Camera Comparison Part One

I am trying to do things to take my mind off of the fucking supreme court. Dad’s camera is getting the mental energy now because the alternative is me screaming my fucking head off.

I mentioned in a post earlier today (before the supreme court decided that women don’t deserve reproductive rights or healthcare) that I was going to try and do a comparison between Dad’s film camera and my digital camera. I finished off the roll of film that was in Dad’s camera in the process. Now I need to figure out how to get it developed, and I have to hope that the 30 year old film is actually able to be developed. I know people like shooting on expired film because it does funky things sometimes, but 30 year old expired film? I don’t know. I did just order a few rolls of film from Amazon. When they get here I might be able to do this for real, but I also have to learn how to know what the manual settings on Dad’s camera are, and how to set the manual settings on my camera to match. I also don’t have a lens that matches either one of Dad’s so that will mess things up too.

Anyway, I took the film out of the camera (I had to read the manual to figure it out) and I took the photos off of my camera’s memory card. They all suck. Sigh of frustration. I touched a couple of them up a little in Apple’s Photos app. I wasn’t going to do that, but I still have copies of the unedited photos on my desktop so I can do a “real” comparison, whenever I get the film developed… if it can be developed.

Here’s a couple of pics.

This one isn’t awful, but it ain’t good…


This one isn’t good at all, but I have a sneaking suspicion it’s going to be better than the film attempt…


These two are okay. Hopefully the film comes out okay too…


We may have a part two of this post at some point in the coming weeks. Or not.