At work I've kind of become the go to DI (digital imaging) person. It's been interesting learning the new sides of digital photography since I've been out of the digital world for a few years. Not a lot has changed. Cameras now just boast higher megapixel counts, better ISO sensitivity and sometimes faster frames per second.
After having chatted with co-workers, one co-worker mentioned that he had some old cameras that he was wondering if I could give a look over and see if they worked. One of the cameras was this dusty old Canon TLb. I did not have high hopes for this thing since it was REALLY dirty when I got ahold of it. I gave it a thorough cleaning and loaded some Kentmere 400 into it. Besides the fact that I didn't know if this thing would really work, I had also never used Kentmere, so it was a big experiment all the way around.
I took photos of every day random things. A couple of our pets, one of my daughter, a couple outside, and a couple at a friend's birthday party. I then developed the negatives in HC-110 and hung them to dry. I was fairly impressed with the results. The camera seems to be functioning properly. I tried to make sure to use it in a variety of conditions including low light, bright sunlight, indoors and outdoors to test the varying shutter speeds and apertures and from the looks of it it performed well. When I returned the camera to my co-worker, I told him the good news and encouraged him to get a decent CLA done on it and he'd have a good, working camera for a long time. He laughed about how something like that could go without use for years and years and be able to be picked up and used to produce great images where as if you did that with a digital camera you would have tons of issues. I agreed. It is, after all, another reason why I love shooting film.
Here are some of the results: