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    I was bitten by Film Bug about 9 months ago, trying to recover ever since. On a good days, I will just surf some website with regards to film photography, on a bad days, I would go out buy roll film and bulk loader. Recently, like to famous Godfather Mafia quote " Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back again". Now we are talking about buying a enlarger... I not sure where I will ended up..Just out of curiosity, Any one caught this Bug before?...any cure for this?

    BTW I'm no spring chicken...I start out with film in the early 90's..
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    Quote Originally Posted by helmet0004 View Post
    I was bitten by Film Bug about 9 months ago, trying to recover ever since. On a good days, I will just surf some website with regards to film photography, on a bad days, I would go out and buy roll film and bulk loader. Recently, like to famous Godfather Mafia quote " Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back again". Now we are talking about buying a enlarger... I not sure where I will ended up..Just out of curiosity, Any one caught this Bug before?...any cure for this?

    BTW I'm no spring chicken...I start out with film in the early 90's..
    Malaria, dengue fever, zika and now Film Fever!
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    Quote Originally Posted by helmet0004 View Post
    BTW I'm no spring chicken...I start out with film in the early 90's..
    BTW, everyone who started out photography in the early 90's used film..
    It is the camera, not the photographer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by helmet0004 View Post
    I was bitten by Film Bug about 9 months ago, trying to recover ever since. On a good days, I will just surf some website with regards to film photography, on a bad days, I would go out and buy roll film and bulk loader. Recently, like to famous Godfather Mafia quote " Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back again". Now we are talking about buying a enlarger... I not sure where I will ended up..Just out of curiosity, Any one caught this Bug before?...any cure for this? BTW I'm no spring chicken...I start out with film in the early 90's..
    Yes the cure is looking at the receipts of what you have spent on film.

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    Eye level viewfinder of a F2...simple triangle of fstop, speed, film speed...and the clankiness of it all. There is nothing digital anything like it.

    Plenty of room for medium.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adamadam View Post
    BTW, everyone who started out photography in the early 90's used film..
    Lol, you are right, this fever is making me delirious..

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    Quote Originally Posted by G-man View Post
    Yes the cure is looking at the receipts of what you have spent on film.
    You are most probably right..my brain keep on telling me that..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Malaria, dengue fever, zika and now Film Fever!
    yes, all no cure..only symptomatic treatment only.Ha ha

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    You are too late to the party.


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    Got myself the camera model that my father got himself when I was born so that he could take pictures of me. The camera is now well above 40 years old. Just a nostalgic moment, might shoot a roll or two with it for fun. Mobile phone app 'Light Meter' helps to ease the guessing for exposure settings
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    to each his own...

    film photography is not for everyone, only for those who understand...

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    Quote Originally Posted by oceanpriest View Post
    to each his own... film photography is not for everyone, only for those who understand...
    definitely agree to this statement. Those who don't just don't understand

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    I personally feel that most of us who have shot with film either love it or hate it after moving to digital. My first camera was a Nikon FM2 and 55mm Micro Nikkor bought back in 1993 which is still going strong today. I learnt on that camera the fundamentals of photography. When I made the switch to digital proper with the Canon EOS 350D, I never looked back. Do I miss shooting on film? Honestly, no. Do I miss the times spent in the darkroom messing about to get good prints? Not at all. I'll still say, film had a big part in my learning journey though. It made me understand light, shadow, tone, contrast, etc. But that's where it ends. I don't romanticise about what's clearly the past. I see it as part of my learning journey. So yes, to each his own. Some reminisce. Some don't. No right or wrong. For me, clearly it's the latter.
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    some prefer clean, non distorted digital sound with solid state.
    some prefer noisy, warm, big soundstage vinyl sound with vacuum tube.
    but both side will agree that good recording and good mastering is what make listening to the music is enjoyable...

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    Quote Originally Posted by G-man View Post
    I personally feel that most of us who have shot with film either love it or hate it after moving to digital. My first camera was a Nikon FM2 and 55mm Micro Nikkor bought back in 1993 which is still going strong today. I learnt on that camera the fundamentals of photography. When I made the switch to digital proper with the Canon EOS 350D, I never looked back. Do I miss shooting on film? Honestly, no. Do I miss the times spent in the darkroom messing about to get good prints? Not at all. I'll still say, film had a big part in my learning journey though. It made me understand light, shadow, tone, contrast, etc. But that's where it ends. I don't romanticise about what's clearly the past. I see it as part of my learning journey. So yes, to each his own. Some reminisce. Some don't. No right or wrong. For me, clearly it's the latter.

    I used to shoot slides. It was expensive not counting the film cost alone as I bracketed my exposures. one third of 36 exposures would go to waste. And there were the costs for processing, mounting frames and slide sleeves. For Kodakchrome the films had to be transported down to Melbourne for processing and it took 5 days if you're in Sydney. Another processing center in Southern Atmosphere would be in Tokyo.

    I never understand film photography just like I never understand daguerreotype process, collodion process, dye transfer etc. if anyone wants to test me about the history of film processing.
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    Started with film when my dad gave me his Rolleicord TLR and only left film in 2010. It's inevitable
    if one want to progress with the technology.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    You are too late to the party.


    I left many years ago and glad I did, never look back again ever since.
    I actually went to the party..it a bit too crowded

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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    Got myself the camera model that my father got himself when I was born so that he could take pictures of me. The camera is now well above 40 years old. Just a nostalgic moment, might shoot a roll or two with it for fun. Mobile phone app 'Light Meter' helps to ease the guessing for exposure settings
    It think mostly got to do with the nostalgic moment..I miss the day I took bus to PSS old club house at Geylang areas. Uncle Neo (God bless his soul)always reserved good lens for me..lol

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