• Dean Gagliardi

Street (Film) - Nikon F80s / Kodak Gold 200

Updated: Jun 29

Tried some Kodak Gold 200.

Like Ultramax 400, Kodak Gold 200 is a "consumer" film as opposed to a pro film. Seems pretty good actually. I prefer Ultramax 400 but I'm glad I shot a roll of this just to see what it's like. The grain seems about the same as Ultramax even though it's a 200 speed film as oposed to a 400 speed film. Seem very sharp though. Very warm looking film as well. I actually toned the warth down a little in post as some of the shots just looked over the top.

These shots were taken around SoHo at 7:30am - 9:00am. I'm realsing that at this time of year, early the morning is about the only time of the day you can shoot as the light just becomes too bright and harsh from around 9:30am onwards.

Used my new Tamron SP Prime lenses lenses that I specifially bought for the F80 and soon the the F100 :). Bought the Tamron trio of 35/1.8, 45/1.8 and 85/1.8. All of them are pretty outstanding and were pretty cheap second hand. All three lenses have inbuilt Vibration Reduction, or as Tamron puts it, Vibration correction (VC). The VC seems good for about 2 stops on film and I've already put it to good use on several of these shots. Apart from having inbuilt stabilisation (which is rare for prime lenses), the 35/1.8 & 45/1.8 also focus extremely close up which is another handy feature.

Gear used

Camera - Nikon F80s

Lenses - Tamron 35/1.8 VC, Tamron 45/1.8 VC & Tamron 85/1.8 VC

Film - Kodak Gold 200

Developed @ - "Dotwell" PhotoLab

Scanner - Nikon V-ED

Software - NegativeLabPro / Lightroom

Old Man Walking.

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