San Francisco Film Photography (35mm & 120)

San Francisco Film Photography

San Francisco Film Photography (35mm & 120)

In 2018 I was lucky enough to visit California on vacation. Here are some San Francisco film photography highlights from my trip. (I left the digital Leica cameras at home and I didn’t miss them once!).

XPan Provia Sunrise!

Cameras for visiting San Francisco

Lenses for the trip (+ other stuff)

Film choices for San Francisco

I took so much film I don’t remember them all but the main ones were –

Travelling around San Francisco

To get around San Francisco I made use of the trams and trains but also hired a bike. Being a cyclist and having a road bike it meant I could get across town in rush hour or any time of day with ease. I say ease.. I’ve never seen hills so steep! I was just praying I had good brakes on the vertical drop decents. I actually got to enjoy the San Francisco grid system too and cutting through the traffic. I felt more like a local than a tourist after a few days. I also walked a lot and ran to get around. The bag I used for San Francisco was a Lowepro Photo Sport 300 AW II (see My Essential Gear List ) for details. Perfect for such as trip.

San Francisco on film

I will try to keep the word count on this post to a minimal for a change. Here are some of the film photos I shot in San Francisco. I will add more photos as I get chance to process them. Click any photo below to see the camera/ film/ lens used.

35mm San Francisco colour photography

Voigtlander 21mm f4 Color Skopar Review
Xpan + Ektar - Golden Gate Bridge
Agfa Precisa CT100 film
Hasselblad Xpan Alcatraz (2)
Agfa Precisa CT100 Film
Agfa Precisa CT100
Hasselblad Xpan Cityscape - San Francisco
Agfa CT100 Precisa Slide Film
Cinestill 800 Colours
AGFA Precisa CT100
Hasselblad Xpan Alcatraz
AGFA Vista 200
AGFA Precisa CT100 RED
Hasselblad XPan Landscape
Cinestill 800T Halation
35mm Cinestill 800T
AGFA Vista 200 film
Telephoto Lens Landscapes
San Francisco Streets

San Francisco on black and white film

Voigtlander Color Skopar 35mm f2.5
35mm Tri-X Film San Francisco
Voigtlander Color Skopar 35mm f2.5
Scratched Film (Pre-Developing)
35mm Kodak T-Max 400
Voigtlander Color Skopar 35mm f2.5
35mm Kodak Tri-X 400
The Painted Ladies - San Francisco
Damaged Film
Nikon F4 SLR
Voigtlander Color Skopar 21mm f4

120 film (San Francisco Bridges)

Mostly bridge photos, sorry!

I found the San Francisco bridges very photogenic. I shot Golden Gate bridge the most but I was staying closer to the Bay Bridge.

Fuji GF670 Camera 6x6
Fujifilm GF670 Photo
Golden Gate Bridge B&W
Golden Gate Bride Slide Film
Fuji Provia vs Ektachrome
Fuji GF670 Landscape
120 Fuji Provia 100 Film

San Francisco – Highly Recommended!

If you ever get the chance to visit I would highly recommend San Francisco. It is expensive and there are a lot of homeless people on the street (which can be intimidating) but still very memorable (and very photogenic!). The photos posted here are maybe 10% of those taken. I just need to find time to work through more of them.

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Author: matthewosbornephotography

Coventry, UK studio based Model and Wedding Photographer offering both Medium Format Film and Digital Images. 1-2-1 Photography and Lighting Tuition also available.

4 thoughts on “San Francisco Film Photography (35mm & 120)”

      1. Thanks Victor! It’s always great to hear what people are interested in with regards to what I share. I can write more of what people want if I know. 🙂 .. . for the film the Agfa slide film especially was great but sadly discontinued now. Ektar also good. The old Vista a bit grainy for nice vibrant colours. B&W you see me posting all the time I think 🙂

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