Hey all, I hope you’ve had a great week. I’ve been busy shooting 35mm film! This morning, I just finished a roll with my Nikon F3HP. And I’ve also been shooting a test roll with my “new” used Olympus XA2 point and shoot 35mm camera (pictured above). I just shot an entire roll with it and will bring it down to Luster Photo & Digital for development.
The last couple weeks I’ve been obsessed with researching 35mm half-frame cameras. I’m taking a trip in October and I want to bring a 35mm film camera, but don’t want my Nikon F3 getting stolen. For those of you unfamiliar with half-frame cameras, they were big from the the 1960s to the 1980s, when processing film was expensive.
Hello readers! I hope your respective weekends were great! I’ve been thinking a lot about shooting black and white 35mm film and developing it myself. Then scanning the negatives.
I tested my new used Nikon F3HP 35mm film camera and it blew me away!
My girlfriend’s cats kindly allowed me to photograph them so I could test the camera. Thank you Mochi and Banana!
I hope you all had a great weekend! New York City has become humid and sticky. Arg!
Over the weekend, I went to get a roll of 35mm film processed, which I shot with my Panaview Opti-Wide panoramic camera. And my local film shop wasn’t there anymore! I began to freak out. Luckily, I saw a little sign with their new location. It was then that I began to appreciate that they’re probably the cheapest place to process 35mm in all of New York City! I walked right over and there they were. Thank the Lord!
Happy Friday all!
About my Connecticut River 35mm Panarama Photograph
I actually took this real photo of the Connecticut using my Panaview Optiwide 35mm panaramic camera. I then had the roll developed for just the negatives and scanned it using my Epson Perfection v600 Photo scanner.
More of Sailor David M. Anderson’s 35mm Photography!
I recently purchased a collection of 35mm film negatives shot by US Navy sailor David M. Anderson during his time aboard the USS Enterprise US Aircraft Carrier in 1978. The Enterprise was not only the longest in the world, but also nuclear powered! I’ve come to realize what an inspiring photographer Mr Anderson was and so I’d like to share more of his photography with you. I scanned the negatives using my Epson Perfection v600 Photo scanner.
The Panaview OPTI-Wide 35mm Camera
About a month ago, my girlfriend and I visited Brooklyn’s BuildItGreenNYC where I bought this Panaview OPTI-Wide 35mm film camera for $1, really hoping it would work. Bright yellow, all plastic and fully mechanical (no batteries needed!), this camera definitely snagged my attention. I thought about how my Dad shot panoramic photos of the Grand Canyon when my family visited back in the summer of 1995. Radical! Now I just had to shoot a test roll and see if it worked…