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5 Frames with the SureShot and Ektar 100 – by Nathanaël Fournier

December 11, 2018

Hello 35mmc.com readers !! My name is Nathanaël Fournier, I’m a 36-year-old street photographer from France. I have been working with film cameras for years and I will not change for digital for one good reason: I’m not a good photographer with digital.

Last year in a second-hand shop I got that nice and cheap camera; the Canon AF35M 2 aka Autoboy 2 aka SureShot. I’m not into G.A.S. but I’m always looking for brand new oldies because of my ability to break cameras.

It’s a black and heavy camera from the 80’s. Before handling it I didn’t know it was so famous – apparently, it was one of the first point-and-shoot with AF!!

It’s a very simple camera that works with AA batteries. The 38mm f/2.8 lens is pretty good. The film speed setting is done manually from 25 to 400 ISO. This is a good thing for me as I use 400 ISO color films at EI 200, and 200 ISO films at EI 100. I once read this trick from a R. Depardon’s interview – it’s a good one, colors come out brighter.

I also love the fact that it is called “SureShot”. Though at first I only had under-exposed pictures. It turns out that the one that I own is dysfunctional. It only works when I am using the pop-up flash.

For a while I just decided to load it with Kodak Tri-X and to take it with me at parties and gigs. Then last summer I tried to use it on the streets with Ektar 100 color film. Here are 5 frames from the streets of Lannion, Brittany and Liège, Belgium.

Thank you for reading !!

You can see some of my work on instagram and on tumblr

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Robert
    December 11, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    Nice work! You just reminded me that I loaded a roll of Eltar 100 into my AF35M just before my wife and I moved last month. Going to have to dig it out of the drawer and start shooting that roll when I get home!

    • Reply
      Nathanaël
      December 12, 2018 at 10:58 pm

      Thank you Robert !
      I’ll be delighted to see that !

  • Reply
    James Langmesser
    December 11, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    Very astute observation of the shadow of the head over the star followed by quick taking of the picture.

    • Reply
      Nathanaël
      December 12, 2018 at 11:16 pm

      Exactly like you said James !
      This stars crossed my path, I put my shadow over,
      I laughed and I snaped. Cut !

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