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35mm Photography in 2016 (4 replies and 4 comments)

BenjaminD. Sharples
3 months ago
BenjaminD. Sharples 3 months ago

Recently I picked myself up a Pentax K1000 on Ebay for dirt cheap and over the past few months I've learned way more than I ever would about photography if I bought a Sony A7s or 5D. Who here also shoots 35mm and uses it as their main photography choice? I'd love to hear the blog's opinion on the format.

Personally I think its a must for any person interested into a career of cinematography or photography. I'm so excited about the images I create for the first time thanks to 35mm.

rlandry1
3 months ago
rlandry1 3 months ago

Do you dark room develop? or are you getting them processed for you? Just curious. I was super into shooting with my crappy 35mm I bought from my professor for $50 a few months back, but have never developed any of my negatives. I've been writing a buch though, so, can't do it all I guess.

BenjaminD. Sharples
2 months ago

I've been shooting all types of film but I'm probably going to stick with Tri-X 400 for a awhile. And I ship my film to the darkroom.com (costs like 10 bucks a roll but they email you good quality scans within days, so I mainly upload to instagram and flickr.)

BenjaminD. Sharples
2 months ago
rlandry1
2 months ago
rlandry1 2 months ago

Cool photos! Thanks for sharing!

MatthewEspenshade
2 months ago
MatthewEspenshade 2 months ago

I started shooting more than ten years ago, so, I started with 35mm, hand processed B&W and I never really made a conversion to digital. I use a Sony A7s for my day job and that's the only digital camera that I use.

My personal arsenal includes a lot of 35mm cameras as well as two medium format and one 4x5 cameras.

I agree, I think that cutting one's teeth with the film medium is a great way to learn. For one thing, you can buy a 35mm and a medium format outfit for less money than one good DSLR body, but, I've also found that giving myself access to that kind of variety has improved my understanding of what's possible in both the digital and analog worlds.

BenjaminD. Sharples
2 months ago

Could you recommend a good and affordable medium format camera. I love the idea of a square frame like 120. Also is it worth it to pickup a rangefinder.

BenjaminD. Sharples
2 months ago

Someday i'll buy a Hasselblad Xpan (panoramic 35mm). Or maybe im just dreaming

JustinBalog
7 days ago
JustinBalog 7 days ago

Howdy!

BenjaminD.  by 35mm do you mean strictly film or 35m FOV?  Either way, I'm really hip to it.  I coordinate a project, that is part global visual survey coupled with creative exploration.  I call it #We35.  If you are interested in it, let me know.  Happy to point you in that direction.  We actually have a podcast about the idea. Feel free to check it out!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/conversations-from-photo-frontier/id1191379613?mt=2»

Keep on #ExploringTheFrontier

Justin 

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