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angusparker
11-Sep-2013, 09:00
You can read about the film holders app here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/holders/id445527423?mt=8


And here is a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADrLJsm0D0Q

Harley Goldman
11-Sep-2013, 14:37
Thanks for the heads up on this. I downloaded it and will give a try next time out.

Eric Rose
11-Sep-2013, 15:28
Geez whatever happened to paper and pencil. The day I need any "app" that has anything to do with LF I'm throwing in the towel.

thomasfallon
11-Sep-2013, 15:46
I like it.

jeroldharter
11-Sep-2013, 16:07
I like it, thanks.

thomasfallon
11-Sep-2013, 16:15
I'd want to carry a notebook why, when I have my phone in my pocket?

angusparker
11-Sep-2013, 17:42
Forgot to say the app is free.

Tori Nelson
11-Sep-2013, 18:23
OMG, that guys hangnail was too distracting to see what good the app might be.:p

ROL
11-Sep-2013, 19:01
Note to self: Keep fingernails and cuticles well manicured as women will only see those and not the intended content of any presentation.:rolleyes:



P.S. I foolishly downloaded it anyway and will give it a go next outing despite the "obvious flaws" of not being paper and pencil ...nor manicured.

Tori Nelson
11-Sep-2013, 21:39
Let us know how that goes ;)

Light Guru
11-Sep-2013, 21:40
I tried that app and the UI is horrible. Any app that has not been touched by the developer since its release more then 2 years ago is not going to be good.

AtlantaTerry
11-Sep-2013, 22:18
I used a Brother P-Touch 2430 PC label printer to create numbers from 0 to 200 in order to number each side of my sheet film holders. (I do not yet have 100 holders, but I am close.)
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This week and next I am going to file notches into the end flaps that match the Brother label numbers. The files create gaps that are rectangular, triangular and half-round. Using those three shapes I can create a number code that runs from 0 to 999 - far more than enough.

When I am creating photographs, I make notes in a hard back 5x7 inch book that includes subject, exposure, sheet film holder side, etc.
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angusparker
11-Sep-2013, 22:29
I tried that app and the UI is horrible. Any app that has not been touched by the developer since its release more then 2 years ago is not going to be good.

Really? I thought its a pretty good UI for a free app.

Steve Goldstein
12-Sep-2013, 06:10
The UI could be better, but hey, it's free and it's better than I could do.

One thing that would have been nice would be to have it already aware of some or all films from Foma/Fuji/Ilford/Kodak. Face it, there just aren't that many choices in LF film anymore, this wouldn't be too hard and would simplify initial setup.
But this is all academic, I doubt the developer reads this forum...

Jim Noel
12-Sep-2013, 08:24
Geez whatever happened to paper and pencil. The day I need any "app" that has anything to do with LF I'm throwing in the towel.
I'm with you.

rcmartins
12-Sep-2013, 09:14
I must confess that the input to these things detract me from the photographic mood since they tend to be cumbersome (phones keyboards and menu navigation) and lenghty in duration. This is not a statement regarding this particular app, but any app that requires database input in the field. It just does not work for me. I use the pencil and notebook approach and when really in a hurry I do use my phone but just to make an oral recording for later input (hand-written). This funcionality (voice recording) could help some photographers. Another thing that has led to my general disbelief for these on the field information gathering apps is their inherent incapability to cope with change. One's deepening into the wonders of development and printing will inevitabely lead to different needs for data collection during exposure which most probably give rise to a frustration in the use of the app.
It's a nice effort, no doubt, but a voice recognition for fast filling of the fields and a customizable and easy to set up database field configuration would certainly make it much, much better. For me, at least.
raul

ROL
12-Sep-2013, 09:15
Note to self: Bring sizable towel to throw in.

billie williams
12-Sep-2013, 10:14
Note to self: Bring sizable towel to throw in.

Hang in there - it was great of you to post about this. I do have one question - can you save the info you typed in during the shoot? Or does it go away when you hit the unload button?

photobymike
12-Sep-2013, 11:25
Yea i like it but there would be a few suggestions i could make to make input faster. When i take pictures i dont want to fiddle with my phone.

redrockcoulee
12-Sep-2013, 11:35
Eric

Dana uses my iPod when shooting LF pinhole, one app has a pinhole light meter and then she uses the built in timer.


I will download it and she if she wishes to use it for her holders. I use the "carry pencil and paper and forget to use either of them" system.

Ivan

Steve Sherman
12-Sep-2013, 17:33
I would use this app if it had a direct link to the record function so that info could be entered in via the spoken word rather than written or worst typed into an Iphone with auto spell correct.
Nice, hope to see that feature become reality.
Cheers!

daleeman
19-Sep-2013, 06:03
Interesting app. I agree that it should alow audio notes and a button to associate a ihone photo to the film holder records. Also, something about A and B side would be nice.

unixrevolution
19-Sep-2013, 07:03
Geez whatever happened to paper and pencil. The day I need any "app" that has anything to do with LF I'm throwing in the towel.

So much for bucking the stereotype that LF photographers are luddites.

I tried it, but keeping in the habit of using it was difficult for some reason. I've never been a good note taker.

Also, since it's on IOS I have to remember to take my old iPhone after switching to android.

bwlf
13-Aug-2017, 12:16
It looks like the app is no longer in the app store unfortunately, or maybe my iTunes and Apple Store apps are broken.

AtlantaTerry
14-Aug-2017, 01:42
I used a Brother P-Touch 2430 PC label printer to create numbers from 0 to 200 in order to number each side of my sheet film holders. (I do not yet have 100 holders, but I am close.)
101767

This week and next I am going to file notches into the end flaps that match the Brother label numbers. The files create gaps that are rectangular, triangular and half-round. Using those three shapes I can create a number code that runs from 0 to 999 - far more than enough.

When I am creating photographs, I make notes in a hard back 5x7 inch book that includes subject, exposure, sheet film holder side, etc.
101768

One thing I forgot to include in that posting was that I created an Excel spreadsheet in which I keep track of each of my over one hundred 4x5" sheet film holders:

* it's numbers (each side is unique; I don't use "A" / "B")
* when I bought it
* where I bought it
* how much I paid
* the condition it was in when I bought it (if not new)
* how I cleaned it, if needed
* any problems that show up when I use it
* etc.


This way if I ever want to buy more from a particular seller (or don't, in the case of problems) then I know my history with it.

My only interaction with the spreadsheet is when I purchase a sheet film holder and then later if it turns out to have a problem. Otherwise, I just keep written records in a 5x7" hard-backed notebook that are created when I expose the film and after developing.

A crappy cell phone screen shot of the Excel spreadsheet:
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noisegate
9-Oct-2017, 12:32
Eric

Dana uses my iPod when shooting LF pinhole, one app has a pinhole light meter and then she uses the built in timer.


I will download it and she if she wishes to use it for her holders. I use the "carry pencil and paper and forget to use either of them" system.

Ivan

"I use the carry pencil and paper and forget to use either of them system" - so it's not just me?....I feel better now...thanks Ivan!

Willie
9-Oct-2017, 16:10
I'd want to carry a notebook why, when I have my phone in my pocket?

Batteries? Electronic failures? Ease of seeing in bright light conditions?

Willie
9-Oct-2017, 16:11
It looks like the app is no longer in the app store unfortunately, or maybe my iTunes and Apple Store apps are broken.

Like a pencil?

BennehBoy
10-Oct-2017, 01:36
I must be doing it completely wrong, I've never taken a note of what I shot, camera settings, or what sheet was in which holder to date.

Why would I need to?

Granted I'm still (just) this side of 50, so maybe all will become clear in time (or less clear?).

Jim Jones
10-Oct-2017, 05:33
I've done many things wrong in photography, but the notes I took on photos taken with a Univex Mercury II camera in 1952 made those mistakes a valuable learning experience.

MikeMGB
10-Oct-2017, 07:10
I'm brand new to LF, so far I have shot 6 sheets of film, currently I spend as much time making notes as setting up the camera but those notes certainly help, my images are getting better. :)