lol....oh yeah!! I was looking at eBay...I always forget about ffordes. Excellent...I will remember that for when I get round to buying some extra backs.
Originally Posted by benjiboy
These replies are al very interesting. As for my photographer when I got married - no, it was all MF. I actually got the negatives recently because the franchise he worked for went bust. I now have 250 MF negs of Kodak Portra 160 or similar, I think it is. So there was no 35mm going on with him. As someone said above, maybe he had backs that loaded more film into them.
I worked weddings for 28 yrs w/2 bodies and 3 A12 backs. There is almost always time to reload and if not everybody understands when you have to stop to do so. The trick is to reload a back whenever the time allows, don't wait for all the backs to be reloaded at once if you can.
Many e bay sellers are just after a fast buck, you're much better buying from a reputable retailer who give a warranty and I recommend Ffords I've bought several items from them recently, and they have all been excellent.
Originally Posted by ted_smith
Most of my weddings were shot with a single C330. I carried 35mm equipment for emergency backup, but never had to use it.
I used to mix 220 and 120.
Every once in a while I'd have to waste a shot or two (e.g. to ensure a fresh roll for the newlyweds' walk down the aisle) but generally it was enough to understand the timing of things and working within that.
You get quite good at unloading/loading film :).