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More fun with a borrowed Rolleiflex Automat and Colour Film

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I'm continually impressed with what I'm getting from Kodak Portra 160, this time in medium format. Once I've finished my Ektar stash, I'm stocking up with some slower speed Portra.

A quick programming note, I won't be publishing this Friday as I will be somewhere in Northern Muskoka with my long term "Up North" project which eventually be published in a book. There will be a post Monday October 1 with highlights from the September 2018 Classic Camera Revival Meet Up and walk about.


Camera: Rolleiflex Automat K3B, 75 f3.5 Schneider lens.
Film: Kodak Portra 160.















A Borrowed Rollei and Colour film

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Lomo 400 C-41 in 120, like a box of chocolates, you just don't know what you're going to get on a less than a sunny day.

Camera: Rolleiflex Automat K3B, 75 f3.5 Schneider Xenar lens.
Film: Lomo 400 C41.











Leslieville in the Rain

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I've been shooting a lot more colour film over the past little while and colour and grey rainy days look even better.


Camera: Minolta SRT 202, MD Rokkor X 50 f1.7 lens.
Film: Kodak Portra 400
























Riverside in the Rain

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Some friends of mine from Toronto Photo Walks and I sort of created a mid week photowalk group of retirees and freelancers with flexible schedules. I planned this a week or two out and the forecast changed to heavy rains throughout the day. I suggested hey lets move it a day ahead, well Alan really wanted to shoot in the rain. We got rain. 
Actually I got some amazing shots from that, and I shot in colour too, Kodak Portra 400 rocks. I borrowed my brother's SRT 202, I wanted something mechanical to use with the rain and I used my Gossen meter to measure incident light.


Camera: Minolta SRT 202, MD Rokkor X 50 f1.7 lens.  Film: Kodak Portra 400





More Beaches Fun

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I told you I like what I'm getting out of Portra 160?

Minolta XD, MD and MC Rokkor X lenses.
Film Portra 160.
























Trying out a Rollei 35, or, The Only Compact Point and Shoot I Want To Own.

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I'm a sucker for Zeiss glass be it medium format, or 35mm. My brother loves Rollei 35's, they were a super compact zone focus point and shoot camera with optics that punch way above the camera's size.  Made from 1966 to about the early 1980s first in Germany and later in Singapore, the Rollei 35 came with either a 40 f3.5 Tessar or a 40 f2.8 Sonnar lens, there are some Made in Germany examples with the 40 f3.5 Schneider Xenar lens, be prepared to spend some money for this example. I shot with a made in Germany 40 f3.5 Tessar, the shutter was working perfectly, the meter, not so much, but that's ok as I had Sunny 16 on my side.

In term of ergonomics, the Rollei 35 is on the odd side, the film advance lever is on the left and loading film is upside and from right to left. That aside, the only really hard part is getting used to zone focusing. I took the easy way out by shooting 100 ISO Black and white film on a sunny day.

I want to get one of these cameras, yeah I dump …