First, I must say that I have a special relationship with this camera. It was my first camera back in 2006, when I started to learn photography at college. It came with a 28-90 mm lens and I had to buy it twice, since the first one was stolen from my car at the university parking lot.
I remember there were two different professors teaching the courses and although the program was the same in both, only my teacher taught us how to develop and print pictures in the darkroom. I feel really lucky that I had the chance to learn that at that time, unlike the students in the other class, who took their rolls of film to the photo shop and never got to know the magic of the developer, the fixer and the enlarger.
Known in Japan as EOS Kiss Lite and in Europe as EOS 3000v, this shiny and a little bit futuristic 35 mm SLR camera reflects nicely the design tendencies of the early 2000’s. It is very light (weights only 365 grams/ 12.9 oz.) and easy to use because of its automatic shooting and focus options. But of course, like I personally prefer it, it can also be used in fully manual modes.
Around 2009, when I got my first digital camera, I left my Rebel K2 aside and for about two years and I did not shoot any film. But then I became more and more interested in the wonders of the image and I started getting as many film cameras as I could, which renewed my love to analogue photography.
Nowadays I don’t use this camera very often, but when I do, it always brings good memories to me and I am always satisfied with the images that I get from it. As an example, here are some pictures that I shot with Kodak Gold 200 on Crete, Greece last summer. I hope you enjoy them!
If you want to see more pictures, here are the links of my Instagram and Flickr pages:
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4 thoughts on “5 Five frames with a Canon EOS Rebel K2 – by Gandhi Cabañas”
Fantastic photos! Got some lovely colour out of the film — did you do much processing, or was that just how nice things look down there?
Thank you! Well, I took the film to the lab and they developed and scanned it for me, but I didn`t make any other processing. I think the film is really good per se and the colors of the summer are beautiful down there.
Thanks! I really appreciate it.
Subtley very good framing in the photo of the mosque. Lamp posts in the right place, and shadow of the left hand building is in frame. A lot of people miss details like that when on holidays. Good work!