Friday, October 2, 2009

Cheap, yes. Plastic, no. Goodness, lots.

365 2.0/273, originally uploaded by LeandroF.

Expired Kodak Elite Chrome 400 35mm color slide film. Processed normal E-6. Scanned from film.

kingcone blur

I had intended for this blog to focus on plastic cameras instead of traditional slrs or even medium format cameras, and even polaroid. However, I've found that with my new re-appreciation for film, comes lots of other options for cameras in general. Some are cameras from my own collection, and others are new finds. Needless to say, not everything on here will be pure plastic.

Introducing my new old Yashica Electro 35 GSN rangefinder built circa 1973. Found for $6 at, $15 total with shipping. Add in $15 for a battery adapter from the and now I have this great little rangefinder of a camera. I've only run one roll thru it so far and am very happy with it. I haven't shot with a rangefinder in quite awhile. The camera has a few options, bulb mode, flash mode and Automatic. F-stops 1.7-16, with a minimum focus of about 2 1/2 feet. The lens itself is 45mm, barely wide. When in auto mode, you set the f-stop and it meters and calculates the shutter speed. If its over exposed, you'll get a red arrow in the viewfinder, if its a slow exposure (anything below a 1/30th) you'll get a orange arrow. The meter seemed pretty accurate so far. Its got more weight to it since it is metal, and the size was a little bigger then I was expecting. Looking forward to shooting more with it.

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