NOTE: I’ll begin this experience report with a brief disclaimer. It’s been less than three years since I’ve returned to shooting 35mm film after switching to digital photography over 20 years ago. I’ve inundated myself in as much film education as I could find between web articles and advice from experienced film shooters. But, with my former experience way in the past and limited recent experience, this review is coming from a relative novice point of view.
The photographs from the 36 exposure roll of Kodak Pro Image 100 that I exposed a few weeks ago during our visit to Brick Farm Tavern and East Broad Street have finally been developed and scanned. The Dark Room sent me a link earlier this week.
This is my second time shooting Kodak Pro Image 100. I used Kodak Pro Image 100 last fall, mostly while attending an outdoor beer garden hosted by Flounder Brewing Co. At that time, I was using the Minolta X-700. This roll was exposed using my Minolta XD-11 and MD Rokkor-X 45mm f/2 lens.
I tried to capture the same images that I exposed on my Fuji X-T2 that day. Swapping back and forth between the two cameras was challenging, so I enlisted Bhavna’s help. I would hand her one camera, and she would hand back the other. I think this is one of the few times that I have exposed an entire roll of 35mm film in one weekend. Out of a 36 exposure roll, I got back about 32 usable images. My only regret is that I didn’t get better quality scans or get some prints made. I guess I could send the negative back to The Dark Room to get prints or scanning the negatives using my Epson Perfection V600 Photo Scanner.
- Name: Kodak Professional Pro Image 100
- Type: Colour (negative)
- Native ISO: 100
- Format(s): 35mm
- Normal Process: C-41