Who remembers this little beauty?
Well, those who do may also recollect that I had three accompanying lenses foisted off on me by that nasty vindictive “mate” of mine. Nordic oaf!
So I went out and about with the 50mm lens and did a few test shots. Discovered that at least the camera/lens works, even if I haven’t yet sussed out how to use the damn thing.
However, in fairness the results were sufficiently encouraging for me to want to persevere… for a little while at least.
Bunged on the next lens to be tested (a rather iffy-looking Vivitar 28mm f/2.8 regarding which something tells me its a real cheapie affair) and over the past few weeks, when I’ve remembered, I’ve fired off a few shots here and there.
Still hellishly grainy and over-sharp (to my eye at least) but generally reasonably acceptable for the sort of purposes I have in mind for this heap of… well, let’s not be too unkind.
Or perhaps I’ve just been spoiled by digital cameras.
If I carry on like this I can see me wanting to scan my own negs into the infernal machine next. And after that? Well, fairly obvious really. Have to start trying to remember all those tricks I learned when I used to do darkroom work. Ho hum.
Anyway, here’s a few samples. The rest (naturally) in their own set on Flickr.