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27 May 2022

A Wee Update

 I was becoming increasingly aware I haven't posted here in a while. In fact I am thinking about moving the whole blog over to my Lomography page. I'll leave directions here if I do.

At the moment I'm allocating cameras to purposes. I think the Petri 7S will remain as a good street photography camera. Of all the miniature cameras I have it's a choice between the Rollei B35 and the Minolta 460Tx. The Minolta seems more secure in a pocket and has its own flash but the Rollei takes full size 35mm negatives with a good range of exposure settings. I think it may depend on the occasion with these.

As to general purpose photography and something of an all rounder to take on a trip I'm a wee bit reluctant to use the old Zenit 11 at the moment with the horrendous actions of the Russian government that are ongoing and I also have discovered what a good camera the Yashica TL Electro is. I have one that works beautifully as a manual camera and takes all of the nice M42 lenses I've collected. It has a beautiful big bright viewfinder and a button that lets you check depth of field, features which trump my Pentax ME Super which is remarkable for such an old camera. However, getting the electronics to work on these is a big ask. The batteries are obsolete and there are no straight equivalents. I have a set of adaptors on the way but after some discussion with a great eBayer called Ben, I now have this camera on the way with a full guarantee on its mechanics, optics and electronics. So I may end up with two of these (no bad thing).


On the arty side I am currently testing a 1963 edition Ilford Sporti 6. It takes 120 film and I'm thinking it might give some of that Lomography vignetting and interesting exposure depth while having a better lens than the Holga or the Diana F. I'll post those when I get them.
In the meantime here are some pictures taken with a Yashica TL Electro without the Electro bit.





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