Not too long ago I got a hankering to try my hand at film photography. Nowadays everything is digital, and some would say that "film is dead." But the more I read, the more I keep hearing about how using a simple film camera really can improve your skills as a photographer, since you have to slow down and focus on producing the best quality images because there is literally a cost involved in every shot. You can't just fire away and delete 90% of your shots, hoping for something good just by luck.
I use Canon digital gear, and so I decided to get a Canon film camera. But ya know, it's not really necessary to stick with a brand when you get an old film camera - the old "FD" lenses used on film cameras aren't compatible with newer Canon DSLR's anyway, so in a future posting I'll share another little toy I recently acquired that's not Canon.
Check out the simplicity of this old-school camera:
Talk about simple! Set the film's ISO rating, choose a shutter speed and aperture, wind the film, manually focus, and shoot! Yep, manual focus - no auto focus here.
And I got this old gadget along with 2 other lenses and a flash from eBay, all for.... $38!!! Not too shabby!
As I get the film rolls developed, I'll be sure to scan some of them so I can share them with the world. Stay tuned! Till next time, go snap a picture or two!