Learn more Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Learn more Shop Fire Shop Kindle Exclusive playlist - Elton John Pre-order now Shop Women's Shop Men's
Customer Discussions > photography discussion forum

Sick of digital now...

Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 851-875 of 898 posts in this discussion
In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jan 2012, 09:02:50 GMT
That bloke seems to have a TLR and a Nikon F pre -metering prism. I wonder what happened to his pictures?

Posted on 17 Jan 2012, 09:21:12 GMT
G. Sharples says:
Feel sorry for him in a way - even though he is right at the front he is only going to get 8 pictures (16 if he's using 220) then he's going to be all of a huddle for a minute or two while he reloads - golden opportunity for a missed pic even in those days!

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jan 2012, 09:31:05 GMT
12/24 for the Rollei, assuming he's using roll film and not 35mm (press wouldn't do that would they? I guess it's still easier than with a 5x4.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jan 2012, 11:24:00 GMT
the bloke out of the plane has 35mm, he doesn't seem to use the rollei, understandably enough, so he has 36 exposures in the nikon. Ud think hed have got some great pics looking at the 4 of em with the crowds behind

Posted on 17 Jan 2012, 11:55:57 GMT
G. Sharples says:
He will certainly be the man making the money I reckon - from that angle, I would have thought every frame would have a big 'ker-ching' sound attached!!!

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Jan 2012, 14:40:28 GMT
M killer says:

First 120 roll at the Lab now eagerly awaiting the results. I now have the lens hood, and I am scouring the flea pit for good deals on the 50 and 150mm lenses (you were right). It appears that the on-line photography shops have the better deals and better quality goods. I have a Nikon L37c filter in place for the 75mm, is it worth getting the Yellow filters for it?


In reply to an earlier post on 25 Jan 2012, 15:07:57 GMT
I like a nice red filter myself, if you're going for those dramatic clouds best go the whole hog!

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Jan 2012, 15:12:15 GMT
M killer says:

Thanks for this advice, you forget the more subtle use of filters when coming back from the dark side (digital).


In reply to an earlier post on 25 Jan 2012, 15:24:11 GMT
I used to like an orange filter with mono. Its not as dramatic as red but it does save a stop of compensation. I think red can be a bit much and makes the viewfinder dark.

Posted on 25 Jan 2012, 18:48:55 GMT
X says:
Yellow has always been enough for me, and even then it's not been ever-present. I feel permanent dramatisation of the sky eventually erodes its impact. Taste...

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Jan 2012, 23:28:56 GMT
Hi Ed
I'd agree that you don't want it on the camera for every shot.
I think also that overexposure reduces the impact of a colour filter by reducing the contrast generally.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jan 2012, 06:55:33 GMT
M killer says:
Looks like the Yellow filter is going to get some use, with the Orange/Red to be sourced and used in the future.
Thanks one and all for the very useful information. By god that Bronica looks sexy on the tripod, X you were right about the lens hood. I hope that the prat (me) pressing gently on the button has correctly assessed the light, and the all in important speed and aperture settings. Film does indeed slow you down I have taken 15 (120) shots over the last two weeks and nothing on Digital at all!

Posted on 26 Jan 2012, 08:03:02 GMT
Oh yes red is not for everyday and its a real light absorber, just fun for the infra red film look now and then

Posted on 1 May 2012, 20:15:47 BST
This thread ended on red filters for mono.

Posted on 1 May 2012, 20:22:08 BST
Graham H says:
I was surprised that this thread never broke the 1,000 posts mark. I thought it would have gone on longer than "Film Corner" personally. Due to controversy value if nothing else!

In reply to an earlier post on 1 May 2012, 20:30:09 BST
Didn't you inaugurate "film corner" and we all switched to avoid the digital fan boys who just couldn't stop arguing?

Posted on 1 May 2012, 23:28:02 BST
Graham H says:
Yup. What a good memory you have my dear Doctor!

Posted on 2 Feb 2013, 22:21:23 GMT
Zelazowa says:
Crikey, it's dark in here...
Just in case anyone afflicted with digital disease should stumble upon this forum this might help alleviate some symptoms!
You might have to dust off some of the folders and you know what else.....
Posted elsewhere too.

Just in case anyone has a Nikon D40 or Nikon D700 and is thinking about going back to film camera.......
If you have some older Nikon lenses, especially primes, you'll get some great results by popping them on the front albeit with some functions not working.
The main one, manual focusing, does!

Nikon D40 users:
If you use an AI, AIS or E lens with the D40 you can use the D40 fully manually as aperture and shutter priority and P mode will not function.
I have this set up on my D40 and the quality blows away the zoom that comes with this camera. Of course you don't have the functions but you'll have way more photographic quality and fun!
AF-D lenses are great to try too... you'll have everything but autofocus, so it's manual focus again.
AF-I and AF-S will give you all plus autofocus. G lenses as long as they're AF-S will also autofocus, otherwise it's manual.

Nikon D300, 600 and 700:
With AI, AI-S and E you'll have manual focus, aperture priority and manual but shutter priority and program modes will not work.
AF-D, AF-S, AF-I and G lenses will give you the lot plus autofocus.

As a general rule never try to attach a Pre Nikon AI lens [roughly 1959 - 1977] to any Nikon camera other than the F3, F4 or F6...

Hope this helps!
Now where's the exit?

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2013, 23:25:43 GMT
I went and bought a Nikon D1x for my old AI Nikkors, an immaculate condition body for £135!

It takes remarkable images, close to film, and the new software such as CS5 (unthinkable when the camera was made), remove most of the 'flaws' of the ancient sensor

So I have reached a very acceptable film/digital place

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Feb 2013, 01:28:17 GMT
Zelazowa says:
That sounds brilliant, Nicholas!
My friend has the Nikon D1x which he uses with his Nikkor AI-S lenses.
I believe he has aperture priority but no shutter priority or program modes with this set up.
Also the 3D matrix metering does not function.
As you say it's a great film/digital place to be... just to be able to still use those great lenses... especially the primes!

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Feb 2013, 08:53:58 GMT
Yes it's aperture priority on the AIs only which is no big deal, its very easy and fast to use in that mode. I also have an old plastic style AF nikkor zoom taken from an F40 which works well with the focus screw motor. Of course all these lenses zoom in a bit because of the small sensor crop.

I bought a short D series zoom to have something that would go wider and be fully auto, but I just don't rate the images it produces so I use my AI 50mm 1.8 almost exclusively.

I dont really know about the metering, the D1X is essentially a converted F5. In any case I use only RAW/NEFF so almost any exposure can be corrected later. NEFF is best as the D1X WB is a bit untrustworthy. You can get 250 NEFF on a 2GB card so its no problem. 250 is plenty!

The D1X is a great machine, using it is a joy. It does weigh a ton tho!

Posted on 3 Feb 2013, 21:03:32 GMT
Last edited by the author on 3 Feb 2013, 21:34:45 GMT
Graham H says:

Was that the D1X on Ebay? If so, I was looking at that! Not with any thought of purchasing, but I was just curious to see what a four grand digital camera from the early 2000's is actually worth in the real world today.

I managed to stave off my Gear Acquisition Syndrome today as I watched an F5 go for £200. A reasonable price. but not stupidly cheap, which is what I'm holding out for. :-)

Also, a decent short wide zoom? Try one of these. I bought one in "EXC++" order from Grays for £49. Works really well. And small too:


Posted on 3 Feb 2013, 21:20:35 GMT
Zelazowa says:
Well, that's better! Even persuaded the forum's originator to call in!
Eight months with no visits and the place needs a dusting so the more the merrier!
It would be interesting to know if digital sickness has in any way lessened or perhaps increased since May 2012 for all contributors?

Posted on 3 Feb 2013, 21:38:29 GMT
Last edited by the author on 4 Feb 2013, 00:27:02 GMT
Graham H says:
My film stuff still gets a lot more use than my DSLR.

I've also improved my Canon A1 enormously with the addition of one of my favourite red shutter buttons; the same as this one on my Olly OM-2n:


Posted on 6 Feb 2013, 19:43:36 GMT
Alex MacPhee says:
My dSLR, too, is languishing. I picked up one of my old Yashica AF bodies, and was taken aback by how well it performed. It's fast, it's sure, it's precise, its metering is spot-on, and the shutter speeds are accurate too. I'm getting 36/36 shots per roll, and they are all getting printed. I'm not sure how the experience of others compares, but I've had days when I've come home with 200 shots on the dSLR and barely half a dozen have reached paper.
[Add comment]
Add your own message to the discussion
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Prompts for sign-in

Recent discussions in the photography discussion forum (778 discussions)

More Customer Discussions

Most active community forums
Most active product forums

Amazon forums

This discussion

Participants:  109
Total posts:  898
Initial post:  22 May 2010
Latest post:  10 Feb 2013

New! Receive e-mail when new posts are made.
Tracked by 15 customers