I took my 1st roll of film to Boots today for their 1hour service just to see the test results from my new Nikon FM2n.
I shot various subjects just to get used to using a fully manual camera on Kodak Ultramax 400 film. The portraits were shot using the Nikkor 85mm f1.8 and the others with the Nikkor 50mm f1.8.
I wasn’t very impressed with printing or the scans from Boots but I was very pleased with the focus and exposure considering I am used to Aperture priority and Autofocus.
I can’t wait to get some Fuji Professional PRO 400H and some Kodak Professional Portra 400 and shoot loads more stuff but get it processed by a decent lab.
The camera is a real pleasure to use and I am so pleased with the results, there is such a difference between using Film to shooting Digital it slows me down and makes me think about the photograph instead of just snapping away and picking the best in post production.
Feedback on the photographs greatly received……..
6 thoughts on “You have to love Film………..”
Film rules, no doubt. For people pictures, try rating Portra 400 at 100 or 200 (overexpose by one or two stops) and see if you like the results. Film looks much better overexposed than underexposed, especially skin tones.
I use these for developing : http://www.genieimaging.co.uk/
top service and decent prices 🙂
You are right there….. I used them for my 120 film from the lubitel their service was very good.
Film is lovely, and there is a certain ignorance with the general public that if it’s digital it must be better! I know hugely respected wedding photographers who proudly use film as “nothing but the very best for a wedding”! I use Fuji 400 35mm in a couple of Pentax, and 120 Portra NC in my Bronica.
Excellent photos!! Love film….I have a Nikon FE…thinking of getting FM2N or FM3A
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