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". :-)
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.