I love my Mamiya C330F camera. It is completely manual, no batteries, has what could be considered live view before live view, and was a strong choice for wedding photographers back in the film days. Me, I think it is the bomb for landscape shots, and when I was on flickr, it was consistently my best performer for getting on explore, even against my Nikons, etc.
I also have the Olympus XA2 which I splurged for and took along when I was a teen and hiked on the Pacific Crest Trail for a couple hundred miles back in the early 80s. I remembered how much I enjoyed its output even though I knew noting about photography. When I ventured from digital back into film and had already fallen in love with the Mamiya, I sought one out on ebay, and was surprised at how they had held their value.
So after languishing post divorce and worrying about finances, and just an overall photography malaise, I let two rolls of 120 from the Mamiya sit in my glove box for two years being baked repeatedly at well over a 110F, and frozen at -10F. I assumed they were probably shot and was thinking about tossing them, and got to a point where I couldn't even remember what was on them.
I also had a roll of Fuji Natura 1600 that I had paid quite a bit for in my XA2, that had only about three shots taken. It had been through airport security and I assumed being 1600 speed and having been irradiated, it would be shot as well.
So when my stimulus check came, I decided I could risk sending them in and eat the developing of nothing or something unrecognizeable. It costs me about $8 a roll for the film, $12 per 12 shots with the Mamiya to develop, and the shipping to and from LA or Portland. I decided on the darkroom in LA, and read on their site that the pandemic meant it might sit for a long time. To my surprise, they hit it and returned it pretty quick. I was pleasantly surprised that time had been kind to the film, and there were a few shots I liked. So here are four that I enjoyed.