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Old 4 Weeks Ago   #41
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And you can write on the back of the card the date the film went in etc. etc...

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That's a good idea David!
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I don't have that problem: all my cameras (35 and 120) are loaded with Ilford FP-4, the only film I have and will ever use.
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Well I do it the easy way. I typically use only Tri-X, TMY-2 or FP4.... so i look at the ASA setting on my light meter. Apart from 35mm, virtually always finish a roll of 120, & all my 5x7 or 4x5 holders are marked.
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Low tack masking tape is what I'd think of here. It looks to be the lowest tech with least admin, and on bottom loading Leicas and other rangefinders, perfectly located.
+1. I use the blue masking tape on the Leicas. Film box-end in the holder for the Nikons and Hasselblad.
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You already posted this? Three times now? It looks peachy and it's great you found the big font but it is worth noting that solutions like this are at the whimsy of the host and perhaps lacking in longevity?
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I don't have that problem: all my cameras (35 and 120) are loaded with Ilford FP-4, the only film I have and will ever use.
This is the winning solution for me. Just fill them all. with FP4. forever.
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Thanks also for the computer solutions. Apart from my own technophobia, I think an analogue solution for this one is more in keeping for me!
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You already posted this? Three times now? It looks peachy and it's great you found the big font but it is worth noting that solutions like this are at the whimsy of the host and perhaps lacking in longevity?
Not to mention the OP prefers an analog solution, not a technology based one.
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Huss is a good egg, but I was disappointed he chose grey font when he could have chosen bright pink or perhaps a rainbow!

(just teasin...)

Trialling my new system today. Masking tape on the base with two bits of info - C or B (obvious) and the EI. That will then be pasted onto the film reel when removed so processing info all there.
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You already posted this? Three times now? It looks peachy and it's great you found the big font but it is worth noting that solutions like this are at the whimsy of the host and perhaps lacking in longevity?
How long are you planning on having the same roll of film in your camera? 5-6 years?
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How long are you planning on having the same roll of film in your camera? 5-6 years?
If you just use it as a (short-term) reminder of what film is in what camera, it seems like a great solution, albeit tech based. But what if you also use it as your film log? If the host decides to pull the plug, then all your records disappear, too. As far as I can tell, there's no way to export your data.
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That's a good idea David!

Thanks; fwiw, I used a piece of string until I found that chain thingy.


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Write down the film/camera/lens on a piece of paper and take picture nr. 1 of the roll of it. Works for me.
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A lot of good suggestions, I've tried them all. Works until you get rushed and don't implement them. The solution for me is to use one film in my medium format cameras, one film for my large format cameras and one film for 35mm. All 100 iso.
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Keep it simple, no need to reinvent the wheel.

Thin masking tape on the bottom of the baseplate, use a thin black sharpie to mark film, date, film , rated @, pushed or pulled, whatever. When I’m done I attach to roll for when I develop. You can even get fancy with colored tapes if you’d like. Masking tape doesn’t leave residue, stays in place, comes off easily and doesn’t tear.

Been doing this for twenty years.
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If you just use it as a (short-term) reminder of what film is in what camera, it seems like a great solution, albeit tech based. But what if you also use it as your film log? If the host decides to pull the plug, then all your records disappear, too. As far as I can tell, there's no way to export your data.
One of the tabs is labelled Reports. You can run and download reports on anything that you care to imagine using the data that you have input. Film type, subject, exposure, camera,lens, project , date etc etc.
You can do that on a daily basis (hourly if you want!) so you can have all your data elsewhere in case of a failure/outage.

It really is a fantastic and free tool. And so so so much better than putting some sticky paper on your camera and writing tri-x on it..

It is interesting to me that people use their computers to come to the internet to go to a website to ask for a solution. Everyone responding obviously has tech smarts as that is why they are able to do that. But the solution for most is something from the 18th century..
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My concern...how long do these free apps last until they disappear without warning.
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I find simpler to cut the top of the film box where the film name is written (cm 1.5x3) and with two small pieces of gaffer tape I place it on the bottom of my camera...
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Thanks; fwiw, I used a piece of string until I found that chain thingy.


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I just have to ask this. How long a piece of string....
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CharlesDA, the piece of string was one chain long.
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CharlesDA, the piece of string was one chain long.

Good joke but could you do it in metric for our EU friends, please?

Edit, seconds later; just realised it would be like giving your weight in stones and pounds. They'd fall about laughing at our primitive ways...



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I keep a simple ASCII text file listed by film size:

Film in Cameras
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35mm:
Nikon FM2 (empty)
Leica M6 (empty)
Argus C3 (Kodak UC 400) or Portra?
Leica IIIf RD (empty)
Leica IIIf RDST (empty)
Leica M2 (empty)
Leica AF-C1 (empty)
Kodak Retina Reflex III (Kodak Portra 400) - finished - sent to Old School Photo Lab
Zeiss Ikon Contessa (Fujifilm Superia X-tra Walmart 400 ASA 24Exp.) - finished - sent to Old School Photo Lab
Zeiss Ikon Contaflex (empty)
Zeiss Ikon Contina-matic III (empty)
Kodak Retina IIa (Kodak Ektar 100 Color) March 10, 2019

120:
Rolleicord Vb (empty)
Mamiya RB67 Pro-SD (empty)
Zero Image Pinhole (empty)

4x5:
Kevin Finney 4x5 (Pinhole/Zone Plate)
Robert Rigby 4x5 (Pinhole)
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CharlesDA, the piece of string was one chain long.
20 meters of chain. I wonder what David gets up to in his spare time!
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David might have been making a rod for his back.
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Just buy a different model of Leica for each type of film you use. Same again with Nikon. Simples!
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Put my foot in it that time; I should have remembered that you give them an inch and they take a yard...


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I just stick a small marked piece of masking tape on the bottom plate.
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Put my foot in it that time; I should have remembered that you give them an inch and they take a yard...


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For folks in the EU, when you give them 2.54 cm, they take 0.91 meters.
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Just buy a different model of Leica for each type of film you use. Same again with Nikon. Simples!
A great solution. I'm up to a mere seven, so not quite there on film types, but I still couldn't remember whether I loaded my M3 with colour or B&W!
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I think a few of us have been in that situation, too many cameras loaded and a failing memory, what have l put in that camera, it has got worse as l have got older
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And you can write on the back of the card the date the film went in etc. etc...

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cool idea, l like that a lot
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I use the low acid artist tape labeled with BW or C and the ISO of the film. Got the idea from f16sunshine.


I bulk load 35mm a lot so no boxes for that. And my 120 cameras don't have a place for the box end.


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My concern...how long do these free apps last until they disappear without warning.
If you are worried about that you could run a report daily. Or everytime you load a camera. If the site goes belly up, what's the deal? You'll be back to doing what you did before. Wondering what's in your camera.
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One of the tabs is labelled Reports. You can run and download reports on anything that you care to imagine using the data that you have input. Film type, subject, exposure, camera,lens, project , date etc etc.
You can do that on a daily basis (hourly if you want!) so you can have all your data elsewhere in case of a failure/outage.

It really is a fantastic and free tool. And so so so much better than putting some sticky paper on your camera and writing tri-x on it..

It is interesting to me that people use their computers to come to the internet to go to a website to ask for a solution. Everyone responding obviously has tech smarts as that is why they are able to do that. But the solution for most is something from the 18th century..

But I don't haul my computer around with me when taking photographs. Or a "smart phone" for that matter. Besides, the spiral bound notepad is just like my M4-P, battery free.


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FWIW I either use C200 or else FP4+ and so a glance at the film speed set on the camera's meter tells me what film is in it. The film carton side was used because one of my cameras (Olympus XA1) only takes 400 or 100 ISO film and so was the exception.

I also use the film carton side for non metered cameras or else stick a bit of paper with " C200" etc on it in the hot shoe.

As farlymac says those little notebooks are ideal and you can buy a half dozen of them for a single coin*...


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After I read this thread I feel very primitive LOL

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But I don't haul my computer around with me when taking photographs. Or a "smart phone" for that matter. Besides, the spiral bound notepad is just like my M4-P, battery free.


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You must be the one person in the northern hemisphere that doesnt take his phone with him..




Following not directed at you Farleymac:

Aaaaand... you can just take a screen grab anytime you want if 'you' live in that fear of what if the site DISAPPEARS!!! cuz photographic life as we know it will come to an end if that happens.

Works for me as I have multiple cameras with multiple types of film in them at any given moment. I shoot a lot. About 5-10 rolls a week. If 'you' load your camera in February, finish the film in September then this need not be necessary. Using your camera may though.
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I took my phone with me last week and used it as a lightmeter, having mislaid my Sekonic. It then promptly ran out of batteries...
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