Film photography is not dead. Not now at least. Some believe that it will still be around for a long time. Many hope it will be. Me included. I will not give up digital photography, but it’s just fun to shoot film every now and then. I miss the unique sound of the shutter of film camera. Not to mention the agony while waiting for the film to come back from the lab, hoping that the exposure setting was correct.
The first photo above was not taken using a film camera, but my iPhone 4s converted to black and white using FilterStorm app. I just wanted to show that “Kodak Film”.
The one below was shot last weekend with Voigtlander Bessa R3A and Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f/1.2 ASPH V2. It was shot on black and white Kodak TMax 400 film, pushed 2 stops. I scanned the entire negative because I wanted to have the original border that show the film information and the frame number. This one is 18A. I scanned it using my old Epson 2450 film scanner that has been with me for almost 10 years now. I unfortunately don’t have the matching film profile when scanning this, hence the output may not be accurately showing the characteristics of this film. But I think it’s close enough.
And the one below was from a roll that I shot in Hong Kong in 2009 using my Bessa R3A and Nokton 40mm f/1.17 on black and white Ilford PAN F Plus (pushed 2 stops as well),
I will scan more films to be shared here. So, stay tuned.
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