Techne has smiled upon me. I like to do a test run with a camera before committing to it as the camera of the week but I was so stoked to try the Yashica, I went for it.
I found interesting subject matter, used excellent Ilford XP2 Super 400 B&W film, The Camera Shop of Santa Fe did their usual stellar processing, and the camera was a delight. Even the Canoscan 9000f behaved (as well as it ever does). This was 120 film. Later, I’ll run some 35mm through the Yashica. There was a 35mm roll in the camera when I got it but sadly, no Bigfoot or Jimmy Hoffa pictures. It was blank.
Exposure values are ballpark accurate. Some I wrote down and some I didn’t. Scanned to TIFF (millions of colors) at 4800 DPI, converted back to B&W in Photoshop, and resized (~10%) and converted to JPEG for upload.
Zoe — f3.5 at 1/25
I’ll let her tell the tale of our dinner. She’s the writer. I just take the pictures.
My sweetie at our Christmas Thai dinner — f3.5 at 1/25
Snoozing on the couch — f3.5 at 1/25
Funky trailer on Alameda – f16 at 1/500
Sculpture at Frenchy’s Field – f11 at 1/500
Sculpture at Frenchy’s Field #2 – f11 at 1/500
Christmas-y Frenchy’s Barn — f11 at 1/500
Passing through, waiting for his car to be repaired — f11 at 1/500
I realized after posting that I had film upside down in the scanner and the images are mirror image.
I used Pocket Light Meter. Photos were a little overexposed so I adjusted a couple a smidge in Photoshop. I wouldn’t be surprised if a 55-year-old shutter was a wee bit slow. The only thing I did to the camera was clean the lenses.