    Over all I agree that getting out and taking photos is far more
    important then what one uses to take the photographs. But this is an
    equipment forum after all, so some discussion on what photographic
    equipment makes sense here.

    As to film photos being posted, I just found something on pbase of
    interest, if you go to the camera data base and then go to Fuji, at
    the bottom them have user images taken with different Fuji films, the
    same is true of Kodak and Ilford.

    For example here are the photos from people using Ilford films,
    http://www.pbase.com/cameras/ilford
    Well... film may not be dead, but around these parts I see almost none
    being used any more.
    Even a couple of years ago I saw a few strips of negatives at Costco
    being printed, now I can't remember the last time I saw negatives
    there. I did see a film camera being used a couple of weeks ago
    however.

    For me there is little point if 35mm film anymore, MF film still seems
    to have a use, it is still not easy for to beat the resolution of a
    6x7 or 6x9 format camera with an afordable digital camera.

    No running around with hands over ears yelling "la-la-la-la!", just
    looking around at the signs of the times.

    So if I don't use 35mm film cameras why am I here, simple the camera
    has always been the cheap part of photography, it all the other stuff
    you need to go with the camera that really counts, like lenses for
    example. My tripod and tripod heads cost more then a new DLSR, and
    you could get two nice DSLRs for the cost of my 300mm lens. And this
    is as it should be, the tripod and lenses I will use for many years to
    come, the body will last me 3-4 years.

    Scott
     
    Scott W, Sep 15, 2008
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