I supposed I am blogging early today. Fell asleep last night scanning with my still dying scanner, and then woke up by a squirrel moving around at 6am in the attic. By the way if you see a line on the scan it’s the scanner, not the film or anything else. Anyways, unloaded my last roll of Tri X in the Konica at #8 decided to stick it in the Minolta SRTsc2 with the PF 55 1.4. What is the SRT SC-2 you say? Its the Sear’s version of the SRT201, a little more simplified. I’ll let you guys look at some photos and I will do my rambling on and on …. and on, about my strange behavior on selecting cameras nowadays afterwards.
My strange behavior on selecting cameras, as of lately.
Back in the days when I decide which camera to use for the weekend, lens sharpness is always a high priority, body is the second. But I find that just changed dramatically lately. Lately I’ve been comparing which body feels better in my hand, the sound of the shutter, viewfinder, even appearance. These things apparently is more important than the lens sharpness and some of the other features of the camera. My theory is, if I don’t like using it, never mind how good the camera or lens is. I can use my sharpest lens all the time, but that doesn’t mean I will get great results because I might not enjoy using it.
Another note on lens sharpness. Sharpness alone is not good enough, more importantly how do they render the photo as a whole, the aesthetic. I am telling you, they all look different. Sometimes I rather use a “less” sharp lens but knowing I get better overall tonality.
By the way, yes, i am going looney, sitting here comparing the sound of shutters…..