Exploring Film #8: Expired colour film & croquet
Film: Expired Fuji Professional PRO 160S
This is my first roll of expired film, thanks to Tempest & Chris, and was pretty surprised when I saw the results.
I have a few more rolls of expired film from different brands, including two rolls of Konica from 2005, and am excited to see what comes out next.
The Nikon FA is the first Nikon camera to introduce Matrix metering way back in 1983. This is the same metering system used throughout their dSLRs today, although Matrix metering is much more advanced today. Apparently photographers at the time were reluctant to adopt this new ‘fancy’ camera because they didn’t trust the metering system. Funny. The system divides the scene into four basic quadrants and also has a fifth spot in the center.
The FA also also has the exposure modes all modern photographers will recognise: M,A,S,P. Plus, it is almost as fast as modern dSLRs with its 1/4000s shutter mechanism. On top of all this goodness it has a dial for EV adjustments (-2 > + 2 EV), a little switch for easily taking multiple-exposures and even has a switch to cover the eye piece for accurate long exposures. Ahhhhh, I love you Nikon FA.
Pictured here with a Carl Zeiss Planar 50mm 1.4
- 35mm film SLR
- Shutter speeds:Bulb > 1/4000s
- ISO: 12 > 3200
- M,A,S,P exposure modes
- TTL lightmeter (Matrix & center-weighted)
- EV compensation
- DOF preview