Analog(film) SLR and films

#1 Feb 25th, 2016, 21:51
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Hi,
Is it worth buying an analog(film) SLR camera now?
Is there any place in Kolkata where I can get film rolls developed and scanned?
Any suggestion is welcome
Thanks in advance
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Would like to know your reason for buying an SLR now. I shoot some films even now but things are getting worse by the day.
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There is no specific reason, Just interested As you shoot in films still you must know the feeling Just a hobby.
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Originally Posted by popmud View Post There is no specific reason, Just interested As you shoot in films still you must know the feeling Just a hobby.
Actually this "feeling" part has always eluded me somehow . I started using SLR a long way back and then film was the only option. I converted to digital as late as in 2012 owing to the fact that shooting film in Kolkata ( read India ) became impracticable due to the issues we all know.

So unless you have an overwhelming reason to shoot film , just forget it. Buying and starting with an analog SLR , however tempting it may sound , is a way fraught with hurdles , hurdles which can easily be overcome by going digital. Yes , there are some film processing still alive in Kolkata but they don't take too kindly to hobbyists, mainly because they are stretched thin by the existing film shooters.

So long
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Originally Posted by popmud View Post There is no specific reason, Just interested As you shoot in films still you must know the feeling Just a hobby.
For every roll of film you process, you will be giving up lots of phuchkas, rosogullas, paans and jhaal muris
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Thanks for your suggestions @ iamsomnath. Now I shoot in dslr too though I started long time before in early 90's. And as you told, then only film slrs were available
I had an agfa 200 gifted by my father and later a vivitar 3000s.
Anyways, if I start it allover again, could you suggest me any place for film developing and scanning?
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Originally Posted by popmud View Post Thanks for your suggestions @ iamsomnath. Now I shoot in dslr too though I started long time before in early 90's. And as you told, then only film slrs were available
I had an agfa 200 gifted by my father and later a vivitar 3000s.
Anyways, if I start it allover again, could you suggest me any place for film developing and scanning?
I am using mainly TRI X now. Have a few packs and using them like a miser. I suggest you get some b&w films, not colours . Once you are through with them, ping me and I will point you to a proper place. Good luck for the film journey.

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A better idea would be to learn film processing and printing at home...

You will not have to depend on anyone to get them processed and print.
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Thank you. iamsomnath . BTW where I can get b&w film in reasonable price?
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Originally Posted by popmud View Post Thank you. iamsomnath . BTW where I can get b&w film in reasonable price?
The metro gully shop called "professional photographer" did have some stock of TRI X and provia. They also had some stock of expired films as well. Other shops also must be having some stock. As you know , Kolkata still has a lot of film shooters. In fact a couple of years back I was contemplating to start a community dark room but that never happened. Let me know how your shooting pans out.

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Does expired films work ? which is the best available brand?
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Yes, expired films work.

If it is long expired but have been kept in proper storage, the result may be some grainy.
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Thanks for the information Is it same in both colour & b and white films?
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Color films require better storage and dry condition.

Refrigerator storage suits more to color films.
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hi, Started shooting in film again. Its an awesome experience. But the problem I am facing is not getting a good place for developing and scanning.

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