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.
- 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 (?)