Things I forgot in the video:
- The FM operates just fine without batteries — just with no metering.
- The frame counter (36 max) is on the top deck just in front of the wind lever.
- The LEDs in the viewfinder are used as a battery check.
- Film speeds are from ISO 12 to 3200. Full stops are numbered (100, 200, …) with dots for 1/3 stop increments (e.g., 64 & 80 between 50 and 100).
- Lift and turn the shutter speed knob to set the film speed.
- The back can be removed for an instant or bulk film back.
- The gallium photodiodes for metering are located in the eyepiece module rather than in the pentaprism. EV1 to EV18.
- The meter is 60/40 center weighted — 60% given to the center 12mm and the remaining 40% to the rest of the image in the viewfinder.
- No dedicated mirror lockup but it goes up when the self timer is used.
And… even reading the manual, I got the LED meanings wrong. + or – means more than 1 stop off. Center dot and + or – means 1/5 to 1 stop off.
Film Photography Project’s “Retrochrome” is expired, cold-stored Kodak Extachrome. Ektachrome is pretty cool, color-wise, even when fresh.
I added another image of Goober (2 versions) because it was a funny struggle to get the colors right. The white sheets were really cool (blue). I tried tons of different tweaks and it was either still too blue or over-corrected and orange. I played with filters while I decided whether to not use the image or just convert it to black and white. Most results were “meh” but I like this solarized one.
Finally, just goofing around, I chose the “skin tone” filter. It’s supposed to correct skin tones that look wrong, usually because of lighting. I clicked the dropper icon on Goober’s face and, like magic, the colors in the image were right.