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

Film on Friday 11

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.

From January 2017 using a Pentax K1000 with 28mm f/2.8 lens.
From September 2017 using a Minolta SRT 202 with 50mm f/1.4 lens.

Film on Friday 10

It’s the day after Thanksgiving and these are photos from January and February 2017.  Shot with my Nikon F801 on Kodak Ektar 100, all taken with the AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 lens.

Low light shots and they came out well.

Morning at Kewalo Basin, the sun is on the fisherman’s back.
Shot in the afternoon, the sun is on the right sides of the surfers.

Film on Friday 9

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.

Photos taken in January and February of 2017.