It’s the last one. For December, I chose the Olympus ME. It doesn’t belong to me, I plucked it off of Stephen’s shelf because it looked just so pretty.
The reality of it was that I didn’t much like this camera. I suppose things might have been better had I put some batteries into its lightmeter, but I don’t think it would have been much different. The lack of full manual control got to me and I found myself struggling to use it much.
So with that, this project is over. It was fun to give my cameras a little test drive, since I hadn’t used many of them for more than a few rolls (it’s hard when you have such an extensive collection – but I love them all). I did find it creatively stimulating.
Lately, I’ve been more interested in really working with my photos, not just in post, but in sets and recreating dreams I’ve had. Or at least, that’s what I’ve wanted to do. The problem with using film cameras is that you can’t check your progress as you go and have some limited options in post-processing. That isn’t to say that I don’t love film, it just puts a heavier reliance on my digital cameras for now.