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    Brought a tear to my eye....

    I was in Nashville today to shoot some street photography, and swung by Drury's to pick up some 120 film. I stood behind 3 girls, non of which could have been older than 22 at the counter. All 3 had stacks of boxes of Ilford Paper. 11x14, 8x10, 5x7, in WarmTone and regular. Along with bricks of 35mm Ilford film.

    They let me go in front of them since I only had 6 rolls of Ilford to pay for. While outside I struck up a conversation about what format they were shooting, and printing in general.

    I told them I was there shooting 120 today. One said she wasn't wild about 120. I kind of cocked my head, and asked why. It was just because she had been shooting with a holga. I told them to come around behind my ride. I whipped it out.

    I mean, I whipped out my RB67 with my 180 on it, along with the suitcase that came with it, with other lenses, filters, prism finders, etc....

    I popped open the Waist Level View Finder, and threw the strap around one of the girls neck. I thought she was going to pee her pants.. while looking at the images she was viewing.

    It was just cool seeing the girls buying all this paper and film. One girls order was 300.00 and change.

    There is life after digital
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    Go to the light......

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    Brought a tear to my eye....

    A good sign for sure!
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    I also find the holga hype so appalling. So many nice cameras around, why pick the platic ones ?

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    I think so long as you're really into photography as an artform, you will eventually be led into film, so long as you discover it.
    I am 22 myself and started only a few years back, after using digital gear. I use the rb67 too. Amazing "little" thing.
    Nicholai Nissen
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    I always love letting people view through a wlf even if it is merely 6x6 which is what I'm mostly using when the possibility of talking shop occurs.

    The RZ really does it hehe.
    It's like IMAX.

    Post some of your recent stuff Pfiltz.
    Always dig on your street shots

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    Quote Originally Posted by AOCo View Post
    I also find the holga hype so appalling. So many nice cameras around, why pick the platic ones ?
    At least she is starting off right with film!
    "If it can be written or thought, it can be filmed." - Stanley Kubrick

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    Great story! 300 usd is quite an order. Maybe they study art?

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    I brought my Toyo 45AX into work to photograph the view out the window. Not that the weather cooperated once I did that, though.

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    But, oh, were my coworkers bugeyed over the camera! So I explained things like film and why view cameras are still used.

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    Brought a tear to my eye....

    Quote Originally Posted by AOCo View Post
    I also find the holga hype so appalling. So many nice cameras around, why pick the platic ones ?
    I doubt she would be spending $300 on film if the holga didn't exist... Be thankful the holga is keeping film companies afloat.


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    what's wrong with holga - it's her photograph, let them use holgas if that's what they're interested in. not everyone wants a race camera like an rb67, even if they are cool!

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