DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 

DPChallenge Forums >> Hardware and Software >> I just bought a Canon film camera!
Pages:  
Showing posts 1 - 25 of 34, (reverse)
AuthorThread
05/04/2007 06:15:52 PM · #1
I want to experiment, plus a friend of mine showed me some pics from her Nikon FILM SLR and the pics were amazing.

Canon EOS Elan 7ne

Anyone still shoot film here?

Message edited by author 2007-05-04 18:18:43.
05/04/2007 06:18:15 PM · #2
I have 2 Canon AE-1 Programs and an assortment of lenses. I shoot B/W with them on occasion. I thought about selling them but didn't think there would be any takers.
05/04/2007 06:22:08 PM · #3
My first real camera was a Canon AE-1 when I was 14. I loved it, but it finally succumed to technical difficulties so I tossed it.

I heard you can have your film pics converted digitally then sent to you on a CD for digital editing. That might be fun.
05/04/2007 06:22:20 PM · #4
Just with a Holga.
My Holga folder on Flickr
05/04/2007 06:28:02 PM · #5
i use a canon AL-1 from time to time.

i've also got a whole set of dark room equipment, but need to set up the dark room somewhere in order to use it...


05/04/2007 06:30:18 PM · #6
Originally posted by soup:

i use a canon AL-1 from time to time.

i've also got a whole set of dark room equipment, but need to set up the dark room somewhere in order to use it...


1987 Canon AV-1 and a 1973 Yashica FX-3 here!
05/04/2007 06:32:27 PM · #7
I'd love to go back and shoot film but only if I could process everythign myself which isn't possible right now. I almost went with the Canon EOS 1v instead of the digital camera I have now.
05/04/2007 06:35:33 PM · #8
I have never been in a darkroom or had access to one but I wonder if that is why the results I got with my older film cameras were less than satisfactory. I guess I am wondering what film speed to use at this point...Im not even sure I remember how to load film. LOL
05/04/2007 06:39:35 PM · #9
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/62006/thumb/507166.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/62006/thumb/507166.jpg', '/') + 1) . '' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/62006/thumb/507168.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/62006/thumb/507168.jpg', '/') + 1) . '' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/62006/thumb/507169.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/62006/thumb/507169.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

This is my gear. Not much, but that's okay.
05/04/2007 06:40:26 PM · #10
Originally posted by CalliopeKel:

I have never been in a darkroom or had access to one but I wonder if that is why the results I got with my older film cameras were less than satisfactory. I guess I am wondering what film speed to use at this point...Im not even sure I remember how to load film. LOL


Well they make pretty good ISO 400 film these days where its not any grainier then ISO 200. Id play with that unless your doing non flash in door for some reason.

With an SLR like that and a good ISO 400 film, you should have access to high enough shutter speeds to be able to use 400 outdoors.

This is ISO 400 @ 1/125 sadly i metered it for ISO 200 so it came out a bit over exposed.

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/69487/thumb/475886.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/69487/thumb/475886.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

It was a full manual 73 Yashica SLR so i was using a meter on and off. Had i set it at the right speed say 1/250 or so it wouldnt have clipped highlights.
05/04/2007 06:47:39 PM · #11
Yeah, but look how cool that background is. I like that detail.
05/04/2007 06:49:33 PM · #12
Originally posted by CalliopeKel:

Yeah, but look how cool that background is. I like that detail.


Thats call decent DOF, somethign that comes easy with a 50mm 1.8 not to mention having a full 35mm frame camera.

It would have been nicer to not had a cruddy parking lot. But one of the SC cleaned it up in a recrop that discluded the red car in the back. Not sure where the cleaned up image is id have to find it.

But yeah that was shot wide open aperture the car is in focus and everything else isnt. I liked it.
05/04/2007 06:50:50 PM · #13
I've an old Pentax Spotmatic and a Pentax Spotmatic II (light meter in viewfinder) with some great glass for them. I know I'll get blasted for this, but IMO there are certain times when fim, flim...film (isn't that the stuff?) still outshines digital. :P And the darkroom experience itself is so fun!

I DO love my digital camera though, as the cost for "processing" is much better. I KNOW when my photos will turn out (sort-of), or at least can preview them, rather than shooting and hoping only to see inferior results after the film has been developed and the opportunity gone. When you have your film developed now, you can request a digital disk for your own editing. :) Enjoy your camera!

Message edited by author 2007-05-04 18:52:30.
05/04/2007 06:58:01 PM · #14
Originally posted by bergiekat:

I've an old Pentax Spotmatic and a Pentax Spotmatic II (light meter in viewfinder) with some great glass for them. I know I'll get blasted for this, but IMO there are certain times when fim, flim...film (isn't that the stuff?) still outshines digital. :P And the darkroom experience itself is so fun!

I DO love my digital camera though, as the cost for "processing" is much better. I KNOW when my photos will turn out (sort-of), or at least can preview them, rather than shooting and hoping only to see inferior results after the film has been developed and the opportunity gone. When you have your film developed now, you can request a digital disk for your own editing. :) Enjoy your camera!


Most places people take their film proved 1700x whatever on a cd and i do believe kodak picture cd's are worse (smaller sized not sure havent done one in 5 years).

Shop around not sure who does what better then the other but sometimes i feel like id rather have the negatives rescanned. Also depends on what ur doing. Most provide sizes good enough for 4x6 and 5x7 but i feel pushing 8x10 or past on what their CD provides sint good enough.

Besides if you scan them or have someone scan them you can get them in TIFF's instead of compressed jpegs... another debate.
05/04/2007 08:01:11 PM · #15
Originally posted by CalliopeKel:


Anyone still shoot film here?


Recently bought a Pentax 645 kit and a few nice primes for it.

Playing with some Astia100 in the studio at the moment but looking forward to trying some Velvia and Provia for landscapes/seascapes as well.

bazz.

05/04/2007 08:04:24 PM · #16
Originally posted by sir_bazz:

Originally posted by CalliopeKel:


Anyone still shoot film here?


Recently bought a Pentax 645 kit and a few nice primes for it.

Playing with some Astia100 in the studio at the moment but looking forward to trying some Velvia and Provia for landscapes/seascapes as well.

bazz.


Hot damn... are you looking to move to the 645D when its released?

05/04/2007 09:19:21 PM · #17
Originally posted by option:


Hot damn... are you looking to move to the 645D when its released?


Only if the price is right and the Kodak 31mpixel performs well enough.

If its too expensive or too noisy then I'll stick to the DSLR and play with film for giggles.

bazz.
05/05/2007 10:01:24 AM · #18
Can someone guide me as to film. I don't want to buy expensive film until I get the hang of how to use the camera. Plus I may screw up loading the first few :).

I think I want to go with ISO 400. Just need some links, brand names for both black n white and color.

Thanks!
05/05/2007 10:18:07 AM · #19
Yes, I'm still useing Film.
Using the Zenza Bronica S2, which is a kick-ass machine :D

Only negative thing is the cost of developing the films..
gladly I can scan them myself, so that saves me a lot of money and it's pretty fun to do aswell :)
05/05/2007 10:50:25 AM · #20
Originally posted by Rebecca:

Just with a Holga.
My Holga folder on Flickr


I'm in love with my holga
some call me a "holga whore"
05/05/2007 12:15:29 PM · #21
Originally posted by CalliopeKel:

Can someone guide me as to film. I don't want to buy expensive film until I get the hang of how to use the camera. Plus I may screw up loading the first few :).

I think I want to go with ISO 400. Just need some links, brand names for both black n white and color.

Thanks!

I have a Canon Elan IIe that I use in my photography class here at university. We only shoot black and white, and we use Ilford HP5+, which is an ISO 400 B&W film. It's not too expensive from B&H, either, and I've had really good results with it.

As for color film, I've got no real experience, but I heard that the old Fuji Velvia film was being re-introducted, and it always had amazing color, although I'm not sure it comes in 400 speed.
05/05/2007 12:24:20 PM · #22
Originally posted by OdysseyF22:

Originally posted by CalliopeKel:

Can someone guide me as to film. I don't want to buy expensive film until I get the hang of how to use the camera. Plus I may screw up loading the first few :).

I think I want to go with ISO 400. Just need some links, brand names for both black n white and color.

Thanks!

I have a Canon Elan IIe that I use in my photography class here at university. We only shoot black and white, and we use Ilford HP5+, which is an ISO 400 B&W film. It's not too expensive from B&H, either, and I've had really good results with it.

As for color film, I've got no real experience, but I heard that the old Fuji Velvia film was being re-introducted, and it always had amazing color, although I'm not sure it comes in 400 speed.

The new Velvia is only ISO 100. I've also used Ilford HP5 Plus and would recommend it for black & white. A basic print film is Fuji Superia 400. For slide you can use Fuji Sensia 400 or Fuji Provia 400. Provia is a prefessional film and more expensive than Sensia. Personally I would shoot either Ilford HP5 Plus or Fuji Velvia 50, the colours in Velvia are really awesome, it's a great for landscape.
05/05/2007 12:26:25 PM · #23
As an Elan owner, I will tell you that one thing you will enjoy is the eye controlled focus. I will never understand why Canon abandoned that technology
05/05/2007 12:29:01 PM · #24
After trying both the Ilford mentioned and Kodak Tri-X, I vastly prefer the Tri-X.
05/05/2007 12:30:16 PM · #25
I have a Mamiya 645 Pro, had about two months, and find the reults amazing. I take the film to a local lab just for development then scan them with an Epson V700. There is something to say about the look of medium format photos shot on film. My Nikon D80 has been getting alot of rest lately.
Pages:  
Current Server Time: 06/06/2020 07:46:56 AM

Please log in or register to post to the forums.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2020 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 06/06/2020 07:46:56 AM EDT.