Fuji Superia 1600 35mm and Toy Half-Frame Camera: Surprising Results

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Find out what happens when you shoot a high speed film like the Fuji Superia 1600 with a toy half-frame camera that has a fixed shutter speed of 1/100 and an aperture of F8.5.

I enjoy shooting in low light without a tripod so the Fuji Superia 1600 35mm film is the obvious film choice. I’ve used it with my SLRs and found it to be a great match. But I also wanted to know if it would also be a good fit with the Superheadz Golden Half toy camera. So I decided to run a roll and find out for myself.

One of the Lomography rules that I applied to this experiment was “Rule #2: Use it any time – day and night.”

By sheer serendipity, shooting this roll of film with the toy half frame camera produced color casts that I have been trying to obtain. I couldn’t believe my luck at first, but my wife confirmed it when she said that the photos looked as if they came straight out of her mother’s album. This is one of my reasons why I am shooting film again.

Here are the photos that I shot in the day that produced the results that I’m looking for.

The look that I’ve been trying to get in my photos

Naturally, I also had to test it at night, which didn’t turn out good if there’s not enough light.

However if there’s enough light, the results can be interesting – grainy but still acceptable.

Shooting in the day and in an open shade can produce fairly decent photos, which meant that this is another good film to use for street photography.

As expected, the film did great for quick ‘shoot from the hip’ moments like this one.

This film is not cheap but if you’re after the results that I’m after, then it could be worth your every cent.

written by uncle_jay on 2012-02-03 in #reviews #low-light #china #half-frame #fuji-superia-1600 #superheadz-golden-half #iso-1600 #user-review #chinese #fuji #singapore #shopping-centre #requested #shopping-mall #film #lomography #diana-mini #toy-camera #snaps #1600-asa

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