These were from early 2022, I was just trying to unload the rest of my stock.
Even shooting at ASA100 I was definitely seeing the grain, maybe I should have given the film an extra stop but I didn’t. When it’s good it’s really good and it’s really a shame Kodak discontinued this stock; I hope they bring it back but I don’t think I’ll be shooting any more of the expired stuff.
It’s been all black & white film for a while, time to throw a splash of color into the mix. These pictures date back to Fall 2020 but I didn’t get them developed until nearly a year later and then forgot about them til recently, as the aspen trees are changing color once again. I mostly was using the Nikon F shooting Tri-X but brought out the F2A for whatever color film I was using since it was almost always going to be a different ASA and I wanted the meter to do more of my thinking for me. As it turns out I don’t ever trust the meter and ended up overexposing quite a few of my shots. These were the most usable.
I miss Fuji Velvia 100, while I do have a propack or two in my freezer but I may never use them. It’s sad that Fujifilm makes so little film these days though honestly I’m surprised they have any left to sell considering some of my previous predictions. Considering how the price has kept going up (upwards of $30 for one roll of Velvia 50) it’s likely that they’re just wringing as much as they can from their existing stock. It’s possible every roll of Fuji that I shoot from here on out will just bemoan Fuji and their treatment of their film customer base over the last decade or so, but really it all was summed up by the last paragraph of this post. Velvia 100, I miss you.
It’s always nice when you connect with good people. People have commented in the past on my old cameras I’m always lugging around on tours but this is the first time I’ve had someone that thought of me and my hobby enough to send me one of their old cameras as a parting gift.
Of course I’m really hoping to get a Leica or a Hasselblad from a passenger but this is a step in the right direction!
This was a group of four wonderful ladies that went on a High Country tour way up into national forest. They happened to be from my home state of Ohio and it’s always nice when you have that in common; building connections with passengers is part of what makes a great tour.
I intended this post to be a review of the camera after I’d put a roll of film through it, unfortunately as I was going to do that I started having problems winding the camera and the shutter seems to be stuck half-open.
And I’ve been having problems with one of my F2s having light leaks…
For someone in rural Ohio in 1985, whatever the Fujica STX-1N cost brand-new must have seemed like a lot; these days it’s dirt-cheap if ebay prices are any indication. It’s not worth it to repair and the extra zoom lenses that came with the camera are probably worthless as well. I probably would have only shot a roll of film and then given it away, but it makes me sad that I can’t do even that to honor the generosity of my passenger. I still consider it one of the nicest tips and nicest gestures I’ve ever received.
This film was on sale at my local camera store, expired between 2006 and 2008. I decided to give it a try, I mean why not? So this is about the last week in November and first week and a half or so in December.
It’s not bad stuff. I shot it sometimes at ASA200 and sometimes ASA100, and think it works well outside: shadow detail can be a bit lacking otherwise. Also for some reason the film scans always came back really dirty, lots of stuff like dust, etc, on the negatives. I shot a lot of Ilford XP2 last year and I will say that it’s nice having at least that chromogenic film stock available but I wish that Kodak would bring this back at some point…and also Plus-X. Shooting the expired stuff is fine for a bit of a change but all my reflexes at this point are for shooting ASA400 film and I don’t really want to change that up too much. I think I had 6 rolls total and they’re all gone; I don’t plan on getting more.
Memorial Day weekend, 2022 which is hot and current as far as The Resurrected Camera is concerned. After a two-year shutdown for COVID the local festival is back.
I photographed it for the first time in 2019 here and here. As I didn’t live close anymore I only went once for a couple hours but I enjoyed myself and finally got to try the alligator I’d missed out on last time: it was anticlimactic. I will hopefully be able to attend the Teller and El Paso County Fairs this year as well.
Another of our drivers has passed unexpectedly, a new guy that started last year who went by the handle Rosco. He’s been in a couple of photos that I published already but I recently went through all the shots I’d taken to see if I could find more.
There were no real portraits, I’m sorry to say. We never really got the chance to talk or do too many tours together though I did get to hear him talk to people once or twice and seemed to be very knowledgeable. RIP Rosco.