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    just got my 1st 10 rolls of film back from being developed last week and got my film scanner. i've been sick as a dog since sunday so today i decided to hook it all up and scan in some film.

    these are UE related from my trip to Pax w/ lesscrafted the other week but a lot of my other stuff probably won't be so i'm putting this in the non-UE section.

    i'm taking these with a Holga which is a completely manual medium format camera. the view finder is diagonal to where the film actually gets exposed which is why some of these are a bit off. i'm actually shocked any of these came out.

    i tried to play with some long exposures since normal on the Holga is 1/100 which I thought would be too long but for some it might have worked. i also apparently didn't wrap some of the exposed rolls too well since a few shots were pure white.

    i used a mix of film, most of it is long expired film (96-00 expiry time) i got on ebay for cheap.





    800ISO = grain like whoa!














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    Holy freakin' hell! They turned out!! I know you have to be doing little cheetah flips!! Woo hoo! Your Fisher Price camera works! It does do a li'l sumpin' sumpin' to your shots huh? Yes, Sir!

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    yes. I've got 4 holgas - i'm kind of a crappy camera addict.
    i have yet to do long exposures exploring yet though.

    I dropped off a roll from my diana camera today.

    Please post more.

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    OooOo yay, film camera shots! I've been doing this too, only..I'm kinda bad at the whole getting them developed thing..I miss being able to develop them on my own (no dark room as of now), but yes-do post more!!

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    These look great for the disclaimer you posted above. I'm really digging the stool from the floor and the 800ISO, that color reflection just amazes me.

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    You just can't stop taking pictures of those chairs...
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    pretty nifty for test rolls.

    ehhh fuji 160S

    pick up some kodak portra NC and try that a few times. VC if you wanna make it all up in your face vivid. well.. about as vivid as abandoned gets.

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    Wow, nice job kts. Those turned out really well!
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    Quote Originally Posted by trinity View Post
    ehhh fuji 160S

    pick up some kodak portra NC and try that a few times. VC if you wanna make it all up in your face vivid. well.. about as vivid as abandoned gets.
    i got 100 roll of 160S for cheap on ebay so i'll be stuck w/ then for quite a while. i've sold off 60 of them back on ebay (and made a profit on the 160S ) but still have a ton of it to go through.
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    Quote Originally Posted by briansbrains View Post
    yes. I've got 4 holgas - i'm kind of a crappy camera addict.
    i have yet to do long exposures exploring yet though.

    I dropped off a roll from my diana camera today.

    Please post more.
    FOUR Holgas? WHY? Life is short and the list of fun crappy cameras is long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Proteus617 View Post
    FOUR Holgas? WHY? Life is short and the list of fun crappy cameras is long.
    Trust me, I know.

    One holga is attached to a polaroid back I made.
    One has a custom lens put on it.
    One works fine.
    One has the color flash & a sticky shutter.

    You collect crapcams?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trinity View Post
    pretty nifty for test rolls.

    ehhh fuji 160S

    pick up some kodak portra NC and try that a few times. VC if you wanna make it all up in your face vivid. well.. about as vivid as abandoned gets.

    or try slide film and have it cross-processed for some really vivid color.

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    Way to keep film alive, and great shots too man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by briansbrains View Post
    or try slide film and have it cross-processed for some really vivid color.
    that's my next plan. hopefully the lab i found close to my house will let me do that. they only handle C41 and i'm hoping they won't care running slide through that. it seems like some places are a PITA about that or will charge more.

    Quote Originally Posted by N4D2 View Post
    Way to keep film alive, and great shots too man.
    thanks!

    so far i'm enjoying film even if it is a bit more a PITA and I don't have the instant gratification of digital. think i'm sticking with digital for my more serious stuff but it is fun to play with film.
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    Not bad.. not bad at all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by briansbrains View Post
    or try slide film and have it cross-processed for some really vivid color.
    ugh labs charge out the butt for that crap.

    ive got a roll of kodachrome 35mm sitting here and i'm afraid to use it since they've A. stopped making it B. I gotta find a place to process it since I can't on my own. :-\

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    Quote Originally Posted by trinity View Post
    ugh labs charge out the butt for that crap.

    ive got a roll of kodachrome 35mm sitting here and i'm afraid to use it since they've A. stopped making it B. I gotta find a place to process it since I can't on my own. :-\

    I took some ektachrome to United Photo in beltsville and they just charged regular c-41 process and prints.

    Kts said he took his to Vista in odenton, which sounds cheaper though.


    sensia owns 35mm xpro & provia owns 120 xpro.

    How old is the kodachrome?

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    Quote Originally Posted by briansbrains View Post
    Kts said he took his to Vista in odenton, which sounds cheaper though.
    http://www.vistaphotolab.com/Web%20P...Processing.htm

    $2/roll for 120/200. I doubt you can beat that for processing.

    $3.75 for 24 exp of 35mm, $5 for 36 exp. Not as cheap but I don't know what a good lab normally charges for 35mm.

    For 120 their prints and scans aren't cheap which is why I got my shiny new film scanner.
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    holy thread bump!

    i picked up a Canon AE-1 from a friend with a few lenses for $50. just got my first few rolls back from it.

    Fuji 400 crap they sell at Costco for $1/roll and some Kodak C-41 B&W stuff. w/ the FD 50mm f/1.8









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    kinda meh on the Fuji. i liked the Kodak B&W, going to try some Ilford C-41 B&W and some 'better' color film next. still getting the hang of the AE-1. it's fun but i still like digital a lot better.
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    This set turned out pretty awseome for a first try, and so do your AE-1 stuffs.


    Quote Originally Posted by briansbrains View Post
    Trust me, I know.

    One holga is attached to a polaroid back I made.
    One has a custom lens put on it.
    One works fine.
    One has the color flash & a sticky shutter.

    You collect crapcams?
    I has a holgamod with long exposure, i really should try playing around with it sometime while getting my exploring thang on.

    I want a Polaroid back :/

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