I realized that 13 weeks is 1/4 the way into the project! Time flies when you’re having fun.
Fujicolor 200 film. I used the ‘A’ setting for pretty much everything on the roll. I could have written down the aperture from the viewfinder and then the shutter speed from the ring on the lens as I went but I didn’t.
Something I didn’t mention in the introduction — the viewfinder does parallax compensation. Because the view isn’t through the taking lens like an SLR, close framing can be off because of the distance between the viewfinder and the lens. The frame lines in this camera move to correct for this. Pretty sophisticated for a camera originally released in 1972.
And an error in the intro — you don’t get metering without a battery but the camera will work. I mashed it up with the Canonet 28 (I still don’t have the meter working in that one) which is crippled to 1/30 sec. shutter only without a battery.
Glitchy edit but there was some fierce noise.
Fuji ISO 200 I caught on sale at the drugstore.
Digital is simpler with no wait and almost no processing costs. With this camera, the only controls are framing and whether the flash fires. So why use a film point-and-shoot? The only answer I can think of is that it takes really good photographs. That’s reason enough for me.
Rehabbing and shooting old equipment is fun but I love this camera. The Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM is no slouch either.
Wandering around Nob Hill always provides plenty of photo opportunities.
The street shots are aperture priority. Sometimes the f values are strange because the lens stops down at different zoom levels.
I’ve always wanted to climb up and get a photo of this alien sign sitting on top of a hoodoo. I was off for Veteran’s Day but went to LA for a benefit run so I stopped on the way back and finally did it.
They say the best camera is the one you have with you. I happened to have a really good camera with me. And stopping to photograph the alien put me in the right place at the right time to meet Mr. Hawk.
I didn’t trust myself not to blow the opportunity so I set the camera to “Auto”. Handheld at 250mm zoom (400mm equivalent on a full-frame camera) tracking a flying bird — I’d say the image stabilization on the Sigma lens works pretty well.
Another right place at the right time shot. I was googly-eyed from staring at the computer all day and got up to walk around and change my eyes’ focal length for a while. My boss said, “go home”. I took her up on it and I’m glad I did.
There’s a bit of falloff at the corners. It’s easy to correct with post-processing but I kind of like it in these pictures.
Part of the original project. No results photographs in the video.
Expired Kodak Max 400 processed and scanned by The Camera Shop of Santa Fe
I left the polarizer on the Rikenon. I had forgotten how much vignetting it adds at the wide end. I think this was at 1/60 sec.
The rest of the posted shots are with the Pentax 50mm/f2. I took some with a Takumar 70-200mm/f4. It’s a nice lens but telephoto + shivering morning – tripod = blurry pictures.
People I spam regularly have seen these. If something isn’t original or a derivative of an original (meme graphics mostly) I’ll credit when the source is known. Some have been posted to Fail Blog.
This restaurant had an awesome kludge on a thermostat using a fork. They freaked when they saw me trying to get a picture of it and took it down. I guess they thought I’d turn them in for a safety violation. I just thought it was funny. Good food. We go there a lot and they recognize us now.