Oh yea! After one week of impatient wait, I finally got back my first ever developed film! I was so excited, wondering how the photos would turn out to be. Will they be under- or over-exposed? Is the metering in my Nikon FM2 reliable?
So, I have looked through all my photos, I am quite disappointed because some of them have a few contamination, I suspect it’s the expired film’s fault (expired year 2012). Other than this, everything else is due to my inexperience shooting in film.
Anyway, the film used was FujiColor C200.
Let me show you some examples:
The photo above is very under-exposed. The setting was f11, 1/125. The weather condition: Late afternoon, overcast. The metering showed a “-“.
I should have increased the aperture. I could also have risked a blurry subject by decreasing my shutter speed.
I am not too sure if it’s the film developer’s or the film’s problem. When I checked on the film, the scratches are solid, which means I can actually feel it with my finger’s touch.
The setting for the photo above was ASA 400, f2.8, 1/15. The metering showed a ” + 0″ if I am not wrong.
So take my exposure fault away, let’s look at the effect in some of the properly or at least near-proper exposed shots:
Overall, I feel that the film effect is acceptable, it’s definitely not my favourite, I know it can go further. Not sure whether it is a film thing that all photos lack the contrast.
FujiColor C200 is a budgeted film which costs only SGD 5.90. Although it is the cheapest film on shelves, I don’t recommend it. But do note that this roll of FujiColor200 is an expired film. Storage condition unknown.