Nice, I don't have an F-501 yet.
Hi Steve, welcome to the forum and especially this bit (the best bit ).
You have a nice little collection there, i'm very much into Voigtlander so the Vitoret is the one that interests me the most and i look forward to seeing the results.
I have managed to score a Konica C35 for the princely sum of £10.40.
Ive got a roll of Ektar 100 and Portra 800 waiting to be used (thanks to my Secret Santa )
Will run a roll of poundland 35mm through it first though to make sure all is ok before i load the Kodak spools.
Poundland 35mm is too expensive these days. I only have 1 roll left and they're £4-£5 each on eBay / Amazon. The only 35mm colour film I have at the moment besides that are 5 rolls of Kodak Pro Image 100, one of which is in my Dynax 404si and 10 rolls of Kodak Vision 3 Superslow ISO 1.6, one being in my EOS 300x.
Just buy some Fuji C200 instead - it's the same film. If you buy in larger quantities you can get it for around £2.50 a roll. Not as cheap as Poundland, sadly, but not too bad.
And that is for 36 exp rolls.
Just wanted to say thanks to Ken @kendo1 for the very generous donation of an OM 50/1.8 which I received yesterday. I’m going to be using it on both my OM1 and Sony A7 so thanks for that mate. I’ll sort you out with some beer tokens at the next meet :0)
I have considered Fuji c200, but it'll probably take me a while to get through the Pro Image. The Vision 3 will take a lot longer.
I mostly shoot B&W now because I have bought the stuff to develop it. I'm just doing plenty of research beforehand so I don't ruin my film. Maybe in the future I'll try C41, or cross process some of the Vision 3.
I got one of these in my Emulsive Secret Santa! I was considering pinholing it too... Time for a project
I don't normally buy outdated film - sometimes find some in old bulkloaders -
but could not resist (for £1) a tin of cine stock that expired a year before I was born - long. long, ago.
I expect it will be fogged beyond redemption and if not as slow as treacle. One stop per decade, so 100/6 gives me ISO 17-ish.
EDIT - Got images - at ISO 6 - grainy and fungus at some of the emulsion -
See shot here
You're older than me!
So i snared the Konica C35 earlier today.
Now I've just managed to bag an Olympus trip 35 for less than £20.
I look forward to having a go with both cameras when they arrive.
What a great buy! It expired a month after I was born. Wouldn't 5 stops make it ISO 3?
ah.....shoot it at tin speed, it'll be fine..
Erm. Brain was not in gear - is it 5 or 6 stops ? Takes off sock 1965(1)-1975(2)-1985(3)-1995(4)-2005(5)-and other sock 2015(6)
Lets call it ISO 1 - gulp
Surely 1975 would be the end of the first decade, hence 5 stops? Either way, slow! Good for some nice long exposure landscapes!
Expired 1955 - so 1965 would be 1 decade
Ahh, yes, apologies. The 5 looked like a 6 on this jebbing monitor!
I have some Kodak ortho iso 3 and some iso 1.6 film. The EOS 300x, 5, Nikon F90X, F801s and Yashica FX-D can be set to 6 and +1 or +2. The Nikon F3 can't add 2 stops when set at the lowest ISO setting but you can on an FE, which will go as low as ISO 3 at +2.
I thought it was 1965 too, I'm not that old.
I had to look twice - the label on the outer packaging is clearer.
You're younger than me!
I use half-a-stop per decade for expired B&W film, so about ASA 12 would do it.
In complete agreement with Nick - send it back ASAP. I would only contemplate servicing if it was <£60 to purchase in the first place, and a service would make it as good as new (with the guarantee of a recent documented service).
The ones on Ffordes are a little expensive at the moment though. How about this one from MW Classic? I appreciate not as robust a guarantee as Ffordes, but the £46 difference could probably pay for a service if it wasn't 100%....
As someone who was using a camera before that film expired... just bear in mind that in the early 1960s the ASA changed the way film speeds were rated to remove a previous built in safety factor designed to reduce the chance of underexposure, and all film speeds doubled overnight.
A long strip of black stuff drying. I can tell where the fully exposed leader ends, just. Closer inspection shows some really interesting swirls of fog, pea souper variety, and 3 frames I can see images on near the end of the first bit I pulled off. It may get less foggy further in - at the moment in the ISO 6 to 1.5 ball park. I need to mix up more ID11 as the original D76 times of 17 mins or so were for stock solution and see if I have any anti-fog magic drops in my store. This is very thick film, I have seen rulers that were easier to bend. So we shall see - if I get one useable picture I'll be really happy.
1955!! That was 6 years before my dad was born
Thanks guys, I think I'm going to send it back to them and get one from somewhere else. WY Cameras have a chrome one for £99 that looks tidy from the photos. I've not used them before but I hear very good things
This guy knows how to sell gear as the F4 (on the bay) went for £320 inc postage and just noticed he sold a Nikkor 50mm f1.8 Ai-s for £200 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Nikon-Nikkor-50mm-f-1-8-Ai-s-lens-MINT-condition-super-sharp-standard-classic-/391948323755?nma=true&si=apJCQS%2FVzmYEcIRrlT0H7rPdQ80%3D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
Yeap - noticed the very high prices his stuff sells for - an MD4 went for £95 the other day!
Must invest in one of those Nikon yellow plinths he uses in most of his Nikon listings.
Must have some mystical charm that mesmerises bidders it paying over the odds for his kit...........
I bought my LX from them, I thought they were very good. Mind you, I drove up to buy in person... and to do a straight swap with an AF camera and a couple of lenses!
Did you have to worry about remjet (whatever it is), being movie stock and that?
Appear pricey compared to a number of recent purchases from Ffordes, who have been great even though one of the recent purchases turned out to be faulty.
Bought a servo finder EE for the Canon F-1 that turned out to be faulty upon receipt. No quibbles and returned the next day. Full refund including my return postage costs paid back into my account within 3 days.
BTW if anyone hears of a complete working servo EE finder, bear me in mind......
No remjet - but does have interesting fungus !!!!
I sold my first FM to them a few years back and regretted it the next day. I bought my current FM for more than the first one, though I did get that for £17 from a charity shop.
With prices going up it shows that buying cameras and lenses when they were going for peanuts was a good investment, now all we need is those people who are not interested in photography but investment to start buying and it would be a small disaster for filmies...I've seen this before when many moons ago I collected stamps, and suddenly it was the in thing to invest in, prices shot up so gave up.
Time to start going through your collection Brian, thin it out and make your money back. Help top up yuor pension if nothing else.
Well Steven old farts like me regret not keeping that old motorcycle, dinky toys etc...and biggest regret not buying a house for £7,500 in London (worth a million now). But recently was amazed that all the warnings about Agfa Vista i.e. buy what you can, as now you could double your money on the bay, lucky I bought about 70 rolls, but can't be bothered to sell them for £140 as I would use it over the years and there is not much that interesting that you can buy for £70 profit... these days
There's no point buying Vista to sell on ebay, as the postage and fees wipe out any profit. If you were to buy a roll for a quid and then stick it on ebay for £5 with free postage, then you'd make 23p profit... Even if you charged for postage you'd have to be selling it for £3 + P&P just to net a pound, and no one is going to pay almost £6 a roll delivered. The only way to make it work is to sell it in bulk, like 5 or 10 rolls at a time I think, but it's a lot of effort for very little gain.
Cheers Chris, it's always good to get a recommendation! I'd love to go visit them but it's a 10 hour round trip The only camera shop even close to me is Mifsuds which is about an hour and a half away