Greetings!

Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by Armanius, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. Armanius

    Armanius New to FF

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    Mar 31, 2015
    Greetings film lovers! I'm a veteran of all of Amin Sabet's forums. Happy to be here, although I may not be contributing too much to the forum. My film fetish seems to have passed, because digital is so much more convenient. My only film camera is an old Leica M7 with the 0.85 viewfinder. Last time I used it was about 4-5 years ago.
     
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  2. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. FF Regular

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    Mar 24, 2015
    Larry
    Greetings: I know you! Why don't you throw some film in that wonderful M7 and treat us to the results! Terrible to have such a nice piece of kit being wasted. Or sell it to me!

    Just kidding. I can't be buying any cameras right now, though I think of it all the time.
     
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  3. Armanius

    Armanius New to FF

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    Mar 31, 2015
    Hey Lawrence! Yes, I should use that M7. I still have rolls and rolls of film too. Hmmm ...
     
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  4. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

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    Mar 22, 2015
    Amin Sabet
    @Armanius@Armanius - glad to see you here! I have been pondering the purchase of an M7 (or perhaps an MP). Post some photos, talk about the camera, and push me over the edge like old time :friends:.
     
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  5. trisberg

    trisberg FF Regular

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    Mar 24, 2015
    Thomas Risberg
    Good to see @Armanius@Armanius here, and yes, please put a roll through the M7. Amin, why not an M-A without any of the electronics? Or maybe even an old M4, IMHO the finest of the M series.

    -Thomas
     
  6. Armanius

    Armanius New to FF

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    Mar 31, 2015
    Thanks folks! Cameras without any electronics scare me! I can't meter on my own!
     
  7. SnapDawg

    SnapDawg FF Regular

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    Mar 23, 2015
    Canary Islands
    Ken
    Good news, Armanius - your M7 is dead weight without a battery :biggrin: - well almost. Grab some rolls and shoot away.
     
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  8. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. FF Regular

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    Mar 24, 2015
    Larry
    Oh, bet you could!

    Meters give you an exposure averaged to medium gray. If you need it lighter, you give it more exposure, if you need it darker, you give it less exposure. Once you test any quirks in your particular meter and apply that principle, it's pretty easy. Want a white wall?: open up two stops, or a bit less if you want something less bright white. Black or dark grey with full texture: give it two stops less exposure. Those are rules of thumb that you can change to fit development and your particular film. But they are still a good starting point.

    The principles are pretty basic. Even the zone system can be boiled down to a few basic facts.
     
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  9. phigmov

    phigmov FF Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Mar 23, 2015
  10. Armanius

    Armanius New to FF

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    Mar 31, 2015
    You lost me at medium gray!! :)
     
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  11. SnapDawg

    SnapDawg FF Regular

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    Mar 23, 2015
    Canary Islands
    Ken
    Just think of light caucasian skin -1EV :laugh:
     
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