never turn down a free camera

I expect that lots of people have many cameras tucked away in drawers and cupboards that haven't been used for ages. Lots of people buy a camera or are brought a camera with a view to taking an interest in photography. However for one reason or another the camera is sitting idle and isn't being used, whilst the interest wains. This is where we come in! 

All it takes is a conversation about photography with the right person and you could have yourself an old school film camera. Thats how I came to be with my current film camera, the Canon 1000fn. In synopsis this camera has been passed from auntie and uncle to me. The camera body itself is cheap but thats not the point. They used it back in the 80/90's and now I am using it in 2017 - there's something very cool about this.

Luckily my all of my other Canon lenses fit the 1000fn, so I have mainly shot with my 50mm 1.4. This is a prime lens with high quality glass. The next thing is to work out what film I really want to shoot with. Up until now I have put 5 or 6 rolls of film through the camera. These films have been from an expired batch I got off eBay. None of these will be my preferred choice. However the next 2 films I am will shoot are Portra400 and Cinestill 800 (see blog 5th September). I'll see how they come out and let you know the results. In the meantime within this entry are some of what I have shot with the aforementiond camera on expired films.