Here are some example images from my second Frugal Film camera option for 2020. The Yashica Electro 35: also has two lenses that attach to the 45 mm Normal lens: a wide angle lens (37.7 mm) and a telephoto lens (58.4 mm). These extend or decrease the focal length of the Normal lens to the given focal lengths.
So I tested all three lens set-ups. First my Castor Bean Plant, left to right: wide angle, normal and telephoto lenses.
And views from Cache la Poudre, same lens arrangement as above:
I need to work on the focus a bit. I still say that Mamiya has the best rangefinder focussing viewfinders. Very large and bright. This one, maybe second best.
So now I am waiting on the final rules and schedule for the 2020 campaign, when I become an official member………
I was rearranging my 35 mm storage when I found this cameraRolling out images from a more than 2 year old partially exposed roll of Ilford HP5. I know it’s that old because I found some photo notes.
So We’ll start with three of the older images. I love this Power Plant and always go there to test new films and new cameras. So I decided to make a photo project to capture images from everywhere the Plant is visible. I only got this far. But I will pick this up as a theme for Frugal Film 2020.
I finished off the roll this Fall with my Zenitar Fisheye lens:
So this camera is one of my two options for the Frugal Film Project 2020. What do you think?
I had been debating a camera change for my official membership in the 2020 Frugal Film Project. But as I worked my way through the August #camerachallenge, the light meter on the Canonet failed, and it’s not worth fixing. So in a future post I will be proposing three possible camera replacements for Frugal Film 2020, and I’ll have you vote for your favorite in November………
For now, here are six favorites from the #camerachallenge which I shot with the Canonet and planned to use for both projects this month:
I decided to use Kodak Color Plus 200 for my Frugal Film Project. However, I didn’t have the camera that I planned to use with me in Arizona. So I did a preliminary film test using my Minolta X-700. Here I present side by side color rendering examples from both films:
For all of these examples, Kodak E100 (@EI 125) is on the left and Kodak ColorPlus 200 is on the right.
Here I don’t think I’m showing precisely the same orange cactus flower; but it gives you an idea.
As with my previous experience all of the E100 is colder. And we know I prefer the warmer colors…………