While on our weekend away Gabe and I wondered into a few antique shops before stumbling on the find of the day. A Canon A1 circa 1980 with a 50 mm 1.4 for $40.
Today I saw my first roll of film from this camera. My expectations were low as the camera tech warned us that the lens was not functioning beyond f1.4. This, was told to us after I shot an entire roll.
We anticipated each frame to be drastically over-exposed. As you can see here, that is not the case. Maybe they had some magic machine that managed to save my film. Whatever the case, I’m happy.
Gabe is to blame for my rekindling love of film. Last year he picked up his Pentax and shot a few rolls. The images that came from that camera remain to be my favorite pictures of our kids – as you can imagine we have a few (hundred thousand) pictures of those three so that is saying quite a lot. Digital photography, in my opinion, has yet to capture the depth of color that is visible in film.
Wednesday we talked endive. I shot identical shots, one digital and one film. Compare.
film (scan, processing done by Panda Lab in Seattle. Besides some very minor cropping, I did no retouching)
Now granted I need to work on the manual focus of my new camera but don’t you see the difference?
While I’m not planning on making the jump to film I do really love to have the option. Digital and film both have pros and cons and I get giddy shooting with either.
So I thought it might be fun to regularly share a few film shots with you. If you’ve been around here for awhile you may have noticed that I’m not so good at keeping up with blog series’ that I start. So while I’d love to assure you there will be a film photo every Friday I wouldn’t hold your breath. Especially since said camera is now in the shop for 3-5 days while she gets a full inspection. And also, said film camera requires film and processing that requires cash.
Regardless, I hope you enjoy them and most likely, there will be more – I just don’t know when.