I did something that some photography purists (if they exist) might regard as just plain wrong. I used an classic (old) Ricoh 35ZF to shoot with (new) 35mm 100 iso Lomography color film.
The Ricoh 35 ZF is a camera with a fixed lens made in Taiwan by Ricoh in the late 1970's. It has a Rikenon 40mm f2.8 lens and uses zone focusing. It can be operated fully manually or when you use a battery you can use the light meter and the automatic aperture setting. My camera was really good taken care of by its previous owner. It has almost no marks on it. There was only one thing I had to fix. The owner had stored the camera for many years with the battery still in it and the battery had corroded. This seems to happen a lot with old film cameras. Luckily the corrosion could easily be removed by using some vinegar and a cotton bud. When I popped in a new battery, I used a 1.4 volts hearing aid battery, the light meter came to life. Succes! :)
The Ricoh 35 ZF is a very compact beautifully designed camera and has a sturdy, boxy build. It's almost fully made out of metal. All the settings (iso/asa, focus distance, shutter speed and aperture opening) are done on the lens. Which makes forgetting to take the lens cap off an impossibility ;-)
After a while I got the film itch again. I was longing for the adventure of shooting with a medium which has it's limitations (compared to digital), but also the thrill of not knowing what the outcome would be (partly due to my inexperience with shooting film). I visited some websites selling 35mm film, watched some Youtube channels and decided that I wanted to try Kodak Tri-X black & white film. A more contrasty type of film, as opposed to the more neutral Ilford black & white film I shot with before.
See the photos I shot here below...
Some time ago I started photographing with analogue cameras again. Just for the fun and to relive the experiences of the old days. Not knowing the results, waiting for the outcome and the surprise of seeing photos I already forgot I took. A couple of weeks ago I decided to buy another analogue camera. One that's a bit more pocketable than the Olympus OM 10. Namely, the Olympus Trip 35.
Once in a while I get the urge to shoot film again. So I bought some black and whit film (Ilford 400) and took my Olympus OM10 with the 50mm F1.8 out for a little spin ;-).
The past week I've been shooting with the Olympus OM-10 to get a feel for the cam and shoot my roll of 24 full, so I could see the results. The experience was fun. I didn't develop the film myself. I learned that I have to slow down even more and should be more focussed on the settings of the cam, the available light and framing. Here under some of the pictures I shot with the Olympus OM-10 with Fuji Superia Xtra - iso 400 film.