Alright. Chugging along, this week I’ll be shooting the venerable Olympus OM-1 with one of my last rolls of Neopan. This is camera is one that I particularly like, but haven’t shot with much. Part of the appeal of the camera is that it reminds me of the Pentax, but much more refined. The film winding is smooth; the shutter sounds great; there’s little mirror slap. Just very well-dampened motion all round. I only have a single OM-series lens so I’ve not shot with it nearly as much as I’d like. Despite having owned it for around 5 years, this is just the second or third roll with it!
I’ve completed week one! Leica M4-P was used to shoot half a roll of Neopan 400 @ 320 (this project was started on a Friday, and all things considered it’s not bad that I have it shot within two days). I will be developing and scanning these in batches, but I’m excited about restarting film photography!
I am finding Fujifilm Neopan 400 to be a very punchy film. Maybe it’s the processing this time round, but the contrast seems a little high. It has a very ‘modern look’. Some examples here.