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A leafy footpath in Invercargill

The Canon EOS 1000F Sticky Shutter Issue – One Year on…

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It’s just over a year since I first posted about my Canon EOS1000F with a sticky shutter.  At the time I fixed the issue I recall reading anecdotal evidence on the web saying that such a shutter clean would ensure reliable operation for about a year.

So just over a year on from that sticky shutter clean I felt the time was about right to give the old girl another whirl and see how my repair was holding out.

I also felt that I needed to post something new to acknowledge that The Occasional Photoblogger had just sneaked into the list (at number 25) of Top 30 Film Photography Blogs and Websites. Thanks Anuj.

As it happens, when I picked up the camera to go out shooting, I discovered that there was already a roll of Fuji C200 film in the camera. After finishing the roll and having it developed, I realised that I must have loaded the film a year ago. I am able to work this out as the image below of an old-style second hand store was taken at a small town called Omarama when Lyn and I did a quick road trip around the South Island in Easter 2018.

Big rooster antiques omarama waitaki New Zealand
Big Rooster Antiques – Omarama

The rest of the images featured here are semi-random photos taken in and around my home town of Invercargill, or in Christchurch. My film was processed by my local lab, and I scanned the negatives – still quite a learning curve – using my Epson V370 scanner.

Dust blemishes were removed, and a mild vignette added, using my software of choice – On1 Photo RAW 2019.

Sunshine through the leaves -Queens Park, Invercargill
Sunshine through the leaves -Queens Park, Invercargill

 

Cabbage tree on Queens Drive, Invercargill
Cabbage tree on Queens Drive, Invercargill

 

Autumn colours - Queens Park
Autumn colours – Queens Park

 

All Saint Church near the bank of the Waihopai River, Invercargill
All Saint Church near the bank of the Waihopai River, Invercargill

 

A grand old lady as she is pulled down to make way for a new hotel - Invercargill
A grand old lady as she is pulled down to make way for a new hotel – Invercargill

 

Foot bridge in Halswell Quarry Park - Christchurch
Foot bridge in Halswell Quarry Park – Christchurch

 

No parking - Christchurch
No parking – Christchurch

My next project is to resurrect an elderly Yashica SLR which I was gifted a couple of weeks ago – plus there is a refurbishment of The Occasional Photoblogger website on the way.


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