Or, reasons why my first (sort of, not really, I mean…) experience of using a traditional film camera made me happy.
Selingan: Of course we’ve used 35mm film cameras before the dawn of the digital age *man I’m so old *, the generic black kind that uses AA batteries and has a flash, but as you are probably aware, these things are coming back
to haunt us as the “new” cool thing. So this camera is one of the purchases I made at Photojojo using a gift voucher given by dear Meream in April. The other item was a fish eye lens, which I’ve already blogged about.
This juice box camera is a “toy” camera that doesn’t use batteries, has a crank to wind the film and no flash, no zoom. And apparently it also looks like a juice box.
It came with an ISO 800 Kodak film, 36 exposures, but I only got 26 shots (many skipped frames, some went wrong/overexposed), and from those about 17 were of acceptable quality (read: not overly grainy — indoor shots are bad!– or had my chubby fingers covering the lens ).
I do admit that this is a pricey hobby to have. Apparently new films are like RM14-30++ per roll (depending on brand and type), and developing it costed me RM18 (on a CD. Prints costs RM23 ). Do the maths, and even if you get 36 shots on the roll, each photo would burn at least RM0.88. Phewh. Compare that to digital photos, which cost… nothing.
But yes, anyhow, on to my reasons:
And the unnecessity of post-processing (ie. editing on the computer) is actually kind of a weight off my shoulders. I am not the kind that can upload photos straight from the digital camera. At a minimum, Photoscape is a must.
Ok end. Bye! Salaams!