Previously I did a camera review of the Pentax K1000, which included some of the pictures I was able to capture and share. Now i’m out to try different types of film because to a certain degree, that’s what makes most of the magic happen. It’s not only the camera that you choose to wield, but how fast or slow the film speed is, how new or old the film is, and also the environment the film is kept in. On this film adventure I decided to use Fujifilm Superia Color 400. Compared to the Kodak Color 400 I used before, Superia seems to add less contrast to the images especially when used in harsh sunlight to the point where it washes out all the colors. When used in correct lighting, this film does well in capturing the greens and browns. There also seems to be a hint of red in most of the images. This time around I was using the K1000’s built in light meter to get the right exposure instead of doing it from what I think feels right. I’ve learned now that it’s best to use both options with Fujifilm Superia. Exposing the film with a slower speed might help to bring back some color into the images.
I’m thinking of getting a new film camera. The Canon AE-1 seems to be a popular choice. Should I switch over to the dark side since i’m a Nikon gal? haha.
Original images from a Pentax K1000 using Fujifilm Superia Color 400: