Finally, back in black – and white, back in my comfort zone. As you may know I posted some E6 and C41 in the last two posts. I really hate sending my film out because that means I have no control over it. When something goes wrong, a lot of times I wouldn’t know if it was my fault or theirs. Maybe that will change soon, you guys should send me some lottery tickets (obviously the winners), so I can afford some more slides and chemicals, I will take care of the machine.
You may also notice I’ve been shooting my Minolta SRT-SC2 quite a bit lately. Reason behind it is I love the sound of the shutter, it’s a more solid snap, instead of “springy” like some of the other ones. Other than that I used to love cameras with EV lock and EV + / – control. Stupid me I never thought a match needle system is even easier for that. Put the needle in the middle and turn my aperture one way or the other for over and under, how easy. However, I still find myself doing the best without a meter outdoors. The majority of the blog post is shot without one, reason being I haven’t fixed the contacts in my new camera yet.
Yes, new cameras! Since I love the SRT series that much, I paid big money… well $45 bucks to get a SRT 101, 102, and four lens and a bunch of other odd and ends. Now I have a full set of lens for Minolta MC/MD. All I used to have were various 50mms, now I have lenses from wide angle to tele photo. But guess what, I haven’t shot anything but 50mms on them yet. Funny enough, you know I will sit down and compare the sound of the shutters on my new cameras just to make sure they are just as good since they are different models. Here’s how it played out. SRT 101 > SRT SC2 > SRT 201, where the SRT 201 is supposed to be the fanciest model among the three.
By the way, I have long sync cords now! Something that I’ve been wanting for quite a few years now.
Questions for my readers!
Do you guys like the photos on a blog post in “Mosaic Tiles” like the one in this post or “One by One” already loaded like in the previous post? Personally I like the Mosaic Tiles for viewing on a computer because of the higher resolution however the One by One method is best on mobile device. What do you guys use to read blog post the most and which method do you prefer? (Haha this is also tell how many of you actually read)
Without further delay…
- SRT SC2 PF Rokkor 55mm 1.9 Tri X
- SRT 101 Rokkor X PF 50mm 1.7 Tri X
- SRT 101 Rokkor X PF 50mm 1.7 HP5+
- in Xtol 1+1 Rotary
My friend asked ” Hey you want to buy my AIS Nikkor 50mm f1.2 ?”
Me: “Well yes but I am sure there’s no way I can afford it, so that’s a No”
Friend: “Right I forgot you turned you back on Nikon nowadays”
Me: “Not necessarily, I still have my Nikkors, But I am just shooting something that I can afford while replaceable, and just as good if not better”
Here’s the deal. Want me to shoot Nikon again? Well first I need a NAI/AIS 50 1.4 since mine broke. And I’d like the F2 for a match needle system, preferably in black. I remember shooting the original Nikon F before and it was a wonderful experience.
But Really, lets face it, EXAKTA(S) are FAR SUPERIOR (only with a Waist Level Finder!)!