Several Rolls, Several Cameras

Olympus XA2, XP2 400

Olympus XA2, XP2 400

Week seven has passed and I am behind with a post – computer problems, work pressure and quite a lot of film to scan have left me in arrears. So, here are a few pictures from the cameras and parts of rolls that I used in Week 7.

In weeks 7 and 8, which have kind of run together, I tested two cameras I had not used before that are very similar to each other and about which I plan a comparative blog post at my blog. These are the Yashica Autofocus Motor and the Canon Sure Shot AF35Mii (aka Autoboy 2). I shot part of one roll with the Canon Elan 7N in Week 7 and another in Week 8, and finished one roll in the Olympus XA2 in week 7 which had lingered in the camera for weeks. I shot expired (2004) Superia X-TRA400 in the Yashica (2 rolls), Canon Sure Shot (1 roll) and the Elan 7n (1 roll). In the XA2 I shot a roll of new XP2 and in the Elan7N a 2005 roll of Kodak Black and White 400. On the Elan 7N I used a Canon EF 50/1.4 lens and a Canon FD 50/3.5 macro with extension tubes. The Sure Shot and Yashica both have 38/2.8 lenses. The XA2 has a 35/3.5

Anyway, there are some of the pictures from week 7, I hope you find something to like. Others have started to show at Burntembers.com, and many more will turn up there over the next week or so.

 

Sure Shot 35AFii, Superia X-TRA400

Sure Shot 35AFii, Superia X-TRA400

 

Elan 7N, Kodak Black and White 400

Elan 7N, Kodak Black and White 400

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Yashica AFM, Superia X-TRA400

Yashica AFM, Superia X-TRA400

 

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14 thoughts on “Several Rolls, Several Cameras

  1. Reblogged this on burnt embers and commented:

    My Week 7 post from 52Rolls.net, with a sample of images from various cameras I shot with last week. When I find some time to process images, you will see more from all these rolls here at burntembers.

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    • Thanks for the comment. I am liking the colours too. I have been fooling around with scanning workflows (see my previous post for some details) and as I come to grips with that end of things, the colours seem to be better, among other things. I was blaming some of the strange effects I was getting on individual cameras, but in this case there are multiple cameras and the only other thing that has changed is my scanning method.
      This Fuji expired in ~2004 and almost certainly was stored in the camera case I bought it in, probably in a closet or somewhere. It has survived remarkably well.

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    • Thank you Peter. The shot of my granddaughter and son-in-law is my favourite from all the rolls of film involved last week. In fact, it is one of my favourite portraits, a genre I am still trying to come to grips with.

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    • Thanks Amy. I have had some inconsistent Superia results, but really I can’t tell if they are from the cameras, or my scanning, or the film itself. This expired Superia has more of the colour I like so much in the current professional grade of Fuji films, negative and positive. It seems unlikely, but perhaps the film formulation has changed (for the worse) in the past decade since this film was manufactured. I really need to shoot some new Fuji again and see if my scanning was the real problem.

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      • That’s interesting. I have little experience with it, but I am learning what a huge difference scanning techniques with color can make. When I scan b&w I don’t do anything, I just hit the button. I’ll look forward to your results if you shoot more of the new Fuji!

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