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.

7 comments:

  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

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  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.

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  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

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  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

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  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

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  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.

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

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