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Expired Film: Kodak Ektachrome 64T

Expired Film: Kodak Ektachrome 64T

Date Expired: 1999

This was the first film I have shot when I received my SLR. I had finally gotten it developed here in Sydney after one month of sitting in my bag. The lab called me once they finished developing as the film came out thin and asked if I still wanted it scanned. I gave the go ahead as I had waited for a month to see it on my screen and of course share it on this blog. Sadly the complication did not end there. On the following morning it was scheduled for pick up but the scanner was not burning them to CD and had to wait an extra day. Luckily it was fixed this morning and I have posted some of them here (I can’t show all of them at once) ;P

Home Alone
Home Alone
Jetty
Jetty Perspective

The scans came out soft and not contrasty with not alot of detail. I had to do some lightroom editing to get some details back. Thanks vgonis for the lightroom discussion. It helped with the easing of touch ups 🙂 Perhaps I should have cross processed it? I similarly have an expired 10 yr provia awaiting developing. Should I cross process this? Im just glad they didnt turn out blank!

FYI some lightroom editing which helped bring some contrast and detail were:

Luminance and saturation on the ‘blue color slider, adjusting blacks, highlights, contrast & shadow sliders were also helpful.

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Rangefinders coming but SLR lightmeter not working :(

Rangefinders coming but SLR lightmeter not working :(

First Film Rangefinder has finally arrived. The canonet QL25 was in pretty good shape, it even had the old school mercury batteries inside lol. Funnily enough I am picking up two QL17 GIII later this evening. Why two? Because two is better than one 😛 Damn G.A.S! Pretty excited 🙂

Tested the light meter of the canonet using the alkaline hearing aid batteries and it works 🙂 Compared it to an iphone light meter app and a dslr and it was pretty close. Sadly I discovered my Konica FTA’s lightmeter is off its rocker. It doesnt bother me as much as I shot using the sunny 16 guideline quite abit but on my second roll I used the FTA’s shutter priority (EE) so I am afraid some shots will be bad.

Ahh well, more newbie mistakes only makes you better 😀

My first lesson + First exposure!

My first lesson + First exposure!

It has officially started. My very first film shot of 2013. Cannot wait to see it! Although it is just a leaf subject lol. I learnt how to read the light meter of the camera.

First Roll of Film is:
Kodak Ektachrome 64T
Expired.

35 shots left until development!

Two images above was taken with an Iphone 4 and processed with picfx application incase you were wondering 🙂