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| p.1 #1 · Shooting film in today's world. |
I was excited by another thread about shooting film and seeing the beautiful photos. That thread inspired me so much that I dug out my old N90s, put some new batteries in it, pulled a roll of Fuji 100 film out of the fridge, stuck on my trusty and beloved 28-85 lens and went out to grab some shots. I had forgotten how noisy the N90 was. And I found that I would compulsively look at the back of the camera after taking a shot. . Focus seemed accurate but a little slower than I remember. It was fun. As the roll neared the end, I experienced a little of that anxiety that I used to sense because I would always barely start the film in the take up reel to get the most shots out of a roll. Did it catch, or did I miss all of those shots? I didn't need to worry. Then came the first glitch. I couldn't remember how to rewind the film. I pushed all sorts of buttons and combinations of buttons that I could think of. I even called a friend who had an N90 and he couldn't remember either. I finally got past that after doing an Internet search. Then the real problem came to life. Developing the film. I was looking forward to seeing what I had managed to capture. Being impatient, I went to a local CVS to get the film processed. As I was filling out the envelope I was reading their propaganda. For $11.00, I would get a set of 4x6 prints, a CD and "NEGATIVES WILL NOT BE RETURNED". What BS is that? After searching all day I found that all of the local business's that used to process film are gone. I found 3 drug store operations that had on site processing. Unfortunately, all of the machines were "down". It looks like I am going to have to resort to sending it off to get it processed. Does anyone have any good recommendations?