Tag: Mexican Sage
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 . . .
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).