Week 4 continued: Nikon F2

NikonF2C200-31

You might remember from my previous post that last weekend I visited the steam railway that’s at the end of our street. I took along my sold Lubitel to shoot a farewell roll or two but also packed my Nikon F2 (thebestlookingcameraevermade™) and a roll of Fujicolo(u)r C200.

My friend Wojtek had told me about this film and that in his opinion, it was the best cheap film around. I saw his results and immediately bought 9 rolls at less than £2 each.

I had the film processed and scanned at AG Photolab who, as usual, gave a remarkably quick turn-around. For the first time I asked them to scan too and despite selecting too small a file size, I’m happy with the results.

Another pleasing thing is that I seem to have fixed the camera’s meter. Previously, the meter had flicked around or simply not shown any signs of life, but a poke around at the battery compartment and cleaning of all the contacts I could get at without too much disassembly seems to have done the trick.

During the day I also had breakfast with Emily, helped out at the Leicester Lo-Fi smartphone darkroom and met my parents in the pub and used up the roll in the day. All of the pictures were all shot with either the Nikkor 28 or 85mm f2 AI-S, both beautiful lenses.

 

I think you’ll be seeing this camera/film combo again through the year. The smooth highlights in that first picture of Emily, the greenish shadows in the last and just the right amount of grain are all features of a film that you might pay 5-6 times the price for.

NikonF2C200-39

My 52 rolls so far:

Week 4: Farewell Lubitel

Week 3: Reset

Week 2 continued: Scanning

Week 2: Delta 3200

Week 1: Agfa Billy Record

Week 0: Late Already

42 thoughts on “Week 4 continued: Nikon F2

  1. Actually I’m writing a story for a magazine about my experiences with cheap colour film. I like the fact that you can buy ten or twenty rolls at once without bothering too much about the expenses as some of us would with Portra, 400H or Velvia. Nice results!

    Liked by 2 people

  2. A steam railway at the end of the street! I’m jealous! Great results for the C200… I think many of my rolls take with drugstore film were actually C200 (it seems to be what Fuji uses to rebrand), and those turned out fine for such cheap stuff as well. May have to look into getting the actual official stuff, to see if they match!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Pingback: Week 5 – More Nikon F2A | 52 rolls

  4. Pingback: Week 5 continued: Bronica SQ-A | 52 rolls

  5. Pingback: Week 6: Yashica Test | 52 rolls

  6. Pingback: 52 Rolls Week 6: Yashica Test | yeahyeahyeahyeahyeah

  7. Pingback: Week 7: 68 Miles | 52 rolls

  8. Pingback: 68 Miles. | yeahyeahyeahyeahyeah

  9. Pingback: Week 8: Newcastle | 52 rolls

  10. Pingback: Film Wasting in Newcastle | yeahyeahyeahyeahyeah

  11. Pingback: Week 9: Good News, Bad News | 52 rolls

  12. Pingback: Good news, bad news | yeahyeahyeahyeahyeah

  13. Pingback: Week 9 Revisited: Good News, Good News | 52 rolls

  14. Pingback: yeahyeahyeahyeahyeah

  15. Pingback: Week 9 continued: Delta Doofus | 52 rolls

  16. Pingback: Week 10:Spinner 360 | 52 rolls

  17. Pingback: The Beacon Spinner | yeahyeahyeahyeahyeah

  18. Pingback: Week 9: Emily’s Party | 52 rolls

  19. Pingback: Emily’s Party | yeahyeahyeahyeahyeah

  20. Pingback: Week 11: A Yashica Relief. | 52 rolls

  21. Pingback: 52 Rolls, Week 11: Yay for the Yash! | yeahyeahyeahyeahyeah

  22. Pingback: Week 11 continued: Zenit 12 | 52 rolls

  23. Pingback: 52 Rolls Week 11 – Zenit 12сд | yeahyeahyeahyeahyeah

  24. Pingback: Week 12: Say Hello Dorothy | 52 rolls

  25. Pingback: Say Hello Dorothy | yeahyeahyeahyeahyeah

  26. Pingback: Week 13: Ooops, I Did It Again | 52 rolls

  27. Pingback: Week 14: Balda Goes Kayaking | 52 rolls

  28. Pingback: Week 14 Continued: Portrawsome! | 52 rolls

  29. Pingback: 52 Rolls Project Weeks 17-19: Tenerife (Ektar Thump) | yeahyeahyeahyeahyeah

  30. Pingback: Magma Arte & Congresos, Adeje, Tenerife | yeahyeahyeahyeahyeah

  31. Pingback: Weeks 17-19 continued: Yet More Tenerife | 52 rolls

  32. Pingback: Weeks 17-19 concluded: Enough Tenerife Already | 52 rolls

  33. Pingback: Valle de Arriba | yeahyeahyeahyeahyeah

  34. Pingback: Emily Walks! | yeahyeahyeahyeahyeah

  35. Pingback: Lights, Camera… Week 20 | 52 rolls

  36. Pingback: Week 20 continued: Sprocket Rocket | 52 rolls

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s