Does anyone here shoot 35mm film?

August 19, 2008 @ 16:53:06
or does everybody shoot in digital?

sorry im a total noob to photography, and found an old 35mm film slr lying around my house (which is good because im gonna need i this semester for a film class) and was looking for advice as far as lenses/film go, but it looks like most people are shooting in digital.
August 19, 2008 @ 21:20:27
I own a Canon A-1 and a Minolta X7a. Both use 35mm film. I've only been shooting with them for a few months because I wanted to start useing film again. What did you want to know about the lenses?
August 19, 2008 @ 22:00:04
I have a Nikon2020 that I used for film class last year, but I don't use it anymore because of the lack of access to a darkroom.
August 21, 2008 @ 00:38:47
I still shoot in film also, but thats mainly because i have a class this semester plus i always liked using the darkroom. After this class I might switch cause buying film, paper, and developing add up quick. DSLRs are just the smarter way to go nowadays if you can afford one of course.

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August 21, 2008 @ 04:54:32
I love it...the colours are amazing on film...nothing can beat that. I have a leica M7 and its awesome to shot with.
August 21, 2008 @ 09:59:53
I just loaded my olympus om10 with some Walgreens film (Fuji) smokeyface
August 21, 2008 @ 13:10:21
what kind of film do you use?
August 21, 2008 @ 21:22:09
llford HP5 for B&W and Fuji reala for color. The Fuji always gives me great colors but it could be the camera im not sure.

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August 22, 2008 @ 20:01:02
i do too.
August 23, 2008 @ 10:02:21
Kodak Portra 160 VC - Kodak Portra 800 135- ASA (800) - Kodak 400 B&W - Kodak Portra 160 NC

some for my leica m7 and some for my hasselblad 205FCC.
August 23, 2008 @ 11:30:05
film ftw

dont own one, thinkin bout buying one, but school starting so ill b back at shooting finalllyyyy
August 23, 2008 @ 15:24:42
Originally posted by Inactive User
I doubt most people here do, since most of the people here buy cameras to take pictures of their fits rather than actual photography, they'd rather not pay for film.


?? read...it looks like some do!! maybe not all but we are some ppl.
August 23, 2008 @ 22:38:38
I have an ae1 with a 50mm and 100mm-300mm. I lubz it
August 24, 2008 @ 10:44:54
What kind of camera is it? Do you already have a lens for it? You will probably want a midrange zoom and a fast prime lens (a lens with a fixed focal length and a large aperture). I use a Pentax ME with a 35-70mm and a 50mm f/1.7. This is generally considered a pretty standard setup. As far as film, I'd look online for articles and reviews. I honestly don't really know anything about specific films.
August 25, 2008 @ 23:36:27
I got an OM-10 but I don't really know what the differences are?
August 27, 2008 @ 22:55:02
I got it at a flea market for about $15
But as of now, naw..I don't have anything scanned.
I have some rolls I wanna get developed soon, plus I will be taking a color photography class this semester so I'm sure I'll probably be able to scan some negs as well? Hopefully.
August 31, 2008 @ 00:05:51
I just ruined two rolls :\

I THOUGHT the release was on, so I was like "wtf, why isn't it rewinding" and forced it (i know, so dumb) and the film snapped.

I tried putting the film back in the cassette in my bathroom w/ the lights off but it wouldn't go in..but now I know how to properly use the release, sadly smh
August 31, 2008 @ 02:04:20
I screw around with an old Fujica STX-1, I'm pretty useless but it's good fun.
August 31, 2008 @ 11:05:36
Shoot with an old nikon F. Love it.
August 31, 2008 @ 17:06:03
used to shoot with a canon ae-1, now im sportin a nikon d40. miss my canon though smh
September 01, 2008 @ 02:44:00
I have an old 35mm minolta from the 80s sitting in my closet. I used it pretty heavily during my junior and senior year of high school. Now I mainly use my d-80.

If i only I had a dark room....
September 01, 2008 @ 10:01:54
I stick to Kodak Tri-X 400TX for my black/white shots.
September 04, 2008 @ 12:52:06
At my school we aren't allowed to use digital, and I've grown up in a family thats stays dedicated to film I always use 35 mm, simply nothing looks as good as film.
January 29, 2009 @ 20:03:43
anyone know what website i can cop a film camera for cheap? need one for this semester.
January 29, 2009 @ 21:05:12
anyone know what website i can cop a film camera for cheap? need one for this semester.


I got mine off Ebay. It is sorta risky, you just want to buy from a trusted seller (check their feedback to see if anyone has complained). The thing about buying online is asking them if they have tested the camera recently. Often, people are selling cameras for or from old relatives and they found the cameras in their closet or something. Different things can go wrong with the cameras online, but if you buy from someone who knows about cameras, you can ask them to check.

I use my Fujica AX-3.

You can check out a Minolta; they are pretty much respected and used by many.
January 29, 2009 @ 21:29:23
i bought a minolta xg 9 for $70, works fine. but there is no light meter in manual mode, which is what i need for school.
January 29, 2009 @ 21:45:35
i have a minolta 5000i and a cannon ae-1 program
the minolta has the kit 18-70 lense and a 70-270mm lense and the cannon has the kit lense on it
January 30, 2009 @ 14:48:22
went to a local cam store today. picked up a minolta maxxum 7000 for $150.
January 31, 2009 @ 02:20:15
I got a Canon Sureshot WP1. Its like this 35mm waterproof jawn lol. I got a roll of tri-x 400 in there right now with like 9 shots left. I took the first 15 while i was drunk so i dont wanna waste the rest haha
September 11, 2012 @ 15:04:15
whoops wrong thread
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