My Nikon F75 project came to an end when I recently “upgraded” to the F80. The Nikon F80 felt almost instantaneously like it was a better choice for me. As I talk about in the last part of my Nikon F75 project the amount of the controls and level of functionality in the F80 just feels a lot more suitable for me.
These shots are from the first roll I shot with it. They were taken with a combination of the 50mm 1.8 and the 28-70 zoom with Portra 400. The camera and two lenses made for a compact enough set of kit to carry around for the day. Either second lens fit nicely in my Field Pouch alongside a spare roll of film (that I ended up not needing).
These images actually also represent a bit of a break through I’ve had in my processing of Portra 400. I’ve now found a standard set of adjustments that I apply in the scanner dialogue. Combined with these, I’ve also come a standard couple of Lightroom presets I apply to deal with noise and colour shifts introduced by the way I use the Noritsu, and then another to add contrast (I scan flat). I’m still making frame by frame adjustments in lightroom, but not many. I now feel like I’m starting to get closer to having as consistent results as to those I get out of my black and white process, which is quite pleasing… despite it feeling like it’s taken me an age to get here. More on that another time, perhaps…
Anyway, here’s some photos:
More from the F80 here