Plunge to film...


judderman62

Link Posted 06/02/2013 - 22:50
I have recently acquired an Olympus OM1n.

Can't remember what set me off thinking about when I bought my first film SLR (Canon AE-1) and all the cameras I looked at/read up on, the ME super my bro lent me when I went to Paris etc, but once I thought about the OM1n I remembered how highly rated they were and I loved the way they looked.

I decided I fancied one, even if it was just to have, to look at and enjoy the design, the engineering - I was not even sure If I'd ever actually use it. I got it off ebay body only and have a 50mm f1.8 zuiko on it's way and a Tokina 28-70. I have also bought 6 fuji films ...oh well I guess I will be using it then

Gary interested in that Tesco price - sounds a bargain. Is that for 24 or 36 ? Is the quality OK , also what's the quality of the digital versions on disc like ?
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Mike

Pentax K5 / Pentax K5 11/ Pentax K200D / Canon Rebel T1 i / Canon 650D / Pentax MX-1 / Fuji XF1 /Fuji X 10 / Canon EOS-M / Canon G10/ Pentax Mz-7 x 2

judderman62

Link Posted 06/02/2013 - 22:52
oh and by the way Vinyl DOES sound a lot better than digital media.
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Mike

Pentax K5 / Pentax K5 11/ Pentax K200D / Canon Rebel T1 i / Canon 650D / Pentax MX-1 / Fuji XF1 /Fuji X 10 / Canon EOS-M / Canon G10/ Pentax Mz-7 x 2

Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 07/02/2013 - 06:22
I've fancied an Olympus 35mm film camera for a while, I don't know why. I now have around ten Pentax ones.
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3 & K200D, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses

rosstownsley

Link Posted 07/02/2013 - 09:52
DaveHolmes wrote:
rosstownsley wrote:
So I managed to get a hold of a ME Super with M50 1.7; seems ot work fine but it is filthy and gritty; may need stripped down and cleaned....dare I?!

Cleaning is a painful and slow process but should be fine...

Dave, what would you recomend to clean the metal? I have read that some people use hand cleaning alcohol and some use just water with a cotton bud; any masterful tips?
Pentax K5iis, Samsung GX-20, Pentax A 28, A 50, Tamron 28-70, 70-300
Last Edited by rosstownsley on 07/02/2013 - 09:52

geordie01

Link Posted 07/02/2013 - 15:13
When I shoot film I find myself looking at the back of the camera to see what the image is like

judderman62

Link Posted 07/02/2013 - 15:27
I'm sure I will do that too
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Mike

Pentax K5 / Pentax K5 11/ Pentax K200D / Canon Rebel T1 i / Canon 650D / Pentax MX-1 / Fuji XF1 /Fuji X 10 / Canon EOS-M / Canon G10/ Pentax Mz-7 x 2

Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 07/02/2013 - 22:04
My niece does that, but she's less than two
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3 & K200D, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses

womble

Link Posted 08/02/2013 - 04:33
rosstownsley wrote:
DaveHolmes wrote:
Quote:
So I managed to get a hold of a ME Super with M50 1.7; seems ot work fine but it is filthy and gritty; may need stripped down and cleaned....dare I?!

Cleaning is a painful and slow process but should be fine...

Dave, what would you recomend to clean the metal? I have read that some people use hand cleaning alcohol and some use just water with a cotton bud; any masterful tips?

Try a rubber. The ones on the ends of pencils often work well. K.
Kris Lockyear
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Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

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Peter Elgar

Link Posted 08/02/2013 - 10:44
womble wrote:
rosstownsley wrote:
Quote:
rosstownsley wrote:
So I managed to get a hold of a ME Super with M50 1.7; seems ot work fine but it is filthy and gritty; may need stripped down and cleaned....dare I?!

Cleaning is a painful and slow process but should be fine...

Dave, what would you recomend to clean the metal? I have read that some people use hand cleaning alcohol and some use just water with a cotton bud; any masterful tips?

Try a rubber. The ones on the ends of pencils often work well. K.


Hope an American member is not reading this about 'try a Rubber' -----
been a member of Pentax Club since the Ron Spillman era! Got COMPUTERISED at last - DIGITISED? Taken the PLUNGE - BUT FILM STILL RULES !!!

DaveHolmes

Link Posted 08/02/2013 - 14:08
Yep, rubber gloves for scrubbing and a conservative amount of alcohol... Never thought of using a pencil rubber... I just gloved up and rubbed...

Yep... That sounds very wrong...
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Pentax-MX & M50mm f1.4; Spottie & 55mm f1.8; MG & M40mm 2.8...

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petrochemist

Link Posted 08/02/2013 - 16:48
bwlchmawr wrote:
Yes, I'm sure you're right and if anyone were ever foolish enough to pay me to produce a bill-board size photographs then, no doubt, I'd have to buy a 6x7 film camera. But until then... well, you get the idea. Just a simple amateur taking a few snaps!

Many years ago whilst i was still a sprog, my father shot 35mm photos of me for a full 16 sheet bill-board advertising campaign (He used a Pentax MX). Admitedly the Tonka toys I was cut & pasted into may have been shot om MF, most of the pros I remember had interchangable back 6x6 SLRs.

Given the typical viewing distances for billboards, I wouldn't be suprised is many of the more action type ads don't use DSLRs today.
Mike
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Pentax:K5ii, K7, K100D, DA18-55, DA10-17, DA55-300, DA50-200, F100-300, F50, DA35 AL, 4* M50, 2* M135, Helicoid extension, Tak 300 f4 (& 6 film bodies)
3rd Party: Bigmos (Sigma 150-500mm OS HSM),2* 28mm, 100mm macro, 28-200 zoom, 35-80 zoom, 80-200 zoom, 80-210 zoom, 300mm M42, 600 mirror, 1000-4000 scope, 50mm M42, enlarger lenses, Sony & micro 4/3 cameras with various PK mounts, Zenit E...
Far to many tele-converters, adapters, project parts & extension tubes etc.

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johnha

Link Posted 13/02/2013 - 00:55
I grew up with film and still prefer it for lots of reasons (although I only B&W film now - and not for a while). I have developed my own film in the past but not printed it (limited space, time, equipment and not enough motivation!).

I have used Ilford processing & scanning (not printing) and found it the most convenient way for me shoot film). The advantage of film, is that you can't delete them by mistake or have to back-up the drive you stored them on (duplicated on-site/off-site backups etc...) easily worth the 20-30 pence per shot in my opinion.

As for those new to film, it's not as difficult as many believe. Your exposure has to be really far out with negative film to not get anything at all. B&W film is extremely forgiving on exposure (same with developing). Composition is far more important as you can't immediately see what you've got and every shot counts.

But shooting film will improve your understanding of photography and improve your digital photography enormously (unless you're already an expert).

Regards,

John.
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Last Edited by johnha on 13/02/2013 - 00:55
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