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Airsoft in the YubaCity / Marysville area.

Lately, we've been having some historical OPs planned and ran. Tank is planning a follow-up to Rumble in the Jungle, and is toying with the idea of making it even more of an immersion style game. I'm putting some finishing touches on a Korean War OP (game will be confirmed after a tour of the prospective field) that will be immersion style also. What can make these OPs more immersive? What would make us feel more a part of the past?

I have a c.1950-53 Kodak Duaflex camera and a source to get the film. The camera isn't in pristine shape, its been used and was probably used for about 10-15 years. This camera matches what you'd expect a GI to have if he smuggled a camera into war. 

If you guys are interested in getting yourselves photographed in 1950's style let me know if you're interested so i can firm up a cost. Right now I'm hoping to only require $10/person (which will require at least 5 people per roll). The fee must be paid in advance and would be collected no sooner than 2 weeks before an op. If you're interested email me at seankercher@comcast.net. Interest will not lock you into purchasing until we have a minimum order. We could even have this ready for "Once Upon a Time In The North" for some vintage style shots.

Let me know what you guys think.

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This sounds cool but I am unfamiliar with a 1950's Kodak Duaflex camera. What would one of these photos look like? What would this option provide that a digital photo with the "Vintage" filter not?

Digital photography looks too nice. You can't easily degrade the image to match film. It's why film photography hasn't died yet.

This flikr page has images supposedly taken by a duaflex: www.flickr.com/photos/ludwigvan66/8615652770/in/pool-duaflex

Got it, if we could set up some sort of themed backdrop that would be worthy of equally themed film I see a place for this like Tank's jeep and setting up the tent at the loading area with a few more props and matching uniforms... good idea.

Haven't u heard of photoshop? I'm pretty sure it could be done through photo shop and some other programs digitally.

Usually you can tell its an aged photoshop, especially when a series is presented (that which gives the impression of aging isn't random like on real film). Not only that, there's a feeling that film has versus digital. Digital is pretty and all that and I'm glad we have it, but with film its just different. The professional photographic community took a long time to accept digital for that reason (among others). I saw one "aged" photo and it was made to look folded and creased and that effect was pixelated.

Also, anachronistic elements are often present, ruining the effect. The pictures I'd be taking would be portrait style, controlled environment, and appearance.

Well I'm sure we could come up with a photo similar to your example if that's all your after but it would be fun to do a side by side and see how close we can get. I thought the main reason it took so long to be accepted was quality and price. Do you remember the original Nikon that was under megged and overpriced. The quality was pretty shit but I guess people liked the convenience of it which is why now u can get 15 megas for under a hundred bucks. Pretty crazy. I know what your saying about the difference I used to shoot medium format film and just the process of changing the rolls and developing was a bit romantic vs how I'm all slutted out now with just plug and download.

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