My girlfriend bought me an old Canon EOS 5 for my birthday this year, and it's so cool. I remember playing with these all the time when I worked in camera stores in the early 2000's. A few friends had them, and even though I was a die hard Nikon shooter back then, I always really liked them.
Now that I shoot Canon digital, the idea of grabbing one of these lovely old birds has been kicking around my head for a while. How cool would it be to put all my awesome L lenses on an old film body?
So anyhow, I got a roll back this week from Hillvale. One of the things I still kinda love about film is that I invariably forget what's on those rolls sitting on my shelf, and this was no exception. I think I shot this roll around early winter. I was experimenting with the cool built in flash and just using my beautiful 50mm 1.2L lens. While the Hillvale scans seem to always have kinda wacky colours (not bad, just wacky and not quite accurate), they always look pretty cool.
I love how with film you're stuck with the exposure you got. Things that aren't straight, you're stuck with, and it makes you appreciate them for what they are, not what you're trying to transform them into. It's so funny, the EOS 5 is basically what the 5D digital camera was modelled after, so it's fairly similar to even the current 5D MKIII. So much that when I'm taking pictures, I instinctively look down to check the LCD. But of course, the picture is never there..
Anyway, here's a few shots I liked.
What's funny with the above image of my friend Jack, is that I also shot this little shoot on digital. Ironically I processed the digital files almost identical to the ones I shot on the film, months before I even saw them. I should have just shot film.
This is our cat Malkmus the day we got him home from the shelter where adopted him. He's a great little guy.
It seems I look for shapes and lines a lot more when I'm shooting film. I wonder why that is?