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I want a film camera for their small size but decent scanners are expensive, which turns me away from them
I have a Plustek Opticfilm 7200i, pretty decent for the 200$ if you have the patience to use the ****ty software and prep your film properly. It makes it possible for my to lug around my "beater" camera(s) when I'm drunk/doing something risky for any other camera.

But any way you look at it, film is going to be expensive. If I had all the film / dev money I pissed away in the past year, I'd probably have enough money for a sick wide-angle.

Don't be an idiot like I was, get a scanner that does 120 though. Well worth the additional 100$.
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Might I point out that shooting film to scan is almost entirely pointless.


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I have a Plustek Opticfilm 7200i, pretty decent for the 200$ if you have the patience to use the ****ty software and prep your film properly. It makes it possible for my to lug around my "beater" camera(s) when I'm drunk/doing something risky for any other camera.

But any way you look at it, film is going to be expensive. If I had all the film / dev money I pissed away in the past year, I'd probably have enough money for a sick wide-angle.

Don't be an idiot like I was, get a scanner that does 120 though. Well worth the additional 100$.
What do you shoot 120 with? I'm looking for a cheap/used camera that does 120. I've found some, but none have TTL, which means I'll need to use my 35mm to meter the scene. I don't want a Holga.
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post #9513 of 29551
Probably the old Pentax or Mamiya 645 bodies?
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Might I point out that shooting film to scan is almost entirely pointless.
Keeping in mind that I've never shot film before, the other only option is to print true? I'm not one who prints their photos unless I'm going to give them to somebody.
    
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It's not pointless to shoot and scan 120 and 4x5.
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Might I point out that shooting film to scan is almost entirely pointless.

What do you shoot 120 with? I'm looking for a cheap/used camera that does 120. I've found some, but none have TTL, which means I'll need to use my 35mm to meter the scene. I don't want a Holga.
Pointless? Then shooting film is pointless. If you're not gonna scan your film, what are you going to do with it? Keep boxes of prints and film in your basement for the hell of it? How about shooting 25 rolls on camera that works on a watch battery? How about not depending on solid state digital storage? How about not being afraid of dropping your camera from a couple of stories up?

I have to agree with you, scanning film if the only thing you're doing is web-distribution is stupid. But in many cases film makes sense. Not to mention that analog feel.

I used to have a Pentax 645, sold now, and I'm currently passively looking around for a beat up Mamiya with a prime to mess around with.

EDIT: For TTL, my 645 had it. But if you do not want to use a meter, then that probably means that you'll shoot in-situ events or whatnot... and in that case you do not want the heft of a Pentax 645 SLR.
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Going to cross process Ektar since I need a positive film so I can use it on the projector. I'm already doing a 2 stop compensation so hopefully this works out.
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It's not pointless to shoot and scan 120 and 4x5.
True. But I think you need being playing some other angle beyond just shoot+scan, otherwise it just doesn't make any sense.
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People who make digital files look like film make me mad.
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An interesting tidbit. Just received my 2011 RRS catalog. They list a camera body plate (BD4) for the Nikon D4 "body to be released in mid 2011, see website for details". Unfortunately, no details on the website.
    
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