Lockdown is easing off and there’s some sort of normality in the air. Well, not totally normal – ‘new normal’ is the phrase of the moment.
Category Archives: Gear
Welcome to the new camera, the Konica Hexar RF.
Getting 35mm film developed can be an expensive business – my local shop charges about five quid a roll for developing and a CD of scanned images. Not too bad, but the cost soon mounts up after a few rolls. The local shop developed the last lot for me, the results of which can be seen here and here, but now I’ve got a bulk 10-roll pack of black and white film it’s time to save cash and develop my own.
Never done this before, but I’m always keen to give it a bash! OK, first up is the necessary chemicals.
Now for the really intriguing test, the 40-year old Yashica rangefinder camera I found in a charity shop. I’ve already decided that it’s a cracking camera, if only just to look at, so I wasn’t going to mind too much if it didn’t work. Just in case, I used a smaller 24-exposure roll of film.