I shoot with a Canon SX30IS camera. Everything is fine about it, but I was disappointed by its poor ISO performance and very big depth of field due to its small 1/2.3" sensor.
So, three weeks ago I bought my first ever film camera: the Canon AE-1 Program with: kit Canon 50/1.8, VERY RARE Viabrillant 28/2.8 and faulty Tokina 50-200/3.5-4.5 lenses. (+My new toy :) & +The film lover's kit). I think this is cheaper and better alternative to investin' in an expensive digital camera, 'cause what if I get bored by photography right after buying it?
After developing a test roll (Fuji C200), I was amazed by the image quality and the fact that photos were sharper than ones taken with a borrowed Zenit 11, which I used to convince myself into film.
However, I didn't want to keep my AE-1 as a camera for special occasions. This is a camera which I bought solely for replacing my junky SX30IS.
So, after reading your opinions (https://tookapic.com/talks/476-analog-tookapic), I decided to use it as a daily Tookapic driver.
And that's how the film project idea was born.
I decided to:
- BASIC RULE: Shoot with one roll of film for max. 36 days and then send it to lab for developing and scanning. Then I will upload scans in a batch to Tookapic.
- Start the project on 2nd September. I have then an amateur radio meeting, which is a great opportunity to start.
- Make it not a parallel project, but a continuation of an existing one.
- Experiment. There are gonna be two types of rolls. One is a "daily driver". I will use it for casual '365 shooting. The second is a "special occasions" film. I will use it as the name suggests - on events, trips etc. Because then I want more than one photo. After finishing it I will swap to a daily driver. I will use different models of film (for daily driver only). For example, I will shoot first roll with Fomapan 200, the second with Fuji Provia... But a special occasions film will be chosen based on expected shooting conditions. And every film roll will have its own gallery page. I will post any updates in the comments.
PS. I will be a very incredible person - a 14-year-old shooting film in a serious manner.
And this is the full list of the project's film rolls:
(Special) Fuji Superia 200 - 2017/09/02, expect pics at 4th Sept. (Daily) Fomapan 200 - 2017/09/03 - ??? Upcoming - I don't know :D