Canon Canonet GIII QL17

My First Roll of Film on the Canon Canonet GIII QL17.

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You may remember a few weeks ago I excitedly shared a post on the Canon Canonet GIII QL17. Shooting the first roll of film in a new camera can be a nerve-wracking experience. Does this camera work? Is it focusing? Did I put the film in right? Does this camera even work??? Who knew taking a few photos could leave someone so tense.

Shooting that first roll of film is an experiment. It is during this period where you start to learn the camera, get used to it, figure out how it shoots and what it is capable of. You never know if the film is going to turn out or if the camera is even working. Who knows 3 weeks, 36 shots later and a trip to get the film developed, only then to find out that the camera isn’t working; now that would be heart breaking, trust me I have been there.

So here they are, my first shots from my Canonet on Kodak 200 Film. For the first time I am actually curating my photos instead of uploading every single one. I only want to show my favourite images. I don’t upload every single photo I take on my Sony so why should it be any different for film.

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I think with my next roll of film I am going to elsewhere to get it processed. I don’t think my local Asda is cutting it any longer. I just really don’t think the quality of my images are as good as it could be.  Then again thought I simply could be over thinking it, You are your worst critic after all. As ever though I am insanely excited to get out and shoot even more photos. Fingers crossed that the next roll is even better, I will be sure to show you those photos too.

Andrew.

thatmckMy First Roll of Film on the Canon Canonet GIII QL17.