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Thread #157310   Message #3712390
Posted By: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
28-May-15 - 01:13 AM
Thread Name: BS: Remember Kodak Tri-X Pan B&W film?
Subject: RE: BS: Remember Kodak Tri-X Pan B&W film?
My last proper job in photography was assisting in a major industrial studio 20 years ago.
The priority bread and butter jobs were shot on 10"x8" sheets of fine grain transparency film.

Not much fun starting every day in pitch dark, loading the film sheets into dark slides;
all day balancing precariously at the top of a cherry picker
sanding and repainting the studio ceiling whatever reflective colour was needed,
and repositioning massive Arri tungsten studio lights:
then finishing every night in pitch dark
loading the exposed sheets into the in house E6 process machinery...

Digital backs for large format cameras were in their infancy and prohibitively expensive.

Dunno what they do these days,
haven't even touched my own cameras [Nikon FE / FE2 /F90 - Yashica 120 6x6]
since I got sick of it all back then...???
Wish I'd sold them before they lost all value literally overnight.
Should have seen that coming...

Anyway, I really like the instant nature of digital photography...😎

The camera in my smart phone is excellent for keeping record of the control settings
on my amps and FX pedals...