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    Quote Originally Posted by AReality
    yeah... sh!t happens sometimes...
    Luckily. I'm testing the old rangefinder...
    But still sad that I wasted $7.50 for film + processing.
    my case is wasted one roll of film on an old canon SLR cos the shutter faulty... didn't open.

    But I still like film

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    sh*t does happen, when you are shooting on film. there are many things u don't know until its too late. shutter fail, and you have no idea until the roll is processed. auto-rewind mechanism fail, film doesn't rewind completely...and you opened the back already. there's no 100% foolproof way to prevent accidents like that. just that be sure to invest in a good quality camera, renowned for its quality and reliability. develop a habit of sending it in for regular 'check-ups'..what else? ya, take as good care as possible.

    anyway, after a period of time, u sort of develop a 'bond' and 'sixth sense' with your camera. if something is wrong, u know straight away. agree?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AReality
    [COLOR=Blue]Bleah... What's worse that can happen?
    Oh, worse thing can happen. Many years ago, I went Europe, loaded the film correctly, mounted camera on tripod, used shutter string somemore, to capture that award winning dawn scenary shot, then let go of my hand for few seconds, suddenly strong wind came from nowhere, somehow blowed my camera and tripod, camera back open upon hitting the ground.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astin
    Oh, worse thing can happen. Many years ago, I went Europe, loaded the film correctly, mounted camera on tripod, used shutter string somemore, to capture that award winning dawn scenary shot, then let go of my hand for few seconds, suddenly strong wind came from nowhere, somehow blowed my camera and tripod, camera back open upon hitting the ground.....
    ouch. but if the camera is still working u can just load a new roll of film to capture the award winning shot again

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    That sounds a bit spooky ya?

    Maybe "someone" don't want their "portrait" taken...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astin
    Oh, worse thing can happen. Many years ago, I went Europe, loaded the film correctly, mounted camera on tripod, used shutter string somemore, to capture that award winning dawn scenary shot, then let go of my hand for few seconds, suddenly strong wind came from nowhere, somehow blowed my camera and tripod, camera back open upon hitting the ground.....
    Wah... ok.. agree.. that's worse...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AReality
    Wah... ok.. agree.. that's worse...
    Wait there is a part 2:
    I knew my Europe trip was very important, so I brought 2 cameras along. So the 1st one broken nevermind, I took out the 2nd one and continued my journey. Went to Venice took more award winning shoots (I think ) then took a night train back from Venice to Rome, I remembered I had put the camera inside my backpack, but when I arrived in Rome, guess what? The 2nd camera was stolen, never to be seen again.....

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    sua, sua, what to do?

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    Also kena this kinda thing before, just take it as an expensive lesson. Now when I load my camera, I *ensure* the rewind knob turns when I advance the film. Hopefully it is just improper loading, not some shutter problem yah?

    BTW, shot slides yet?

    Austin: I feel your pain!

    Alvin

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    Quote Originally Posted by alvin
    Also kena this kinda thing before, just take it as an expensive lesson. Now when I load my camera, I *ensure* the rewind knob turns when I advance the film. Hopefully it is just improper loading, not some shutter problem yah?

    BTW, shot slides yet?

    Austin: I feel your pain!

    Alvin
    Yah... Improper loading...
    The gear didn't grip properly...

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    Moral of the story is, award winning shots don't come easy?

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    btw u mentioned 7.50 for the film? What film, and how many cans?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alvin
    btw u mentioned 7.50 for the film? What film, and how many cans?

    Alvin
    $3.90 for 1 roll, bought just for testing the cam...
    $3.50 process...
    Kinda ex... but no pro shops ard my area... My area all the eat $ shops...

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    award winning master now play silver halide...

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    Oh ok. If it's 7.50 for a neg film... kinda excessive. And that shop still charge? Evil....

    Alvin

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    My bad experince with film make want to say to digital.
    I have done all the above and want to add.
    1) shoot alot of safety (extra frames on some subject) then a beautiful
    moment come along with me having no film to shoot.
    2) Buy too much film then they expire
    3) Asstance screw up loading the film
    4) Camera film transport faulty without you know.
    5) Film untested in local climate that don't give constant result.
    6) Need to burn a lot rolls of a type new of film to know how to use it
    properly, all film comapny will tell how great their film is but to turely know
    must test and record them down
    7) List go on

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astin
    Wait there is a part 2:
    I knew my Europe trip was very important, so I brought 2 cameras along. So the 1st one broken nevermind, I took out the 2nd one and continued my journey. Went to Venice took more award winning shoots (I think ) then took a night train back from Venice to Rome, I remembered I had put the camera inside my backpack, but when I arrived in Rome, guess what? The 2nd camera was stolen, never to be seen again.....
    ouch, what an expensive trip

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    hmm..normal af slr film camera can't screw up in terms of loading of film. they will show E if film is loaded incorrectly.

    on manual slr film cameras, it's extremely easy to screw up. things to watch out for, tension when winding the film, if it feels like there's little or no effort in winding the film, something is wrong. also, check the rewind knob and see if it turns when u wind the film forward.

    ~MooEy~
    Last edited by MooEy; 24th November 2004 at 11:00 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickmak
    Unless you still go out and shoot and realise that you forgot to put in your CF card! hehe...
    yups..ever happened to me once..
    went out fullly loaded, setup equipment...

    turn on camera.... no memory card..

    what the...
    “How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.” - Adolf Hitler

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    wat a world we live in...

    give me perfection or give me simplicity....

    please take me back to the time when photos were taken using a cardboard box with a pinhole in front....

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