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  1. vpwphoto's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhmimac
    Is the market for C41 developing gone?

    For the consumer yes... for a cottage industry no. I was amused that my local grocery store had "cameras and film" on a card near the soda pop yesterday. I bet few of those disposable single use cameras are "developed" selling them between the pop and beer might be the best place.
  2. M.A.Longmore's Avatar
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    And, the gentleman wearing a suit and hat . . .
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    What treasures. I love the presence of the children in the last one.
  4. rhmimac's Avatar
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    I got the same story here. All of the old-old-old stuff, Nikon MF camera's and lenses, where traded off in order to leave a descent Nikon 90-ies AF system: F100, F90X(double, redundant!) and my first SLR F601, which never has let me down for 22years now.
    An F6 will be bought when these machines are worn out. It's my only hope for a machine with a new shutter...
    A Lubitel 166+ was bought from Lomo to have a "new" Medium format camera with warranty, where a 12 exposure roll leads to faster development. Although it's a chinese made plastic toy, a chinese copy of a russian copy(!) you can make rather nice photo's with it.

    My problem is now the ever needed C41 lab color development which I rely on for making color neg scans afterwards and printing d.g.t.l photobooks with Blurb.
    C41 minilabs seem to be on there last legs. Scratches, holes, strikes, pinholes,... on everyday basis I encounter these after developing at my local shop's Kodak lab.
    Is the market for C41 developing gone?
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    Delta 3200 Pro in FX-19 stock EI 100 11 minutes @ 20C based on http://www.digitaltruth.com/devchart...er=&mdc=Search.
    Or there are a bunch of options in the 400 EI range with more common developers. Should lessen the contrast too, which can be nice for a romantic photo. I'd hate to see what would happen with a digital image that badly overexposed.
  6. vpwphoto's Avatar
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    I am a bit of a luddite. Finding honor in manual focus no AE and film. Your headline says it. check out the Sony a7ii and a6000 silly good stuff. silly good. (I just shot an assignment on one).
  7. rhmimac's Avatar
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    4 stops over, yeah, tell us the result… :-)
  8. OptiKen's Avatar
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    If I get any image at all when I develop this roll, I can always reverse it and solarize the print and give it to them for Halloween.
    :-)
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    That's not the same Fat Man and Little Boy that I remember!
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    Sorry about the cat. I have two cats but only one kind... indoor. Short Hair Persians and Himalayans don't do well in the wild.

    My advice is to get film cameras that won't give you grief. Late 80s to early 90s Nikon FM2n. I surely love my Zorki 1 and still use it very occasionally, but if you want a classic image that you know will come home, get a well maintained Nikon with the prime lens of choice, in my case 35 2.0 or 105 2.5. Like a Timex, it just keeps on cl(t)ickin'. I know the meter will work as will the shutter. My time (I'm 58) is more valuable than the 'panache' of an old time lens. I went through the shoot old camera phase and they really look nice up on my shelves. But one or two too many blank rolls of film because the advance mechanism or one or two too many half frames because the shutter is out of sync.... no thanks. tim in san jose
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