Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by myglaren » 25 Apr 2015, 08:27

My daughter in law has all my film cameras. She loves them. Her dad gave her his vintage Leica but she's scared to use it so is learning with my Olympus OM cameras.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

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DickieG wrote:Nikon? I thought tanks used Canons.


:yikes: :missile: :-D :lol: :rofl2: :rofl2:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by citronut » 25 Apr 2015, 09:20

myglaren wrote: so is learning with my Olympus OM cameras.


i have an OM10 QUARTS collecting dust somewhere
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 25 Apr 2015, 10:11

citronut wrote:
DickieG wrote:Nikon? I thought tanks used Canons.


:yikes: :missile: :-D :lol: :rofl2: :rofl2:


LOL....BOOM BOOM !
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Zelandeth » 25 Apr 2015, 12:57

Have to confess to the fact that I do still play around with film now and then, but just for fun really. Still use digital for my day to day stuff. The quality from even basic cameras these days is mind boggling, the one on my phone produces shots which are perfectly acceptable under most circumstances.

On the film side of things I'm usually messing around with oddball film types (ISO3200 black and white for instance) or with my old Halina 110. Glad to hear that Ilford are doing okay, had often wondered when ordering film if each one would be the last. It's just a bit of fun really, though I do wish I had a transparency scanner!
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Post by myglaren » 25 Apr 2015, 14:35

Zelandeth wrote:I do wish I had a transparency scanner!


Same here, must see Santa about that.
I have thousands of transparencies (I had free film and processing for 25 years) that could do with scanning.

Had an email from Hasselblad about their new scanners. Maybe when I win the lottery :(
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Xantianut » 25 Apr 2015, 18:58

Must admit I do prefer film. The colours are better and the definition is higher.

However, I have reluctantly "Gone Digital." My old Prakticas are long worn out although there is still many years life left in the Canon AE-1.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 26 Apr 2015, 04:37

For me it's academic anyway. I'm the world's most rubbish photographer...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Zelandeth » 26 Apr 2015, 16:09

Meant to mention in the last post for those who know their photographic equipment, the tools of the trade for my mad film meddling are a Konica Autoreflex T3 for the 35mm, and an utterly basic Halina Flashmatic 110 point and shoot for the 110. I've also got a Pentax Auto 110 SLR set with a plethora of lenses that I've never really got around to playing around with too much yet. Really should do at some point, especially as I got a fair few rolls of film for those two last year.

Especially wanting to do a photoshoot of the Saab, C5 and Skoda with one of the 110s as the image characteristics will do a great deal towards making them look like photos from the 80s - I know I could probably do that in software, but where's the fun in that?
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 26 Apr 2015, 18:20

I did a little black and white film processing many, many years ago and found the whole experience magical... Seeing an image appear on what initially looked like blank film still fills me with wonder - a bit like seeing bread dough rise or a sauce thicken... The thrill of it never wanes...

Today I went to the X Rally and what an excellent rally it was... Saw friends old and new and chatted myself hoarse :lol:

Brilliant day and an excellent rally season opener. Even the weather smiled upon us...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Xantianut » 27 Apr 2015, 12:13

Ay up!

I'm with you on black and white,

I dabbled in it a few years ago now and although I found developing the film a bit of a faff, watching the image fade into existence in the print developer bath was truly magical. Somehow watching a black and white picture roll out of the printer is just not the same.

Serious tip for any photoggy out there. Some folks can just instinctively know the right time to hit the button. I'm lucky, I can do that. for those who can't, take your time and make sure you say what you want to say in the picture. With digi cameras, it's easy to see what you've taken and delete it if you don't like it.

Equipment? The best you can afford. You don't need a DSLR for great pictures. I use a Nikon bridge camera that cost £120 with a large memory card and the pics are super. Just can't take sequence shots of trains at high speed but that's no big deal really.

And yes, I cringe when I see some of the pictures taken of me as a kid......
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by DickieG » 27 Apr 2015, 16:32

Xantianut wrote:Equipment? The best you can afford. You don't need a DSLR for great pictures. I use a Nikon bridge camera that cost £120 with a large memory card and the pics are super. Just can't take sequence shots of trains at high speed but that's no big deal really.

Whilst you don't necessarily need a DSLR the problem with almost every compact camera (apart from the Canon G1X which has a sensor the same size as a DSLR) is that the sensor on a compact is much smaller so definition suffers quite significantly, like comparing photo's taken using 35mm film and a 110 compact, remember those? :roll:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 27 Apr 2015, 17:39

DickieG wrote:110 compact, remember those? :roll:


Oh yes!
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Zelandeth » 27 Apr 2015, 18:18

Yep..Like this!

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...Or this.

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Figured that it would be rude not to include the Konica here given that I just managed to find a photo of it.

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Really need to find someone who does repairs on old cameras though and see if they can sort its light meter as that currently doesn't work so there is a bit of guesswork involved in getting exposure values right.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 27 Apr 2015, 18:24

Now there's some memories :-D

I still have an Olympus OM10 somewhere...

This is tempting me to have a play again and perhaps try a bit of developing. I think I still have my developing tank somewhere...
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