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View Poll Results: On average, how often do you shoot a roll of film?
Rarely 39 6.99%
1-6 per year 38 6.81%
7-12 per year 77 13.80%
2-3 per month 172 30.82%
4-10 per month 170 30.47%
10+ per month 62 11.11%
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Old 01-03-2016   #81
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how much film do you store at home?

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Old 01-03-2016   #82
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I forgot to mention, I shoot more than 100 Impossible "Polaroid's".


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Old 01-03-2016   #83
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Old 01-03-2016   #84
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Since I bought the Fuji 645 GA I have been shooting 3-4 rolls of Tri-X a month. Developing in my darkroom and enlarging and printing on Foma FB paper gives me very good results.
Since a few months I bought a new scanner, just for medium format, and I have outsourced a few prints in 30X40 centimeters, 3 working days turnaround, and got great prints.

So I may be going the hybrid route.

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To be quite honest l must en devour to shoot more film in 2016
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Old 01-03-2016   #86
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Old 01-03-2016   #87
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I'm off from school, living in nyc for 3 weeks. I bought 72 rolls of 35mm and 35 rolls of 120
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Old 01-03-2016   #88
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i just summary and look what I shot last year,
In 2015, I shot 50 rolls in which 27 rolls by Rolleiflex 3.5F, the rest was taken by either Leica M2 or M3
Compare to year 2014, I shot only 35 rolls by M2/M3.
I think the rate in 2015 was higher because since using Medium format, I still keep the habit to shoot fast like I did in 35mm format.
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Old 01-03-2016   #89
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I shoot around 150 rolls of 135, 50 rolls of 120 and maybe 100 sheets of b/w a year. I have about 2000 feet of 135 left and will switch to digital for small formats and just shoot 120 film when they are used up.
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End of a year, so a good time to count films shot. About 360 rolls "at home" and a meagre 40-45 rolls while travelling. Got to get the ratio up a bit! I also should shoot more 120 - could be con trued as a New Years Reslolution - at least 100 rolls in 2016.
I have about 2 years supply of film in the freezer at the moment - and stocked up on chemistry so there is no excuse
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End of a year, so a good time to count films shot. About 360 rolls "at home" and a meagre 40-45 rolls while travelling. Got to get the ratio up a bit! I also should shoot more 120 - could be con trued as a New Years Reslolution - at least 100 rolls in 2016.
I have about 2 years supply of film in the freezer at the moment - and stocked up on chemistry so there is no excuse
Young kids like us still have a lot of work to do in order to follow your rhythm.
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Old 01-03-2016   #93
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I'm shooting about 10 rolls a month out and about. When traveling much more. I'm headed to Burma for a month, bringing 100 rolls of Portra for that.
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Old 01-04-2016   #94
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Currently about 3 rolls of 120 a day.
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Thank you for your answers. I have bought film and chemicals, but I don’t know how much of them I should stockpile. As you know, demand for film is plummeting and that’s why the supply is decreasing. Shortage and quality problems occur- so I must buy much more film in advance than it would be economic. A month later some kinds of film will be discontinued or the quality worsened due to decreasing require. For calculating the requisite stock and wherewithal I needed some information.
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Because old production supplies are dried up the biggest problem will be the actual price increases. For some products 20-50% which is a lot. Further some manufacturers are stripping their products to become more competitive for their films, like FOMA who do not have their DX on their 135-36 films anymore which saves some production costs. For the rest a more effective production with less lost materials. Their actual production films: Fomapan 100, 200, 400, R100, Retropan 320 soft, all without DX now in 135-36. So far for 2016 I will have the same prices.
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Regrettably the older I get the harder it is to develop film. I use to to print contact sheets. Then I went to scanning negatives. Now I can't even be bothered. It's more like a novelty. You cannot imagine how many exposed rolls are hanging around here. In fact there's a 120 roll sitting on my desk. I don't even remember what camera I used to expose the roll. And my old Yashica MG-1 one sits collecting dust. Battery is probably dead. And it probably has film in it.
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Good old times, APX-100 (Agfa Leverkusen) / Rollei Retro 100 for Eur. 1,95.

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i shot many rolls (>500) last year.

this is my last contact sheet for 2015.

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Old 04-22-2016   #100
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The past couple years I've been shooting 5-10 rolls of Portra 400 (120) per week. The backlog eventually became overwhelming and so I've made a decision to slow down a bit. A few months ago I sold my Hasselblad and Horseman and invested in a 4x5... Time will only tell how many sheets I end up shooting from here on out. The biggest factor will be color vs b&w due to the dramatic price difference.
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Old 04-22-2016   #101
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I love film the most when there is time available. It cannot be beaten! Everything about it is magical as far as I am concerned.

However, last week I had to make a portrait of a craftsman for a book, and only had an hour.

With the Q I was able to try several backgrounds, placements and lighting ideas very fast and take decisions immediately, and got some really great shots...I could never have done that with a film camera. But I am not blaming film; it is just my own lack of experience.

I am sure a real pro with a film camera could have done the same or much better.
Digital provides a big advantage for serious amateur practitioners like me, even though I will keep shooting film as long as I can.
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Old 04-22-2016   #102
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Old 04-23-2016   #103
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Last year 2015, shot about one Film per week.
Main camera was Pentax K-1000, followed by M3 (ziggy).
This year due to crazed price increase in Canada, way less.
I think better to expose for something worthwhile,
rather than shutter releases.
I use Point and shoot Digital for main pix taking.
Scanning but will use what left of paper in wet darkroom.
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Old 05-20-2016   #104
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I forgot to mention, I shoot more than 100 Impossible "Polaroid's".


Love this expresso! And Impossible too...
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Old 06-27-2016   #105
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To add to my account of "many many...", I loaded my SX-70 again this morning with Impossible B&W v2.0. :-)

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Old 06-27-2016   #106
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I’ve been shooting a lot of 4X5 Tri-X recently. On an “area” basis, the twelve sheets of 4X5 Tri-X I shot this past Sunday is equal to about 4.5 rolls of 36 exposure 35mm film. The previous weekend, I put a couple of 36 exposure rolls of Efke 25 through my Leica as well as a roll of Eastman XX. So, a lot of film as of late.

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Old 07-12-2016   #109
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About 8 35mm rolls per month. However, I expect to go up one I start my own developing.
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Since I got my Rolleiflex and Hasselblad, I shoot about 2-3 a month now before
pretty much none I was into digital so much.
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Sadly, less and less. Not for lack of wanting to, but for lack of time.

I average about 6 a month these days, down from about 20 a month a few years ago. Having lost my teaching job and the subsequent return to construction full time has eliminated most of my shooting opportunities and about all of my darkroom time, though I do get out a bit here and there. A recent Monochrom purchase has been helpful for snapshots I used to do on b&w film, but is cutting into my numbers here.
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I'm looking at laying my digital gear to rest for a bit and shoot only in 110, 35mm and Impossible b&w....and a frw sheets of 4x5.
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Old 07-13-2016   #113
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Really got into shooting film last year but the main lab I used in the UK is now moving to the US. I've used other labs here and haven't favoured the results as much. Costs are increasing too and to be honest, I'm not sure where to go with it now. After shooting with the digital M for a bit, I'm more than happy with the output I am getting.

B+W is easy enough to do at home so may keep to this route and perhaps favour 120 over 35mm. Personally have found 120 a lot easier to scan and just generally better overall in quality.
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Old 07-19-2016   #114
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2 weeks holiday, about 18 rolls of 120. A mix of Provia 400x, 100f and Velvia 50.
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Averaged at the end of the year, it is over 10 a month. Some months around town i shoot a couple rolls, but I travel a lot, so I shoot a lot. On a 11 day trip in Asia I shot 83 rolls or something.

Now, I just started a wedding business and am doing film, and that is just going to up that a lot.
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Old 07-19-2016   #116
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I shoot a few C41 rolls a year and develop myself.
I just bought five rolls of Fuji 120 ISO 400 to shoot on my trip to Southeast Alaska next week. I am going to use a Fuji GF670. I'll also use a Sony A7rii and Sigma SD1m most of the time.
But, as many of your know, there's something special about medium format.
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So, I got home and counted, I've shot 155 rolls so far this year, almost all of it through my GF670 or GF670w. Some through a bessa r4 and some through a pentax 645n, a few through my yashica em.
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I voted "Rarely" but I actually haven't shot any film in years.
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I voted 10+ per month. That's an average. I"m sure some months I shoot many more, and some many less.

How many sheets of 4x5 count as a "roll"?
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So far this year I have shot about 30 rolls.
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