Finding Film

I was talking with a friend of mine who is into all sorts of things vintage (he is a trained archaeologist), and I mentioned that I had an old Kodak Brownie Starflex sitting around. He happened to have some extra expired color 160 film which the Brownie takes and offered it to me. While, I used to shoot lots of 35mm, I have never done any medium format photography. So, I figured out how to load the film, and I went to a local park to test the camera out. The following are the photos which I did not mess up (mainly, too close to the subject): img img img img img

This prompted me to pull out my old 35mm gear. I have a pair of Minolta cameras, and X-7 and a STR-202.

The X-7 was the first SLR I ever bought. The STR-202 has a reputation of being solidly built, and I found many examples of it still being heavily used today, even though it was built between 1976 and 1980.

This set was from a roll of Kodak Color film I found in my STR-202 which I forgot to finish up about 10 years ago: img img img img img img img img img img

My keeper rate was much higher. :) I have bought two new rolls of film, one color and one black-and-white. I am not too worried about not seeing the results as soon as I take a picture, but there are no easy places for me to get the film developed any more, so I have found a lab in California to use, but it takes about 10-14 days to turn around a roll due to shipping.

Hopefully, more to come.