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I have a film slr so no problem there. I could never have the patients for it though. I usually do look at each one then change settings till I get it just right.
    
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If you want to get into it, check your local craigslist. A 35mm SLR with one or two lenses can be found for about $20 if you shop a bit.
I bought my film SLR from craiglist( not local, online but still good deal), only $48 with shipping for a nikon N2000 with a pretty decent flash, and it came with a new roll of film in it too



Edit: im thinking of getting some Kodak Tri-X 400 film, ive never shot with B&W film.


Edited by Bigevil89 - 10/25/09 at 5:06pm
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I think Ilford film is better, cheaper too and be pushed and pulled quite far. HP5 (400) and FP4 (125) are what I shoot with. Both are $4 at my local shop, and the FP4 can be pushed 6 stops (ISO 8000).

HOWEVER, if you don't have a lab to process it yourself, you should probably stick with C-41 (color process) B&W film, so the lab you go to doesn't ruin your film.

This is FP4 at 6400 ISO, taken from this thread (you'll need logins to see the pictures)

Edited by Mootsfox - 10/25/09 at 5:28pm
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I really like the grain 400TX produces. Really a preference thing.

I only have two shots uploaded (that were taken awhile ago) that I used 400TX.




I'm developing a bunch of rolls currently and have a few already done.
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ah as you can see im a complete noobie with film, i didnt know there were different ways of processing fo different kinds of films. I was planning on going to my local CVS or Costco to develope film.
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ah as you can see im a complete noobie with film, i didnt know there were different ways of processing fo different kinds of films. I was planning on going to my local CVS or Costco to develope film.
Stick with films that are to be processed in C-41. It will say on the box either "Process in color development" or "Use C-41 process".

I honestly don't know much about Kodak films other than I don't like their grain patterns, or their company, so I tend to avoid it.

Google and Marin should be able to help you with those films.

If you can find a lab that will let you process your self (most schools have labs, universities often have open lab time) you have a much greater control over the creative process of the print.
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Stick with films that are to be processed in C-41. It will say on the box either "Process in color development" or "Use C-41 process".

I honestly don't know much about Kodak films other than I don't like their grain patterns, or their company, so I tend to avoid it.

Google and Marin should be able to help you with those films.

If you can find a lab that will let you process your self (most schools have labs, universities often have open lab time) you have a much greater control over the creative process of the print.

thanks for your help Moots, Im not partial to Kodak films, there just more readily available in my area.
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Yeah, don't take the Rockwell approach and use your camera like a machine gun 24/7.

But I actually like the sound of 4.5FPS .

Seriously though, compose your shots and try to get the perfect shot first time.

I do take several shots (2-5) per composition though, just because one may be tack sharp compared to others.
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I like showing people how the 1D3 sounds at 10 FPS.
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Have You guys heard that Casio Exilim P&S that does 40 FPS lol now there's a machine gun.... such a waste of money though might as well go SLR for that price range.
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