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Before digital, there was analogue. So here is a thread on discussions about analogue photography and to share photographs, preferably one's own. Yes, including lomography. 

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Let me try to list down all the film cameras I've used.

 

Minox 35 GL

Minox 35 GT

Practica MTL 5b; Pentacon 50/1.8, Pentacon 29/2.8, Pentacon 135/2.8, Pentacon 20/3.5, Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 50/2.8

Practica BCC (roommate's)

Carl Zeiss Jena Werra III (roomate's)

Yashica FX3 + Yashinon 50/1.7 (father's)

Konica Autoreflex T2

Konica Autoreflex T3n

Konica Autoreflex TC

Konica FC-1

Konica Hexanon 40/1.8, 50/1.8, 50/1.7, 135/3.2, UC 28/1.8, 28/3.5, 85/1.8

Voigtländer VF 101

Konica Auto S2

Pentax Spotmatic chrome

Pentax Spotmatic black paint

Super-Takumar 55/1.8, 50/1.4, 135/3.5, 28/3.5

Yashicamat 124G

 

I may have forgotten a few.

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Konica Hexanon 40/1.8

 

 

 

 

Mine. Cheap and cheery. One and only one lens I have from the analogue era.

 

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Also to be coupled with adaptor for Sony Nex systems.

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I bought the Konica Hexanon 40mm f1.8 as it is small, lightweight, low in price yet sturdily built. The focusing ring is smooth and bokeh is decent. It can be mounted to a Sony Nex system via adaptor (as shown earlier in the picture above) and to a Nikon DSLR directly (yes, no adaptor needed!). That said, I only played with it a few times. Not because there is anything particularly wrong with the Hexanon but because digital lenses on digital bodies are just so intuitive. 

 

Why did you not like it? 

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Poor build quality, crude focussing helical, a propensity for "wash out" flares.

 

The Takumars are much better.

 

 

Yes I have heard that the Pentax lenses are excellent, especially the primes. 

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the yashica is in pretty mint condition actually (at least on the outside). sent it for repairs at bang bang geng at publika put it back in working order. now, i just need to get it a strap.

 

so far, the parties that process my rolls provide negative/film scanning services. photographing the negatives with a dslr defeats the purpose of shooting with film, in my opinion.

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Just watched a movie at the cinema. Forgot the title. Forgettable storyline. What impressed upon me was the fact that it was shot on film. Relatively few motion pictures are shot on film nowadays -- anything that features green screen work/visual effects are shot digitally because the visual effects are generated digitally. Not only was it shot on film, it was even anamorphic.

 

The look of film is so different. It's inferior to digital in many ways: colours are blotchy, DOF very thin because the film stock is not as fast as digital sensors so the lens is always wide open, many takes are not even sharp because of lens abberations, grainy, etc. Yet there is something delicious and rich about the look of film.

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I spent the last hour doing something immensely interesting. I digitized an old negative using my digital camera. Equipment: Canon EOS M, Canon EF-S 60/2.8, Ipad as lightbox.

 

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After some digital darkroom kungfu

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This would have been originally shot with the Konica FC-1 with the Hexanon 85/1.8 on Kodak BW400CN.

 

The "grid" texture is due to the pixels of the Ipad's screen.

 

This is all quick and dirty, my first ever negative scanned with a digital camera.

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I raised the negative further off the iPad screen, and now the pixels are no longer discernible. This is really fun.

 

This would have been shot with the Pentax Spotmatic with the Super-Takumar 50/1.4 on Kodak BW400CN.

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