Film Photography Doesn’t Have To Be Expensive!

I took this picture last Saturday in Bluffers Park, Toronto. I shot it with a Yashica FX-D 35mm SLR. I got this camera on eBay, and because part of the exterior was in really rough shape, I got it for a song, not much more than the cost of a couple of disposable cameras. It is in good working order however. The film I used was Polypan F. I got some rolls of this film from my friend Mike in exchange for a developing tank, as detailed in this post. I then went online and bought 90 metres of this film (almost the length of a football field!) in bulk so I can roll it myself, for about $40 after shipping. And since I develop my own, I save there too.

Who says film photography has to be expensive?

Bluffers Park, Toronto

3 thoughts on “Film Photography Doesn’t Have To Be Expensive!

  1. That’s gorgeous! I am glad you like your Yashica – I have/am using them for years, especially since they take Zeiss lenses. Good luck with the bulk film loading. I eventually gave that up after having just one too many scratches on my negatives from the bulk loader. Of course, now with Photoshop, it is not the problem it used to be.


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