Film Friday

I’ve had a couple of scares with the Rollei SL35, twice the film jammed after 20 frames, and on the last outing I got strange effects on some of the shots. As I’m doing a year of film I needed a back up SLR so managed to purchase a Canon EOS 1000F N for Β£19.99 on EbayIt came with a 35-80mm zoom on it, which isn’t the best lens in the world but does for now. Apparently even newish canon lenses will fit on it so I might treat it to one at some point. I haven’t had a canon before, well I did have a compact canon once but lost it. I took it out with me incase the Rollei jammed again (it didn’t) and quite like it. It’s clunky but easy to use. I had a roll of Kodak Portra 400 in it when I took it to South Shields, and here are some of the photos.

Herd Groyne Lighthouse

The pictures came out grainier than I expected considering it was a sunny day.

Frondy things

There are a lot of these frondy things by the beach, I got a bit carried away with them πŸ™‚

more frondy things

OK enough with the frondy things.

footprints (mine πŸ™‚ )
Look out post
Biking by the beach

Yep, the lens isn’t great, I can see a 50mm in my future πŸ™‚

Stay tooned for Weeble week next time!

14 thoughts on “Film Friday

  1. Interesting to see the frondy things! We call them “pampas grass” out here. There are two kinds – the white, like you have, and red. The white is well-behaved, but the red is nasty and spreads. It’s an invasive species. They make great fans if you are inclined to cut one, and have someone walking next to you waving it. They might shed a bit, but what a sight you could be – so Cleopatra!

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  2. You are doing marvels with the Canon : ) I got a Canon Eos 7, a film camera whose autofocus is selected by sensors measuring where your eye is seeing, it was like 50 dollars I think. To pair it I bought a 40 dollars Yongnuo 50mm f1.8, it looks like the Canon nifty fifty but it has another optical formula so I purchased it (if it was a clone I hadn’t purchased it as I don’t like counterfeit products) they have a 50mm f1.4 at 165 dollars too. Those lenses have noisy autofocus but I don’t care much for that in photography. I’d love a Canon 85mm f1.8 though.
    By the way, yes! any modern lens with EF mount can be mounted in all EF film cameras, including Sigma Art, Zeiss or any other mount.

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  3. I used to have a Sigma 24mm to use on my Canon film camera. It was one of the best lenses I ever owned. The Canon 50mm 1.4 prime is good though. I had one of those too, but never felt it was wide enough for landscapes. I never had Canon in autofocus, only Minolta. (Dynax 7 with a 24-105 zoom lens. That was a really useul lens, and not too big.)
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  4. Lovely colour. I just bought a 5 pack of Portra 400, looking forward to trying it out. I also have a Canon EOS 100 with the same lens, which unfortunately has some fungus in int. I am not sure it is worth getting cleaned, so I have not tried the camera with film. My EF 85-300 works with it too, but my other Canon lens is a cropped frame one and won’t work. The EOS 1000 doesn’t seem to like third party lenses, so my Contax lenses with the adapter don’t work, even though they work fine on my digital Canon. For anyone who shoots Canon digital and is invested in the EF lens system those EOS film cameras have to be great value!

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