One thing that gives me an inordinate amount of satisfaction is putting a new roll of film in one of my cameras, going out to shoot, and finishing the roll in one walk. I had gotten a roll of Ferrania P30 from the Casual Photophile Film of the Month Club and was able to start and finish it in the same outing using my Canon EOS Rebel 2000.
I wish I had known more about the Ferrania P30 before using it. I need to get into a better habit of researching film so I have some idea of what to expect which may affect how I shoot with it. After I had gotten this roll developed and scanned, I came across an interesting video from Analog Insights which explains a lot about the history of the film and what it is like. Wish I had known before using it that it was the same film used for 8½ and parts of Bicycle Thieves, two of my favorite Italian movies! Casual Photophile who sent me the film has a review of it as well that I should have read.
Recently, Holly and I have been exploring more of the Devil’s Pocket and Grays Ferry neighborhoods near where we live. Because parts of these areas are more industrial, we haven’t spent a lot of time there but wanted to explore more. Because of the pandemic, we haven’t been wandering far from our neighborhood and instead have been trying to see more of what’s nearby.
I shot these with the Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 I bought back in January. This was the first time I used it with the Rebel 2000.
Now that I know more about the Ferrania P30 and have seen the results, I would like to try it again sometime. I have quite a backlog of film right now and haven’t been shooting as much so I should hold off buying any more film until I can get through more of what I already have.