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Re: Photography technical advice, questions, tips and techniques.
« Reply #330 on: September 07, 2019, 01:41:20 PM »
I'm considering a film camera. Looking at a Nikon N75 to get my feet wet in B&W film photography. It's a mostly plastic body but seems to have been well reviewed at it's release. My thinking is that a used consumer grade camera might be in better shape than a used pro camera, due to lower use and wear. Lots of people buy things like this and set them on a shelf after using them one time.

Does that sound reasonable or am I off in my thinking?
 

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Re: Photography technical advice, questions, tips and techniques.
« Reply #331 on: September 07, 2019, 03:04:16 PM »
I'm considering a film camera. Looking at a Nikon N75 to get my feet wet in B&W film photography. It's a mostly plastic body but seems to have been well reviewed at it's release. My thinking is that a used consumer grade camera might be in better shape than a used pro camera, due to lower use and wear. Lots of people buy things like this and set them on a shelf after using them one time.

Does that sound reasonable or am I off in my thinking?

No, it may be a good idea, but unless you plan to develop and print photos yourself, you may as well use the D3200 in black and white mode, or convert your colour shots into monochrome. That will be a lot less trouble. You can get good moody effects in monochrome.
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Re: Photography technical advice, questions, tips and techniques.
« Reply #332 on: September 07, 2019, 11:39:06 PM »
I want to try developing my own film. The technical challenge interests me.
 

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Re: Photography technical advice, questions, tips and techniques.
« Reply #333 on: September 08, 2019, 04:26:37 AM »
I want to try developing my own film. The technical challenge interests me.

Do you have a suitable darkroom area with running water? For black and white film developing and printing, a red light is OK. For colour work you have to grope around in total darkness, but I guess you've had lots of practice in that. Better to start with black and white in my experience.

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Re: Photography technical advice, questions, tips and techniques.
« Reply #334 on: September 08, 2019, 04:36:15 AM »
I can use the bathroom for a darkroom. That gives me running water and a place to work. I could even swap to a red light.
 

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Re: Photography technical advice, questions, tips and techniques.
« Reply #335 on: September 08, 2019, 04:55:30 AM »
I can use the bathroom for a darkroom. That gives me running water and a place to work. I could even swap to a red light.

Don't forget a good extractor fan as well. The chemicals are quite smelly.

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