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By • Sep 23rd, 2010 • Category: Fun with film

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Compact cameras like the Natura Classica ain’t exactly compact to me. That’s because they won’t fit into my pocket (although empty πŸ™ ) easily. Some months ago I picked up an used GR10 that was in minty condition for slightly less than S$200 and decided to use that as my everyday camera that I can bring around … and be my workhorse. I know there are some yummier alternatives like the GR21 (damn … I saw someone selling one lately) or the GR1v … but I need something cheap, something pretty capable, something I can just press the shutter button and not think about anything … andΒ  something really compact. The GR10 seemed to fit the criterias!

It took me a while to run a test roll through it and the recent trip to Universal Studios was a great opportunity to burn some shots on it.

The GR10 ain’t exactly a pretty camera (mine is the silver one) …and I didn’t even have the mood to take a photo of it to post here. Hahaha! It is a fully automatic compact camera with a 28mm f2.8 lens. Perhaps it is because of the full auto that made it less famous than its other GR cousins.

I could have easily burned another few rolls at the Universal Studios but since it was a family trip … I held back my trigger happy habit and dedicated most of the time to them.

Testing a little bit closeup (photo above).

By the way … this is a roll of expired Kodak Ektachrome EPR 64T. I pretty like this film for xpro as it produces a little different result under different lighting. The only headache is that being an ISO64 film … I’ll either have to use a bright lens or shoot in bright sunlight. Honestly I was a little worried when I took those shots in Chinatown (see gallery below). It was in the morning and lighting wasn’t good. I somehow just fired away with one hand and only realised that I had such a low ISO film in it. LOL! Glad they turned out fine.

After this roll … I’m gonna go get some of the light seal in the GR10 replaced and then make it my everyday (film) camera from now on. πŸ˜€

Enjoy the rest of the roll while I go get some sleep. Gotta wake up early tomorrow to attend a seminar on effective communications. Zzzzzzzz …

Oh … also do stay tuned for some photos of a pretty weird camera that arrived in my office today. πŸ˜‰ I’ll find time the next couple of days to take some photos of it.


  1. Wow nice (: I’m not much of a film user, but this kinda inspires me to use (although I have tried and failed lol)

  2. Nice photos πŸ˜€

  3. @Jer : Thanks πŸ™‚

  4. Now I need to go dig whether I have such film in my over expired library. I doubt it but no harm trying. LOL!

    Nice color!

  5. @doublechin : Glad to see you around again. Time to pick up the poor neglected cams! Yeah this is one of my favourite film. I bought a few from ThirtySix some time ago and I’m very sad that this is probably the last one I have. I’ll dig my fridge and hopefully can find another … because Jim told me there ain’t no more stock for this. πŸ™

  6. Sad News. Really nice photo. Look like taken from outside singapore. πŸ™‚

  7. @doublechin : Don’t be sad. There is always e(vil)Bay!

  8. I l’d love to try this film too, the colors are pretty soft πŸ™‚ i like the yellow tint to that texture too.

  9. @Mijonju : Time to stock up more film! πŸ˜‰

  10. @Rachel : Sorry for not replying you earlier. Your comment somehow went into the spam folder. LOL! You should pick up some film for some different kind of fun. Don’t give up. I almost gave up too … some years back. LOL. I was from digital background too.

  11. I love this film. The colours that it produces is lovely! I like the old Ektachrome film (Can’t remember which one was it) that has a blue tinge too.

  12. @wynth : Yeah this tungsten film is sweet!

  13. very nice color indeed

  14. Yes universal studio is a nice place to shoot photos..And the expired flim does make wonders under different lightings.

  15. @noreen : Thanks

    @HW101 : I agree! πŸ˜€

  16. beautiful!! i love this compact camera so much!

  17. @renaldy : Thank you. Oh you have one of these too eh?

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