Medium format negative film

Norway
May 20, 2007 3:27pm CST
Anyone here tried medium format film/cameras? With medium format I mean 120 rollfilm. If you have an old Kodak or Agfa camera, and put frsh film in it, you would be surprised over the quality of the pictures.
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@Phlamingho (7834)
• Denmark
20 May 07
I love to take pictures and just got mydself two new cameras (one for under water), however I would never dream of using a non digital camera, what would I do with the paper photos? I prefer to watch the photos in high res on my LCD tv :-)
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• Norway
20 May 07
High resolution has nothing to do with that kind of photography we use medium format for. That is specialy for artistic and prtrait purpose. Its also a format which could be watched 100 years from now.
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@KaraLee (460)
• United States
21 May 07
Plus, you cant put those photos on your lcd tv on the wall if theyre on your lcd lol you have to print them to put em in the frame!
@KaraLee (460)
• United States
21 May 07
I have quite a few medium format cameras, I think my favorite is my kodak brownie hawkeye with the reversed lens, which gives a sort of holga/lensbaby type look to the photos. I have another one without the lens reversed that take great photos too. Im so happy to see a FILM thread, I mean I know digi is the rage these days, but coming from a self proffessed film geek, loving this thread mate! What kind of cameras are you shooting?
• Norway
21 May 07
Hi Kara. Yeah, not easy to make people understand whats intersting with film cameras theese days. I use 35 most of the time, but 120 rollfilm in both colour and b/w when I like to do something more special. I have some Adox, and a Meopta flexaret for medium format. For 35, I have a Canon EOS 5000. what are you paying for the 120 film in colour in the states? Thanks for your reply.
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
21 May 07
I've heard it's better from a lot of people, but I've never tried the medium format camera I have. Where do you find the medium format film? I have an old Kodak too. It was my grandma's and she says it gets really nice photos. I was thinking of selling it though, but I kind of want to try it first.
@KaraLee (460)
• United States
21 May 07
You can buy rolls of it from websites like bhphotovideo or adorama. my favorite is freestyle.biz.