Spotted at Wordcamp NYC. Digital meets film!

Spotted at Wordcamp NYC. Digital meets film!

8x10 shooter spotted on the streets of Park Slope.

8x10 shooter spotted on the streets of Park Slope.

Prospect Park at the Philharmonic show. A $10 garage sale find, with 200mm lens.

Prospect Park at the Philharmonic show. A $10 garage sale find, with 200mm lens.

Zenit-12 in Park Slope.

The owner told me a very cool story. Her father bought the camera on the day she was born to take photos of her of course. They lived in the Ukraine at the time, thus this is the non-export version. Recently on her birthday, the camera was passed on to the person it was originally purchased to photograph.

Zenit-12 in Park Slope.

The owner told me a very cool story. Her father bought the camera on the day she was born to take photos of her of course. They lived in the Ukraine at the time, thus this is the non-export version. Recently on her birthday, the camera was passed on to the person it was originally purchased to photograph.

Canon AE-1 at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Canon AE-1 at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Contax T2 at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Contax T2 at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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Widelux spotted at Coney Island.

Widelux at Coney Island  @ on nylovesfilm

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Widelux spotted at Coney Island.

Widelux at Coney Island @ on nylovesfilm

chandler78 said: Hi there, love your site. I am heading to NYC in February and wanted to buy a used film camera and lenses there but I am having difficulty finding a good store. Could you kindly recommend a store. Cheers, Maiken

Hi Maiken,

Sorry I just noticed your question. For used gear your options are a bit limited. They include Adorama, B&H, Calumet and K&M Camera. Advantage is getting to hold the gear, but would recommend checking out KEH.com not in the city, but they rock.

Widelux spotted at Coney Island.

Widelux spotted at Coney Island.

Olympus 35 SP at the Park Slope farmer’s market. The owner was a former slr shooter just getting back into photography, he liked the idea of a rangefinder and checked out the digital offerings, but went with film.

Olympus 35 SP at the Park Slope farmer’s market. The owner was a former slr shooter just getting back into photography, he liked the idea of a rangefinder and checked out the digital offerings, but went with film.

Walking about in Brooklyn’s Greenwood Cemetery, we ran into a fellow film shooter with a Graflex and Hasselblad 500c.

Where to process film, I get asked this often.

Local, I like:

  • Luster: 121 Avenue A, New York http://www.lusterphoto.com
  • Accurate: 524 5th Avenue, Brooklyn http://www.accuratephotoshop.com

Here are three mail order places I like:

  • North Coast Photographic Service, $12.70/roll to process with high res scans (their “budget” scan is nice and high res compared to other’s “budget” scan—all dip and dunk processing too): http://northcoastphoto.com/
  • Dwaynes Photo is the place for low cost and decent service onprocess and scan: http://dwaynesphoto.com/ they even process 110
  • The Darkroom, is mostly dip and dunk (there was an exception which I do not recall), plus they not only process 110, they’ll scan it too http://thedarkroom.com

Where do you get your film processed in NYC?

Additional cameras spotted at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens Cherry Blossom Festival included:
• at least three Fuji Instax
• at least two Pentax K1000
• Hasselblad Victor series

One person asked about my film camera and said he had a film camera, but shoots digital because no one processes film. Oy! This is New York City, there plenty of places to have film processes.

Nikon FE2 at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens for the Cherry Blossom Festival.

Nikon FE2 at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens for the Cherry Blossom Festival.

Canon FTb at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens for the Cherry Blossom Festival.

Canon FTb at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens for the Cherry Blossom Festival.

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