Monday, 9 April 2012

A learning experience.

For quite awhile now I have been interested in having a go with a film camera again. I use to have one in my younger days, but gave it away when I couldn't get it to do what I wanted - derrr user ignorance - NOW I have a bit more of an idea as to what to do with it.  My cousin has very kindly offered me he Olympus kit when I next see him (he lives in Yorkshire) but in the mean time I happened to mention this on flickr the other week when someone else was talking about it and to my surprise a few days later I receive an email from someone else offering me their old film camera as it would fit my lens!!  So I now have a film camera again, a Canon EOS 5 and I have finally plucked up the courage to put film in it and press the button!!!  It is scary stuff you know, I can't see what I have taken, I am aware each time I press the shutter it is going to cost so I have to be sure before I press.  A whole new experience here, no more chimping!!  It is very similar to mine but lighter :) and it has an extra hand grip which is really good.

After taking the photos of Amanda yesterday digitally I did take only 3 with film, a colour one at the mo!!  It will be interesting to see what they look like when developed.  Don't ask me why I want to try film again as I can't explain it.  Mick thinks I am mad!!  Maybe I am, but I'm happy.


  1. Can't wait to see what you come up with. To have that excitement of waiting again :0)
    Don't do what David Suchet did and forget to wind on though x

  2. Hi Karen, I can completely understand why you want to have a go at film photography. There's nothing quite like it!

    Good luck on your learning curve and enjoy the journey. I look forward to seeing the results.

  3. I was talking about film cameras again not that I ever used a film SLR. I think it's possibly to see if we can use one! i'm sure you'll have no trouble and your film will be fabulous x

  4. When we moved to France, Nigel gave his to a charity shop that sends photographic equipment to a photo school in Africa. The young kids, so I understand, are taking excellent photos and developing them with the equipment sent. Diane

  5. I love the idea of the excitment of picking it up from the developers, digital is instant in an instant world. So looking forward to looking at the results. xx

  6. Goodness me you are brave, I do not think I would ever consider going back to film. I look forward to you sharing the results with us.

  7. Thank you everyone, I too look forward to the result and hopefully sharing them with you! x


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