Back in 2014, I bought a 10 pack of Kodak Tri-X rolls so I could shoot my own wedding photos in film. I managed to shoot only 1 roll that day, and in the course of the last 8 years I've managed my way to shoot some of them. When I came to the US in 2017, I only had 3 rolls left, but no film cameras.
That was until March 2022. I bought an Olympus Stylus/Mju Zoom 105 DLX camera from Mike at ShootFilmCo (great guy, btw, check out his website and social media), and I couldn't be happier. It was a return to film photography I was longing for years.
I knew however that these Tri-X rolls were way past their expiration date, that it's way more expensive to shoot/develop film today than in 2014, and that this zoom camera was "slow" compared to other premium P&S cameras out there. I wanted a fixed lens one, but honestly, the convenience of a zoom camera with flash and good optics is exactly what I didn't know I needed. It fits perfectly in my Peak Design 3L Sling, along with my Olympus OM-D E-M5 MkIII, my iPhone 11, car and house keys and my Mickey Mouse wallet. And yes: I have a Mickey Mouse wallet.
This is the first post, out of 3 I intend to post here, dedicated to those Tri-X rolls I've had in my bag for so many years, waiting to be shot. It's also the first roll I shoot with this camera, and I'm happy with the results!