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Adventures with a Kodak Retina IIIc, a Xenon f2 Lens, and a Romp in the Garden

Last week, a new vintage camera arrived, an immigrant to our shores from afar.  It is a Kodak Retina IIIc with a Xenon f2 lens, from Chris Sherwood in New Zealand.  And it is a beauty of a camera and lens!

The Retina IIIc has a built-in selenium meter, with an initially-confusing way of using it.  I figured it out, and it is pretty accurate.  My first roll of film came out well-exposed, but I must admit, that I prefer the Sunny 16 rule and used it, along with some guestimates.

You know, when you get used to digital, you can shoot-shoot-shoot, but when you have to manually do everything, including thinking, it slows you down a lot!  I had to really stay in the moment to take 36 images in one place.  I also put together some shots to create panoramas, which I love to do, and they turned out okay, too.

More later . . .

Mexican Sage

Mexican Sage

Last weekend I went up to the local botanical gardens with three different film cameras, each loaded with different film.  I just wanted to use them up!  I haven’t sorted out what film is with what picture, or what camera, but once I do sit down – this weekend – it will be interesting to see what combinations end up being my favorite(s).