Nothing beats your first camera. My love affair with my Olympus OM-1n started with a rather uninteresting trip to Hidalgo, Quiapo, a mecca of used cameras in the Manila. When I first held her, the camera felt right to me. Then I heard her sing her first shutter count, I knew that this is the camera for me. After a few months with this baby, I found the perfect film for her. Fuji Neopan 400.
Neopan 400 is a versatile film to use especially when developed in Semi Stand with Parodinal. Semi Stand developing means you leave your film in your developing soup for an extended period of time. This process has been one of my favorite for being easy. You don’t need to remember what ISO you used, no more timing issues, and almost no agitation. I use this kind of developing for easy push processing.
The combination of the OM-1n and Neopan 400 for me is love. I always get sharp, contrasty images regardless of the lighting condition. To me, the standard 50mm f/1.8 lens is enough even for the toughest light be it indoor or harsh direct sun. All I do is look at the match needle exposure display system on the camera’s viewfinder and adjust either the aperture ring or the shutter speed to get the proper exposure.