Test roll

Yesterday whilst I was out and about I managed to pick up a 1980 Olympus Trip compact film camera. It was really cheap and in beautiful condition. I didn’t know if it was going to work properly, but things were looking promising. So, today, I popped into Poundland picked up a roll of Agfa Vista 200 (several rolls actually…). Then I walked over to Salisbury Photo Centre (all of 5 minutes away). On the way, I just pointed the camera at anything to take some shots. My main aim was (a) to see if the camera exposes OK, (b) that it focuses as required and (c) there are no light leaks. In the space of five minutes I had taken the required 24 shots. I handed the film in, then picked it up a couple of hours later.  All the images came out fine. Here are a few images from that short walk with the camera. Even during that five minute walk it was a fun little camera to use. Definitely one to keep in the bag for snapshots!


Cinestill… it’s growing on me

These are some of the photographs from last night’s run out with Cinestill. The first roll I put through was not very successful. This time, I downrated the film to 500 ISO (instead of 800) and did some more post processing with Lightroom after scanning the image. The details are improved and there is a little less digital noise in the colours. I scanned with an Epson v850 scanner, but it only has the standard software. I also have a Plustek 8200Ai scanner (out on loan to a friend) with Silverfast HDR, which has much better hardware / software for scanning such dense negatives. I will rescan some of the images at a later date to see if I can improve them. At the moment though, I think I will pop another roll into a camera!