This is the most sentimental camera I have or will ever own - because it is my dad's only ever camera! All through out my childhood every single picture that is ever taken of me was with this camera - somehow Josh found this with such a good discounted price and it came with a 50mm 1.4 lens, however for this shoot we used a 50mm 1.8 that has purchased me a while back and we both regretted and agreed to never use the lens again . . the pictures are not sharp enough and I don't think did this camera any justice - I am patiently waiting to see what 1.4 lens can create with this camera body on a new roll of film I am testing at the moment. We shot these the same day he bought the camera - after work we came home and straight went to the nearest shopping center while there was a bit of light left and finished the roll to test out the camera - I love the result and I cannot image what Portra 400 or Fuji Pro 400H will look with this camera on a 1.4 50mm lens.
This was the first time I used Canon AE-1 and I have to say this shoot made me fall in love with this camera. I have bought this roll of Fujifilm Pro 400H for over 5 years when I first fell head over heels with medium format film camera combination with this film . . obviously since I couldn’t afford a medium format camera I oped out for something cheaper and Canon AE-1 was my first purchase - however it took me many years and actually 2X to shoot this film (the first time I didn’t properly put in the film so none of those pictures were saved). The camera itself is so easy to work with it, the metering was pretty spot on, my only issue with it is what I frame though the view finder while shooting is not quite the same with the final images, it seem to be giving more on the top the images than I intended - other than that I have absolutely no complaint about this camera! The film thought may have been expired because it came out much darker than I had hoped for . . I was dreaming of a light and airy finished when shooting these . . oh well . . I think I will use another roll to test out the color again.
Here they are my very first Portra 400 - I really wish I could do more portrait shot with this film, but this was a test shot roll on a 7:00am photowalk session, so hopefully next round I get to do a photoshoot maybe with this roll and see how it will do with close up portrait shots.
Camera: Olympus Mju II | Film: Kodak Gold
Mystery of the date that I couldn't remember wearing this dress through Josh's film roll is solved! When I got my developed film roll I was able to see some more images that filled in the blank and I can remember a little more about this day. That's the beauty of photography that helps remember events of life a little more clearly. So from what I can remember from this day, I have been working during the day this weekend (I worked crazy hours that month 70hrs/week and nightshift) and at around sunset time we were able to head out the house. We strolled through downtown and checked out Pecan Festival. we ordered to-go dinner at Easy Tiger and ate it while browsing the vendors.
This is the first film camera that I fell in love with shooting 35mm film - when I first came across it I prayed day and night to be able to find a functioning number to be able to shoot with it and finally after two purchases I got myself a working body that comes with a 45mm fixed lens rangefinder style. The camera was first introduced to public in early 1960s and it truly gives all the vintage vibes, however when shooting it I could not make head or tail out of the focusing ring as you have to overlap a shadow of the subject you see on the viewfinder over the subject itself . . . which I clearly had no clue how the line up works, neither framing a 45mm lens because more than half of the images on the roll came out of focus. Since then I have not had a chance to play with it again but hopefully soon I get to try a second roll of film on it to test it out again.