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    Time-travel back to 1988...what were you using?--Color

    Just curious to see how much the last 25 years has changed the field of photography...

    Just for fun!

    Okay, back in 1988, what were you using for:
    (1) Top most-used camera?
    (2) Top most-used color film?
    (3) Top most-used paper?
    (4) B&W enlarger w/ color pack, dichro color enlarger, or somethine else? - Bonus points if you can you remember the model!


    If 1988's too specific, we can just say "the 1980s". :-)

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    For 1988 this:

    1) IIRC a 1959 nikon F
    2) Kodachrome 64
    3) Whatever the lab returned, or for BW, ilford/agfa/valca depending on offers
    4) by then I just moved across countries and I bought a cheap & unknow secondhand enlarger which was slightly wobbly, at that time most were slides.
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    I was 13 years old, shooting with the Olympus OM-G that my dad bought me for my 11th birthday. I had a 50mm f1.8 and a 28mm f2.8 lens, both Olympus Zuiko lenses. I had never used black and white film or done my own processing, that would have to wait till I took photography in high school a few years later. I shot Kodak's amateur color neg films. I think it was Kodacolor VR-G, usually in 100 speed. Got it processed by a local lab.

    I don't have the camera anymore. It was broken in a car accident when I was 16. Totaled my car, too. Replaced the camera with an Olympus OM-4T
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    That's 25 years back and I thought I was having problems with short term memory loss! The camera almost certainly a Nikon F or very similar but definitely a Nikon with prime lenses and possibly a Rollieflex 'T'. My enlarger was definitely a LPL7700 with a Nikkor lens for both formats (Still got it and only changed the bulb twice!) and the film would have been FP4/Tri X and for colour, Agfa slide. I didn't start C41 printing until about 1990.

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    In 1988 I was 24 and had only one camera. A Nikon FG.


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    I was using my Canon AE-1 that my dad gave me back in 1977 when I was 12.

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    In 1988 my wife and I sold our previous house and moved into our present one, I had 2 new Canon F1's, an A1 and a T90 and 2 mamiya C330F's, I sold the A1 recently and bought another new F1 body, I still have and use the same cameras. I used to shoot a lot of Agfa Portra 160 on those days and Agfa 50S and Ektachrome 64 slide film sadly all no longer with us.
    Last edited by benjiboy; 08-05-2013 at 06:13 AM. Click to view previous post history.
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    A Nikon F3 which I still have
    My "go to" film was Kodachrome
    Color prints were on whatever the lab used, but my preference was Kodak.
    No darkroom at the time.

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    Looking through the family archive I think my parents quit using B&W film around the mid '60s. I remember on holiday we used to give our 110 cartridges to this processing place on the high street that boasted a 30 minutes turnaround, so quick the prints were still tacky. Their machine was in the window and prints would pass by as they were drying on a conveyor - interesting to see all the family photos - then excitement would come as we spotted our own shots. Kodak, Fuji and the rest were too expensive so we always bought the shop brands of film.
    Steve.

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    1988? My Brothers Olympus 35mm Point and Shoot, or my Plastic Kodak Brownie that took 110 film

    The film? Back then it would have had to be Kodacolor Gold.

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