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.
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!
Today’s my birthday, which usually requires a full day off, but I thought I’d write about my recent test shoot using my new used Polaroid Colorpack II!
Photo Credit: James P Fisher III on WikiMedia
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!
I’m taking a look around to see what sorts of film are out these days for 35mm and there are surpringly few!
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…