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Old 04-11-2012, 05:22 PM   #16
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THANK YOU!!!!
...for saying that film is not dead!!!
Guess I'll have to check around more for film and processing. Still have the Minolta 101 I bought in '73 and it works fine. And now,,, I can probably afford some real nice lenses for it!
Carry on,,, I'll be listening.
Oh it's definitely not dead. Couple projects are still under wraps, but will be out there when the time is right.

It's got to the point on some of these projects where it simply isn't practical to shoot digitally. Bizarre reversal of things, but it seems to be working out that way. Don't get me wrong, I rely exclusively on my DSLRs for many assignments. Have simply found it's not a panacea for imaging needs.

Minolta 101 ... epic. If you've got the 50mm 1.4 lens with it you're stoked. Only issue with some of the older bodies is the light meters becoming inaccurate. It's a bit more commitment than using a digi point & shoot, but I'm an advocate of picking up a cheap light meter & guestimating. Forgiving latitude of analogue media makes it work & an old fast lens like that will produce results you'll never get out of any current compact digital.
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Old 04-11-2012, 05:57 PM   #17
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Perhaps tangential to the adventure riding aspect, the riding images below were shot with an Argus. Widely regarded as the first camera to make 35mm photography accessible to the masses, it was produced for nearly 30 years.

30 years! Try & think of any product, of any kind, that has that kind of longevity. So much of western society seems temporary at best, but that's an entirely different subject.

You can pick these things up for a song on ebay. They work as good now as they did when they came out, and have higher resolution (definitely), and a more unique look (IMO) than any compact digital. Tough as nails to boot.













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Old 04-11-2012, 06:03 PM   #18
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Minolta 101 ... epic. If you've got the 50mm 1.4 lens with it you're stoked.
Not the 1.4,,, 1.8 I think it is.
You're making me interested in reviving it now.
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Old 04-11-2012, 06:07 PM   #19
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Not the 1.4,,, 1.8 I think it is.
You're making me interested in reviving it now.
1.8 is awesome too.

Love the sig line quote as well...

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Old 04-12-2012, 07:33 PM   #20
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A tale of two bodies...

...one loaded with b/w neg film shooting wide-format, and the other shooting standard C-41.

Few examples from Mexico follow.










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Old 04-12-2012, 07:36 PM   #21
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Pool at Mike's Sky Rancho is featured in the shot above, also fun to use this camera with regular colour neg film.




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Old 04-12-2012, 07:46 PM   #22
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Manual-focus rangefinder again:

Basic colour neg film.

Wide angle shots are from a 28mm or 35mm compact rangefinder, all the other medium-length & action shots are examples of what that dusty old leftover 50mm lens in the closet will do.

Pro films are going to be vastly more pristine, but sometimes you want a different look. Adding a bit of gritty/roadtrippy feel to the images really seems to fit when riding around in Baja.

Grab some film from Walmart or wherever and this is what it looks like:
































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Old 04-13-2012, 11:16 AM   #23
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Old Russian graveyard in Mexico

Captured on a plastic camera in black & white.







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Old 04-13-2012, 11:17 AM   #24
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Mayans

Stumbled across a cultural exchange program in Baja during a ride.





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Very very cool info...

Inspirational stuff, intriguing and informative. Adventures in retro photography.
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:57 PM   #26
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BMW review

Recent review of the 2012 BMW Sertao was shot almost exclusively on various films as well.
Camera/film info appears in the captions where applicable:





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