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Nikon 35mm film shooters?

 
JoeLopez
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Mar 08, 2017 10:25 |  #1

I just picked up a nice F3/T to compliment my FE2 this week, already have a roll of Superia 400 loaded and ready to go.
Usually use the 50mm f1.8 pancake or 28mm f2.8 Series E.
Any other Nikon film shooters in here?

Some recent FE2 / Tri-x 400 shots from late last summer

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Ross ­ H
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Mar 28, 2017 02:58 |  #2

I really like the look of your shots and I do have a F2A and F4S sitting on the side, but I don't think I'm ever going back to film. If I had a darkroom I would probably experiment some, but I have become so comfortable with the digital workflow over the last 15 years or so that I don't think I would shoot film, even on occasion. I've been shooting for over 40 years so obviously, I grew up on film, but digital is so convenient. My hat's off to you, though, for helping to keep the art alive.


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Mar 28, 2017 18:58 |  #3

I only use a rangefinder now, but I have a Nikon FM2n that I picked up shortly after switching to film. It’s an excellent SLR, and I will never depart with it. I'm sure at some point in the future, I'll take it out here and there for a couple rolls.


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Mar 28, 2017 19:46 as a reply to Ross H's post |  #4

I sometimes tell people I'm a fine art photographer. They excitingly ask if I'm doing film. It's a journey I've taken.

I counted a career of something like 60,000 rolls of film (or equivilent square inches of 120 and sheets). If I can't process & print my own (as in not sending out for process and scan), I'm done. It's the image.


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Mar 29, 2017 05:46 |  #5

Fair enough :)

My father setup a darkroom in our basement and had that through my high school years. We processed our own 35mm film and slides and had a B&W enlarger. My main gear is digital as well. I enjoy the pace, vintage gear (sound, feel, etc) of film. I'm looking forward to warmer weather around here to shoot more.

sjones, throw a roll of film in that camera and see how it goes :)


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Mar 29, 2017 21:55 |  #6

Been shooting with a Nikon FM2n since December and I'm loving it! The AIS 28mm f2.8 is a beautiful lens, and paired with the AI 50mm f1.4, I'm ready for every occasion. Trying to get a better film scanner so I can shoot color as I can't for the life of me get portra to look good so I've been mostly shooting Kentmere films with it. Having a max shutter speed of 1/4000 is really handy!


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mfturner
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Mar 31, 2017 07:56 |  #7

Where do you get film processed?

Y'all are making me want to drag out my old bomb proof rangefinder equivalent Nikonos III with 35mm lens. That used to be my go anywhere walk around setup in the late 80's and I still have it in the cabinet, I dragged it out yesterday and it works flawlessly. I loved that thing, took it to Thailand and Malaysia, skiing, canoeing, on the beach, on runs, backpacking, pretty much everywhere.




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Mar 31, 2017 09:30 |  #8

mfturner wrote in post #18315602 (external link)
Where do you get film processed?

Y'all are making me want to drag out my old bomb proof rangefinder equivalent Nikonos III with 35mm lens. That used to be my go anywhere walk around setup in the late 80's and I still have it in the cabinet, I dragged it out yesterday and it works flawlessly. I loved that thing, took it to Thailand and Malaysia, skiing, canoeing, on the beach, on runs, backpacking, pretty much everywhere.

I use a local guy who shoots film exclusively. He processes scans and prints work himself. So far so good.


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Mar 31, 2017 09:55 as a reply to JoeLopez's post |  #9

I use Tempe Camera which is a photography store near me. They have a separate building dedicated to printing and film and they're the only place left in my area that actually returns your negatives (Walmart and CVS don't). I just get it developed there and scan it myself to save money.


Olympus E-M1 - Mitakon 25mm f0.95 - Olympus 25mm f1.8 - Olympus 17mm f1.8
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mfturner
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Mar 31, 2017 13:37 |  #10

I hadn't thought about Mike's Camera in Boulder, looks like they do c41 development only for $6.50 for 35mm and $6 for 120, which would cover the ancient film in the refrigerator. Maybe I'll put a roll in the Nikonos and see what it will do, I can digitally desaturate it if the color balance is shot.




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Angmo
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Jun 23, 2017 16:11 |  #11

FM and F5 Nikons & Rolleiflex film here. And digital.

Yep Tempe Camera.

The issue with film these days is the processor needs to use fresh chemicals for best results. If they don't have enough processing volume, you may want to look around a bit.


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txdinh
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Sep 19, 2017 16:28 |  #12

F4s, FM3a and digital ...

and supporting an excellent and well established nearby camera store in town which still processes all formats films and does custom prints :)




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