|Gear: Canon EOS-1N w/ Sigma Art 50mm F1.4
Film: Cinestill 800T + Portra 800
Dev + Scan: Rewind Photo Lab, Glebe
I’m Liam Apter, I work in the music industry as a scout, marketing manager and as an artist manager and for me film photography is a creative outlet unrelated to my work (most of the time!). I find it a therapeutic process, choosing your rolls, exposures and then waiting for it to be developed.
This was my first shoot with my Canon Eos-1N that Beginning Film helped me find when I met them in Tokyo last year. I got taken to this fantastic camera market that only happens twice a year and picked up this gem.
The photos I’ve attached are from the first time I used it, thus why I’ve listed two different emulsions, at Listen Out Sydney 2018. An artist I work with, imbi the girl - who is an non-binary artist - was performing nationally so I had to get some photos.
In my opinion, something fast like the Canon Eos-1N was perfect for fast moving shows. Indeed, I didn’t feel let down at all shooting artists like A$AP Rocky & Skepta other than by my choosing to rate my film at iso 800. From the moment I got my photos back I fell in love with the camera, there’s nothing particularly unique about it from other late 80s/90s film SLRs models it stems from. But considering it was one of the last SLRs Canon made it packs a lot of options that you wouldn’t get in a mechanical SLR. Hell you can even do 4FPS if you want!
I think late 80s/90s film SLRs are still underrated, still being the key word as people definitely know about them, because they’re well-priced considering you can also use contemporary lens on them, easy to find and are less likely to break straight away considering they’re not as old. They’re great for beginners and people who have been shooting for years.
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All images shown in this post is provided to us by Liam Apter.
[ Very excited to get our friend Liam to jump on board on sharing his first #FirstRollWith post here! Totally agree with everything Liam has said here about the Canon EOS 1N and particularly about these modern film SLRs being underrated. We personally also own one for work purposes and it's become a pretty essential part of our kit - great for pretty much all situations, fast and easy, does not break the bank, and compatible with modern EF mount lenses that we already had in our digital kit! Definitely consider it if you're looking for a body that is capable of a lot or looking for an smooth transition from digital to film. ]
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