First Roll With: Konica Genba Kantoku 28WB [現場監督]

Gear: Konica Genba Kantoku [現場監督]  Film: Kodak Ultramax 400 Dev + Scan:  Do Film! Lab, Darlinghurst Location:  Sydney, Australia   About the camera_ The Konica Genba Kantoku is a unique film camera in that it was not marketed for the general consumer market. Primarily used by building construction workers, the name in Japanese "現場監督" roughly translates to "Site Supervisor" or referred to as a Foreman or Work camera. Holding the Genba Kantoku in hand, it's not hard to tell that it was a special use camera. The camera is ruggedly built, the entire body has a rubbery grip to it, it's on the bulkier side yet lightweight enough...

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First Roll With: Contax T2 By Chris Cielo

Gear: Contax T2 Film: Kodak Ultramax 400 Dev + Scan:  Shibui Film Location:  Gold Coast   My name is Chris Cielo AKA Hyoshifilm and I am based on the Gold Coast, Australia. I’ve been into photography for almost 10 years and have been shooting film for 2 years. I mainly do photography for fun and use it as a tool to release expression/thoughts and also to document the life around me.  I finally got my hands on the Contax T2 and boy did it exceed my expectations and also proved not to be only hype. I was very into the T2 based...

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First Roll With: Canon Epoca 135 by Kevin Dao

Camera: Canon Epoca 135 Film: Expired Fuji 200 Dev+Scan: Rewind Photo Lab   Hello readers. I am Kevin, a photography enthusiast and occasional writer currently employed in the banking sector. I previously wrote a “First Roll With” about the Nikon F3. In this blog I’ll be covering the Epoca 135.  When you ask people- “Hey what’s a good point and shoot film camera?”- most will sensibly direct you towards the various Olympus, Contax, Yashica, Minolta and Nikons offerings. Almost no one will say- “Canon Epoca 135 with or without the dedicated close up attachment”- except for, well, maybe me. And...

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First Roll With: Leica Mini Zoom by Anith Mukherjee

Gear: Leica Mini Zoom Film: Ilford HP5 Plus Dev + Scan:  Rewind Photo Lab My name is Anith Mukherjee and I'm a filmmaker at AFTRS! After coming from a background of writing I decided to try and work with images to tell stories in a different way. Making films appealed to me because it seemed like the coalescence of my three favourite art forms, photography, music and writing, in one medium. Going to a film school I felt obliged to pick up 35mm film photography for the first time. So I bought a second hand Leica Mini Zoom and just took it...

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First Roll With: Pentax K1000 by Julienne Pancho

Gear: Pentax K1000 with a SMC Pentax-A 50mm F2 lens Film: Kodak 200  Dev + Scan:  Racquet Film Processing Studio Location:  Inner Brisbane Howdy howdy! My name is Julienne and I am a final-year film student studying in Brisbane. I started shooting film when I was 13 – which must have been 2012, after my dad gifted me a Lomo La Sardina. Throughout high school, I shot film using my Lomography cameras so it wasn’t until late 2018 that I finally picked up a proper SLR, my beloved Pentax K1000. I think it’s safe to say that I’ve fully fallen in love with her since...

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First Roll With: Canon A-1 by Marco Serventi

Gear: Canon A-1 Program with Canon 50mm f1.4 lens Film:  Kodak Ultramax 400 Dev + Scan: Rewind Photo Lab Location:  Maroubra, Sydney Hi! My name is Marco, and I'm a freelance photographer based in Sydney. I have been taking photos for a long time but I've took the leap into film photography a few months ago (spoiler alert: I love it). When I was looking to buy my first film camera, I knew I had some specific requirements: it had to be a 35mm (so that it's compact enough to take it on my travels). I also wanted a camera with a light meter;...

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