The films, they are back!


I’ve been waiting eagerly for these ever since I got the call on Thursday to say they were ready and being posted back to me.

Well, they arrived yesterday and I’ve been scanning a few of the shots already and I’m pretty happy with them.

It was a bit of a camera combo this time

1 roll of 35mm from the (now dead) Supersampler
2 rolls of 35mm from the Olympus Trip 35
1 roll of 120 from the Holga
3 rolls of 120 from the Hasselblad

So, here’s a selection in the same order..

The Lomo Supersampler

The Supersampler has 4 lenses and no viewfinder – it simply takes one shot through each lens over the course of a second or so, making very interesting images.  Sadly, our one has broken and the films get scratched and broken trying to get them out.  These were taken in Melbourne and are relatively unscathed.

The Trip 35 – slide film cross processed like transparency film

Trip 35 – black and white

The Trip 35 ones were a little disappointing – there’s something a bit bland about the way the shots seem to come out and I’m pretty sure it’s not the lab or the scanning.  The cross processed shots have very vivid colours –  lomo-esque, but without the charm of the Holga’s lens distortions or the delicacy of the medium format film. I wonder what these would have been like if I’d got them processed correctly?  Ah well.

The black and whites were very grey on the prints – I think the Trip tends to meter a little on the light side of the middle of a scene, which is okay I guess, but it can leave the pics a bit washed out.  A quick push through photoshop for a little tweak of the curves and levels soon brought a little punch back, although not as much as I’d like.  You live and learn I guess.

The Holga and Hasselblad shots I’ll save for another post.

4 Comments on “The films, they are back!

  1. Hi, Great shots from your Holga there! I’m currently progressing with the construction of the HolgaDirect website and am hoping to get it live within the next month. My aim is to provide a comprehensive resource and shop for Holga related photography and cameras. For now you can follow our progress on the website on Twitter (www.twitter.com/HolgaDirect)

    Rgds, Rick (from http://www.HolgaDirect.com)

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  2. Thanks Charlie. There’s not much to see on our site yet but I’ll let you know once we are ready to launch. Actually I am putting together a directory of Professional photographers who are using Holga’s and other toy cameras in their work. If you do fit into that category and would like to be listed please do let me know. Happy shooting ! Rgds, Rick

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    • sounds cool 🙂

      I’m not a pro, although do want to shoot a wedding with the Holga one of these days.. I’ll sign up and check back 🙂

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