My Olympus OM-10 was a mistake. I hadn’t owned an SLR since I claimed my dad’s OM-2 for a high school photography class. I’d bought an Olympus 35RC a couple months prior and loved the form factor and quirky rangefinder vibe, but I wanted something more authoritative, with options for different lenses and the sharp-sounding smack of a mirror. Since that old OM-2 went to the great scrap heap in the sky at the hands of a sibling I found myself searching Ebay.
When I started getting serious about photography, and more specifically shooting film, my dad found some rolls at his old work. He came home one day with a box of Fujifilm Superia Xtra 400. About 10 rolls all up. This obviously meant that I didn’t need to buy more film for a while and being younger at the time, this sat well with me. So I shot half of the rolls pretty quickly.
Firstly, I would like to confess my undying love for Kodak Gold 100. It has been one of my favourite film stocks to shoot for years, and sadly it’s not a film that you can walk into a store and buy anymore. I have 1 roll left in my fridge that I’m saving for the perfect outing once it presents itself, but as of December 2018 it is yet to manifest. I’m told Pro Image 100 is the equivalent but I haven’t tried some yet.