Film Diary series is a project to showcase a roll of film shot on a camera in the same day.
Location: Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Camera: Yashica T5D, Carl Zeiss Tessar T* 35mm f3.5
Film: Ilford FP4 Plus 125
Developer: Kodak Tmax Professional Developer (1:4), 8 mins, 20°C.
Scanner: Epson V600
I borrowed this camera from a film friend and I brought it home for the weekend to Johor Bahru. So, this roll was mainly full of my family photos.
Don’t you find it funny that some people use phone cameras for their family photos but use an expensive digital camera to shoot strangers or whatever artistic photos.
Sorry if I have offended you if you are such, my friends, but do take it as a food for thought 🙂
Anyway, welcome to my life.It’s annoying that there’s a strand of dust/scratch near my dad’s mouth. I ‘blow’ and re-scanned the photo several times but it doesn’t go away. Finally my mother posed for me based on my instruction. Okay, let’s go outdoor. Some first impression of the Yashica T5D: I think this compact camera is awesome! The auto-focus keeper rate is very high, I would say about 99%! And it’s very easy to operate (of course, it’s a point & shoot!). The photos produced from its lens are very sharp as well.
Honestly, I am quite disappointed with myself for using non-fresh developer.
When the developer is not fresh, the film has a tendency to be dusty and with tiny white spots. If you look closely at my photos in this blog post, you might see what I meant.
Anyway, Tmax developer is a multi-shot, so I can use it many times and store the diluted chemical for about a month. This time round, I went ahead and use the developer even though it’s been diluted for 2 months.