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sjitz t1_isjdrj9 wrote

Will Snapchat be around when I'm 80?


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sjitz t1_isje4n4 wrote

A pic must be a snap, a snap must be a dick, where this gonna go next?


YonkRaccoon t1_isny0ah wrote

Depending on your circle, a dick must be "impressive" lol

Thus art and communication dies in the post office! xD


md4moms t1_isjdxnx wrote

How did he take the picture!!!!???


siler7 t1_isjpttu wrote

He used a mirror, silly.


piliogree t1_isl5mqa wrote

do you ever think about your brain?

if yes, how?


Funktastic34 t1_isn1oj4 wrote

So you're saying he took the picture with his brain? Crazy times


RougeCrown t1_isnvx2h wrote

But I thought the mirror is INSIDE the camera?


drive2fast t1_iskura4 wrote

His cell phone camera.

Can’t find a place willing to process film anymore. But I SWEAR the camera still works!


NickyH25 t1_isjeefa wrote

I’m assuming half of r/analogcommunity is in this subreddit


MySweetUsername t1_isjmd0c wrote

Where can you buy film and get it developed?


ZippySLC t1_iskkgib wrote

Film is having a resurgence, but unfortunately ever since the pandemic prices have been getting pretty crazy.

Personally my favorite place to buy film is Freestyle Photo, but you can also buy it at places like B&H and Adorama. As others said, you can also buy more "consumer" oriented film like Kodak Gold at Walgreens, Target, Walmart, etc.

If you shoot black and white then developing your own negatives isn't too hard, although you'll still need to scan them. If you do color, well - some people develop at home but I think the majority mail their film out to a lab. About 7 years ago I was lucky enough to work down the street from a lab that still did film developing, but now I just send film out in the mail.

If you're asking because you're interested in maybe trying out some film photography, a camera like the one OP posted, a Pentax K1000 (what I started with), or a Canon AE-1 are good reasonably inexpensive places to start. A lot of times you should be able to find them paired up with a 50mm lens which is sort of the "standard lens" for general use.

Check out /r/analog too.


Epsilon748 t1_ismswfc wrote

C-41 at home isn't much harder than black and white. You just have to watch temperature and time more closely. I did it at home pre-covid when I was still travelling and shooting a ton. I did all my development with one of those dark canisters and a dark bag and scanned in the negatives on my flatbed scanner.


Funktastic34 t1_isn1lyd wrote

Huh, TIL you can still buy film at Walmart or target. We still use our Polaroid and the only place I've found under $1/shot is amazon. I'd given up on film a while back because it was just too dang hard to find film/somewhere to develop it


edcculus t1_isk0jcu wrote

Depends. A lot of people still using analog cameras shoot black and white and develop at home. I personally even have a darkroom where I can make prints with an enlarger. Home developing black and white film is super simple. I have to buy it online.

For C-41 fim (most color film), there are places that still develop, Walgreens, Costco etc, however I believe they just send it off to a larger lab that processes all the film. I personally found a lab that I like that I send my color film to. They process and scan my color film for a great price. You can buy cheap color film like Kodak Gold at a drug store like Walgreens, or even Walmart. I use more specialty color film like Portra and some other “professional” color films, so I also buy those online.


nonitoni t1_isjnl5c wrote

In US, Walmart still sells 35mm and most of the popular pharmacies still develop.


Firestarman t1_isjv7yh wrote

Most major cities have at least one photo lab, pharmacies aren't recomended because they will not return your negatives.


answerguru t1_islr044 wrote

Since when do they not return negatives?


Firestarman t1_isls4o0 wrote

Since they outsourced it and stopped developing and scanning in store. So, probably in the mid nineties.


jaymz668 t1_ismf3zz wrote

a few years now and they take weeks to get the photos back


mikefitzvw t1_iskqtzk wrote

I buy film online and mail it to a shop and they mail my photos and negatives back. It's not the quickest process but I'm willing to be patient.


proverbialbunny t1_ism14t2 wrote

Most drug store chains in the US still develop film like they did before digital. It's just expensive. If you're looking to make it a hobby I recommend developing it yourself.


Zach_ry t1_it5yqsg wrote

Not OP and I realize I'm 5 days late, but I get my film from Adorama for more specialized films, Meijer (supermarket) if I just want a basic roll to shoot. Memphis Film Lab (in Euclid, OH) is my developer of choice these days - I've also tried The Darkroom out of LA, but I wasn't super impressed with the scans (and that seems to be a common sentiment).


IKnewThisYearsAgo t1_isjucql wrote

The most likely thing to deteriorate on an old camera is the performance/accuracy of the shutter. It would be interesting to see how good the accuracy and repeatability is after 50+ years. You can buy a tester for $49.

You might not notice that it has drifted over time, because film has good latitude, and the exposure on old equipment is fairly imprecise anyway.


esmagik t1_isjt734 wrote

That’s a very attractive camera


rPZeJUV2R4JMRpArp t1_iskjyv3 wrote

Can you put the brand/name/etc in the post or comments so these things become searchable by google (or reddit) when I go to find a nice quality vintage camera?


ba123blitz t1_ismc9iy wrote

While agree it is nice for others to be able to find this thread, in your case you’re already here so why not just save the post?


Funktastic34 t1_isn1y31 wrote

He's thinking about the betterment of humanity cut him some slack


ba123blitz t1_isn37b0 wrote

I agreed it’d be nice to do for anyone else to find this thread but their comment didn’t ask for that they asked for the details and then specified “when I go to find a nice quality camera” so I suggested saving it


dangerouspeyote t1_isk2c6e wrote

I've got a Pentax k1000 from the 70's that also works perfectly. And bonus, if I don't have a hammer handy, I can just use the camera.


thekux t1_isl8owy wrote

Built when quality mattered


markydsade t1_islgb7o wrote

Black and White chemical photography is not difficult to do but is longer to master. Finding the film, chemicals, and developer chemicals is getting more difficult and more expensive.

As someone who grew up developing and printing my own photos I know the appeal, particularly in the ability to create larger prints for display. Color chemical photography was too complex and expensive for me even back in the day.


siler7 t1_isjpwyh wrote

Don't call me a shica. YOU'RE a shica.


crkfc t1_isjqbe3 wrote

I have my dad’s Yashica D from the late 60s/early 70s and it still works. I used it in high school a bunch but it’s mostly decorative now.


Tobias---Funke t1_isjzbzr wrote

I have a Yashica that my friend gave me 20 years ago!


Vibro-Champ1972 t1_isk62zj wrote

I have a TL-Electro of about the same vintage. Bought it used at a pawn shop in 1983 or so. Tried selling it, giving it away, but it always comes back home. Decided to take advantage of the current trend back towards analogue processes and am pleased to report that, after installing a new battery, it works as well as ever! Why, oh why, did I give it up for a Leica? :)


endresjd t1_isktp79 wrote

Mamma don’t take my Kodachrome…


didieggs t1_isla8b6 wrote

That’s amazing


BostonGuy84 t1_ism42gn wrote

What are you using for a battery?


frontyer0077 OP t1_ithwh8v wrote

It uses a LR44 battery I believe, but that is only to power the light meter. So not needed to take pictures. The camera is fully mechanical otherwise.


BostonGuy84 t1_ithxwl7 wrote

Awesome! Thanks! I’ve had one kicking around for awhile and always thought it needed a battery to function!


JCas127 t1_ismb1vw wrote

But can it compare to a modern camera?


edcculus t1_ismi2nf wrote

Features like Wi-Fi, video, no. But only the most expensive digital cameras are JUST getting to have the same quality as a 35mm film negative. Obviously quality scanning is a must as well.


lurkinislife t1_ismks6c wrote

My grandfather had that same camera and would take amazing black and white photos with it.

He was a stinky pile of human trash, but in retrospect Im surprised he would let me fiddle with it so much.

All the knobs, shutters, and what not made awesome noises.


uhf26 t1_ismr8nv wrote

I have my father’s Yashica from the same time frame. Still works fantastic. The batteries are pretty uncommon.


OptimalWrongdoer8 t1_ismtmay wrote

Brings back memories. I had one in the 80s, brought it to the beach and it never worked after that. Repair shop couldn't fix it.


Spankh0us3 t1_ismyyq4 wrote

I have an old Yashica too but it is the twin lens reflex model - the thing is just plain beautiful. . .


Personal_Discount453 t1_itajt2g wrote

Arrgh! I had a Yashika TL Electro-X that I bought new in the early 70's. Had it for about 8 years. Some creep climbed up to my apartment window, slit the screen, and took my camera and my PIGGYBANK! Still makes my blood boil!


alecmars7 t1_isjsvc2 wrote

Is this a 0.1 Mega pixel camera? the number of pixels have gone significantly since the 60's in my opinion


JackOfAllHobbies3 t1_isjugml wrote

It's film. Only recently, did professional digital cameras get more detail that the same size film. Scans of film can pretty easily get to 24 MP. Their dynamic range can also be hard for digital do match.


alecmars7 t1_isjxhlt wrote

loooool. yes I am aware of this. It was a joke. But thank you for giving a nice response instead of just down voting!


edcculus t1_isk0uyj wrote

And I don’t think any digital camera will ever rival the detail I can get out of a high quality scan of Medium Format film. I’m usually shooting 6x9 format on a Mamiya RB 67

Edit- what’s up with the downvotes- what I said is true.