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Ojai

Olympus OM-2, Zuiko MC Auto-W 28mm  f/2.8, Zuiko MC Auto-S 50mm f/1.4.  99¢ Only Store brand color film ISO 200 shot at ISO 100 (for this film I recommend shooting at ISO 50).

I found this film at my local 99¢ Only Store.  It’s called Memories with an ISO speed of 200.  I knew this was not professional but I wondered how it would compare to name brands.  I was hesitant but on the other hand it’s so inexpensive it could come in handy for teaching film photography.  I used it on my visit to Ojai, California, a city just east of Santa Barbara. And in the early morning before the hustle and bustle I walked a mile along Ojai Avenue photographing the charm of the small town.  The film isn’t bad at all. I shoot color negative film at half the ISO rating so I set my Olympus OM-2 at ISO 100 in this case.  When I got it back from the lab, the images came out nicely but a little underexposed.  With a little brightening and a little saturation in Photoshop, the results were really good.  I think I’ll have to shoot this film at ISO 50 next time.  Not bad for everyday picture taking, but it’s way better than most small digital point and shoots.  A little footnote: I had this film processed and scanned at Target.

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