Snapshot Voyager is about my own personal photography journey. I am always looking to try something new, inquisitive as to how it works, and to the end results I might achieve.

Saturday, 24 May 2014

A few more minutes with a Nikon 35Ti

I had this brilliant idea a couple weeks back to take my Nikon 35Ti to a wedding with a couple rolls of film to accompany its spiritual sucessor, the Nikon Coolpix A.  Except it didn't work out very well.   

The ceremony was to be out doors, followed by a reception inside.  So I put in a 36 shot Fuji B&W 100 ISO film, with the idea to change to a 400 ISO film that I was going to push to 1600 for indoors.  Before the ceremony started, I blew off 10 shots or so, but due to high winds, the ceremony was pulled inside.  Which meant I had 25 shots of film I now couldn't use, so I stuck it in my pocket.

About an hour later, I went to pull out the camera from my pocket and promptly dropped it, and the film door sprung open.  Fortunately it was quite dark, but still several shots would have been destroyed.
When I got home I used the rest of the film up shooting the kids, so there should be some photos in all of that.

Nikon Coolpix A, Queen and Ossington, TO

Monday, 12 May 2014

A few more Minutes with a Nikon F100

After my film foray a few weeks ago with the Leica CL, I decided it was time to clean out the terminals from the F100 where the batteries leaked, and get it going again.  Despite being a lot of battery goop every where, it didn't take much to clean up as the battery holder from the F100's grip is removable, and fortunately it worked as soon as I put a fresh set of batteries in.  

The F100 is very Nikon.  Anyone familiar with a new Nikon medium or high end D-SLR will be instantly at home with the F100.  After not having used it for a while, it was like seeing an old friend.  I used the Sigma 35mm f1.4 and the Sigma 85mm f1.4 and snapped away at our little girls.  I blew through 3 rolls of film pretty quickly, a Fuji ISO 1600 colour negative, a Fuji ISO 800 colour negative (shot at 1600) and some Kodak TMax ISO 3200.  It was quite fun, and I look forward to seeing pictures of the little girls on film.