A couple months ago, my buddy Jon issued a challenge: Shoot a single roll of Ilford PanF with a Nikon SLR (in my case, a F90x) and a 50mm lens (AF Nikkor 50/1.8 D), using only manual settings. We were free to choose who would develop the film and scan it.
Because I live in the Toronto area, I chose Downtown Camera as my film processor.
We really didn’t know what we were up for with this challenge. PanF (as with most of Ilford’s products) is a great film, but both of us did not shoot with our film cameras in years. We tried anyways!
1. Set that film speed on your camera!
2. Check the film speed before shooting!
3. Repeat steps 1 & 2!
4. Hold the camera still. ISO 50 = OMG – LOW ISO…also means SLOW SHUTTER = MANY BLURRY HANDHELD SHOTS!
5. We have fun (relearning the process of taking a photo!)
My best results from my roll are all over this post – they are anything Toronto related, since this is where I’m from. (BTW – a full size pic available if you click on each one).
Jon will be posting his results in a post shortly. Jon declared me the winner, but I don’t know. Even though Jon misfired half his roll (spoiler alert: see lessons 1 and 2 above and you’ll understand why) I really liked the shots he managed to salvage. What pics do you like?