end of summer…
dulce-perla asked: Thank you! Well I have a canon F1, and I have some difficulties finding the right battery, and finding a cheap solution for developing. Any suggestions?
If it’s the older F1, I think the battery runs the meter, and the mercury batteries it uses aren’t available. It seems model 675 batteries (which are meant for hearing aids) will work. They won’t last very long, but they’re cheap. Also, a handheld meter would do the job, but would be less convenient and more cash..
For color developing, I’ve been taking my film in and asking for “develop only”, then I do the scanning at home. Some places will also scan your negs for you and put them on a cd. Not usually great quality, but eliminates the cost of making prints.
Having b/w film developed for you is usually more expensive in general. You might consider doing it yourself. There’s a bit of investment to get the equipment and chemicals, but over time, you’ll save money. I find the hands-on process really satisfying, and still get a buzz when i pull negs out of the developing tank.