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Any SLR users?
« on: September 24, 2012, 05:23:02 PM »
Just bought 2 SLR Cameras and is wanting to dabble back into film. Still so much to learn and is thinking about taking classes and also learn about darkroom processing.

Any A/MD/MC mount users? Looking for some lens recommendations. Current SLR bodies are X-700 and 600si.
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Re: Any SLR users?
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2012, 06:00:09 PM »
I think develop in shop better?

I would concentrate on taking pics than worry bout anything else if you going back to film.

SLR MUCH easier to use, no fancy gimmicks.

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« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2012, 06:02:07 PM »
Well, Darkroom is analogue photoshop  :Laughing_on_floor:

Would be fun to try
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Re: Any SLR users?
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2012, 08:03:14 PM »

I own a D7000 for a while now but hardly use it. Too big. Anyway, I just use it to point-n-shoot. Thank God for Program Mode...

Back in school, I did have fun doing B/W processing in the school lab. It's fun but stinks.

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Re: Any SLR users?
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2012, 08:28:25 PM »
Paging Scott....

Offline Scott C.

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Re: Any SLR users?
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2012, 11:05:19 PM »
I only have one SLR which is Nikon Fm2n... i don't like SLR a lot now because of the mirror flapping and can't go slow shutterspeed.. for me, i got blur image when it's lower then 1/60.... i prefer PnS now or rangefinder ;)

when you buy any old SLR, it's always good to make sure the lenses are easy to get too... otherwise, you might end up limiting yourself by  using only one or 2 lenses...


can't help much, i'm not familiar with x700 and 600si :(

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« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2012, 06:45:49 PM »
Reminds me of developing my own B & W photographs in school in 1960 from shots taken with a Brownie Camera. I still have the B & W photographs with me. It was a great thrill when colour films were introduced. SLRs are great , and shall certainly try one of those mirror-less cameras. My 2 cents' worth.

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« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2012, 01:09:48 AM »
yeah B&W prints can easily last for 100 years or more unlike colour prints and I have been told that modern digital prints are the worse.

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« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2012, 10:29:04 AM »
I used a Yashica (forgot which model) given to me by my older bro when i was in highschool.
Happy days indeed, and then got broke developing film. Stopped when i went to college.

Damn the older SLR s are damn sexy!
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Re: Any SLR users?
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2012, 06:26:05 PM »
just got this back from service. looking forward to finishing my first roll

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Re: Any SLR users?
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2012, 10:57:37 PM »
Thats a a hellavua beast!

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Re: Any SLR users?
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2012, 08:48:21 PM »
i m looking at 2 entry model. the canon eos 1100d and the nikon d3100. what is your advice on the pros and cons? thanks.

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« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2012, 08:52:34 PM »
Those are DSLR, not SLR.

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« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2012, 08:59:19 PM »
ooops, a thousand apologies

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« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2012, 12:46:04 PM »
The truth is film is still better than digital in many ways. But then, things change. Everyone want convenience and fast.
Looking back, I have best memories back in darkroom days. I'm still keeping most of those darkroom equipment except the 5 units enlarger.
My advice, never to late to go for what we have miss.  :Cheers:

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« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2012, 07:08:43 PM »
Just finished my first roll and waiting for the result of the 2nd roll.

Very satisfying I must say. Makes me think before shooting unlike going digital and click indiscriminately.

The MF x700 is way more fun than the AF 600si
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Re: Any SLR users?
« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2012, 01:33:43 PM »
Anyone knows whr can repair Nikon lense?

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« Reply #17 on: November 11, 2012, 02:34:23 PM »
Anyone knows whr can repair Nikon lense?

if you're in klang valley, just send it to nikon service centre at wisma pkns, pj

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« Reply #18 on: November 11, 2012, 02:39:17 PM »
Anyone knows whr can repair Nikon lense?

if you're in klang valley, just send it to nikon service centre at wisma pkns, pj

Ya in KV. Is it very expensive to repair?

I am having problem with slow focusing, sometimes the auto focus can feel not smooth and takes time..

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« Reply #19 on: November 12, 2012, 08:10:56 AM »
Anyone knows whr can repair Nikon lense?

if you're in klang valley, just send it to nikon service centre at wisma pkns, pj

Ya in KV. Is it very expensive to repair?

I am having problem with slow focusing, sometimes the auto focus can feel not smooth and takes time..

You'll have to put a deposit of RM20, they will check and give you the quotation. If you agree with the charges quoted, then only they will proceed with the repair and total amount after repair will be less out the RM20 deposit you've placed earlier. If you are not agree with the charges quoted, you can take back your lens and that RM20 deposit will be burned.

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Re: Any SLR users?
« Reply #20 on: November 12, 2012, 08:34:16 AM »
Anyone knows whr can repair Nikon lense?

if you're in klang valley, just send it to nikon service centre at wisma pkns, pj

Ya in KV. Is it very expensive to repair?

I am having problem with slow focusing, sometimes the auto focus can feel not smooth and takes time..

You'll have to put a deposit of RM20, they will check and give you the quotation. If you agree with the charges quoted, then only they will proceed with the repair and total amount after repair will be less out the RM20 deposit you've placed earlier. If you are not agree with the charges quoted, you can take back your lens and that RM20 deposit will be burned.

Hi.. that is fair enough got the RM20 deposit. Thank you so much... will go to Nikon SC at PJ State before end of this year.

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Re: Any SLR users?
« Reply #21 on: November 22, 2012, 02:59:19 PM »
Just finished my first roll and waiting for the result of the 2nd roll.

Very satisfying I must say. Makes me think before shooting unlike going digital and click indiscriminately.

The MF x700 is way more fun than the AF 600si

Yes, with film SLR cameras, one will have to be on their toes. It is the thinking of all possible angles and functions like f-stop, EV, lightting , focusing - spot ot metered, picture composition, angle of pic etc before you decided to press the shutter.
It is take the picture "Right the First time", IMO.
Nowadays, with a DSLR, one can just take multiple shots and later chhose the best picture. For me there is no thrill in getting the right picture the first time. (Of course, with a DSLR there are other advantages, like convenience, no need to buy extra roll of film etc).

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« Reply #22 on: November 30, 2012, 11:12:36 PM »
I recommend you to buy fuji x pro 1. It has the same taking shot feel as those days conventional film and look like Leica and can fit Leica lens too.  :Dancing_banana:

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« Reply #23 on: November 21, 2013, 02:49:37 PM »


My FM2 has been with me for most part of my Uni days. I do pick it up once in a while, whenever I get a chance to get my hands on any roll of films still in existence out there.

I just like playing with things that has knobs....  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Any SLR users?
« Reply #24 on: November 21, 2013, 05:59:21 PM »


My FM2 has been with me for most part of my Uni days. I do pick it up once in a while, whenever I get a chance to get my hands on any roll of films still in existence out there.

I just like playing with things that has knobs....  ;D ;D ;D

u must be a fast shooter using batt grip there  :o rarely seen ppl using vertical shutter like you nowaday, cool  :thumbsup:

lens is not old enough to pair, hehe. btw wats your favor film there ? :)