Day 97/365 In My Hand....

by Russell Smith April. 07, 2019 229 views

Yesterday or 6 April we had to get moving earlier in the day . A stop by the butchers shop for meat for the week and some other errands before we left to return to Aiken for a visit and an appearance at a birthday party. That meant that the bulk of the day was spent in a car riding.

Of course I took the camera and a few lenses mainly because I am too paranoid to leave them at home because 1 I might miss something and 2 I do not want them coming up missing. However I did take the film camera with me. I want to keep track of my first few rolls of film to see how the camera meters and make a few notes. Mainly shutter speed and f stop right now also how I metered. Right now I am on the +2 stops for metering . ISO-400 film but metering at 100 through the camera . The film I have in the camera and the house right now does not push or pull well when developed so I will not be doing any of that (Yet).

So while I only took a few shots yesterday the book and camera was in my hand most of the day. I also would practice with it with the intention of getting faster with the focus on it .

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Laurie Madsen 1 year, 4 months ago

Sounds like your enjoying film again! Looks like you have a wide angle lens on?smile+1

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Russell Smith Replied to Laurie Madsen 1 year, 4 months ago

50mm it is a 2.0 lens so it is super small I will keep my eyes out for a good inexpensive copy of a 24-28mm lens down the road but honestly I love the 50mm on a film body.

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Berckmans Peter 1 year, 4 months ago

Nice job Russel. I am testing an old Kodak Retinette now from 1959. Everything seems to work so the first film is in it. Also trying out an Agfa Click, that holds a 120mm film. It has on ly 3 settings, sunny, cloudy and a yellow filter. Shutterspeed constant around 1/30. Can not wait to see the results from that one. Also love the feeling again , bringing thefilm to the shop and waiting how they turn out;

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Russell Smith Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 year, 4 months ago

I have never shot with anything larger than 35mm but I love the look of 120mm and larger film. It is nice seeing the whole roll when you get it back from processing.

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