My adventure in Chernivtsi with the Fisheye and Holga


A recent trip to Chernivtsi in Ukraine, toke with me the Holga the Fisheye and some 120mm and 35mm film, thought there I will buy more. A recent trip to Chernivtsi in Ukraine, took with me the Holga the Fisheye and some 120mm and 35mm film, thought I will buy more there but…

At the end of 1st 120mm film , went to the lab, the lady said “long time since I saw this type of film” and I learn:

  • There´s no 120mm film (after some days and some labs behind , there´s no 120mm film in Chernivtsi )
  • There´s no 35mm slide film , goodbye x-pro

Fortunately they can develop 120 and 35mm film.

So I bought some film and with the Holga in one hand and the Fisheye on the other went throught the streets of beautifull Chernivtsi, a city that’s 602 years old.

In an era where everything is digital, I thought – “some cameras are made in this coutry, I will find some good deals” – It was a hard task,but in the last day I found a man who sells books on the stret and I bought to him a Zenith-e and a Kiev 19. A friend gave me an old lab he had at home, soon I will start to process my films.

The funny thing was when I take a pic. Everybody ask me to show the photo, I just turn the camera and you can imagine the faces.

Yes I will be back to Chernivtsi, I love this city, but I will bring more film.

written by bongofury on 2010-10-18 #places #35mm-film #location #city #holga #fisheye #120mm-film #bongofury #chernivtsi


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  1. wuxiong
    wuxiong ·

    hahaha.. interesting article and marvolous photos, especially the fisheye part.....

  2. breakphreak
    breakphreak ·

    @wuxiong: hen you yi xi da di fan :)
    @bongofury: and than? you took the train to Lviv and Karpaty? :) what a charming location!

  3. bongofury
    bongofury ·

    yes i went to Karpaty but by car ,and i take the train to Kiev (15 hours)

  4. breakphreak
    breakphreak ·

    @bongofury: any pics from Yaremcha? :)

  5. bongofury
    bongofury ·

    unfortunately I did not have time to go to Yaremcha, but I know the place, is a beautiful place
    I've been there 5 years ago

  6. zulupt
    zulupt ·

    Great location, superb gallery ;) N1

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