Wednesday, May 25, 2011

(Nothing But) Flowers

A short shoot with the P6000.

A pair of max zoom. f/5.9, 1/45”

f/5.9, 1/18”.

And as things fell apart, nobody paid much attention.
Talking Heads
(Nothing But) Flowers

Hey, remember my Rebel 2000 camera giveaway? Well, there is a very nice write up from the new owner and his first shoot with it! I am stoked that a near-forgotten camera from a thrift store made it’s way across the world and is taking photographs again! Be sure to check out the pics over there. Great job with your first shoot with an SLR, Izad! Oh, but he didn’t stop there. He shot another roll of different film. I am impressed. Here is one of his shots:

Since the lens he used was rented, I’m not sure how frequently the Ophir Rebel 2000 will make it out in Singapore. The two rolls so far show just how alive film photography can be in the right hands. I had no idea that camera was going to such a film photography enthusiast!

The last I saw of the Rebel 2000, here pictured in the actual outgoing mail bin en route to post office hub.

This news comes at a great time. I was looking at my Konica Autoreflex 35mm with a 57mm lens today. Remember that story?

I realized the corroded mirror has nothing to do with the photograph. Duh! The mirror lifts out of the way to expose the film.

The lens seems to be in pretty good shape, so I am going to give that brick of a camera a run through. I also have this sweet Minolta 110SLR and a couple of rolls of expired 110 film left.

Izad had to rent a lens for the Ophir Rebel 2000. All I have to do is try to shoot with this bad boy. I just don’t want to screw up the last 110 rolls I will likely be able to afford. The shutter seems sticky, so I have been leery. So many things were started earlier this year!

These shots of cameras from February makes me miss my dslr with the Nikon 35mm f/1.8 lens. That was far too brief a time on that setup.

I’ll more than likely end up with another dslr this year, perhaps another D5000, or the successor D5100, or maybe even a D7000. Right now though, I am having a tough time selling the LX5 and the P6000. Yup, that’s right. I has taken a while to sink in: I miss dslr image quality too much for my ‘serious work’ to use point and shoot cameras.

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