Re: [OM] SEEKING OM Film Gear odd bits

Subject: Re: [OM] SEEKING OM Film Gear odd bits
From: DZDub <jdubikins@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 4 Aug 2019 13:16:48 -0500
On Sun, Aug 4, 2019 at 10:50 AM Marc Boxerman via olympus <
olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> > Does anyone shoot film on this list anymore?
> I’m a long-time lurker but have been a member of the list for over a
> decade.  About a year ago I started to shoot film again.  The reason?  My
> nephew (who was 13 at the time) found his father’s old Ricoh KR-5 and
> started shooting with it, which led to his desire to learn to develop and
> print black and white film. I found a community darkroom (we live in
> Chicago).  One visit was all it took for the bug to bite.  We now go
> monthly.  I advise him on such things as dodging/burning and contrast, but
> otherwise we each print our own work.  He saved up for an OM-2n, which he
> selected so he could borrow my lenses.  For his most recent birthday I gave
> him accessory shoe 4 and a T-32 flash. He says he prefers film because the
> process slows him down and requires him to think more carefully about his
> shots, and he loves the by-hand work of the darkroom over sitting at a
> computer. I confess it is nice going cell-phone and tablet free for the
> hours we print.  His printing skills have improved markedly over the past
> year too.

Hi Marc,

It's nice to hear from you.  Maybe this is a silly question, but are you
developing and printing in the same session?  Also curious about what film
and process chemistry you enjoy.

Joel W.
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