My first shots with film!

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  1. iProd macrumors regular

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    I've got to say all of my pictures came out way better than I expected them to! I had gotten an AE-1 Program from an antique store, which came with a 50mm, 28mm wide angle lens, and a 70-210mm lens, very nice camera bag, some UV filters and a skylight filter, and all the original boxes and paper work for $110. A rather amazing find I think :D And along with it being taken great care of externally, it seems that it works beautifully internally as well. Here are the photos, enjoy. The last ones came out overexposed, which is too bad, but they are not horribly bad... Enjoy :)

    http://www.corporatefallout.net/prod/photos/080707FILM/
     
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    Nice!

    What did you use to make the scans- flat bed or a dedicated film scanner?
     
  3. Royale w/cheese macrumors 6502a

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    Nice.:) AE-1 was my first real film camera. Been with canon ever since.
     
  4. iProd thread starter macrumors regular

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    Heh, I just had it developed at a local Ritz, I don't have any deveoping or scanning equipment of my own yet, but I was only gonna get prints, and they messed up on something, so they reprinted them and gave me a complimentary disc of my photos, which I am SO glad that I got. Thanks, I am glad you like them. :D
     
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    Oh my........is.......is that dynamic range I see in one of those photos? ;)


    Nice.
     
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    Nice color. I'm take a color photo course this fall, and I'm excited, since all I've ever shot with my Elan is black and white. I'll be printing my own, though, so that should be an experience, too!
     
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    Wow. Those are some nice shots

    Really nice composition and color. Looks like a beautiful day too.

    What kind of film did you use?

    I grew up with film as the norm, so I can't help but smile at the notion of using film for the first time as being a special occasion. :)

    There's an old Pentax in my closet that was my grandfather's that I need to pull out and play with. It's been a couple of years since I shot anything with it. I've totally been spoiled by digital though, with its instant feedback and hundreds of shots per roll.

    Film requires much more patience and precision. Again, good shots.
     
  8. juanm macrumors 65816

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    The one and only important technical data was the film used, and that, you didn't say! :p
     
  9. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Two things...I now feel old when someone is excited about their first shots with film; as though it is the second coming. :( But...good job using film. It seems like no one cares for it any more.


    And irregardless isn't a word. ;)
     
  10. iProd thread starter macrumors regular

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    Haha, sorry about that, I used Kodak Gold 200 film.
     
  11. irregardless macrumors member

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    Then I don't exist. :eek::eek::eek:
     
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    wow you do learn something new everyday!!! and its only 7.44am!!!!
     
  13. CrackedButter macrumors 68040

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    Thats good film, I have some out of date stuff which I use to actually print Black and White with and it doesn't lose that much contrast.

    Canon A-1 here, 2 bodies 5 lenses. More details in my website, which by the way I've just realised doesn't have any images taken with my A-1, they are all digital. Oh well, update soon.
     
  14. JeffTL macrumors 6502a

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    The AE-1 is an excellent camera; I have and still use the original version that only does shutter priority and manual, with a 50mm f/1.8 lens. Quite easy to use, in my experience. Durable too -- I'm sure mine will still be working long after my Nikon D50, though of course I use the D50 a lot more.

    What else is great about film is that even an older camera body like the AE-1 can use the newest film.
     
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    irregardless

    Irregardless is a word according to the Concise Oxford. It can be an adjective and adverb. <informal> regardless. It's Origin: C20: probably a blend of Irrespective and Regardless.

    KGB
     
  16. juanm macrumors 65816

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    Now, if you really want to have this look: :eek: load your camera with Velvia 50. You'll see what heart-warming colours are...
    By the way, very good results. About overexposing, keep in mind that negative film takes overexposing VERY well. A re-scan/re-printing of an apparently superoverexposed frame can give miracles. With slides, on the contrary, you've got to be spot on, as they are much less tolerant (but look so much better!)
     
  17. milozauckerman macrumors 6502

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    Printing your own color is a lot of fun. I've yet to encounter a digital print that I prefer to a nice, glossy handmade c-print with a natural border.
     

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