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    Master
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    Film Photography.

    Does anybody on here still shoot and develop their own film?

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    I do, not in a big way, probably a roll a month. Been doing black and white developing for years , but ventured into colour in the last few years, using the colortec kits. Very easy to use .

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    Iíve recently gone back to it having been digital for 15+ years. I found a reasonable Nikon FE on EBay for not a lot and have enjoyed playing with it.

    The main reason was that I felt my photography was getting lazy - too easy to shoot loads of images in the hope thereís a diamond amongst the rubbish. It does force you think about each image in terms of composition, exposure etc.

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    I shoot mainly black and white and I use various developers, depending on what sort of look Iím aiming for. If I want grainy or ďgritty@ looking photos, I use Tri-X and develop it in Rodinal. For smooth, almost grain free photos, I develop T-Max in T-Max developer.

    I have Pentax m42, Canon FD, Nikon manual focus and Olympus OM bodies and lenses.

    Film cameras certainly slow you down, as every frame costs you money!


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    I shoot film but I do not develop my own.

    I bought a film camera, then another and it kind of went from there. Got both sonís into shooting film.

    I think it is the process I enjoy, I do shoot digital but I think it has helped with that too.

    Film cameraís are amazing things, I have bought a fair few in the last few years. Itís getting harder to find decent ones and decent prices, but it is fun looking.

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    I agree, it is fun hunting for bargains. Iím also very fond of the developing process, especially when I open my developing tank and unwind the developed film.

    I usually either scan my negatives, or take digital images of them using my Fuji X-Pro1 with a macro lens fitted to it.

    There are phone apps which work quite well too, but only really for larger negatives. Hereís an image taken directly from a 6X6cm negative and ďscannedĒ with my iPhone X. Itís my Dad, aged about 20, sitting reading in my Mumís Isetta. Circa 1960.




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