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    Mission Impossible..aaarrrrgggghhhh!!!

    So,there are raindrops on the cactus. I thought I would get a few macro shots. Picked up the Canon T50, inserted fresh batteries and the film won't auto load. Press on the shutter release and the damn thing just beeps at me. WTH. The T70 and I just don't get along. It tells me there is film loaded and I can get 40 shots before I realize something is amiss...ready to throw it in the nearest lake or river if only there was one. So I pick up my Pentax Super load some B&W film and the camera may or may not take a shot horizontaly. I did manage to take a vertical shot (after twelve frrames of whatever) after holding the shutter release for about ten seconds and the beeeping and the flashing viewfinder and shake and more aggravation and it too is destined for the trash bin. I $%#*'ing give up. I was hoping to feel better after writing this but I don't. C'est la Vie

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    Haul out your FTb or MX. You'll be happy again.
    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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    If only cameras were designed by photographers instead of marketing people.

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    I do have a FTb, but it is in need of a CLA. Not worth it. Time to hit the sheets and waste another day. If only I could see GB play tday. Oh Oh I can see GB today in KC. Life is good again.

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    35mm SLRs are so inexpensive these days. Anyone shooting a lot of 35mm should have a box of SLRs to choose from

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    There is nothing like the reliability of the simple pinhole camera I built...

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    Go shoot LF for a few days, it'll make you feel much better about 35mm

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    Ditch the T70. If you must, angle for a T90. It doesn't stuff up.
    Or get back to basics. Get a hulking Pentax 67, and learn to digitally insert film, thread it, roll it, close the back (remembering to remove fingers first!), wind, wind, wind, wind, press the shutter, wind again... So basic and beautiful. Even my much-loved EOS1N is looking decidedly risky now that I've fallen head over heels with a darling of the 1980s...
    .::Gary Rowan Higgins

    A comfort zone is a wonderful place. But nothing ever grows there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poisson Du Jour View Post
    Ditch the T70. If you must, angle for a T90. It doesn't stuff up.
    Or get back to basics. Get a hulking Pentax 67, and learn to digitally insert film, thread it, roll it, close the back (remembering to remove fingers first!), wind, wind, wind, wind, press the shutter, wind again... So basic and beautiful. Even my much-loved EOS1N is looking decidedly risky now that I've fallen head over heels with a darling of the 1980s...
    How exactly does one "digitally insert film"? Just curious
    And the sign said, "long haired freaky people need not apply"

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    Just a guess but I imagine with one's digits

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