« on: April 14, 2014, 10:05:24 PM »
I'm not even sure that this is the right forum but I can't find anywhere else this fits.
My first Canon was an FTb that I purchased back in about 1973. I loved that camera and took a lot of pictures with it, mostly transparencies and Tri-X B & W negatives. A few weeks ago I was rummaging around in a closet and discovered the camera, neatly stored away. It's in flawless condition and I still have the lenses that I purchased for it including my personal favorite, a Bell & Howell/Canon FD 24 mm f2.8 (yes, Canon was briefly a subsidiary of Bell & Howell, back in the 70's).
The camera is in flawless condition. It probably needs a tuneup, a thorough cleaning and the shutter should be retensioned, but aside from that it's absolutely good to go. I really got excited for a while thinking about taking some pictures with it. But then, I was hit with the practical considerations. Do they even make transparency films? And, if so, what do I do with the images?
So, I'm wondering. Does anyone out there still shoot pictures with this old warhorse? What do you shoot? What do you do with the images? I'm intrigued with the idea of going back into transparency shooting just for the sheer hell of it, but I'm daunted by the fact that this is apparently an extinct technology. Your thoughts?