Back to film, today I am posting images taken with the Leica M7 with Voigtlander 15mm lens and Fuji Superia XTRA-400 film.
Although I rarely shoot 35mm film these days, every now and then I will load a film in order to keep the camera active. I have a few Fuji XTRA 400 films left, so I am using them. This is a film with a very saturated look, and it also has much more grain than the pro films like the new a Portra for example. Still, this was always one of my favorite color films for 35mm, due to its vivid look. Most images were shot on a overcast day, but the colors are vibrant.
This film also looks very good when converted to black and white. I wouldn’t use it for landscapes (actually I would not use a 35mm film camera for landscapes) but I don’t have a problem capturing them for web use or small prints.
I used the 15mm Voigtlander for all these images, I don’t have such a wide angle lens for my medium format cameras, so when using the Leica, I prefer to stick with 15mm and 21mm focal lengths in order to get different looking photos. Both of these lenses require an external viewfinder on a rangefinder camera.
Despite being a consumer film, I love the colors. With film, I always get the color that I like, while I have to make many tweaks with my digital photos. Its a matter of personal taste, and probably my unwillingness to deal with serious post processing in Lightroom or Photoshop.
Enjoy the rest of the images.
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