Showing posts from November, 2023

Rollei 35, Rollei RPX 100 on the October Photo Walk

 I got all three of my Rollei 35's serviced recently by @lensmedicyyc and packed the one with the 40 F3.5 Zeiss Tessar lens which is magical for black and white films. I went meta with Rollei RPX 100, because, why not?  The Rollei 35 to recap is a very compact zone focus camera, first made in Germany, then production in Singapore in the early 1970s. They came with the 40 f3.5 Zeiss Tessar lens wich as mentioend above great for black and white film, the 40 F2.8 which has always been made in Singapore, made for colour film and a limited production of Schneider Xenar 40 F3.5 lens in the early 1970s.  The camera due to its design is ass backwards with loading from right to left which makes scanning the negatives a treat as you have to start at the end of the roll and go to the beginning. Zone focusing takes some practice but it's not hard to get the hang, just make sure you check to see the measurement is in feet or metres, that will matter, a lot.  That said, I love my Rollei 35&#

Frugal Film Project Roll for November, a Wander Around Midtown.

  And here we are, the November Frugal Film roll, from Toronto's Midtown. We walked up Yonge St. for a bit, then went south down to Millwood and then went east to Mt. Pleasant and back up to the Granite Brewery for lunch. A fun walk for that between point with Halloween and Christmas.  Camera: Nikkormat FT3, Nikkor Ai lenses.  Film: Kentmere 400, Illfotec HC 1+31.