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Frugal Film Project June Edition, Oakville Before my Move.

 Oakville has been a car town for ages, being the home of Ford Canada's main plant and head office since the end of the Second World War, with the money sloshing around town, there are some neat toys rolling around the streets.  While not my last roll of film shot in Oakville as a resident it will be the last one in Oakville for the Frugal Film Project. The one thing that struck me as a long time resident, the town I grew up in really has changed, well, save for Bong's Variety Store. That establishment hasn't changed since I was at Oakville Trafalgar High School over on Reynolds in the mid 1980s as a student.  By the time you see this post, I've already moved, sorta stateless for two weeks until move in day for my condo. Please note, I'm going to be a bit behind until my workflow is back online, think of it as brief hiatus.  Camera: Nikkormat FT3, Nikkor Ai 50 F2 lens.  Film: Fomapan 400, Ilfotec HC 1+31. 

Leica IIIg in the Downtown Core

 Haven't shot with Kentmere 400 in a while so I decided to load up some into my Leica IIIg and try out my Nikkor H 50 F2 on it for a wander aound downtown Toronto while I took care of some errands.  First off, haven't used Kentmere 400 since Frugal Film Poject 2023, I used a Nikkormat with an H 50 F2 lens. So why not try the Leica screw mount namesake on the IIIg, technically it was period correct, compared to say the 50 F2.5 Color Skopar from Voigtlander. The Nikkor H 50 F2 cemented Nippon Kogaku's reputation as a lens maker and was shipped on Japanese Leica copies called Nicca. Saw one at the June Toronto Film Shooters Photo Walk and, resisting the urge for yet another rabbit hole.  The Nikkor H 50 F2 is sharp glass in Leica Screw Mount (LTM/M39) and loves both colour and black and white film. The IIIg was a fun camera to shoot with wandering around downtown Toronto. The dual focusing and view finding windows were easy to get used to and with contemparay shutter speeds ea