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    This Is Where All of the Cool Turtles Hang Out...........

    .........and no doubt discussing and coming up with solutions for all of the problems of the turtle world!

    Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet, SC

    Nikon F4E, 400mm f/2.8 ED IF AIS Nikkor, Fujicolor 400 Superia. This images almost appears to be monochrome, but the background is composed mostly of Spanish Moss hanging from the Live Oaks which is a very light greenish gray in color. I am giving serious consideration to putting the DSLR's away and shooting film exclusively for a while.

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    Re: This Is Where All of the Cool Turtles Hang Out...........

    What? Film? Aren't we all supposed to migrate to mirrorless digital?

    On the serious side, are you getting your film processed locally, shipping it to the processor, or processing it yourself?

    WM
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    I drive an old car so that I can buy more photo gear.

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    Re: This Is Where All of the Cool Turtles Hang Out...........

    Quote Originally Posted by Whiskeyman View Post
    What? Film? Aren't we all supposed to migrate to mirrorless digital?

    On the serious side, are you getting your film processed locally, shipping it to the processor, or processing it yourself?

    WM
    I seriously doubt there will ever be a mirrorless camera around my neck! If I was ever to make a big change in format over 35mm and 2 I might take the plunge and get a 4x5. My enlarger only goes to 6x7cm so I would need to get another one to handle large format. Of course I could scan the 4x5 negatives but what would be the point? Nothing in the digital world, regardless of format or mega-pickles, can remotely touch a 4x5 negative for sharpness and dynamic range. Of course your available range of lenses is very limited for large format compared to 35mm or digital. In medium format, no one I am aware of makes anything longer than 500mm, which is really only about the equivalent of a 300mm lens on 35mm.

    When it comes to processing, I do all of my own B&W, C-41 and E-6 processing and printing though it has been a while since I have shot slides. But now that Kodak has brought Ektachrome E100 back from the dead, that will most likely change. Processing color, especially C-41 is as easy as B&W. The only thing that is more critical than B&W is temperature. I have a 4 well, thermostatically controlled and circulating water bath that I use to maintain all the chemistries (in 1L plastic beakers) as well as my stainless steel tanks at the processing temperature 0.25 F. Depending on the process and kit manufacturer, developer temperatures range between 101-102.5F. The water bath makes processing a snap! I built a film drying cabinet from 1/2" plywood that uses a heating element on a dimmer switch and a computer cooling fan a long time ago and it still works like a champ. Removing dust spots in PS is a snap but can be a real PITA on prints, especially color!
    FTn, F2A, FT2, F3HP, F4E, F5, FE2, D850, D500, D750

    8mm f/3.5 AIS, 15mm f/3.5 AIS, 16mm f/2.8 AIS, 18mm f/3.5 AIS, 24mm f/2.8 AIS, 24mm f/2 AIS, 25-50mm f/4 AIS, 28mm f/2 AIS, 35mm f/1.4 AIS, 35-70mm /3.5 AIS, 50mm f/1.8 AIS, 50mm f/1.4 AIS, 50-135mm f/3.5 AIS, 55mm f/2.8 AIS Micro, 85mm f/1.4 AIS ,135mm f/2 AIS, 80-200 f/4 AIS, 105mm f/1.8 AIS, 105mm 2.8 AIS Micro, 180mm f/2.8 AIS, 200mm f/2 AIS, 200mm f/4 Micro AIS, 300mm f/2.8 AIS, 400mm f/2.8 ED IF AIS, 500mm f/8 Reflex, 600mm f/4 ED-IF AIS

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    Re: This Is Where All of the Cool Turtles Hang Out...........

    It's great that you're continuing on with film. I used to shoot Ektachrome and B&W, both in 35mm, 6cm x 6cm, and 4in x 5in. There was something really magic about a 4x5 transparency, especially if you had a projector suitable for that size media!

    Unfortunately for me, almost all of those negatives and transparencies were lost in a move or thrown away.

    WM
    I drive an old car so that I can buy more photo gear.





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