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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:37 am    Post subject: New 35mm film camera Reply with quote

Just bought myself a new hammer.....its in the disguise of a Canon T90!!! Crikey I had forgotten just how heavy this blighter is. Now have gotta go a buy some decent film for her, any suggestions?


PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank You Dog

sometimes I'll upgrade from T50

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/585497-USA/Kodak_6031330_35mm_Ektar_100_Color.html


PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

C41, either Portra 160 or 400, or Ektar 100
E6, Provia or Velvia

B&W, lots of stuff. I usually just go for Tri-X.


PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:45 pm    Post subject: Re: New 35mm film camera Reply with quote

trev wrote:
Just bought myself a new hammer.....its in the disguise of a Canon T90!!! Crikey I had forgotten just how heavy this blighter is. Now have gotta go a buy some decent film for her, any suggestions?


Poundland/Poundshop Agfa film if it's still available (it seems to come and go). You can use it to check there's no probs with the camera.

https://tightfistedphotography.wordpress.com/tag/poundland-film/


PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:14 pm    Post subject: Re: New 35mm film camera Reply with quote

Sciolist wrote:
https://tightfistedphotography.wordpress.com/tag/poundland-film/


I think it's tricky to cross-process c41 with b&w chemichals, can be done but the results are sometimes good, not always. Not a testing tool.

edit: ok - it's a blog, the one I saw was about cross-processing.
edit edit: so - can be done
http://forum.mflenses.com/viewtopic,p,1233231.html#1233231


PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats for your new camera . I had a T70 wich died and got me another . Very pleasant camera to shoot with. Great viewfinder . Use any film you find . What lenses do you use ?


PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:42 am    Post subject: Re: New 35mm film camera Reply with quote

Sciolist wrote:
trev wrote:
Just bought myself a new hammer.....its in the disguise of a Canon T90!!! Crikey I had forgotten just how heavy this blighter is. Now have gotta go a buy some decent film for her, any suggestions?


Poundland/Poundshop Agfa film if it's still available (it seems to come and go). You can use it to check there's no probs with the camera.

https://tightfistedphotography.wordpress.com/tag/poundland-film/


Your only hope now of getting this film is to visit all Poundland shops and see if it's hidden under other stuff...I visited one store and asked the manager "have you any film for a film camera" and he replied "No". Well I thought I'd check and bought about 40 rolls that were hidden under DVD tapes etc and quite a few that had fallen under a display unit which I fished out with a stick.


PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:14 pm    Post subject: Re: New 35mm film camera Reply with quote

Excalibur wrote:

Your only hope now of getting this film is to visit all Poundland shops and see if it's hidden under other stuff...I visited one store and asked the manager "have you any film for a film camera" and he replied "No". Well I thought I'd check and bought about 40 rolls that were hidden under DVD tapes etc and quite a few that had fallen under a display unit which I fished out with a stick.


Nice find.

And thanks for giving the current state of play, Excalibur.


PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with Cooltouch on the B&W tri-x suggestion.

Color film? Well, if you want cheap film that does a decent job, especially for testing a camera, I suggest Agfa Vista 200, or Kodak Ektar 100 if your looking for some nice fine grain film.