Burned some film this morning

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Felt a need to go back to my "roots", as it were, and shoot some full manual film. Grabbed up a cam and a couple of lenses, slipped a couple of rolls out of the fridge, and headed out to do some "old school" shootin'. I won't be doing THAT again any time soon. :lol:

I was surprised how digitized I have become in two short years after MANY years of manual film gear. The bright viewfinder was a treat and the precise manual focusing was a pleasure but I missed the ability to do -- well, everything else. My fingers kept searching for buttons and dials that didn't exist, not to mention needing a higher ISO when the clouds rolled in. I got so depressed by the whole affair I stopped off on the way home and bought a Toyota.

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Gee, having never shot a film camera I can't feel your pain (or joy). Dial in that ISO, quick check on exposure, and all the other little finger exercises. I don't even know how to put film in a camera. Nevertheless there are folks here that know what you are talking about. Really got a new car, huh?
 
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Larry Gleason said:
Gee, having never shot a film camera I can't feel your pain (or joy). Dial in that ISO, quick check on exposure, and all the other little finger exercises. I don't even know how to put film in a camera. Nevertheless there are folks here that know what you are talking about. Really got a new car, huh?
Yeah. The car (truck, actually -- 4Runner) was a planned event but the story sounded better the other way. A little literary license, maybe? The wife has been tooling around in a car the last few years but wanted to get another SUV this go 'round. Works better for me, too -- I can haul more camera gear. :wink:

I quit shooting several years ago because I got tired of hauling all that stuff around. Well, that and the film and processing costs were eating me alive. I bought a small digital a couple of years ago and now I'm right back to hauling all that stuff around, except it's all new stuff. Oh, well.

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F15Todd said:
Boy, that's one hell of a compulsive buy. I'm going to make sure I don't pull out my F5 anytime soon. :shock:
I pulled out an old Canon F1n and came home with a 4Runner. Pull out that F5 and you might end up with a Hummer. :lol:

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Yep, your other story sounded better. I haul a bunch of weight around when on a shoot. Doing it with a 15 year old (this month) station wagon. I go- D2x, SW don't break, D2X, SW don't break, D2X... you get the idea of my chant coupled with 12 candles, 7 dancing girls (not sure if V word is applicable), and 2 wine bottles a spinning (reason why I didn't know the latter). the chant usually works so I don't see myself walking around with a D2X. Gotta ride with the pride!!!
 
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Larry Gleason said:
Yep, your other story sounded better. I haul a bunch of weight around when on a shoot. Doing it with a 15 year old (this month) station wagon. I go- D2x, SW don't break, D2X, SW don't break, D2X... you get the idea of my chant coupled with 12 candles, 7 dancing girls (not sure if V word is applicable), and 2 wine bottles a spinning (reason why I didn't know the latter). the chant usually works so I don't see myself walking around with a D2X. Gotta ride with the pride!!!
ROFL

I certainly understand what you mean. I bought a new Jeep Cherokee in '88 and enjoyed the little truck so much I didn't sell or trade it over the years. I'll load it up sometimes on the weekend to go on a shoot or to play a little golf or whatever and I always wonder if it's going to crank when I'm on the backside of nowhere. Adds a little spice to the trip. Problem is there's only two of us here with the kid off at school and there's now 4 vehicles parked outside -- and the dog can't drive

You know -- this new 4Runner just might be a retaliatory strike by SWMBO due to all these boxes from B&H showing up around here with my name on them. The fems of the species are like that sometimes. hehheh

Phil

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Impulsive Purchases

I fully understand. I have an old F4s and some lenses laying around. Somehow I convinced my wife to let me order a D2X. So just to make sure I wasn't going to throw any money away, I went to the car dealership and looked at a new Chevy Van for about $22,000 out the door. I drooled a little, walked around it, playing with the electric door features and other goodies. Then I drove home feeling I had actually saved $17,000. For what that thing cost, I can buy 12 of the Plymouth Voyagers that I am driving now. Funny how easy it is to save money. :) Really looking forward to hearing from the crew when the D2Xs come out.

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An old van in good shape would be nice to carry a new D2X. That will be my first look see if this wagon dies. Getting time to keep a careful watch for email notification from B&H that the 2Xs are in. Wish List is ready to go!
 
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This is without a doubt, the most insanely nutty thread yet on the Café. You guys should write for Johnny Carson (oops.... :oops: ).... :twisted:

Just plain hilarious.... :wink:

Frank
 
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