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Postby ender1 » Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:37 am

Premise: One camera, one roll of film, traveling from place to place.

No rules. Just take photos of things that capture your eye. I guess no nudity, since everything will be posted at the end :P

The allotted amount you can take will depend on how many people end up participating.

I'm going to find a camera that is dead easy to operate for everyone to use. The camera will be automatic in function, but may have manual function for those who wish to use it.

For those who want to take part, PM me your address and I'll put your name on a list here.
Right now, logically I'll send it to the person that is the furthest way so I can work it's way back to me, rather than order of who signs up.

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thoughtreader (Need Address)
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Young Val
locke (Need Address)
Jayelle
Yebra (Need Address)
EL (Need Address)

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Postby Petrie » Sun Jun 26, 2011 1:17 am

I'm in. :)
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Postby Dr. Mobius » Sun Jun 26, 2011 1:44 am

How does order matter? If it's traveling via the philotic web, wouldn't it be instantaneous regardless of the distances involved? :P

Count me in too, though I have no idea what I'll do with it.

Also, we might have to use FedEx for the Canadians. I hear their mail system is having labor problems or something.
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Postby ender1 » Sun Jun 26, 2011 9:58 am

Also, we might have to use FedEx for the Canadians. I hear their mail system is having labor problems or something.
AFAIK, they've been legislatively forced back to work.

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Postby Mich » Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:18 am

Sounds fun! I am in.
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Postby Petra456 » Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:29 am

You know i'm in, but I might demand that you send it to me too ; )
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Postby VelvetElvis » Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:11 am

I'm in!
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Postby thoughtreader » Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:32 pm

Count me in!
I'll give you my new address soon.

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Postby GS » Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:46 am

A lot of cool ideas on here recently. I like this one too. But I hate taking pictures. Plus I really don't think people want pictures of my dumpy house or the bars I frequent. But I really look forward to what everyone does.

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Postby Luet » Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:48 am

You could always try trading drinking for some other hobbies. :P
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Postby ender1 » Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:05 am

A lot of cool ideas on here recently. I like this one too..
Too bad I can't take credit for thinking of it :P

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Postby ender1 » Mon Jun 27, 2011 4:57 pm

I don't know how familiar most of you are with the 'technical' aspects of manual camera operation, but one camera I'm looking at it seems like the most automatic operation requires the user to select the shutter speed. Is that okay, or should I find another camera?

The nice thing about this camera is that the camera won't let you take a badly exposed image as it will lock the shutter from firing until you select another shutter speed that'll work.

I was thinking if I could find some cheap filters, that I would include them. They'd probably be mainly for correcting for tungsten or fluorescent lighting. Would anyone want these?

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Postby Luet » Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:03 pm

I have never used anything but a camera where you just push a button and it goes "click". Think like a disposable camera but back when they had real cameras that were like that. I say the simpler, the better. And the cheaper, the better...just in case it gets broken in the mail, although we can add insurance for a couple dollars when shipping.
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Postby ender1 » Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:07 pm

I have never used anything but a camera where you just push a button and it goes "click". Think like a disposable camera but back when they had real cameras that were like that. I say the simpler, the better. And the cheaper, the better...just in case it gets broken in the mail, although we can add insurance for a couple dollars when shipping.
Thanks for the input.
That camera might have been a 110 format, in which the film came in a long cartridge. I had one of those long, long ago.

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Postby Petrie » Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:10 pm

I say the simpler, the better.
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Postby Syphon the Sun » Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:20 pm

It just sounds like she had a standard point-and-shoot, which could have been 35mm.
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Postby Luet » Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:27 pm

Yes, I did have a camera that used those 110 cartridges. I also had a camera that used 35mm rolls at some point but even that was just a point and shoot one. This was probably close to ten years go and then I started using digital cameras.
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Postby ender1 » Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:28 pm

It just sounds like she had a standard point-and-shoot, which could have been 35mm.
Well, I took the quality of it being like a disposable camera to be the quality of the camera and not the size of film used.

It could have been an APS camera that uses a different format which film manufacturers were trying to push the latter part of the 90's. The film canister resembles old school 35mm, but uses smaller film.

Edit: Okay, you answered while I was posting. :P

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Postby Luet » Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:35 pm

The 110 camera was probably mid-90s and the 35mm was probably late 90s. The 110 camera was very poor quality. I used to get 3x5 prints and they were still really grainy.
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Postby ender1 » Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:40 pm

I used to get 3x5 prints and they were still really grainy.
Not surprising, as 110 negatives are roughly half the size of 35mm.

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Postby Syphon the Sun » Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:42 pm

Well, I took the quality of it being like a disposable camera to be the quality of the camera and not the size of film used.
I just didn't take anything she said as relating to film/camera quality (I took it as relating to ease of use).
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Postby Luet » Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:48 pm

Yeah, I was referring to ease of use and not quality. He just happened to guess correctly about one of the two types of cameras I owned, as well. :)
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Postby ender1 » Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:52 pm

Not too hard, I'm pretty sure a lot of people had 110 cameras before chucking them in the trash :P

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Postby Young Val » Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:37 am

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Postby ender1 » Thu Jun 30, 2011 10:46 pm

Trying to get a point and shoot lined up. Hopefully it won't take too much longer. I'll order the roll of film next week.

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Postby ender1 » Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:42 pm

I got a camera off ebay today, we'll see if it works okay.

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Postby Eaquae Legit » Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:59 am

I don't mind participating in this, but perhaps we should have a North American round, and then us folks over here will do a separate round (postage, etc.).
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Postby ender1 » Thu Jul 07, 2011 11:54 am

Another round would only make since if there were a bunch of international pwebbers wanting to participate. How much would it be to send .5-1kg to the US?

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Postby megxers » Thu Jul 07, 2011 12:10 pm

I would like to participate but I'm not sure where I'll be living when it gets to me (and if I am moving, it would put me in the far group, while I currently reside in the relatively closer group).
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Postby Luet » Thu Jul 07, 2011 2:17 pm

I'm not sure about from there to here but here are some rough estimates for shipping from here to:

Canada:
.5kg - $6.60
1kg - $10.70

England:
.5kg - $13.20
1kg - $20.30

This is for the cheapest, USPS first-class international shipping. I'm not sure about other carriers.
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Postby ender1 » Thu Jul 07, 2011 2:24 pm

Well, for 1lb (~1kg) I get $11.39 to England.
I'm getting the camera next week, so I dont know how much it'll weigh, I wouldn't imagine it being much more than .5kg packed. Asking for 1kg as a maximum.

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Postby Luet » Thu Jul 07, 2011 6:27 pm

Where do you get that 1lb equals 1kg? One kg equals 2.2 pounds. But yes, you are correct about the cost of 1lb. I was going based on the cost of an actual .5kg (1.1lb) and 1kg (2.2lb).

So, if we are talking pounds:

Canada:
8oz - $3.50
1lb - $5.60

England:
8oz - $7.80
1lb - $11.40
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Postby ender1 » Thu Jul 07, 2011 6:53 pm

Yeah, dude how did I do that.

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Postby Syphon the Sun » Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:24 pm

How many pounds does it cost to send a pound?
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Postby locke » Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:56 pm

cool idea, I'm in, but I'll probably be near to last as it would be easy for me to send it back to Wil.
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