Back to analog

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by scirocco, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. scirocco

    scirocco Member

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    Hi All,
    Like several people here, I've been shooting digital for several years now and enjoying it, but getting the feeling that it's just to easy to blaze away and not think enough about what you're doing. So, I thought about getting back into film photography. Then whilst I was visiting my Mum, I mentioned that I'd been looking at some old cameras on E-bay. "You mean like this one", she said and got my Dad's old camera out of the cupboard. Its a Franka Rolfix from about 1953, shooting 6*6 or 6*9 on 120 film and still with the 6*6 mask. I remember when we used to go on holiday with it taking one or at most two rolls of film. You clearly had to think a bit more about what was worth picturing. I was amazed to still see it as my Mum is a bit of a thrower-out of old stuff, but it clearly had some sentimental value. However, she let me have it as I was promising to actually use it. It seems in good order apart from probably slow shutter speeds on the slower settings. So, I'm now busy buying film and eyeing up the bathroom for a darkroom conversion :smile:. It looks like everything I need can be bought from somewhere so I can't wait to get started.

    Phil
     
  2. Chazzy

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    Welcome to APUG, Phil, and good luck on setting up your darkroom.
     
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    Welcome aboard

    Analog is a whole different animal. I have both, but only use the dark side for recording. Love my Darkroom!! In it almost everyday. When I'm not, I can get cranky. Don
     
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    Welcome back to the right side.:smile:
     
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    Hello Phil and welcome to APUG.

    Jeff
     
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    Have fun!
     
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    Great story, welcome to film and APUG. Are you planning to get it serviced before using?
     
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    Hi Phil

    Welcome back to film. Like most people on this site I have a love affair with film. I've been in the photo business for the past 30 years. Over the course of the past 10 years when everyone was switching from analog to digital, and literally throwing out the old gear. I was able to put together a darkroom that would be the envy of any photolab, for pennies on the dollars. At this time I do have some excess equipment I'd like to sell at a reasonable price, would you be interested. I'm located in Canada.

    Marc
     
  9. scirocco

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    No I figured just to put roll or two of film through it first to see if there are any obvious problems. The focus is smooth, the iris similar and the shutter at least seems ok on higher speeds.