Despite my best rationalizations I started being taken over by gadget acquisition syndrome recently. The battle comes down to:
Just shot a bridal shoot last week. Wedding is yet to come so all I can share is a photo of the Father of the bride’s (Also a photographer.) leaf blower used to… clear leaves of course but also to give that wind blown Beyonce effect for a couple of shots.
Not once did I ever think, “I need something more.”
Blah, blah, blah must buy new thing because it exists.
While I do admit that the A7IV is a better camera, I also must acknowledge that nothing about the A7III is limiting me from producing the images I am looking for.
Still, I thought, I will just go to my local camera shop and give it a look. What is the worst that could happen? But first… to give GAS time to cool off a bit let me finish a roll of film. Even better. Two rolls of film. This is 1 of 2.
As stated in a previous post I messed around and went to Cinestill’s website. There can be only one result. More film. Tried 400D for the first time in 35mm form that time.
This time around I am putting a roll of 120 Cinestill 400D through a favorite camera and lens.
Now that is what I call a proper distraction.
Perfect. Saved from myself once again.
Now make no mistake. I will eventually end up with an A7IV. But my plan is to wait as long as I can.
And as far as the film? Cinestill 400D performs just as well in 120 strength as it did in 35mm form.
Here are the photos from a quick walk around a local town. All 12 frames.
I say once again. It is a great film. Great colors. Very sharp. Will definitely be using it again.
And I managed to successfully distract myself and dodge the new gear fever once again.