What would you say

joe monteiro

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Soooo it's often said that an idle mind it the devils plaything. Last night through the early AM while canning some soup which has lots of waiting time i began too wonder what others reply when asked what's in the thin black thing and what do you do with it? It holds a paper negative but unless they're they are involved in these black arts most have no clue. It's film to make a picture, paper similar to what you use in your printer that can make a picture, paper which make a reversed picture?

Not related but interesting, when we took out our last rotary wall phone and brought it to the bar(pub) to give to a friend it was amazing how many had no idea what it was.
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David M

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I find that almost everybody has heard of "plates" and are surprised that you can still get "film and stuff" for the LF camera.

Nowadays, you can buy new phones with a dial, but I suspect that they have conventional digital hearts.
 

JimW

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I get the 'do you do digital' quite a lot. I resist the urge to extend the middle digit...... I say I use my digits to capture the image on film. With the equivalent of 250 MP (I dunno, but it sounds good) I don't need to do digital. The serious ones stick around and we talk images and techniques rather than toys, and the pixel counters tend to wander. I let them. 'Can you still get film'.... I resist the urge to ask them why I would do all this without a light sensitive medium in the camera..... I know they say there are no dumb questions, but on occasions.....
Or maybe I'm turning into a proper curmudgeon. (Whaddya mean, maybe?)
 

David M

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Yes, almost certainly a curmudgeon.
I recently had a kindly woman explain the glories of her phone, as I watched the light fade. What can you do? Beating them to pulp would damage the camera and probably perforate the bellows.
 

Alan Clark

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Yes, I've had "Do they still make film?" And "Can you still get it developed?"
And one day I was asked something really odd. I was up on the North York Moors with my 5x4 Shen Hao camera on its tripod, setting up a photograph, when two walkers came by. They looked at the camera and one of them asked "Are you doing aerial photography?"
"Yes" I replied. "From ground level"

Alan
 
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