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Finding film

Discussion in 'Film Forum' started by BourbonCowboy, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. It ain't easy...especially when you live in the middle of nowhere.

    So I just ordered a small batch from Freestyle. Three rolls of Velvia 50 and three rolls of BW400CN (36 exposures each), to be exact. I won't be able to develop these around here, so I'll probably send them to NCPS - unless someone has a better suggestion.

    One more thing...

    Where, besides Freestyle, can you find some of that fantabulous Arista 100 color film that Bill (chubasco) used in his "Got Grain" thread. I gotta get some of that!
     
  2. Chris101

    Chris101

    Feb 2, 2005
    Arizona
    I buy stuff from Freestyle that I can't get locally too Mark. Recently there was a thread at Range Finder Forum where it appeared that the main reason that film shooters used B&W film was how easy it was to get it developed.
     
  3. Hovmod

    Hovmod

    Aug 11, 2008
    Norway
    I just bought some C-41, and plan to get started on developing colour film in addition to the b&w in the kitchen.
    That would be my suggestion.
     
  4. Yeah, I've got a special place in my heart for B&W. If I hadn't stupidly sold all my stuff, I'd just buy in bulk and roll my own in a changing bag. Funny thing, I swore I'd never go back to film after I made the switch. Guess I was wrong.

    I'm sure I'll send these rolls of Kodak to Walmart - this time. But there's no way I'll trust em with the Velvia.
     
  5. Chris101

    Chris101

    Feb 2, 2005
    Arizona
    Heh. I thought the same thing when I 'went digital'. :Unsure::Wink::Crunk:
     
  6. Julien

    Julien

    Jul 28, 2006
    Paris, France
    See Mark, you're slowly going 100% 'FX' :biggrin:
     
  7. AllThumz

    AllThumz

    803
    Feb 24, 2009
    Albany, Oregon
    I'm a little slow at times, but I finally came to the conclusion that the more digital I shoot, the more I appreciate film. There's something about it that digital has not been able to duplicate. Funny thing is that I'll shoot the same subjects with both film and digital, and the slides nearly always look "richer."

    Fortunately, there is still a box in the garage that contains a bulk loader, changing bag, cassettes, measuring containers, etc. I guess it's time for some B&W!

    Regards,
    John (starting to get stuck in the past, and liking it!)
     
  8. mhcfires

    mhcfires

    Aug 23, 2007
    El Cajon, CA
    Don't worry about the Velvia. Walmart doesn't do that stuff. When I took in a few rolls they sent them on to Fuji for processing. (I think that is where they ended up.) I was quite pleased with the results and the price. I still have about ten or so rolls of Velvia in the freezer, but it is 120. I haven't shot much 35mm transparency film. Also, I recently found my old bulk loader in the garage. It was hidden in a box. I may get a roll of Arista from Freestyle and roll my own. As far as I know, Arista is handled only by Freestyle. They do have great service.
     
  9. DangerKilo

    DangerKilo

    May 14, 2009
    Georgia
    the reason film looks better, is that it is. Even the best digital camera cannot dupicate the quality of good film. Digital is fun, but film is art to me. i wish that film would make a comeback and proliferate again, but alas digital seems to be strangling the film market. No one wants to develop film. they want to shoot now, and have it on myspace/facebook 30seconds later.

    film is amazing stuff. the more you shoot it, the less digital you will use.

    Daniel
     
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