I've "dusted off" my dad's Canon A-1, lenses, and filters (UV and polarized), and am wanting to get into film photography. Obviously, this would be in Disneyland, especially in low-light conditions (rides, nighttime shots, etc.). The daytime stuff I can figure out with few problems. I took a photography class in High School (which I loved... and we used fully manual 35mm cameras for, too), so I have a basic working knowledge of how to take pictures the "old-fashioned" way.
Here's a list of my equipment (minus filters, 'cause there's a bunch of 'em. Unless you want to know which ones I have, then I'll happily give you as much info as I can on them):
- Canon 50mm 1:1.4
- Canon Zoom 35-105mm 1:3.5 (with Macro)
- RMC Tokina 50-200mm 1:3.5-4.5
- Canon 28mm 1:2.8
- RMC Tokina Doubler
- Vivitar Auto Thyristor 5600 flash (attaches via hot shoe on camera)(and no- I won't use this on any rides )
The camera itself can take up to ASA 12800 (even though this film no longer exists, or is VERY rare), 1/1000-30 sec shutter speed (and a B setting, which leaves the shutter open as long as you're holding down the shutter button), plus more that I'm sure I'm not aware of.
Those are my specs, and now for the nitty-gritty: what film speed, lens, aperture, and shutter speed should I generally use/start with for shooting free-handed (I have a very steady hand, for what it's worth) inside the rides and outside at night (and to look great, too )? I'm sorry if this is a difficult thing to request of you all, but I really could use the guidance. I realize that for lower light, the larger the Aperture, the better. In which case, I guess I'd need to use the 50mm f/1.4 lens. But what about the rest?
I've found (via MonsterGoBoo's FILM?! thread in the DL forums) this ISO 1600 film that seems well rated, but I've also found some ISO 3200 film (which appears to be only B&W... drat). Which would be better suited for what I'm after? I want color photos, so I suppose the 1600 would be the way to go. Black and White is nice sometimes, though.
Anyways, thanks for your help! It IS appreciated!