Okay, so this is my second roll of slide film; the first roll was used in Taichung and when I got it back from the lab, I was incredibly confused. I was not sure what to feel about the photographs and told myself to reserve my opinions at least until I’ve tried another roll. To be honest, both rolls have not turned out the way I imagined them to at all – not even close. The slides are wonderful, they are the cutest things to squint at (it’s only unfortunate I do not have a projector at my disposal) but the scans are kind of terrible.
There are a few possible reasons I can think off the top of my head: lousy scanner at the lab, inaccurate settings on my cameras, nature of films I picked, limitations of cameras I used. I suppose I was expecting super rich, super realistic colors but both rolls I got back were actually just… dull. It adds to my confusion that after spending twice or thrice as much money on film and developing in E-6, I get results that make me only half or a quarter as happy as color negative films.
Please, if you have any experience in using slide film, positive or negative (pun unintended, haha!), do kindly share. I’m still trying really hard to wrap my head around the idea of slide film and deciding if it’s worth the splurge. In the mean time, here are some snippets of our short trip to Macau in December, the photographs will come in full swing in a while.
Agfa Photo CT Precisa 100, Lomo LC-A+
I never tire of taking pictures of Mimi, I hope you’re not tired of looking at them! :)
Lomography CN 100, Lomo LC-A+
Solution VX 200, Pentax K1000
Kodak UltraMax 400, Zenit TTL
Kodak UltraMax 400, Lomo LC-A+
Lomography CN 400, Vivitar 220/SL
Agfa Vista Plus 400, Pentax K1000
We took my sister to Woody Burgers recently (she moved to a place that is really near the restaurant) and the Lomo LC-A+ came with me as I was eager to finish up the roll with my newly purchased Splitzer. I think my biggest problem is that I want to take photographs that are close to my heart and aesthetic as opposed to being creative. I really hate the idea that using the camera makes me feel like it’s so much more work than a regular SLR and I haven’t found a way to overcome that to truly enjoy the camera. In any case, I will be packing it to go to Macau with me in December – not ready to give up on it yet, I guess!
Fujichrome Sensia 100 (expired), Lomo LC-A+