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#1
cheap 35mm films (color or b/w) and put them into CD/DVD/USB in the UK?

Following Floid_Maniac's thread I decided to get into lomography. For this purpose I ordered a cheap DIY Recesky TLR (£7 on Ebay) - pure fun - and will probably buy a basic point and shoot 35mm camera of the 60's/70's/80's on Ebay too (the good ones are incredibly hard to find at low price by the way), if I am lucky this week end.

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However, I read that Poundland used to sell cheap Agfa film, but unfortunately they have stopped this year; so I am looking for another cheap source. As for printing, the best option would be to outsource the development of the film from Asda or Max Spielmann and ask them to put the photos into a CD. If it becomes a hobby, then the best option would likely to invest in a cheap film scanner (I saw some on Amazon UK for about £50).

Any advice would be appreciated.
 
#2
cheap 35mm films (color or b/w) and put them into CD/DVD/USB in the UK?

Following Floid_Maniac's thread I decided to get into lomography. For this purpose I ordered a cheap DIY Recesky TLR (£7 on Ebay) - pure fun - and will probably buy a basic point and shoot 35mm camera of the 60's/70's/80's on Ebay too (the good ones are incredibly hard to find at low price by the way), if I am lucky this week end.

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However, I read that Poundland used to sell cheap Agfa film, but unfortunately they have stopped this year; so I am looking for another cheap source. As for printing, the best option would be to outsource the development of the film from Asda or Max Spielmann and ask them to put the photos into a CD. If it becomes a hobby, then the best option would likely to invest in a cheap film scanner (I saw some on Amazon UK for about £50).

Any advice would be appreciated.
Buy from speed graphic :)
 
#3
@Cristobal -

If you are in the UK or Europe - have a look at the film offered by - http://www.ag-photographic.co.uk/

In addition to mainstream products - they offer some weird and wonderful emulsion in various formats - if you are in the mood to experiment. I've recently ordered a brick of the Fomo Retro. Be wary though - check that the product does not require a specialist process - i.e Rollei. Good prices. Excellent service - in my experience - as to a lab for wet processing - I've used - http://www.peak-imaging.com/ - for years for my personal work. Faultless - they will develop and put your stuff directly onto a CD - you get to specify the file size. The price goes up according to the potential print size. Hope this helps - cheers - Iain.
 
#9
Yes, that is actually a standard (and recommended over scanning) practice if you want a good digitised "scan". But that requires having a reasonably good DSLR with a decent lens, so can hardly qualify as "cheaper".
My cousin has loads of these digital SLR cameras (he buys and sells regularly on ebay), now I just need to convince him to buy a tablet (to replace the luminous table); my phablet could do it otherwise.

I just have to wait for my rudimentary cameras to be able to take bad pictures that look artsy.:D
 
#11
My cousin has loads of these digital SLR cameras (he buys and sells regularly on ebay), now I just need to convince him to buy a tablet (to replace the luminous table); my phablet could do it otherwise.

I just have to wait for my rudimentary cameras to be able to take bad pictures that look artsy.:D
Good thinking! Remember - light leaks are crucial for lomography, so just scrape off that sealing foam for starters, and use a bit of sandpaper on the edges of the lens so you get some extra vignetting and bokeh :D
 
#12
The Recesky is on its way, I'll be experimenting with it first, but it seems enough lomo-friendly as it is. On the other hand, I've placed a bid on a Pentax with a fixed-focus lens (when I'll be tired of the flimsy Recesky); I would like to put my hands on an Olympus Trip 35 or EE, but my budget (£10) is too short, an Ilford Sportsman could be a good alternative (seems easy to find on Ebay, like vintage Halenas).
 
#14
7dayshop.com sell a range of 35mm film. I have never bought film from them, but have used them many times for other items.

@Cristobal - there are Trip 35s on ebay for not too much more than your budget. I'm sure you will find one. Sorry, but I would like to hang onto mine. Good luck, and I look forward to seeing some images from your Recesky.
I've been using an auction snipe service, we'll see the results in a few hours.
 
#15
OK, so I did not win an Olympus Trip 35 or EE, most are sold for £25 or more. Nevertheless, I won a Pentax, maybe too good for lomography for a fiver:



Not a beautiful vintage camera, but an ugly 80's one. I chose it after reading this review:
https://austerityphoto.co.uk/pentax-pino-35-review-honey-i-fixed-focused-the-kids/

My alternate choice would likely have been an Ilford Sportsman (German camera) or a vintage Halina.
 
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