I bought one of my dream 35mm cameras early last week and it arrived yesterday, the Contax T2.To an extent I bought this camera for my 7 week trip to Asia in July, but it’ll be a good camera to stick in my bag for the occasional snapshot both before and after the trip.Since I’m not a regular colour shooter, and I’m not familiar with a lot of colour films and their perks I decided to buy 2 rolls of film, ask Neil for a roll and test one of the rolls of Tudor film I have left to see which film gives the most natural and vibrant hues. Since Asia is known for it’s vivid colours and beautiful scenery I want to do the images, and the memories, justice.So I have until the end of June to shoot, develop and scan the resultant negatives to see which I prefer.
In order to get a small sense of objectivity to the testing I will use a cheap colour chart I bought a few years ago and shoot 1 frame on each roll with similar lighting conditions. That should be the best way to identify whether the colours are true to life, or better under straight scan settings.I bought a roll of Agfa APX too when I bought the other 2 rolls, but that’s just for some cheeky street photography stuff whilst I’m at uni. I want to get into the street photography mind set (if that’s what it’s called) before I go to Asia. I need to get used to watching people and the relationships they have with their environment and get used to the lens and it’s focus system. All should be good fun.Whilst I’ve been proofing this post I’ve already shot a few frames and I actually think this camera is better than described on the eBay listing. But I’ll have to wait until I develop the first roll to see if the internals work correctly.