I had been super excited to get my last two rolls of the new Portra 400 back, and I even braved extra horrible crappy-weather-rush-hour commute traffic to make a detour to the photo lab. My mood took a downhill turn when I realized the poor EOS 3 must've taken a little beating during the same fall where the nifty fifty kicked the bucket. Everything seemed ever so slightly out of focus, and it was especially noticeable in closer up shots. Or if parts were in focus, it wasn't what I had intended the focus to be on. Moreover, the parts that were in focus were also much less sharp than I know the camera is capable of. Major major bummer. :(
This bike shot is from the last roll, taken in Freeman alley. This is one where it isn't super obvious the focus is off. I'm also not sure how I feel about the new film. From just the results from these two rolls, I think I prefer the 400NC, but I think I will shoot off the last rolls I have in my Minolta (which should still be in tip-top shape I hope!) so I can at least have clear shots to judge from.
Ah, glum is me. I really loved that camera.