Sunday, September 19, 2010

Not Just For Display

For the cost - $74 plus $40 shipping from South Africa - I would have been satisfied with a display version of my first "real" camera. But it seems to actually work. I ran a roll of film through it yesterday at a local "Ride and Tie" event and a farmer's market. The "Steampunk" controls seem to set apertures and shutter speeds as they should. The focusing seems right on. It's the photographer that shows the rust - just holding the thing feels odd, and I kept checking the non-existent LCD after taking the first few shots. But then muscle memory from the many rolls I had put through the original Exakta kicked in, and things started clicking.

All dressed up for a "Ride-and-Tie" event

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