I think there is something more to the description than the obvious view. I dragged my old film camera out of the back of the cupboard and stuck a new set of batteries in it and found an old roll of film and gave it a go. Perhaps some of the quality (or lack of it) is because the film was a cheap film anyway and has sat on my shelf unused for around 15 years.
I did find one problem,
the film didn't always wind on. The effect here isn't too bad - somehow the various frames seem to line up.
At this stage, I'm still unsure whether to try another roll (perhaps a fresh one), but I did notice after removing the film, that there seemed to be something snagging in the film canister, so it may be the fault of the film rather than the camera. Strangely, when the film did wind, it wound exactly the right distance, the frames were all correctly positioned and when it didn't wind it stayed positioned exactly on the same frame, no partial frames. Part of the reason for this was to decide what I'm going to trade in and what to keep - I probably won't get anything for the camera, but I might get something for the lens. However, after paying for the batteries, film and developing, I could well end up spending more than I would have got for the lens, just to help with the decision about whether to keep it or not.
And for comparison, a digital shot of the same scene (my son came for the walk with me and we kept swapping cameras and lenses, so I can't remember which of us had the film and which digital at this point). This also illustrates why I hung on to Nikon gear for so long - I'd originally picked Nikon as a brand because I could have a compatible set up for either manual or AF shooting (although I never did get round to getting a fully manual camera) and later for film and digital (although again, once I'd moved to dSLR, whilst I could continue to use the same lenses, I completely stopped shooting film).
This past week I have been working on a variety of projects for Ford South Africa again. Monday's shoot was all about a local guy and his amazingly well restored '73 Ford Capri. This is my favourite shot from all the shoots I have done for Ford in the past year and it wasn't easy to get, I'll tell you that much!
Here I'm sitting in the back of a car being driven by our content producer, pointing the camera out the window, using f/18 (yes, on a mirrorless m4/3 camera) with a shutter speed of 1/18 second, trying to get the right framing and all while trying to communicate to the driver of the Capri what speed to go at as well as communicating the same with the producer. After several runs on both sides of a short public road outside the Durban airport I got this one which I am happy to share with you all.
I've converted it to B&W because while my iMac is in for repairs I am forced to edit on the dodgy Dell monitor that has been the subject of an article here on FZ (also why I am using an old method of putting my copyright on). I think the conversion looks good. Thoughts?
By Luc de Schepper
Olympus E-M10II + Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 + Nik Silver Efex
By Luc de Schepper
Nikon D5500 + kit lens 18-55mm + Nik Silver Efex