In one of my last posts I talked about the TTartisan 35mm f1.4. This has been one of my favorite manual focus lenses for my Fujifilm cameras. In that last post I shared photos I took with it paired with my X-H1. Now I have it mounted on my X-T4.
I haven’t walked around taking street photos in a few weeks but I try to grab random shots of things around me.
I love shooting my digital cameras like they’re film cameras. Having a lens like this enhances that experience. When I keep the flip out screen on the X-T4 closed it helps me avoid looking at the photos I’ve taken right after I take them and it keeps me in the moment.
I love taking these abstract shots of everyday things. This blog has been a great place to share random photos I take.
This is my Fujifilm X-T4 and TTartisan 35mm f1.4. This lens would pair great with any Fujifilm camera though.
P.S – Remind me to talk about film photography again soon. There are some interesting things happening in this space from Kodak & Leica. Crazy Times! Talk to you guys soon.
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I want to hear about film…I’ve been thinking of picking up a film camera (sold my last one a couple of years ago) and giving it another go. I really miss the experience of it. Although, the cost of it has gotten so high! It’s crazy! Makes me consider purchasing a scanner and learning to process it myself…
Hey Lea! I stopped shooting film last year sometime, sold almost all of my film cameras but one cheap film camera and a few lenses (Nikon n8008) just in case I changed my mind someday. I did get rid of all of my darkroom stuff from developing to printing. I honestly haven’t missed it that much until this week. Seeing all these new things in the film world has me itching to shoot it again. We’ll see. I’ve actually been pretty content with my Fujifilm cameras + Epson printer. (even though I bounce between the specific cameras I try)
In terms of shooting film and keeping it economical, shooting B&W and developing, scanning (printing) at home is the way to go. This is what I did for years (and the last few years adding darkroom printing to the workflow) If I start shooting again I’ll probably go back to just shooting and developing. I love the prints I get from my photo printer so I’ll continue to make prints that way. Film has gotten so expensive for sure. Price was definitely one factor that played into my decision to stop shooting it. Availability of film & chemicals was another. Freeing up my time that I spent developing and in the darkroom was another. In terms of availability supply chain issues wreaked havoc on film stuff. I honestly still worry about the supply chain breaking permanently for film (but that’s another long subject in and of itself). I don’t know what the future holds for film but I would be surprised if we see a significant price drop in film supplies soon. Maybe a good angle for new film video/blog would be my suggestions for a cheap set of gear to get started. Let me know if you have questions on what to buy though I can send you some specific recommendations based on my recent experience. Sorry for the long ramble. I hope there was something coherent in here lol.