Analog May ends... Analog Monday comes

by Piotr Matura May. 27, 2019 152 views

I really enjoyed making a mini series of my few days of shooting film at the beginning of May (if you are interested, here are links to parts 1, 2, 3 and 4). I hope you enjoyed it a little bit, too :)

Since then, I thougt that I would really like to post analog photos on a regular basis. First, because I really enjoy doing analog photos and I wrote about it here a number of times - but since I engaged in 365 project, most of my photos are digital - a bit inconsistent, isn't it? ;)

Second - because I have a few dozen "archival" film rolls scanned and since the mini-series I have shot another dozen + one rolls - why not share those photos? :)

So in the end, I want to make it a twice-a-week thing, posting some photos on Mondays and some on Fridays (I pick up my scans on Thursdays, so it might be a good schedule).

Today I have some photos from Fuji Superia 200 film, a really nice color film. I thought it was discontinued, but recently I learned that it is still available, just harder to get.

I bought really cheap 5 expired rolls - and expired they are... They have World Cup '98 logo on them. I was in primary school then - that gives some perspective :D

Such old film became a bit darker and less "contrasty", it also needs good light (if not overexposing) to give good images. But I really like the "vintage" look it has. Here are some examples:

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Russell Smith 2 months, 4 weeks ago

I like the look of the supera 200 . Question is this shot at box speed?

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Piotr Matura Replied to Russell Smith 2 months, 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the comment and "like", Russell. Yes, these were shot at box speed, in aperture priority mode. I also tried underexposing by 0.5 stop, but the results were really bleak, grainy and dark. My guess is that so long expired film (~20 years) must be rated at least at its nominal ISO or overexposed. I can post some examples from this roll for you on the forum. I also waiting for second roll to get developed (there were some overexposed frames) and still have 3 rolls of this film - probably I will shoot whole next one at ISO 100, to see if it will make a difference.

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Russell Smith Replied to Piotr Matura 2 months, 4 weeks ago

I am curious about how it will look at 100. I have some 400 that is a few years out of date that I will most likely shoot in a few weeks.

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Berckmans Peter 2 months, 4 weeks ago

They are really good. That Fuji film is good. Well done

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Piotr Matura Replied to Berckmans Peter 2 months, 4 weeks ago

Thank you, Peter.

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