1st Roll of Kodak Elite Chrome


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Oct 25, 2008
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A handful of shots from my first roll of slide film. Let me know what you think.

Camera: Nikon FM2 w/ 50mm 1.8
Film: Kodak Elite Chrome 100iso
Developed at Capitol Hill 60-Min Photo Express












This was a 36 exposure roll, so I still have a few more if you want to see some more.
Ah, I gatta get back to shooting slide film.

Do they still make Fujichrome Velvia 50 ?
They are still making Velvia 50, or at least it's easy enough to find online.
I see that Kodak E-6 still has that blue tone.

I wish Kodachrome was still available.
shots 1-3 are my faves....i usually dont critic just look, anaylse and read what others have said. but honestly...love them...

curious, how much longer do you think film will be around for?
The first three shots were taken inside a building that had a blue tinting to the windows (it wasn't CTB or even ND, but it achieved a similar effect), so they're supposed to be very blue.

Film will be around for a while still. It's still a different medium than digital. I don't think film will be truly threatened until digital cameras can be programmed to accurately recreate the tones, color, and characteristics of different types of film. I'll agree it's essentaly done in the consumer, PJ (photojournalist), and sport markets, but it will live on in the artistic and hobbyist fields for some time.
having started in digital, i dont think i could go to film, im not that confident in my Shutter/Iso fiddling quite yet to truly experiment comfortably with film. maybe one day...
Shooting slide film will teach a photographer to get it right the first time.
that is true. but as a student and one that has photography as a hobby atm, the thought of 1. investing in an slr 2. investing in film 3. investing in getting them developed, wow, rather make the mistakes cheaply and eventually understand my mistakes and move on without costing me an extra time in the process (beyond the initial investment i already did with the dslr purchase).
It's really not that difficult. The ISO is locked in at whatever the film is set to (unless you're going to push or pull the ISO, but that's a bit more advanced) so, all you have to worry about is Shutter and Aperture and most film cameras have a pretty good built-in meter. You can always take your digital cam and use it to test the settings for the film camera.

And besides film can be really forgiving:


this shot was probably over-exposed by 2-3 stops
Shooting slide film will teach a photographer to get it right the first time.

Yea, you really make the shots count when you know that each time you fire the shutter it's going to cost a buck or two.

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