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Mar 12, 2012 11:07 |  #16

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I miss being able to rewind the film and do multiple exposures

I miss the intuitive manual operation of a simple SLR like my Minolta SRT-102. Match the needles, compensate over or under as instinct and experience dictated, press the shutter. Oh yeah, focus too. Then wind film, lather rinse, repeat. And for double exposures, you could re-cock the shutter without advancing the film.

The one thing that I really, really like with my DSLR is being able to adjust ISO at will. And a bunch of other things. Like the fact that I can shoot 1 frame or 100 frames for about the same price - nothing.

The good old days were okay, but the good new days aren't so bad either. :lol:


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Mar 12, 2012 13:35 |  #17

I like the one series eye piece sticks out from the back more than the 5D, so my noes doesn't smash into the rear LCD.

i like my nikon fm2 which i still use, the mechanical clicks of both the aperture and shutter are quite satisfying.


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Mar 15, 2012 10:47 |  #18

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I miss the wonderful feeling of shooting image #25 on a roll of 24 and thinking I just got a freebie, then image #26, then #27, then thinking.... oh crap.

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Mar 15, 2012 10:48 |  #19
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Preeb wrote in post #14071944 (external link)
I miss the intuitive manual operation of a simple SLR like my Minolta SRT-102. Match the needles, compensate over or under as instinct and experience dictated, press the shutter. Oh yeah, focus too. Then wind film, lather rinse, repeat. And for double exposures, you could re-cock the shutter without advancing the film.

The one thing that I really, really like with my DSLR is being able to adjust ISO at will. And a bunch of other things. Like the fact that I can shoot 1 frame or 100 frames for about the same price - nothing.

The good old days were okay, but the good new days aren't so bad either. :lol:


I'm sure you could manual focus yourself:p




  
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Mar 15, 2012 15:28 |  #20

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I'm sure you could manual focus yourself:p

Actually I still do now and then. It's nice to set the focus where I want it on manual, then meter different parts of the subject or scene for exposure without the AF constantly hunting and changing every time the aim changes. ;)


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Mar 15, 2012 18:42 |  #21

haha awesome posts...I miss the FEEL of a film camera. I love the modern digitals, but plastic buttons on a polycarbonate body are not the same as feeling metal against metal click, wind, etc...

But, I still have an awesome army of some of the "milestones" of photography (Voigtlander Vito B, Canon AE-1 Program, Canon T90, a few Zenits, etc), and still take them out for a spin when I'm feeling the need for something retro :D


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Mar 15, 2012 18:47 as a reply to  @ LowriderS10's post |  #22

The smell of the film while loading the camera.


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Mar 15, 2012 18:49 |  #23

That my yashica fx-2000 can shoot without batteries (with no meter of course)


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Mar 15, 2012 20:44 |  #24

the removeable pentaprism on my f-1's


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Mar 15, 2012 21:01 |  #25

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That my yashica fx-2000 can shoot without batteries (with no meter of course)

haha...I have a few cameras that'll do BOTH! (Meter AND shoot without batteries)...selenium meters FTW!!


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Mar 16, 2012 14:57 |  #26

bespoke wrote in post #14093590 (external link)
That my yashica fx-2000 can shoot without batteries (with no meter of course)

My Fujica 35 SE has a selinium meter - no batteries required.


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Mar 16, 2012 15:03 |  #27

tracknut wrote in post #14064763 (external link)
I miss the wonderful feeling of shooting image #25 on a roll of 24 and thinking I just got a freebie, then image #26, then #27, then thinking.... oh crap.

Dave

I was such a tight arse, I always tried to get an extra frame.


I would like to see a viewfinder lever shutter come back instead of the el cheapo plastic one now on the strap.


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Mar 16, 2012 15:20 as a reply to  @ Bear Dale's post |  #28

Would love to have a digital back for one of these. I sure like them a lot better than any of the digital bodies made today. ;)

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Mar 16, 2012 15:24 |  #29

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Would love to have a digital back for one of these. I sure like them a lot better than any of the digital bodies made today. ;)

You just need the F-1N!

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Mar 16, 2012 15:28 |  #30

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Mmmm, the aspherical. Best 50-55mm lens ever made!

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Yes the 55 1.2 aspherical is amazing.

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