As I promised a flood of updates and posts are a coming. I got back from my backpacking trip to Shenandoah National Park on Sunday. It was a blast. I also learned a few things for my upcoming Grand Canyon backpacking trip. I was using some new gear on this past trip, so I needed to both “break it in” as well as figure out how it fits in to my load out for trips. Also I rarely go backpacking when it is really hot out (I hate the heat). Biggest lesson, less is more. Next biggest lesson, dehydrated meals have improved a lot in the last 10 years since I had one (I normally pack “real” food that I cook, but not this time around going ultra light).
Also I have my Zuiko 100mm f/2.8 page up with lens test shots, though the real world shots are coming once I finish scanning all of the film from my backpacking trip. Speaking of, my Grand Canyon photos are going to take a while and probably several posts to get up. I average about (1) 36 exposure roll of film scanned and edited per night, sometimes I can blitz and fit in 2 rolls of film. On the trip I’ll be taking 5 rolls of Kodak Ektar, 3 rolls of Ilford XP super, 2 rolls of Fuji Superia 400 and 4 rolls of Fuji 160s. The Ektar and Ilford are going to be my “first use” rolls with Superia for night-time exposures (star trails, etc) and the Fuji is for if/when I run out of the other rolls of film (I will have a 2nd camera body for B&W). So if I actually use it all I am looking at around 2 weeks straight of scanning and editing to finish.
Here are pictures from my first roll of film, mostly from Sesame place (my kids are lucky to only live 2hrs away) as well as the weekend of the 4th of July.