These are some of my natura faves taken when I was studying in Japan, all shot with the natura classica camera and the natura 1600 film that complements it. What happens when you put the 2 together is that it gives you really fine grain, high contrast and beautiful colours even in low light conditions (I know I sound like some Fujifilm spokesperson but I'm such a big fan).
That said, how the photos turn out also depends a lot on where you develop them. I've had rolls processed in the local labs here in Singapore before and they were very disappointing. If you're ever in Japan and want to develop film I recommend the '55 DPE & Digital Station', they're a bit more pricey but I find the quality superb.
The place I get mine developed always develops it way "over," and I don't really think it's me overexposing my shots as I take them in auto setting. Or maybe it's me, I don't know. It's such a delicate thing, really.
i can see why you're such a big fan. these pictures are lovely! i always thought the camera and film make a big difference in the picture quality. i didn't know until recently that the place you get the film developed can affect the quality as well. just asking, where do you usually get your films developed? is there any special film shops you go to?ReplyDelete
I love these pictures and the camera looks really cool. It takes an avg of 4-5 days of waiting time to develop film for me and I can understand why some decide to have their own film lab at home!ReplyDelete
Karen: A film lab sounds so tempting, it'll be great to have perfect control over how your photos turn out, but who has the extra space in our tiny living flats? *lol* I usually wait that long too, but somehow I love that feeling of suspense, not knowing how that particular roll will look =)ReplyDelete
long limbs: Thanks always for your sweet comments. I didn't know that too at first until I bought my natura classica. Because it's using iso1600 film it gets very obvious when the labs mess up your photos.ReplyDelete
I don't really have a special lab I go to, I usually bring them to the Kodak digital print store near my home, there they send it to their centralized lab for processing, what about you?
I recently discovered your blog. So lovely! Beautiful shots with your camera. I might have to get one myself. Btw, where do you get your films developed in Singapore?ReplyDelete
Hi Fran, thanks for kind words. Actually I'm having problems finding a good place to process my films too. I've been bringing them to the Kodak shop near my home because I'm too lazy to go too far^^ What about you?ReplyDelete