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!
I’m totally riding the analog 35mm film wave! Since I’m arranging to shoot real 35mm film soon (Kodak film), I decided it was time to get a real, professional 35mm camera! Some of you may remember I ordered a Nikon FE last year to test. I had to return it when I realized I needed something better: the Nikon F3HP. This week, I spent additional hours of research online to make sure it was the best bet (and most affordable option), and finally decided it was time to buy. That way, I can use the F3HP body with my old school Nikon AI and AIS lenses!
Greetings! Another start to a week and another chance to make art!
I really like how my composite photo turned out! I took a scanned negative from my Black Rollei 35 35mm test roll I shot at DIA Beacon last year and combined or “composited” it in Photoshop CS6. The result is pretty cool!
I’m very excited about a collection of 35mm slides I just won on eBay. They were taken by a sailor named David M. Anderson who served aboard the USS Enterprise in 1978. For those unfamiliar with the first nuclear powered aircraft carrier, check out the USS Enterprise Wiki.
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…
As I continue to research 35mm photography cameras, I hit upon the subject of “Travel cameras”. They’re really small and light. So not only would they be fantastic for travel, but they’d make fantastic street photography cameras! Here’s my list of my current favorites. I don’t own any of them, but I looked them up for several hours. I was looking for small, light and really nice optical quality: