Still waiting. I got the order from Amazon (some other seller but “fulfilled by Amazon”). Instead of APS film, I got a plastic APS film library holder thing. The order was entered correctly; they just didn’t ship film. I wonder if they actually have any film or if it’s a scam to use people’s money for a while. The refund doesn’t process until the returned item is received. Lame.
I ended up ordering some Fuji APS through Amazon. FPP is reliable but a little more expensive. I’m still in the experimental phase with this camera so I’m going cheap for now. Ultrafine advertises a lot more variety, even Kodak B&W APS, but when you get to checkout there’s an extra charge of $8.95 for “insurance/handling fee”.
A padded envelope doesn’t cost much and “insurance”? I’m buying extinct and expired film for $5 a roll — what is there to insure?
The film is old and the roll was exposed to some light during processing. I decided to see what I could salvage on the scanner. First, I taped the APS film into the scanner’s 35mm adapter. Sharp but the exposure was way off. Next, I tried putting the film directly on the scanner glass. Better exposure but the focus was off — the scanner expects the film to be lifted off of the glass by the adapter. These photos are from the 3rd attempt. I taped the negatives to some low-glare glass from a picture frame. The focus is still a little off since the glass isn’t the exact height of the adapter but it’s a decent compromise. 4800 DPI TIFFs on the Canoscan 9000f, reduced to 25% and converted to JPEG.
This was on the roll in the camera. There are some of someone’s kid too.
Jem and Goober up to something. Original roll but I took this one. Dust cleanup & color correction in Photoshop.
Power line shoes. I left this one alone. None of my adjustments had that gritty, Polaroid feel.