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Shot on film: Fujifilm Astia 100 | Nikon 28Ti | Nikkor 28/2.8

How bad can expired slide film be? Here we go!

Fujifilm Astia 100

Camera settings: Fully automatic – auto exposure and autofocus. The camera can read DX coding on the film cannister, which sets the film to ISO 100. Indoor shots were around 1/60s at f/2.8; outdoors averaged around 1/125s at f/8.

After the 2024 January Portland Freeze, Northwest Trail Runners (a running group that I joined recently) decided to run around the city. The only issue was that it was still very sleek and frozen. After that, we got into a cool building for some snacks.

The next few were more shots of food I’ve had around the city. Interestingly, I rarely do food photography on film, except maybe on this tiny camera. Close focusing is an issue on most of my cameras, but the Nikon 28Ti can handle that without many issues.

I’ve been dreaming of learning cross-country skiing, as it seems like the most relaxing sport in winter. Okay, maybe I was inspired by all the biathletes. After 4 years of living near Mt. Hood, I’ve finally gotten the courage to sign up for a classic ski class, and it was extremely fun. The snowpack hadn’t been great in 2024, so this might have to be pushed until 2025. Finger cross!

Film review: Expired film can be hard to shoot. Slide film, already difficult to shoot in general, becomes ridiculous if the film is in bad condition, and this roll seems to suffer greatly. I have a batch of this film, so I knew what was coming, but it would have sucked if these were important images. I’ve tried my best to color-correct these, and the greenish-purple color is the best I could do. “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results,” maybe I should experiment with this in the future.

Date: Jan 19th, 2024.
Issue 89. Volume 14. Chapter 1. FA275_28T

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