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Hi, New to film A few tips please.

Fovea

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Fovea Gold Member Nikonian since 26th Sep 2002
Tue 12-Jun-12 09:08 AM

Derek,
Welcome to the world of film, and congratulations on your f4!

As for film, just buy any ISO 100 negative film you can easily find to start with, Kodak, Fuji - anything will do.

Go out and shoot, concentrate on exposure - now you don't have the convenience of chimping or histograms. Film is expensive, so set things up before pressing the shutter.
After finishing a roll of film make sure you rewind the film fully into the cassette before opening the back, if not light will destroy the unprocessed film.

Once you have finished the roll, drop it off at closest lab. Just get a set of 4x6 prints. If you have another lab close by, get them to print the images at the same sizes. It will take few dozen of rolls for you to find the lab you like.

As you get more comfortable using the camera and making exposures without digital tools, start experimenting with slides.

What I suggested was probably the most economical way of going forward, but if money and time are not objectives, you can start with whatever you want. What is really important is to start.....

Regards
Dinil


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