I sometimes play around with 35mm. When I first started shooting stills I managed to convince the photography department at university to teach me how to develop black and white film even though I wasn’t on a photography course because I couldn’t afford to get it developed (and I sure as hell couldn’t afford the digital SLR I have now). I was shooting on a Zenit EM with a broken light meter that my mate gave me and every time I managed to get something to come out I awash with pride. Since then I brought my Zenit 122 from Ebay for about £15 and left it on my shelf for a while (by then I owned a DSLR.)
When I moved to London, I decided to give it a test run. The 122 has a through-the-lens light meter that lets you judge light with the help of three LEDs, two red for over and under exposure and one green for correct exposure. I thought it was probably broken/mis-calibrated but after sitting on my shelf for a while I finally took the film to a friend to get it developed. Thought I’d share to show how a camera built in 1990 holds up today.
Here’s the photo’s from Hyde park corner. There was a debate going on the existence of God (as you do) and it was the guy in the blue shirt vs. everyone.