2016, was a very good year for film, and not just only for me. It looks like the medium is getting some traction again. Kodak announced the come back of the Ektachrome, Film Ferrania works hard on producing some film in the near future, Cinestill 120 format is delayed but hopefully will be ready this year.
So start of the year, time to look in the rear view mirror, as I did last year.
I managed to beat my own record by shooting 64 rolls this year, 10 more that last year. With both 120 and 35 mm format that should be close to 2000 pictures.
Below is breakdown of the rolls shot by camera:
|Camera||Number of rolls|
|Canon EOS 1N||5|
|Agfa Isolette III||1|
|Minolta Himatic 7s||1|
This year I also offer you a breakdown of the films I shot :
|Rollei RPX 100||7|
|Fuji Xtra 800||5|
|Rollei Retro 80S||3|
|Rollei RPX 25||3|
|ilford delta 3200||1|
|Kodak Portra 400||1|
|Rollei Retro 400S||1|
|Rollei Super Pan 200||1|
The majority is 35mm, back and white; but there are about 10 colors rolls and a total of seven 120 format films.
As I explained in last year post that 2015 / 2016 saw my enthusiasm for Leica grow, it culminated by the purchase of a M6 Classic in June 2015. This year I made a couple of short trips on film only, with the M4 and M6, this only reinforced my attachment to these cameras and pumped up the number of rolls this year.
On the down side, I had a couple of issues this year : Summilux aperture blades getting locked in Hong Kong (that’s been sorted), the Leica III not working again (that’s half sorted again). I also let go a couple of unused camera : the Zorki C and the Nikon F4, they went for close to nothing but were not getting any use due to do their unreliability. They found new homes now, so long.