Film Camera Week for September 7

Discussion in 'Classic Manual Cameras' started by Mike Gammill, Sep 6, 2018.

  1. I’d say you did fine without it, those photos are “Whacky Nice”.
    As for the aircraft, everyone around this household likes ‘em, Wife, Dad (Airforce Vet),Brother....
  2. An image from the first film exposed in the 1958 Mamiya Metra since I bought the camera some months ago. Subject is a seat in a local government childrens play park. FP4 developed in Adox Rodinal 1:50 15mins. Negatives were grainy and tonally flat so worked on them a bit. More images will be shown when I feature the camera in it's own thread

    (5) Twisting Seat (2) 13 copy.jpg
  3. Some color from a few years back. Fuji Superia 200 with Minolta SRT 303 and Tamron Adaptall 500mm f 8 mirror lens.
    berries near close focus limit
    cars that seem to be close together
    church at the end of the street with lots of foreground clutter
  4. Nikon F2AS 1.jpg Another from first can of home developed T-Max Nikon F2AS
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  5. Nikon F2AS 2.jpg And another, these are straight up with no post. Trying to get a feel for these cameras’ exposure and developing the Black and White.
  6. Good work, Moving On. I really like the way the sky looks in image one.
  7. Those F2 shots were unfiltered Nikkor 50mm f1.8.....
  8. Moving On said:
    Thanks. I had wondered if you used a filter. Sometimes skies render well without any filtering. I really enjoy taking photos on days like that. One fun activity I sometimes do when skies are dark is to darken them further with a red or orange filter and sandwich the negative with a telephoto shot of the moon (around 300 to 400 mm).
  9. These are the first black and white I’ve shot in over 30 years, the first I’ve ever developed, and the first from the old Nikons I bought off EBay this year. I am a bit tickled with the results, and looking forward to tweaking things a bit. Developed 2 rolls together, one from the F2 and one from the S3.
    For now I’m holding off on post processing, even dust removal, for reference to improve.
  10. Really good shots, Moving On. They are, and I will withdraw my support for the second one. In Oz, we have a far less 'gun happy' culture than it appears the US has. Indeed, from afar, it is hard to think of the US population, by and large, as anything other than gun happy lunatics: you know, shoot first, as many as you can, and refuse to answer questions later. How many have been killed in the US by firearms? I don't know. You probably do. Keep shooting, Moving On. Bit of a back hander. And must be said. Regards, Arthur (apiarist1). Must say, welcome to the film world. It will frustrate, rejuvenate, and educate you. You will encounter a whole new world.
  11. Welcome back to black & white, Moving On. Though I never left, I did have periods where I shot more color than black & white. When I was a "starving college student" during the 1970's I was fortunate that my dad shared the black & white film (either Plus-X or Tri-X) in his bulk loader with me. And since my family owned a camera shop I could often borrow what I couldn't afford. In those days I experimented a lot with different films when I could and was quick to snap up any bargains. I recall shooting about a half dozen rolls of the original E4 Fujichrome R100 when a store near campus closed it out with Fuji processing included for only a few bucks a roll. Cheaper than I could buy Kodachrome and processing from the family shop.
    For fun, a shot from my college days. This one from summer of 1978 at Mississippi State Union Grill
    MInolta SRT 201 with Tamron 85-210, Fujichrome R100
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  12. No shot fired from any firearm by any family member in over a 100 years of much shooting has ever resulted in a single injury more than any shot fired by any camera.
    But then since you wish to introduce a little, as you say “backhandedness”, we decided long ago we would not serve the Queen.
    So it is no surprise to me that you and I would differ on both counts.
    I enjoy my Liberty to its fullest.
    Been shooting film and revolvers since I was 6.
    Be that as it may, thanks for the compliment and the consideration of your opinion.
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  13. I have a book of photos I took back in high school, Mike. Gonna have to dig them out now....
  14. I would look forward to seeing them, Moving On. I did a lot of photography in high school, mainly for yearbook. I would borrow my dad's Mamiya Sekor 1000 TL until I got a Konica Auto S2 my senior year. I still have the Konica and it still works except for the exposure counter.. I must have run a ton of film through that camera over the decades.
  15. Arthur, perhaps in the interest of fostering a bit of cultural understanding this may be of some insightful use....

    I think it sums things up nicely....
  16. Will do. If memory serves I borrowed Dad’s AE1.
  17. A few of my high school shots that I made during my junior year. Mamiya Sekor with 55mm f 1.4 lens. Most likely Tri-X.
    Home Economics class
    Chemistry lab clean up
    practicing a new cheer
  18. Moving On said:
    We sold a fair number of the AE-1 at the family camera shop. Our first brand to carry was Konica so when we added Canon it was easy use the AE-1 since it also had shutter priority automation. When we closed the shop in 1993 a lot unclaimed repairs and other junk got boxed up for about 20 years. I found a few years back an inoperative AE-1 with the 50mm f 1.8 lens still attached. I cleaned that lens up and put it on a Canon T70 that I have and it worked perfectly.
  19. Now you are driving me back to my time on the annual staff in ninth grade.
    I have some shots of some favorite teachers somewhere from around ‘76 or so.
    I was given the assignment of getting some shots of a particularly camera shy teacher who happened to have been a teacher of mine for several years. I’ll dig those up as well...
    She is still teaching anatomy at 72 at a local College.
  20. I look forward to seeing those photos, Moving On. As I recall I would use the self timer to catch camera shy subjects off guard since many of them weren't sure what was happening. Living in a small town I generally knew everyone that I photographed quite well. The guy in the chemistry lab was one of several guys I would shoot basketball with from time to time.
    Now, one of my "experiment" shots from those days:
    I held the Mamiya up to the focusing tube (eyepiece removed) of my old Sears refracting telescope and used my hands to block stray light and hoped for the best. When I got my first SLR (Minolta SRT 201) a few years later I got a telescope adapter from Edmund Scientific.

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