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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First Roll With: Pentax ME Super by Jeremy Robinson

Gear: Pentax ME Super With the SMC Pentax-M 50mm 1.7 lens Film: Expired Agfa vista 200 Dev + Scan: Bat City Film Bendigo I’m Jeremy Robinson an 18 year old freelance photo from a small town in Australia called Bendigo. I have only just started to enjoy and appreciate the true value of film. I shoot a fair bit for a few local brands for their advertising purposes, they send the garments to me and I take out my mates for a fun day of shooting. I was mainly shooting on my canon 6d mark 2 until I got intrigued at...

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First Roll With: Leica Z2x Point and Shoot by Peter D Hayes

Camera: Leica Z2x 35-70mm point and shootFilm: FUJIFILM Superia X-TRA 400 My name is Peter Hayes, I am 21 years old and a photographer based in Perth, Australia. I shoot fashion photography, lifestyle and real life. To find more of my work you can find me on Instagram under @peterdhayes and through my website, www.peterdhayes.com. The Leica Z2x is probably the best point and shoot I have ever used. Without overly hyping it up. It was sharp, clear and accurate. I often find with some point and shoots the focus points and motion really lets you down. With this the final images I...

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