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    How Many Are Truly Traditional or Latest Film Followers

    What I mean is, are we like war reenactors or Shakespearean actors
    THE HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY IN PICTURES

    Some use the latest LF Color Film in a new camera. Great!

    The more I learn of LF the more I want to be 'retro'

    I have settled on 1895 give or take a lot

    I like that era as technology took off, good bicycles, cars on the brink and everything else

    I like to think X-Ray film is old film and we can make our own glass plates, emulation emulsions

    Photography became easy for all

    I like the quality of Cycle Cameras that were made for cyclists...

    Then the Art, Not Art wars .....LOL

    https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/pict/hd_pict.htm


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    Re: How Many Are Truly Traditional or Latest Film Followers

    Quote Originally Posted by Tin Can View Post
    What I mean is, are we like war reenactors or Shakespearean actors
    THE HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY IN PICTURES

    Some use the latest LF Color Film in a new camera. Great!

    The more I learn of LF the more I want to be 'retro'

    I have settled on 1895 give or take a lot

    I like that era as technology took off, good bicycles, cars on the brink and everything else

    I like to think X-Ray film is old film and we can make our own glass plates, emulation emulsions

    Photography became easy for all

    I like the quality of Cycle Cameras that were made for cyclists...

    Then the Art, Not Art wars .....LOL

    https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/pict/hd_pict.htm


    are we doomed, I say, Doomed to repeat herstory

    our muse is surely female
    You picked a great era. The photos that come up in your link are amazing. Cycling and photography were high tech, like Apple today in the late 19th century. The Flatiron building and "the blessed are thou among women" are stunningly beautiful.
    I would include the period upto WWII. Good thread Tin Can!
    Best Regards Mike

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    Re: How Many Are Truly Traditional or Latest Film Followers

    It’s arbitrary and a matter of taste/interest. Wet plate, dry plate, Tri-X, TMax, everyone do what they want and enjoy.

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    Re: How Many Are Truly Traditional or Latest Film Followers

    Large format -- whatever that is -- is like the rest of photography -- a UNIVERSE TO EXPLORE!!!!

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    Re: How Many Are Truly Traditional or Latest Film Followers

    I still shoot dry plates and would still be shooting Kodak Super-XX if it was still available. But then, me and dirt have a lot in common!

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    Re: How Many Are Truly Traditional or Latest Film Followers

    I am using the same recipe patented by Sir Swan in 1864 to make carbon prints. The materials have changed a little, certainly easier to get and better quality (gelatins, pigments, etc) since then, but the prints are just as lovely.
    Cameras and lenses are 20th Century, though.
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    Re: How Many Are Truly Traditional or Latest Film Followers

    I'm pretty eclectic. I have lenses from the 1840s to the 1990s, and use many different formats of cameras. It's all fun.


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    Re: How Many Are Truly Traditional or Latest Film Followers

    Is this a they don't make 'em like they used to thread?
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    Re: How Many Are Truly Traditional or Latest Film Followers

    Quote Originally Posted by John Kasaian View Post
    Is this a they don't make 'em like they used to thread?
    I don't know about the thread, but that isn't what the UK museum's article is about One reason that some of the photographs relate to industrial England is that the museum is in Bradford, which is portrayed in some of the photographs.
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    Re: How Many Are Truly Traditional or Latest Film Followers

    Are there ANY "traditional" films left except Triassic-X ?

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