Official Film Thread

Aug 02, 2012 @ 22:48
Hey guys I plan on buying a film camera pretty soon because I like the look that film cameras give alot better than those that my D90 gives me. I have no experience with film and I know nothing. I really like the look of Sagan Lockhart's pictures and would like to achieve that grainy look that alot of his photos have. How can this be done?

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pretty much all film has the grain, but ektar 100 so far has the best from what i've seen


Thanks. What camera would you recommend to someone who is an extreme beginner and knows nothing about film photography? I've been told to get an SLR. My impression was that 35mm is the way to go, but someone (who knows a hell of alot more than I do) told me that 28mm is better because of the wide angle it gives.

edit: Just spoke to Sagan. He said he doesn't use any particular film. He said he uses cheap and professional film, but sometimes he gets it dirty before running it through a filter to get that grainy, dusty look.
Aug 03, 2012 @ 00:27
go with 35mm if you can only have 1 lens

28mm might be too wide for some things

slr gives the most control, but sagan mostly uses a point and shoot. camera doesn't matter though. it's the lens

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Aug 03, 2012 @ 00:33
go with 35mm if you can only have 1 lens

28mm might be too wide for some things

slr gives the most control, but sagan mostly uses a point and shoot. camera doesn't matter though. it's the lens


Okay thanks. A guy in my area (on Craigslist) is selling a Nikon N50 on Craigslist for $30, would that be a camera to start with? Seems like for $30 you can't go wrong.
Aug 03, 2012 @ 10:11

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Aug 03, 2012 @ 16:41







some recents
Aug 03, 2012 @ 17:54
^That 3rd shot is so nice. Love how you composed it, I just wish it was symmetrical.

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Aug 03, 2012 @ 21:55
picked up all of these yesterday from a few thrift shops. didnt pay more than $5 for any of them.







currently running film through the black stylus, the stylus epic zoom, and the canon wp-1. took the wp-1 to the beach today for some underwater/surf shots. stoked on that thing. anyone have experience with the original stylus? i dont know if it is having focus issues or not but the green focus indicator never blinks, it always says that there is an object in focus, even when i cover up the lens or when i try to use it in the dark when i know it couldnt see what to focus on.
Aug 03, 2012 @ 22:10
you bought that shit in one day?
what tha fuuuuuuuuuuuuuck.
i only see really shitty film cameras in my thrift stores.
Aug 03, 2012 @ 23:26
yeah i just moved to jacksonville and there are a shit load of thrift stores. went to like 10 on one road yesterday and got all of them.
Aug 04, 2012 @ 00:58












Just some photos off a roll I shot in Korea.
Aug 04, 2012 @ 01:27
2nd last smokeyface

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Aug 04, 2012 @ 22:15
@afroninja 3rd and 5th shot look nice
Aug 04, 2012 @ 23:50
picked up all of these yesterday from a few thrift shops. didnt pay more than $5 for any of them.







currently running film through the black stylus, the stylus epic zoom, and the canon wp-1. took the wp-1 to the beach today for some underwater/surf shots. stoked on that thing. anyone have experience with the original stylus? i dont know if it is having focus issues or not but the green focus indicator never blinks, it always says that there is an object in focus, even when i cover up the lens or when i try to use it in the dark when i know it couldnt see what to focus on.


lol. even if they were all under 5 bucks they still aint worth it
Aug 05, 2012 @ 00:54
the four olympus and the under water canon are def worth $5 a piece
Aug 05, 2012 @ 02:14
Considering purchasing a Canon AE-1. Anyone have anything to say about it?
Aug 05, 2012 @ 16:28
I think I have decided that Costco is the best option in my area to get my film developed. They offer an option for your prints, though: glossy or matte. Which would you guys suggest? I will be scanning them to put them on my computer, so take that into consideration.
Aug 05, 2012 @ 19:01










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Aug 05, 2012 @ 19:09
I think I have decided that Costco is the best option in my area to get my film developed. They offer an option for your prints, though: glossy or matte. Which would you guys suggest? I will be scanning them to put them on my computer, so take that into consideration.

I scan glossy costco prints examples. everything since july is a gloss costco print scan

I think costco has lustre instead of matte. it scans better and has better quality than matte, but people say its colors are not quite as good as glossy. still keeps the fingerprints off

I think this guy scans matte prints but i am not sure. the results look good so i may give it a try

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Aug 05, 2012 @ 19:53
@bkbrown Okay thanks. Your scans look good, I guess I'll go with glossy. I was worried there might be some kind of glare as a result of scanning.

@brandoq that flower picture smokeyface smokeyface smokeyface

Edit: After reading a lot of glossy vs. matte comparisons, I decided for my ISO 800 film I'm gonna get matte prints and for my ISO 200 I'm gonna get glossy prints.
Aug 05, 2012 @ 23:09





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Aug 05, 2012 @ 23:28
@brandoq nice bokeh brando
Aug 06, 2012 @ 00:54
@Jlsupreme The first and second to last are niiiice.
Aug 06, 2012 @ 01:50
Edit: Sorry, I'm a dumbass. Just read the owners manual. 400 ISO smokeyface

Double edit: If the owners manual suggests 400 ISO film, can I use 800 ISO film? I'll be using a Olympus Stylus Epic and I want grainy photos.
Aug 06, 2012 @ 02:24
@brandoq nice bokeh brando


Thanks man, What part of sac do you live in?

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Aug 06, 2012 @ 17:15
Shouldn't be a problem.

I read some of your other questions, go with glossy, it is more contrasty and "looks" sharper. But the best thing to do is fuck around with it and see what you like, make it your own, have fun, happy accidents are what make film photography awesome.

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Edit: Sorry, I'm a dumbass. Just read the owners manual. 400 ISO smokeyface

Double edit: If the owners manual suggests 400 ISO film, can I use 800 ISO film? I'll be using a Olympus Stylus Epic and I want grainy photos.
Aug 06, 2012 @ 18:19
@brandoq nice bokeh brando


Thanks man, What part of sac do you live in?


Gold River, near Rancho Cordova
Aug 06, 2012 @ 18:58

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Aug 06, 2012 @ 20:36
Does anyone know where I could get professional B&W film developed? CVS, Walgreens, and Wal-Mart all said they couldn't do it smh Any suggestions? I got my dad's old camera out of storage last week, so I'm new to this whole film thing. Thanks!
Aug 06, 2012 @ 20:49
Does anyone know where I could get professional B&W film developed? CVS, Walgreens, and Wal-Mart all said they couldn't do it smh Any suggestions? I got my dad's old camera out of storage last week, so I'm new to this whole film thing. Thanks!


wal-mart supposedly has a lab they ship it off to, but idk from experience. you can buy ilford XP2 film though, which is pro black and white, but uses c-41 (walgreens/cvs formula)

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Aug 06, 2012 @ 21:06
i think hes asking where can he get his film developed.
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