While editing the video, I thought of a way to do exposure compensation. The lens is smaller than the glass covering and well above the CdS sensor. A bit of neutral density filter material over the sensor but not the lens and it’ll over-expose. Over the lens but not the sensor will underexpose. I have some 3-stop from using Instax in pack film Polaroids…
The film is Fuji 200 i got with a camera lot from a Craigslist ad. It was in his garage and I have no idea how old it is. Pretty grainy so I did some noise reduction and minor tone tweaks. Processed and scanned by Gold One Hour Photo in Los Angeles, CA.
Eastern side of the Salton Sea.
There were some other tracks but not many.
Lattice above a picnic table — now a good 1/2 mile from the sea.
At this rate I may collect the whole set. This is another awesome camera.
The next two photos and the ones at the end of the video were shot with the Series E 50mm f/1.8 lens on expired Fujicolor Super HQ 100 film.
My sweetie with the dragon kite.
The next photos were shot using a Tokina AT-X 28-85mm zoom I got on a Nikon FE. It’s not super bright, f/3.5-4.5, but it’s not a bad walking around lens and the macro is pretty good. From what I could find on line, close focus is 1.5 feet at 28mm. Seems about right — I didn’t biff too many flower shots. Film is a 12 exposure roll of expired Kodak Gold 200.
Flowers by the house. Macro is tough on a windy day.
I can’t mow the yard. Look at all the daisies!
I’ll have to try this shot again. I almost captured the melancholy mood.
I don’t expect much from drugstore processing but this was just awful. Low-res, noisy, and they actually managed to introduce dust. Bleh.
Garbage bags flapping in the wind by the old Santa Fe landfill.
Zoe flossing with her feather toy.
Water stained curtains.
Processing/scanning SNAFU aside, this is a nice camera with a super-sharp lens.
The ‘L’ series had a lot of variants over the years including a waterproof, manually (zone) focusable version, the Nikon L35AW AF, the macro (0.45m) Nikon L35 AF-3, and many features were incorporated into the sought-after (and expensive) titanium-bodied 35Ti and 28Ti.
Some things I like better than the Canon AF35M: Focus lock on the shutter switch, ISO 1000 vs 400 (on newer L35AF models), exposure compensation, and a pre-shot distance zone indicator needle in the viewfinder. The Canon is four years older so this isn’t really apples-to-apples.
The manual (Hooray for Mike Butkus!) says holding the flash down is OK.