Johnny Appleseed

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  1. semi-ambivalent

    semi-ambivalent Subscriber

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    Probably two months ago I was in my usual liquor store. I had a camera with me and the man ringing up the sale mentioned he had a Nikkormat FTn but hasn't used it in ages, preferring to use his phone. Didn't even think you could get film for it anymore. So when I left I went to the car, grabbed a roll of Tri-X, went back in and put it in his hand. I told him if he shot it I would process it, make a contact sheet and print him an 8x10 or some 5x7s, free of charge. Just so he could work that Nikon again.

    Tonight I was back there (because, you know, I needed my medicine), and he told me he had the film on the dresser and was going to load it tonight because he is going to San Francisco for a week and was going to 'try and take some black and white pictures'. He was really excited about the prospect; it was great. I felt like some kind of latter-day Johnny Appleseed.

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  2. Alan Gales

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    Good job. That's how you do it. Plant one seed at a time.

    I'm always surprised at how many people think that you can no longer buy film. When I explain to them that not only can you get your film developed but also get it scanned to a disc they are amazed!

    By getting film scanned they can put their photos on their computers and still have a physical negative as a back up. Negatives sure beat a second hard drive that still could get erased.
     
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    That was very nice of you!
     
  4. Jeff Kubach

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    That was great! More of us should do this more often.

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    That was really nice! It will come back around..
     
  6. ROL

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    Or perhaps more appropriately, a Johnny Applejack.
     
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    Good show. Just last week I had somebody ask me in amazement, "You can still get film?" I think he still has film cameras tucked away, so I'll try and sow another seed when I see him tomorrow.
     
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    My niece asked me last week if I could get film for a camera I was using, I said yes and then pointing to her iPad I said can you get batteries for that and she said no.
     
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    s-a
    thanks for posting this :smile:
     
  10. Dali

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    A very kind initiative. Lucky you had some spare film with you.

    Say hello to the doctor when you renew your prescription!