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My dad has an old minolta camera, and I was thinking about trying my hand lol. It's got a built in light meter for the f stop and shutter settings too. Does anyone here bum around with one, I've never used a film camera before so it'll be interesting.
post #2 of 11
In my opinion, film is the best way to experience/learn photography.

I still have my first 35mm, a Pentax K1000. I don't shoot a lot of film these days, but I do break out my EOS-1V or Mamiya C330 every so often. It's actually more relaxing for me to go out and shoot film just for fun...Plus I love the smell of a fresh roll of film...

The hardest part is finding a local source for film...

Rich
Edited by Lost Hawaiian - 8/12/11 at 4:45pm
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Shooting film has taught me so much more than I could have discovered shooting digital. The fact that you have to spend so much more time composing a picture and you're limited to 36 shots (max) a roll makes you really push yourself to get the best.
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I have taken more pictures of naked women on film than I will likely ever take on digital. True story.

In honesty though, I have to agree with the above, shooting film will get you good pretty darn quick (if you do it regularly).
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I had a minolta xe-1 great camera. Be sure to Google the manual cause there's a specific way to put film in it
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Yeah, MF, 4x5 and 8x10 for me.


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I had a minolta xe-1 great camera. Be sure to Google the manual cause there's a specific way to put film in it
Sucks that we're at the point where people don't know how to load film.
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Sucks that we're at the point where people don't know how to load film.
yea ive seen ppl that didnt stick the film advance into the sprocket and shoot for a day and get nothing or that forget to hit the film rewind button and shred their film. fun times.
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post #8 of 11
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Well got some pictures today with it, won't know how they turn out but it should be interesting. Kodak black and white!


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What kind of black and white film?

As for shooting film it teaches you patience since there is a delay between when you shoot and when you get the film process. Also creates those opportunity for instances of what you shot and what you get back is completely different moments.
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What kind of black and white film?

As for shooting film it teaches you patience since there is a delay between when you shoot and when you get the film process. Also creates those opportunity for instances of what you shot and what you get back is completely different moments.


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