A short little blog post today.
As my C41 chemistry has gone off I have been sending my films off to the wonderful Filmdev to process and scan.
If I didn’t shoot so many rolls I would gladly give all my film to them as they are such an awesome lab but it would get really expensive so I will treat myself once or twice a month and carry on sending certain rolls to them as the results are brilliant.
Anyway this is a roll of my favourite Fuji Reala shot in the Fuji GW690iii the other weekend while out up the mountain in glorious sunshine.
I love how reala renders greens especially in good light and all these frames have an abundance of green to savour … ha ha
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I am always looking in charity shops and on ebay for camera bargains but unlike 18 months or so ago , bargain finds are few and far between.
It seems that the prices of old cameras is rising (due to demand as more people seem to be getting into film).
A few weeks back I bid on a little Fuji point & shoot on ebay and to my surprise I picked it up for £3, I wasn’t really expecting to much from it but when it arrived I was pleasantly surprised.
Yes it was plastic but the handling and overall feel of the camera was really nice in fact it was very reminiscent of my 1st ever Fuji digital camera.I loaded it with a roll of expired XP2 and shot with it over a 3 week period, mainly snapshots but I tried to give it a varied runout.When I got the scans back from @film_dev I was very pleased, I know that they are not going to win any awards but as a test of how the little camera performed they were great.
I think if I use a good, fresh roll of something like Ektar the images would shine, the lens seems pretty sharp at both ends of the zoom range.
As its a fully automatic camera I have no idea what the aperture/shutter setting were so these may all have been shot at f8 and above. I usually keep my Nikon L35AF in my bag as my goto point & shoot as its a brilliant camera but compared to this its quite big and a little bulky, this little Fuji is nice and compact/light while still feeling good in my hand.
So I think I will keep this in my bag and put a few more rolls through it.
The fact that it has a zoom gives it the edge for versatility over the Nikon.
Thanks for looking ……
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Thanks for looking … I also have a “Film Only” blog over at usingfilm.wordpress.com if you want to take a look