Randomshutter

Anything and everything clicks...

Collection of random rants and photos from my life experiences shared to the world.

Analog Shooting again

It has been about two months since I got my Nikon FE2 from eBay. And it was kind of nostalgic shooting film again. The last roll of film prior to this was maybe in the late 90s.

To test the camera I had to quickly finish up 36 exposures of Fujifilm Superia 200. I should have bought the 12 exposure film. Since I'm just testing it out. 

The first thing is always shoot things around your house :). Yellow frangipani 

The first thing is always shoot things around your house :). Yellow frangipani 

The store I went to also did the scanning of negative for RM 15.00 per roll. Some how I believe that the photos would look even better printed, rather than digitized. As the scan quality is maybe 2-4 megapixel equivalent? But what do I know.

Another look at the yellow frangipani

Another look at the yellow frangipani

And when your done shooting things around your house, you go out further a bit shooting interesting things, like my car.

So much rust

So much rust

Sunset and my car

Sunset and my car

And after we have shot inanimate objects, we start to look for people to shoot. 

In studio

In studio

In the bar

In the bar

At coffee shops when friends are eating

At coffee shops when friends are eating

Another freind at coffee shop

Another freind at coffee shop

When visiting friends during Chinese new years

When visiting friends during Chinese new years

Yeap, the timer still works! and the hand phone application to calculate exposure seems to work. This is the only image where I had to adjust the tint, because the wall facing us was red, and everything had a red tint

Yeap, the timer still works! and the hand phone application to calculate exposure seems to work. This is the only image where I had to adjust the tint, because the wall facing us was red, and everything had a red tint

Red being bounced from the flash

Red being bounced from the flash

Now that we have finished shooting friends we continue to do a mini photo walk to the usual hot spots in Kuching. 

This guy really likes to get his photo taken.

This guy really likes to get his photo taken.

Testing out my 80-200 f2.8 lens

Testing out my 80-200 f2.8 lens

This was using 50mm f1.4 lens. Surprisingly there seems to be minimal chroma fringe. Normally would be picked up by dSLRs. Hmm..

This was using 50mm f1.4 lens. Surprisingly there seems to be minimal chroma fringe. Normally would be picked up by dSLRs. Hmm..

Bokehlicious. I'm still working on my manual focus

Bokehlicious. I'm still working on my manual focus

One of the interesting character in the street. 

One of the interesting character in the street. 

Overall it was fun and at the same time annoying as my fingers kept trying to press the review button which was not there. I absolutely love the smooth feeling of the lever and shutter. Having the Nikon FE2 was a good choice as the auto exposure was pretty accurate. All the photos were on auto and unedited except for the group photo, and the ones shot at night with flash were on manual exposure. I think it turned out pretty decent. Just that I'm not sure what the standards for film scanning is, I feel that the shop I go to is not giving me high resolution scans, maybe I'm expecting too much.

Thanks Alvin for helping me shoot me!

Thanks Alvin for helping me shoot me!

WillI be shooting film again? Well that remains to be seen. Maybe 12 exposures from now on. Maybe B&W film.

[Gears: Nikon FE2, 50mm, 80-200mm, 24-70mm]

[g]