Steve McCurry with the last roll of Kodachrome. Epic combination and goodbye Kodachrome. Anyway I bet all photographer will know who is Steve McCurry. He is the man who shot the photo of the famous Afghanistan girl, Sharbat Gula. The photo was taken using a Nikon FM2 with Nikkor 105mm F2.5 lens. The film used was Kodachrome.
On the next post, i will post the 36 exposure of the last Kodachrome by Steve McCurry.
One of the difficult things to do besides shooting hand-held with Pentax 6x7 (shutter speed lower than 1/15) is to load the 120mm film. This is one of the many How-To videos from Youtube.
It's been months that I've ordered it and finally I received it from Turkey.
Yes, it is the APS type of film, Advanced Photo System. It is a type of discontinued film that was introduced the 1996. It was marketed under Kodak as Advantix, Fujifilm as Nexia, Konica as Centuria and Agfa as Futura. It is only compatible with camera dedicated to accept APS film format, such as Canon EOS IX, Nikon Pronea, Minolta Vectis and etc.
The film is 24 mm wide, and has three image formats:
Perhaps many of my friends are wondering, it's already the 21st century why am I still shooting using an old school analogue film camera? (Some of these camera were even produced as early as1969.)
A roll of 135 mm film, can produce a maximum of 40 exposures of photos max, whereas shooting in 12 megapixels using a 2gb memory card can produce approximately 800 photos, depending on format and quality, so anyone of a sound mind would know that using a digital camera is relatively easier and cheaper.
For digital camera, shots can be viewed in real time but for film camera developing the film after shooting may take up to as long as days. There are so many types of digital cameras nowadays, ranging from full frame high-end DSLR to point-and-shoot compact cameras, yet I chose the analogue film camera, a type that is deemed nearly obsolete in today's world. The question is, WHY ?
Some world-renowned professional photographer still use film cameras such as large format, medium format and 35mm SLR, but that isn't the reason I chose to shoot using film.