I genuinely wasn’t sure what to expect from slide film. I bought a few rolls in anticipation of shooting the new Ektachrome, wanting to get used to the process of shooting an E6 emulsion. I went into this first roll with no expectations, and only the knowledge that I needed to nail my exposure. When I received the mounted slides back I was incredibly reassured as I looked at the images on my light-table. I feel like slide film might be my go-to for bright conditions, as the colours, clarity, and sharpness are all absolutely excellent.
I shot these images with my Konica Hexar RF and various lenses, including the 7artisans 50mm f/1.1, Zeiss Planar 50mm f/2, and Leica 90mm APO. The Hexar RF has a very similar centre weighted metering system to my M10 and M240, which made exposing these scenes quite easy. I trust the meter, and was lucky to be working with some very evenly lit scenarios for these images. I tend to expose for the shadows of a scene when shooting film, but with slide film I wanted to make sure that my highlights were correct, so I erred on the side of the highlights and midtones for each exposure.
Thanks for taking the time to have a look at my work. If you’ve enjoyed these slides you might enjoy more of my photography, which can be seen over on my Instagram.
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