Showing posts from February, 2022

Taking another Look at the Canon EF

 The Canon EF is an interesting beast of a camera, a test bed for future camera technology and product features and pre dates the Canon A-Series. The EF is a shutter priority camera with manual override aimed at advanced amateurs and was slotted just below the F-1 pro body and the mechanical FTb when it was launched in 1973. Mike Eckmam, host of Camerosity and his long running camera collecting blog wrote a very in depth post on the EF and covers the camera in such detail I never could .  This camera intrigued me for years as it was almost a very pro grade version of the Canon AE-1, but with a hybrid mechanical/electronic shutter. I always shot this camera manually and felt like I was fighting it to some exentent. This time around, I just set it up for shutter priority and and focused on composing the photograph. The EF became a much more fun camera to shoot with and I see why it has the cult following amongst Canon FD mount shooters.  I shot what I thought was my last roll of Ilford

Frugal Film Project Roll #2 Wandering in my Town

What do we have here? It's roll #2 in my inaugural  entry Frugal Film Project and I shot in a walk around my neighbourhood in Oakville Ontario Canada on February 1. We got hit with a lot of snow in January and as of writing this post, it's still mostly around, no bare patches in front lawns, yet. I'm very happy with this set, with very little colour correction, just some cropping and leveling things up.  Thankfully I'm managing to find some more Kodak Ultramax 400, I'm starting to reget choosing this as my film stock for this year's project entry. I am very grateful for my friends Jess Hobbs and Mario Piper for spotting me a few rolls here and there.  Camera: Nikon N90S, Nikkor AF-D 28-105 lens.  Film: Kodak Ultramax 400. 

The Nikon F5 and Wandering Around Midtown

 The F5 just delivers, that is all.  Camera: Nikon F5, Nikkor AF-D 28-105 F3.5-4.5 Zoom lens.  Film: ORWO UN 54, D76 1+1.