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Anyone still have a film camera?

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Anyone still have a film camera?

I still own a LNIB Nikon F90X that I rarely used. Not even sure if you can use the Nikkor lens and external flash for it on the Nikon digital DSLR's. Just wondering if anyone is still using a film camera these days.
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jackrabbit000 wrote:
Mar 11th, 2019 2:06 pm
I still own a LNIB Nikon F90X that I rarely used. Not even sure if you can use the Nikkor lens and external flash for it on the Nikon digital DSLR's. Just wondering if anyone is still using a film camera these days.
I was for a while, but with two young kids at home, I have a hard enough time finding time to take digital photos, let alone the trouble to have to get my film developed, and then scanning it at home... so my film camera has sat on the shelf for a bit. I even have a few undeveloped roll sitting in a drawer somewhere.

If you have the time though, I think it's a totally worthwhile endeavor to do for fun. It's definitely helped me be a bit more thoughtful about photography, and there's a certain look and feel to film that I really like, which would take some fiddling around to reproduce via Lightroom.

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I still have an Olympus OM-1 and extra lenses last used about 15 years ago. Only value now is as a possible future curiosity, sometimes I think it’s just another item that should be thrown out. I will probably keep it as it looks interesting and the precisely made parts and mechanism are cool.
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Yeah, I'll keep mine also because I paid so much for it back then. Odd that Nikon still sells the F6 and Fuji and ilford still makes 35mm film. I guess film is not completely dead yet.
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All I shoot is film (35 and 120)
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jackrabbit000 wrote:
Mar 11th, 2019 2:29 pm
Yeah, I'll keep mine also because I paid so much for it back then. Odd that Nikon still sells the F6 and Fuji and ilford still makes 35mm film. I guess film is not completely dead yet.
Aside from Fuji and Ilford, Kodak and Agfa make 35mm film too, along with a bunch of other companies. It's not completely dead, and I actually have seen a bunch of younger people take it up as a hobby. When I was younger, I never got into photography and all I ever used were point and shoot disposables, so being able to shoot an SLR these days is fun.
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I have a Rolleiflex 3.5E which I still use occasionally. It's a lot of fun and makes for very contemplative photography (manual everything, 12 shots per roll, and no light meter). I generally shoot B&W and develop it myself, then scan the negs.

I gave up 35mm film photography a while ago as I found it "too much like digital" for my tastes.

I am in a similar boat to others in that having young kids makes finding time for "fine art" photography a challenge.
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I have my dad's old Minolta . Adapted the 50mm lens to my Sony to mess around
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I have several Minoltas, Canon Rebel and Elan 7, rolls and rolls of film but ZERO TIME.

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I checked yesterday and still have about 10 rolls of Kodak and Fuji film ISO 100, 200 and 400 dated 2005. I'm pretty sure that it's no good anymore.
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I checked yesterday and still have about 10 rolls of Kodak and Fuji film ISO 100, 200 and 400 dated 2005. I'm pretty sure that it's no good anymore.
Still very good. Just Google how to use expired film (the rule of thumb is one stop down for every decade if it's stored properly). You could always sell the expired film (large hipster market for it) and use that money to buy new films.
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I checked yesterday and still have about 10 rolls of Kodak and Fuji film ISO 100, 200 and 400 dated 2005. I'm pretty sure that it's no good anymore.
As long as stored in cool dry place, you're okay. Just overexpose a bit longer.
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Still very good. Just Google how to use expired film (the rule of thumb is one stop down for every decade if it's stored properly). You could always sell the expired film (large hipster market for it) and use that money to buy new films.
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As long as stored in cool dry place, you're okay. Just overexpose a bit longer.
Thanks for the info guys, I was just about to toss it out. I'll do some reading on it and maybe use it.
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i adapt old film camera lenses to my olympus m4/3 digital cam. the camera bodies serve as lens holders. does that count?

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