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From 1982 to 2003 I travelled quite a lot and used a film camera to record my travels. When I went to live in Thailand I left my old photos in UK and didn't see them for years. I retrieved some in 2017, scanned them into digital format, and they can be viewed by using the links below. Unfortunately, some others still remain in the UK and I'm not sure whether I will ever see them again.

 

 

My trusty old Canon A1

My trusty old Canon A1

 

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Technical Information

Digital cameras were the best thing that ever happened in photography. Not only is the image quality far superior to film, but there is a huge benefit in being able to see images immediately and to be able to retake shots with different settings if they aren't satisfactory.

Not only that, but embedded into each digital file is a record of all the exposure information (EXIF), which is incredibly useful. In the film days some photographers recorded this information separately, but I wasn't one of them. I therefore can't give you the exposure details for any of these images.

Most shots were taken with a Canon A1 film camera, and some were taken with a Canon T90. The T90 was an amazing camera, but it used Canon FD manual focus lenses and shortly after it was released the auto-focus market began to take over.

The lenses I used most were a Canon FD 28mm f/2.8 and a Canon FD 70-200mm f/4. Neither lens was particularly high quality, but the fact that I only ever saw my photos as small 6"x4" prints disguised the quality issue.

At times I also used a Canon FD 50mm f/1.8, Canon FD 135mm f/2, Canon FD 500 f/8 reflex mirror lens, Canon FD 300mm f/4, and a Canon FD 1.4x teleconverter.

The film used was mostly Kodak Gold 200 ASA, but I sometimes used 100 ASA and I also used Fuji film occasionally.

The colour negatives were scanned in using an Epson Perfection V600 Photo scanner.

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