Vintage film cameras

Discussion in 'Cameras and Photography' started by mhardy6647, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. illinoisteve

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    Here's a picture taken with my early-1950s Samoca 35 III, a rather tiny but heavy for its size camera from the time post-WWII when Japanese camera makers were just starting to try to compete with European makers. The original was taken with some expired Fujicolor 200, and I'm not sure if the magenta color shift I got was from the film or perhaps lens coatings that were better for black-and-white than for color film. I converted several of the scans to monochrome, which looked better. Here's our donkey, Oscar, grazing in the pasture:

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  2. frperdurabo

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    HUH?!!

    Walmart and RiteAid develop and process film.

    I still have a local minilab, MotoPhoto, in Paramus NJ. They do a great job. I pay $5 for color processing and do my own scanning.
     
  3. bre's dad

    bre's dad I drank what?!?

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    Depending on how long ago it was when you talked to the lab, they may have been talking about Ektachrome slide film. There was only one place in the country doing it until they ran out of chemicals but that was several years ago (early 2010's I think)
     
  4. old_tv_nut

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    You mean Kodachrome. Ektachrome film was discontinued, but not the processing, which is essentially the same as Fuji slide film processing; also, Kodak is talking about bringing Ektachrome back.
     
  5. bre's dad

    bre's dad I drank what?!?

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    You're right. Been awhile since I've shot any slide film.
     
  6. Audioraven

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    The bummer is that Wal-Mart and Rite-Aid no longer return your negatives.
     

     

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  7. frperdurabo

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    In that case mail-order is the best option, barring a local minilab. Takes longer, but reasonable price, get negs back.
     
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    Wow, I didn't know that - no option at extra cost?
     
  9. setup1

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    How about DIY C-41? Anyone who has processed B&W film at home can also do C-41. I use the Cinestill Cs41 kit but there are others available from Adorama, B&H, Freestyle, etc.

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    Rollei 35/Kodak Gold 200

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    Leica M6 + 35 'cron/Kodak Gold 200

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    Leica M6 + 35 cron/Kodak Portra 160

    Good light!:)
     
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    Nope.
     
  11. aabottom

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    Hummm, pretty sure Kodachrome was discontinued in 2009. Kodak just re-released Ektachrome, coming soon in 2018. I might get me some and fire up the ol' Pentax Spotmatic F.

    "In 2018, the new stock was revealed at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show as Ektachrome 100D, and given a new product number of 7294. As expected, the Super-8 version was on display. No release date has been set, but Kodak expects to have the film in stores during the first quarter of 2018." [1]

    [1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ektachrome
     

     

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  12. old_tv_nut

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    Yes. The last Kodachrome processing was done at Dwayne's in Kansas in December 2010.
     
  13. Mike Sweeney

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    I've two of their T shirts commemorating that event..but you CAN still shoot old Kodachrome as B/W. The film itself was B/W with dyes added during processing. It's a fair bit of work but people do it.
     
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    Long time lurker, first time poster. I love this forum, just for the pure pleasure of what I see that can be captured with a camera. Me, I could not take a good shot even if Ansel Adams setup the shot and all I had to do was push the shutter button. I'd screw it up somehow.

    The reason for this post comes about by a discovery I made while going through my hoard of misc. items I have in the cave. I came across a box that said Univex on it. I'm sure I picked it up during one of my Garage\Yard sale adventures looking for audio gear. The box contains a Univex AF-2 camera with its pocket pouch, two rolls of Ultrachrome #00, and its original paper work. Cosmetic wise it looks like it has never been used. I think I will take it out of the box and display it, maybe right beside the Slinky's and Magic 8 ball.

    Just wanted to share, that is all.
     
  16. bre's dad

    bre's dad I drank what?!?

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    cool little camera
     

     

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    Don’t see Kowas very often.
     
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    Kowa-bunga, Dude! :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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    Here is my Zeiss Super Ikonta 532/16, it uses 120 film, for 11 exposures per roll. It’s a very nice camera to use and produces very nice photos when closed down a stop or two. These were produced from the mid 1930s thru 50s, this is a later model.
     
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