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.
I’ve been reviewing images from my past year of shooting film and I’m surprised there are some decent photos I overlooked and/or disregarded previously. I’ve found if I let my photos “rest” after an initial view then look at them weeks or months later I’m less critical of my picture taking. The Pentax K1000 and Minolta SRT 202 feel good and substantial in my hands plus they have working meters! So easy to operate but they would definitely be a load to carry if I took either on an extended trip. My sample photos are of the same temple shot months apart. I have developed a tendency to shoot a locale repeatedly with different camera, lens and film combos.
Snapshots from the Olympus 35 RC rangefinder, a shutter priority camera, using Kodak Ektar 100 and shot at box speed. Bad combination of camera and film for a new shooter like me. I recall taking these photographs in bright sunlight but I may have erred in one and/or all of these steps by selecting the wrong shutter speed, not setting the F/stop to Auto and then setting the aperture manually. Nearly the whole roll looked underexposed to me. The featured image being one of the few that turned out sorta okay and the other photos I tweaked the exposure level some to my liking. I’ll definitely give the Olympus another try but perhaps with another type of film.