From my recent trip in Paris and London. All shots taken with by the Olympus MJU II 35mm f2.8 film camera.
still getting the hang of film. meh.
Another experimentation with the film Lomography 800 film on Nikon N80. The colours are.. well.. lomography colours! Kinda like the outcome of it. Unlike the yellowish and greenish Fuji which I don’t really like unless processed in a Kodak shop then it’s another story.
Bukit Bintang and Jalan Alor area. Taken with Nikon N80 + 50mm f1.8G
Michael Learns to Rock (MLTR) open concert at Setia City Mall, Shah Alam. It was so classic listening to all those famous hits from MLTR back in the 90s and everyone was singing along with them. Just like a huge live karaoke session hehe. No lip sync. Pure authentic voice and the lead was amazing in controlling his voice and still sounded exactly the same like the recording. Those were the days…
No.1 pain of film cameras
The worst thing about film cameras is not that it’s difficult to handle or it’s complicated to fiddle with the settings (coz film cameras basically have not much settings to play with anyway), but you can’t play with the ISO settings. ISO depends on the film itself and getting ISO800 film roll is so rare nowadays. Upon inserting the film roll into the camera body, you’re basically stuck with just one ISO setting.
“you can change the ISO settings as from the camera body” I hear you? Yup, there’s a function to do that, but by changing let’s say ISO200 to ISO400, u gotta stay at ISO400 for the rest of the exposures on the film. Coz if you don’t, your pictures will come out overexposed and underexposed base on the ISO settings that you changed.I heard people saying that you can get them to overexpose or underexpose the film while processing the film. You think they’d be that free to do it for you one by one? Dream on. Unless you process it yourself, which is very unlikely.
You know, if ISO in film is like ISO in digital, maybe I would love film even more. Furthermore this is Malaysia, not the US and anything they say or do there is practically not applicable here in Malaysia.
After doing a lot of research which 1st film camera that fits me best, I’ve decided to go for Nikon N80/F80. Of course, I did a mistake by purchasing the Nikon F65 thinking it would be sufficient but after digging further, a lot of photographers recommended N80/F80 over the F65. So while still waiting for the arrival of F65 from ebay, I already have the N80/F80 in hand bought locally from one film photographer enthusiast.
To my surprise, it doesn’t look like a film camera at all! That is if you don’t look at the back of the camera. It’s heavier than I thought but lighter than my D7000. The design itself doesn’t look retro at all (which I like coz this craze for retro camera is overrated) basically works everything automatically. The best thing of all, it’s compatible with all AF-S and G lenses!
D7000 with the 35mm f1.8G DX and the N80 with the AF-S 50mm f1.8G. Same combinations, different era different systems.
I already decided to just stick the 50mm f1.8G to the N80/F80 coz it’s the only Full Frame lens I have and the rest are all DX lenses. However, another good news that I found is that even my 35mm f1.8G DX lens can be used on N80/F80!! The vignetting on the 35mm is so minor that it can be ignored.
D7000 is slightly taller and fatter than N80
I was so excited to start shooting but later found out, crap, I need to find a film roll. That’s one of the reason why I went for DSLR in the first place. Found out that to find a film roll is like finding a needle in a haystack. The commercial Photo Shops DON’T SELL FILMS ANYMORE. What a pain. Yea, you can tell me they are easily found in KL city but I’m not the kind who’d sacrifice a lot for film just yet. Going to KL city alone would take me an hour plus just to get there. Forget it!
So the only solution is to find a super old traditional camera/photo shops nearby my area. Today I found 6 traditional photo shops in Puchong alone! Woohoo! Unfortunately 4 out of 6 are close today coz it’s Sunday =_= 1 of them ran of out stock and have to wait till next week and the only shop that has film is Quick Foto in Puchong Perdana. They only have the Kodak ColorPlus 200 and no other choices. They are selling RM12 per roll, which is rather expensive. I had no choice but to purchase one just to test it out. Will check out the other shops to see if they have film rolls.
Now all I need to do now is start shooting and develop the photos after that. Can’t wait!!
Was at Patin Place and was recommended by Jerry to try out their new Chicken Burger and their mushroom soup. The Chicken Burger is huge and satisfying! I feel it’s better (healthier) than Kaw Kaw’s Chicken Burger which is deep fried and oily. Mushroom is originally done from real mushrooms, not the tin soup one. Creamy and tasty!