Film Photography – the first photos.

And I’ve already developed my first 5 photos taken with the Minolta x700. I was just finishing the exposures on the film that was on the camera when it was given to me, that’s why only 5.

However I think I messed up in the development. I left the film to be developed as a B&W in the lab last week. Today looking for the film online, I find out that the film was the KODAK 400 CN, that is a special film made to be developed with C-41 instead.

So yeah, those are photos taken with a special B&W film made to be developed as C-41, and then developed as B&W. They were all taken before I actually understood the camera, or what was I doing. Tomorrow the first roll of color film will be ready, so stay tuned for more experiences.

For now, 4 fails and 1 win.

P.S. I did not have them printed, just the negatives developed, then scanned on a Kodak photo scanner.

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Minolta and the Joy of Film Photography

Recently, I’ve added a new toy to the collection, a borrowed one, and very awesome. I was hanging out at a friend’s place, talking about photography with his parents, when his mom brings up the subject of film photography.

I had to admit that I never took photos with film before (well, I did, but not with a SLR, or since I started to get interested in photography), which made her reach inside a closet and pull out this huge camera bag packed with equipment.

She put the bag in front of me and told me to keep it, to play with it for a while.

I couldn’t be happier.

So now I’m experimenting with film, we shall see how that goes. I already took some exposures, and will have them processed by the end of the week. Luckily I just got hold of a negative scanner, I’ll keep you guys on the loop.

Ah, here is the gear:

Minolta X-700 film camera

Sigma 70-200mm f4.5

Minolta 50mm f2.0

Magnicon 28mm f2.8

Nissin 360WX flash

Several film rolls, both B&W and color.

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