My first foray with film

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  1. grantsteve

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    Picked up a Nikon F75 from the classifieds recently and went out last weekend a shot of roll of Ilford 3200 B&W film.

    Here are the best of the bunch. They were shot that long ago I can't remember the exif - I can tell you that the ISO is 3200 though :D

    1. Back end of the Bull Ring
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    2. Bull Ring and St Martins
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    3. Bull Ring up close
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    4. My car :laugh:
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    Comments most welcome.

    If you haven't had a go at this film lark then you should do - its great fun.
     
  2. hongkonguk

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    Interesting stuff,I like them :) . I would like to be able to shoot film but at the moment can't spare any resources to it.

    Luckily for me though,I can imagine what my images would look like if taken by all kinds of film and processing types. This is because I won some software (DxO film pack) in a magazine competition that I have been having a play with. I thought I would start a thread about it at some point if there was enough interest and once I have enough examples. Here is one I converted from a colour pic to B&W Kodak T-Max 3200. Similar grain to your pics...

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  3. Steve N

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    It'll never take off :D

    With the iso/grain what were the light conditions like.
    I assume near dark.
     
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    Film eh, have heard of that somewhere, cant see it catching on. Us northerners to tight. :eek: Great shots though, number 3 is my fav. A lovely grain to the shots, thanks to the high ISO. Takes me back to my old Praktica MTL5b with the old needle metering.:eek: OMG I feel old, DOH wait a minute.................................I am.:D
     
  5. grantsteve

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    It was overcast and a bit grey overall (dreich if you're a Scot :D) which accounts for the rather uninteresting skys. Far from being dark though - about 5.30pm.
     
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    did you develop / scan them yourself?
     
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    No chance - I wouldn't have the first idea where to start!

    I have Snappy Snaps to thank for that
     
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    I would recommend it - its now very cheap to pick up the neccessary parts etc from ebay as most people are selling up and going digi.

    Some shots from my home processed/scanned ilford hp5+ (400) i posted the other day here - if I can do it anyone can - it really is that easy:

    http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=622614

    All metered by eye - as that camera doesnt have a light meter :eek:
     
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    This brings back memory's of photographing bands in dimly lit pubs by available light pushing HP5 to 3200 ASA as it was then

    If memory servers right developed for 16mins in neat microphen

    Great shots like the grain very moody
     
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    I got a yashica rangefinder from Ebay recently too. These were shot with Ilford 400 hp5+.

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    Some nice shots grantsteve. I like the high ISO films and used to use TMAX 3200 occasionally back in the '90s (I've got some for my F80 but haven't got around to doing anything with that yet). High ISO film isn't just for low light Steve N, it gives a great look to photos and I used to use it at mid-day on quite bright sunny days (although you ended up with hugely fast shutter speeds and small apertures! :)).

    One thing I'd say about those shots is that I think they'd benefit from a bit of levels curve to bring out the contrast - the mid-tones are a little bit flat and the highlights seem a touch low. Other than that these are nice shots, they just need a little 'pepping up'.


    Excellent Yashica shots Andy, the look is great! Have got some rolls of HP5 (and one is loaded in my F80 and waiting to be used) so will have to get out and have a go with it - not sure I'll be able to take anything as good as those shots though.
     

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