Film camera test, pt 2

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.

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This time, it was a quick photo-walk round the center of Glenrothes.  This place is a lot less photogenic than other locations I usually go to, and the weather was a bit overcast, but still good enough for testing purposes.

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So I shot my way through all 24 exposures, popped the film in for developing, and the camera still works!

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Being completely manual (no batteries required) they weren’t all perfectly exposed or focussed but a few were still half-decent.  Here are four of the best.

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I’m going to try this out with a roll of black and white next.  Very retro, and I hope the pictures come out just as retro.  Who needs Instagram?!?  I’m also planning to have a stab at developing my own film, but that’s a whole different post…

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