Yellow crane

Olympus OM2 with expired Kodak 400.



Film on Friday 16


Olympus OM1n. Vista 400 @ 200 ISO.
Nikon F4. Expired Kodak Gold 400 @ 200 ISO.

Film on Friday 15: revisiting my problem

An addendum of a sort to the Film on Friday 12 post.

Roll call:

Canon FTbn working.

Minolta Alpha 7 working and feels oh so good in my hands.

Minolta X-700 working.

Minolta XD-11 eBay purchase and the second model I’ve bought, working.

Minolta XD-s eBay purchase third model and it works too. I want to love these XD cameras but I don’t. Little superficial things bother me like the too sensitive shutter release and the slippery feel of the camera skin.

Nikon F4 eBay purchase working but the film auto feed is tricky I’ve lost one roll because it didn’t spool correctly and another I had to rewind early. Otherwise I like shooting it and it takes great photos.

Nikon FM working.

Olympus OM4 working.

Ricoh 500 GX a teeny tiny rangefinder about the same size as the Olympus 35 RC but this fits my hands better. It takes terrific photos and no light leaks apparent in the first roll despite the light seals being beat to hell.

Cameras with rolls in progress:

Minolta SRT Super

Nikkormat FT2

Olympus 35 SP


Minolta XE-7 just because …

Pentax ME Super my second purchase of this model. Cheaper to buy another one than repair my first purchase.

Film on Friday 13

Samples from the second roll I shot with the Olympus 35 RC. I am much impressed by the latest images from this rangefinder and increasingly undecided about selling it. I used Kodak Colorplus 200 set the ISO at 100 and left the shutter speed at 125 alternating between Auto aperture, F4 or F8. All photos taken at Honolulu harbor.


Film on Friday 12: I have a problem

I have been making an effort to shoot the cameras I have accumulated over the past year. Here’s my list with brief comments on some.

Canon F-1n working but there is a light leak.

Canon FTb working! and very heavy.

Konica Big Mini working and so compact I can easily carry it in my pocket all day, shooting a second roll already.

Minolta XD-11 working but shutter curtain does not open faster than 1/60.

Minolta XG-M working!

Nikon F4s working but massive.

Nikon FM2n working and I liked using it the light meter so easy to use.

Pentax ME Super eBay purchase. Not working because shutter curtain does not open at all.

Pentax MV-1 eBay purchase. Working and so compact and light, feels too small in my hands though.

Pentax MX impressions same as MV-1.

Pentax Spotmatic SP II working but not a fan of the stop down metering.

Pentax Spotmatic SP F working!

Yashica Electro 35 GS works but there maybe a light leak.

Four rolls on the side ready to develop and shot with:

Minolta X-700

Minolta X D-s eBay purchase.

Nikon F4 eBay purchase.

Nikon FM

Cameras with rolls in progress:

Canon FTbn

Minolta Dynax

Olympus OM4