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Ah the magic of 35mm
on 20 September 2013
I purchased these films to use with my ageing Canon 35 mm camera, partly because I have a great array of lenses; which I have no need of for my digital outfit, but mainly to teach my 13 year old about the skill required to take photographs properly. For example, he has used a digital camera for about 5 years and produced vast amounts of poor quality shots (a bit like me). We decided that it was time to try and learn how to improve his skills and what better medium than 35mm film where you need to get your exposure right ; using compensation where necessary and more importantly, there is not the luxury of taking multiple exposures based upon what you see in your viewfinder.
I must admit that I have no desire to lose my Canon digital camera now, but when I consider that many of the photographs that I have at home were taken on film and when I took them there was no opportunity to take several shots ( there was but bracketing was an expensive business, as was using my motor drive) and I just feel that my son will benefit from having to think and compose his shots; quality over quantity.
So is the film any good? I think so and having shot and developed 2 reels, we like the vibrancy of the colours and after a break of about 10 years from film I think that the quality has improved. I must admit film is far more fun and waiting for a week before you view your shots is like waiting for Christmas as a child.