And just so we don’t have a blog entry without a photo, here’s a couple images of another camera acquisition. It’s a somewhat well used, Leica IIIc 35mm camera made sometime in the late 1940s. I need to clean it up a bit, but I’ve already run some film through it and it works pretty well.
I’m really happy with the lens. It seems sharp, doesn’t vignette and the manual focus aspects aren’t a big bother because of depth of field. It seems to handle flare pretty well and I’m not noticing any pronounced chromatic aberrations or other problems. On my camera, it exposes correctly in aperture priority mode, even though there’s no electronic coupling. And… it’s fun! Isn’t photography supposed to be fun?
… my late 2009 iMac has been feeling a bit slow and crowded
I’ve gotten some questions about my infra-red images. And I haven’t written anything about technique recently, so in this post, I’ll go into detail about a recent IR image I made. I’m relatively inexperienced at this, but as a IR n00b I’ve learned a few things that may come in handy if you want to try it.
We inherited this Italian Rectaflex 35mm SLR film camera from Lynn’s Grandfather. They were introduced in 1949, and the company went out of business by 1955. It was one of the first SLRs to have a pentaprism.