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35mm Film Malarky for an out of touch gentleman!

Discussion in 'photo' started by Mr Perceptive, Oct 27, 2017.

  1. topoxforddoc

    topoxforddoc pfm Member

    This has just prompted me to mix up another 5L of XTOl and develop some more film :)
     
  2. winchman

    winchman pfm Member

    Passed my City & Guilds with a pair of OM10's can't fault them, bite my Daughter and I still use them as they are excellent value with plenty of bits about
     
  3. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

    That’s what I used to do, but it’s worth mentioning that the film should be taken out of the fridge/freezer a fair while before being used - otherwise there can be condensation on the colder than room temperature film when the film cartridge is removed from its canister.
     
  4. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    That's what I was trying to say - but they don't go on forever. I have one too ;)
     
  5. topoxforddoc

    topoxforddoc pfm Member

    Perfect prod to process film. 5 rolls of 35 mm and 1 roll of 120 all done :)
     
  6. Nic Robinson

    Nic Robinson Moderator

    This thread's making me think about dusting my OM-1 off!
     
  7. Pete MB&D

    Pete MB&D Pete Maddex, the one and only!

    I was checking out OM1s on Ebay yesterday!

    Pete
     
  8. Nic Robinson

    Nic Robinson Moderator

    They don't seem to be going for much! That was a super camera in its day. 100% manual, of course.
     
  9. Paulicus

    Paulicus pfm Member

    The OM1 and the OM1n is a brilliant camera.
     
  10. Pete MB&D

    Pete MB&D Pete Maddex, the one and only!

    I used to have an OM1 and a OM2n.

    Pete
     
  11. hifinutt

    hifinutt hifinutt

    ah I still use film too and get it from max spielman
     
  12. Cesare

    Cesare pfm Member

    I've got an OM-1n with 35/2.8, 50/1.8 and 135/3.5 which was given to me a few years back. I've not used it much to be honest, as I tend to pick up my pentax MX if I want a 35mm SLR to take out. I think they are both very good systems, so i'm just lucky to have a good example of both!
     
  13. Pete MB&D

    Pete MB&D Pete Maddex, the one and only!

    If you ever fancy moving the OM1 on let me know.

    Pete
     
  14. rontoolsie

    rontoolsie pfm Member

    About 15 years ago or so, I tried about every combination of film/developer I could get my fingers on. The Acros was to me one of the least appealing...it had no character. Sort of like a color film desaturated to B/W.
    I did upload a comparison of the results of different films/developers which amazingly is still available online here

    https://www.photo.net/gallery/118273#//Sort-Newest/All-Categories/All-Time/Page-1

    If this embedded link works that is. Hover over the picture to get the details of which film/developer and then click on it for full size renditions.
     
  15. Paulicus

    Paulicus pfm Member

    Nice photography, Ron. Hell of an archive you've got there!
     
  16. k90tour

    k90tour pfm Member

    I bought an OM2 a couple of weeks ago, to go with the excellent 50mm 1.8 that I had lying about. Beautiful camera, huge viewfinder.
     
  17. Mr Perceptive

    Mr Perceptive Perceptive Member

    Film arrived yesterday, many thanks Cesare

    Got a day off today, so will have a play.

    The OM-10 has jammed though, seems like its a common fault (reading up on the internet), but yesterday another 35mm film camera landed. I thought that I would relive my youth, and re-purchase an example of my first SLR - A Fujica STX-1N, managed to negotiate a deal, on a never used example!!!

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    Paid the same price for it, as I did from Comet when I bought a new one all those years ago!!! - if I get on with it I can see some lens GAS happening (specifically the 19mm, 28mm and 35mm!!!)
     
  18. fixedwheel

    fixedwheel Twiddlin'

    The Fujica looks gorgeous, I'm dead jealous! :)
     
  19. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    Very nice indeed! Shame about the Oly though.

    Let's have a 'show us you film gear thread' - any takers?
     
  20. Cesare

    Cesare pfm Member

    Lovely looking Fuji, shame about the OM-10 - is it fixable?
     

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