Photo Of The Day: “Evil Bugster” Film Version


Hmm, does this look familiar? If it seems like something I posted before, well yes, yes it is! It’s THIS picture.

Same VG “Evil” Buggy. Different camera. The previous was shot with a Canon G1X, digital point and shoot. This one was taken with a Minolta TC-1 point and shoot film camera. The film was Fuji Superia 400 color print film.

Other than the slight graininess of the film version and the art filter I used on the digital version (which caused the color differences), do you see any differences? If anything, it’s very slight. Some might prefer the G1X version, some might prefer the TC-1 version but to my eyes they’re nearly identical. The fact that I shot them both within the same minute from my car might have something to do with that, but photographically, I don’t see a lot of differences.

I’m re-testing the TC-1 because while I have a short write up on this classic film camera from a couple years back, I didn’t have any photos in that article and as I always say…Pics or it didn’t happen!

Anyway, being that I tend to favor film cameras it might surprise you that I was this close to saying save your money and stick with your digital camera but I won’t say it right now until I evaluate my next roll of film from the TC-1.

All I can say right now is, the TC-1 is a beautiful little camera, a classic, a Camera Legend. However, today, your digital point and shoot is likely to give it a run for its money and probably cost less too.

Happy Sunday and hope you get some great shots!


5 thoughts on “Photo Of The Day: “Evil Bugster” Film Version

  1. Ah and again you are fuelling my dilemma !

    Détermined to stick with film but always nagged by a digital camera…. when will it stop?

    In the end, the results, the photos, the only thing that counts are so identical….

    Ease of digital vs look and feel of film (cameras and photos)!

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    1. Haha Frank, sorry to add to your dilemma! I think in my case here, I was thinking that as good as the TC-1 is, it’s old and pricey and I’m not sure it’s giving me anything “better” than what I got out of the G1X! However, as I said, I’ll reserve judgement until the next roll of film. I hope I’m wrong, but I have the feeling that I’m not 😦

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      1. I’ve gone away from those AF compact film cameras. They don’t give me anything above my humble XA 2…. just making a terrible racket and prone to failure.


  2. Very close bro….I think the digital image has a bit more poignancy. Perhaps due to that filter. I have a Ricoh FF-90. Not wild about it.

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    1. Hey Bro, thanks! Well said, I’d have to agree with you. Now I hope you’ll have better luck than I did with that Ricoh! Nice to hear from you, as always!!


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