1st Canon Demi EE17
Advantages: It is light and compact. I could take numerous photos in one film since it is half-framed. Thus it is fun to be with.
Reason: I would like to get a film camera to test my taste as soon as possible. I was originally looking for Canon QL17 GIII since I have been researched on which model would be a great and worthy choice. I have found post selling that, but I was hesitating since it was my first time contacting to buy a some-number-handed film camera…. so someone else got it. Then, at the time there were not any sellers who posted about QL17 GIII, so I decided to go for Demi EE 17 first.
Drawbacks: It is really a rangefinder.. I mean there is no overlapped image inside the ช่องตา to check whether it is focused. I have to estimate well. I would say I have improved my skill of estimating and calculating Meters.
Behind story: This is only for this specific camera of mine that led to the decision to get the second one, the ASA meter could not be adjusted. So it stayed at ISO 100 all the time. Though it is ok to use ISO 100-200, but I would like to try out ISO 400 at night time and dimmed light as well as fast-moving objects as well. And especially,, I have already bought a couple ISO-400 films… T_T
Where I have brought you to travel: Bangkok by the river and in the city. Taiwan from Tainan to Taipei. Patthalung, the southern part of Thailand. Ari, a next neighborhood.
2nd Canon QL17 GIII
Advantages: Pocketable size, low tendency to be out of focus, and easy to find reviews.
Reason: It was my first chioce, so when I was during my Taiwan trip, I could not resist to PayPal it right away. (and that was when I knew how useful of it when having no use of OTP-functioned ways which need to send the code on my Thailand’s number.)
Behind story: During the Seoul trip, I had brought 3 different films with me to try out. I have finished the first roll on my last day of the trip even though it was just 36 shots – -. I thought that was bad enough that I had timidly shot during those 6 days. Until I ran back to the room and tried to remove the film…and turned out that I turned the film rewind instead of just raising it up…so it came off and could not be put back by anyone there….so I brought it back and get it reunited at a shop T_T Bye, a one-roll-of-film trip.
Where I have brought you to travel: Seoul, South Korea, into the winter of city and suburb’s skirt.
3rd Canon EX EE
Advantages: Focus. Interchangeable lens. You see what you’ll get.
Reason: I was looking for a SLR to be able to play with the focus and depth of field. Then I was looking for Olympus OM2n in the market for a while. The appearance and its aperture priority attract me. And I also would like to try the system/ process of other brands rather than Canon. Note: when I use my digital camera, most of the time I set it as aperture mode. (Though when I use above two camera, I always use manual mode and don’t rely on in-camera light metering at all.) But since new year, there have not been posted on any sites… then one day I came home and was about to pick up something for a friend from the storage room, then I had found a Kodak camera bag on the floor! Turned out inside it was this Canon EX EE with full-body original case, a lens cover, a small tripod and a Vivitar flash! and they were really really in a mint condition! My flash thought was there must be a visitor at my home who brought this for me today! Because before I bought my first film camera, I had already asked around my parents whether they had any available and working film cameras which we had found a couple compact and quite recent film cameras but they seems not working anymore. However, turned out it was my mom’s! She just found it while rearranging things in the room : ) I have always wanted to use a camera with an attached story from previous beloved owner like this one.
Drawbacks: the heaviest of all ! It was my first time to think that how could I travel with this? I would have to be really strong to carry around this thing the whole day during the whole trip : (
Where I have brought you to travel: Bangkok and surroundings