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Exploring Film #1: Test rolls


My first two test rolls of film through a Taron EyeMax, an old Japanese rangefinder from the 1960′s.

FujiFilm Superia X-TRA 400 ISO

Kodak ProFoto XL 100 ISO

Going from a dSLR to an old 35mm rangefinder has been, uh, quite an adjustment but am sure I’ll get some decent shots on my next roll. That is if I remember to take the lens cap off and keep my fingers out of the way!

So far the light meter seems to work well and the lens’ sharpness is good. The unexpected exposures, contrast levels, colour and light spills (ahem) are most welcome — if these were missing, I might as well just keep shooting digital.

Taron EyeMax

  • 35mm film, rangefinder.
  • 45mm f/1.8 – f/16 lens
  • Shutter speeds:
    Bulb > 1/500s
  • ISO: 10 > 800
  • Selenium light meter
  • Self-timer, mechanical ticking sound incl. :)
  • Manufactured by Taron, 1961 – 1969 (?)

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  • Abe says:

    Howzit dude,

    Absolutely elite skills!!
    Fantastic works. Really nice.

    I got into photography myself aswell. Though, could learn a thing or three from thy Jedi master!!!


    • Guy says:

      Wow, long time no hear Mr Brink. So if you’re getting into photography, you should drop me a link sometime. I would like to see what you’re up to.

      I appreciate the compliment but it is a little misplaced… Maybe one day I’ll be a film Jedi but have a long way to go :) Thanks for stopping by to take a look.

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