Over the Christmas and New Years holidays, I did house-sitting for about five weeks in Whangarei - a town two and a half hours drive from my home in Kaitaia. On a day off from my job of raspberry picking, I went to the local Salvation Army thrift store and picked up a Canonnet QL25 rangefinder for a bargain of $50. It is in great working condition too. After a few days of looking online for 35mm film to start shooting with, I decided on Kodak Gold 200. I picked up 3 rolls at the camera shop in town and started shooting.
For the next week or so I tried my best to get to grips with shooting this antique rangefinder. These are my 25 exposures.
I've learnt quite a lot from shooting one roll of film. Once the film is loaded in the camera, the roll should be wound back so that the film is pressed flush with the back of the camera, where it is exposed. Also, the film is a lot more forgiving than I previously thought! It can be over or underexposed with fewer consequences than on digital. I enjoyed shooting with it very much!
I'll be shooting more on film in the coming year — when I can afford it that is!
What do you think of my first attempt at analog film photography?