Saturday, April 24, 2010


These South African Airways markings on an old airliner, no longer in service, show the excellent quality of film. Shot with Fuji Reala (100 asa), this is an extremely low resolution scan done at a one hour processing lab. I was still pleasantly surprised at the result. High resolution scans of film such as Fuji Velvia and Reala will probably still outperform even the best full frame 21 and 24mp digital cameras. Derrick - Canon 1V HS (film)

This is the Canon 1V HS film camera used for the above photograph. Just remember, even an old point and shoot from the sixties will give virtually the same result. The virtues of film are many - but the most important would probably be that as filmstocks improved through the years, only the film needed to be upgraded and not the camera. It would be the equivalent of merely upgrading your digital camera's memory card to go from 6 - 12 - 24 megapixels, etc. If only!