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    I hate 35mm

    I hate 35mm film!
    I have just counted and found that I have six cameras with part used film in them. I have no idea what is on these films. 36 exposures are far too many. I know I could buy 24 exposure films but that is still too many. I could take the film out of the camera and develop it when I have feel that I have taken enough pictures, but that is a waste.
    I have a Fuji GW690, 8 pictures per roll. Perfect! My RB67 gives me 10 pictures per roll, that's not too bad.
    But I love my 35mm cameras. Nikon F x 3, Nikkormat, Contax II, Konica Auto S2 and Zorki C. I don't know what to do.

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    The best thing you can do to end your anguish is to remove the root cause. So send me your 35mm cameras and your pain will end, guaranteed.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    roll yer own

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    Roll your own film, I used to put 6 shots in my Leica, you do waste a bit of film, I then ended up going to large format, problem solved for me. But I would def roll your own.

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    You can buy inexpensive film such as Freestyle's Premium series (hurry, they are discontinued but it still got some!) and just rewind when you feel you have enough. That's what I am doing for myself.
    Develop, stop, fix.... wait.... where's my film?

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    I've said in another forum that I perfer short rolls like in the RB67. Sometimes even 24 in 35mm is too much.

    Jeff

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    I have just obtained a Watson loader and will start loading my own film when my present stock has run out. I think 15 might be a good number. But I don't know, decisions, decisions. Maybe 12, or perhaps 11.
    I'm always intrigued when I read posts from people who are proud to tell how many pictures they can squeeze out of a standard 35mm cassette. Who cares!

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    By the way Ixdude, there is no way that you will get your hands on my little gems. Go get your own!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NormanV View Post
    I'm always intrigued when I read posts from people who are proud to tell how many pictures they can squeeze out of a standard 35mm cassette. Who cares!

    We all should. No demand leads to no production.

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    Use shorter rolls; either purchased, or load your own from 100ft rolls.
    Inquire at some of the large photo retailers,
    ask if your favorite film can be special ordered in 12 exp rolls.

    B&H Kodak 400 12 exp
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._Gold_Max.html

    Adorama Fuji 100 12 exp
    http://www.adorama.com/FJCNSP12.html
    Last edited by Marc B.; 03-26-2011 at 11:39 AM. Click to view previous post history.

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