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    I get the classic question, "Do they still make film for that". I always think to myself, no I'm just pretending to shoot, there is no film in the camera.
    Everytime I find a film or paper that I like, they discontinue it. - Paul Strand - Aperture monograph on Strand

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    My upscale point and shoot Fuji most people ignore me, unless they mistake it for a DSLR for a second. I bring my Spottie out and everyone smiles and shakes their heads, but they don't ignore me. They ask questions and assume I'm either a photographer by profession or a serious student. In fact I've gotten a lot more respect out of people using my SLR's than I ever did using my P&S. They may not get why I'm still shooting film, but at least they take me seriously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexmacphee View Post
    I think these cameras tap into pleasant memories and nostalgia. Whether a D70 or an EOS 1Ds will ever have the same associations, I'm not so sure.
    My mother in law is old enough to remember when cameras like the Yashica were new. Now that you mention it, I think some of her reaction might have been tied to that.

    I also think you guys are right. The waist level finder has a lot to do with it. You're not staring the other person down when you take their picture. People don't like the feeling of being stared at. Right?

    munz6869,

    I had a hell of a time trying to photograph the dog with the Yashica! It's a little chihuahua. The thing virtually never stands still! By the time you even get the camera pointed at the dog, she's already zipped half way across the yard!... Let alone taking a reading, setting your aperture and shutter then focusing! Yeah, I know. Zone focus. But, damn! I have a hard enough time photographing that little, brown streak with my 35mm!

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    The only way I can photograph my rat terrier is to either catch him asleep, good luck, or use my Nikon F3 and get a motor drive for it. I've thought of an 8X10 portrait of him, but that's going to mean some kind of food treat to draw his attention for an instant. Kind of a carrot and stick approach.
    Everytime I find a film or paper that I like, they discontinue it. - Paul Strand - Aperture monograph on Strand

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkroom317 View Post
    Same response here but with a Rolleicord
    Another one here with similar responses to a Rolleicord.


    Steve.
    "People who say things won't work are a dime a dozen. People who figure out how to make things work are worth a fortune" - Dave Rat.

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    I have the same respond with my Rolleiflex.

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    I shoot with a number of old cameras, both 35mm and 120, folders, tlrs and a couple of fixed lens voightlanders, and I always get a great result with any of them, people seem to enjoy being photographed with them and almost always want to talk about them,yet when I used my "Modern" cameras such as my bronica etrs and pentax slrs people were almost always reluctant to be photographed with them, These days I always use the classics as the results of happy and relaxed subjects make better pictures,Richard

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curt View Post
    I get the classic question, "Do they still make film for that". I always think to myself, no I'm just pretending to shoot, there is no film in the camera.
    I had that question when I went into a camera shop !!!! I only wanted to look at their 12x10 camera with TP shutter and Cooke portrait lens.

    Admittedly the shop was on Samos, and was also a thriving portrait studio & social/commercial photography business.

    Ian

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
    Another one here with similar responses to a Rolleicord.


    Steve.
    Me too! It's really nice I think.

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    "Ach! Die gibt's noch?!"
    Last week. An elderly gentleman.

    I once was out and about with a brand new model, and got compliments for the "nice old camera" i had.
    That was before the Digiwave, though.

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