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  1. excalibur2

    OFFICIAL I HAVE A NEW (FILM RELATED) TOY THREAD!!

    Well looking at some camera insurance companies you are covered in the UK and most countries in the world as long as there isn’t a travel advisory against the country you’re visiting. But think of money, over the years, I'm saving by not getting my T70 insured :LOL:
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    OFFICIAL I HAVE A NEW (FILM RELATED) TOY THREAD!!

    Thief proof :D
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    OFFICIAL I HAVE A NEW (FILM RELATED) TOY THREAD!!

    You'd be more upset if it was an expensive Leica..anyway just my opinion on using expensive 35mm film cameras in dodgy places. Can you see the difference in an image\photo between an expensive Leica and a Canon T70 with Canon lenses or cheap Minolta camera with Minolta lenses and so on. Some of...
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    OFFICIAL I HAVE A NEW (FILM RELATED) TOY THREAD!!

    H'mm well maybe if digi wasn't invented film cameras would still be used and not put in cupboards to "seize" up.
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    OFFICIAL I HAVE A NEW (FILM RELATED) TOY THREAD!!

    Well side tracking just once, life is about luck and trying to reduce odds of something happening to you or what you own from the risks of eating junk food, traveling to disease ridden countries or even motorcycling etc etc and if you want to store cameras in a damp place or use them on sandy...
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    OFFICIAL I HAVE A NEW (FILM RELATED) TOY THREAD!!

    Well I'm thinking of 35mm cameras and cheap alternatives for dodgy places..of course if you want to use MF or LF there is not much choice (for a cheap alternative). But you would have to be quite "brave" to take an expensive camera in some areas of cities for street shots.
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    OFFICIAL I HAVE A NEW (FILM RELATED) TOY THREAD!!

    It's all about reducing the odds of ruining\losing\dropping your gear, taking out insurance would cover a lot of things but can you get insurance for getting sand in your camera?
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    OFFICIAL I HAVE A NEW (FILM RELATED) TOY THREAD!!

    Well Gareth (or anybody) should think again about taking an expensive camera on a sandy beach with grand children in a dry place like Ibiza..the place we stayed near the beach had a very fine dust everywhere and in between taking shots I had to park the camera well wrapped up in bag near the...
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    101 ways to ruin a roll of film

    .....and this put me off the OM10 for life o_O Not forgetting the Nikon FM (and some others) that need the winder open to use the meter, well for me using the camera in the vertical position the lever was getting up my nose :eek: and cameras that need you to wind on before the meter works...
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    Show us yer film shots then!

    Well fishyfish how can anyone not give a like for the quality of nearly all your shots. (y)
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    Jammed camera??

    Thanks I'll try that for another camera with the meter not working well read on:- I might have a different problem in that it is probably only the needle not moving in the viewfinder (needed for manual) as set on semi auto, the meter system does work i.e. point the camera at something dark and...
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    How much should I expect to pay to service a camera?

    Oh well a simple choice:- if you don't want to oil it yourself to see if that works, then you either put it in a drawer and buy another camera or get it serviced.
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    How much should I expect to pay to service a camera?

    Don't give up yet, put a tiny drop of say sewing machine oil on the moving parts. IMO the ME super is not worth £50 to repair as to me it's nothing special.
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    New Old Film Challenge discussion thread

    Well I suppose I can put one up with a light leak but I only kept them for reference in case someone wanted to know what type of light leaks you can get.
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    New Old Film Challenge discussion thread

    Well all mistakes and crappy shots are deleted from my computer...so can't find one. :(
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    Cheap button cells which leak

    Well yes but you have to have some idea on the condition of a battery e.g. if a 1.5v battery is showing say 1.38v then throw it away, but for me sometimes these below 1.5v batteries (esp AA) are good enough to put in a LED torch...for a while.
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    Cheap button cells which leak

    H'mm you can get a digi voltmeter\multimeter cheap.......everyone should have one even for just checking continuity on wires e.g a fuse. All 1.5v batteries should read over 1.5v, of course it won't tell you how long a battery would stay over 1.5v.
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    Jammed camera??

    H'mm you missed the post that the ME super will fire without a battery although it's a back up speed. ;)
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    Jammed camera??

    Oil? and remember I'm not a camera mechanic o_O well from my other posts:- The guy at the bootie, I would guess, thought his Spotmatic in a soft leather case and 50mm f1.4 lens was only worth £5 as the mirror is jammed up......the shutter works OK but the mirror up seems to be more mechanical...
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    Jammed camera??

    Well done, the problem is:- a camera mechanic would have a very good idea what the problem could be (assuming nothing is broken)...and after five minutes work won't say the bill is £5 but would want about £50 for a full service. :eek:
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    Jammed camera??

    If you have gone through all the suggestion above..you just undo about four screws (usually for most cameras) and the base plate comes off, then just make an intelligent guess what wheel or whatever is stuck and carefully use a needle on that part......I've fixed quite a few cameras like that...
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    Jammed camera??

    The ME super will fire without a battery on any setting, probably just one backup speed though.
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    Jammed camera??

    Well with jammed camera I unscrew the base plate and poke around with a large needle.....just be gentle when poking around and don't force anything.
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    Scanner Recommendations

    H'mm with the V600 the software probably kicks in at less than 2400dpi...the resolution capabilities of a scanner are fixed and consumer ones can never match a modern digi camera. And there must be a reason why say Epson can't produce a consumer scanner equivalent at least to a drum scanner at a...
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    Scanner Recommendations

    Well for anybody interested..I've just scanned a doc using my old Epson 4180 scanner in win 10 64bits, but my old Epson printer would work but only using win 10 drivers and not Epson software. So what's important to install Epson anyway? Well I couldn't find a way of cleaning the printer heads...
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    Post a related film photo

    h'mm I've got a cat shot:-
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    Show us yer film shots then!

    Just bring the image up in Photoshop and select "auto color" and it clears the muddy appearance
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    Film still going strong!

    Surely a VG reason to use a film camera (even just for something important) is for archival for the future...I've posted shots here (scanned from my negs) going back 60 years.
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    FILM Photographer of the Year 2019 - Discussion

    Thought I'd nailed this month's weather shot as two places I've visited in the past for flooding...but o_O weren't flooded ...h'mm and with all the rain we have had recently. :confused: :( Anyway the cycle ride to these places gave me some exercise (y)
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    Dust or Fungus?

    Well unless someone posts "I kept my lenses in a cabinet in a dry room and they are now covered with fungus"....it's OK to do this. To date I've never read of anyone with problems keeping lenses on shelves or cabinet, with a glass front, in a dry room. Mind you if you want to scare someone you...
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