[L] = Low Res (Quick & Dirty)
[M] = Medium Res (Reasonable)
Image = Full Res (Slow & Best)
Lost and Found
Hammer, Pince, Wire …
Yes – I did it !
I traded my whole Mamiya Press kit with several bodies, the complete lens lineup including the fantastic 50 mm, 75 mm, 100 mm F2.8 and all the others together with a bunch of magazines, the full extension tube set and … and … and.
I traded it for a Mamiya 7 II with the 80 mm lens and I paid a bit additional to get the 150 mm lens too. And in the meantime I have the 43 mm super wide angle as well.
It was a tough decision. I had put a lot of heart-blood into this system with all these repairs of shutters and chasing for the good lenses. But: My arthrotic hip already says “Thanks! I feel better now”.
The bulk has dropped significantly and I expect a better image quality as well.
Relieved sigh … aaaahhhhh …
And now for something completely different.
This was a sort of an impulse buy. I had done some research about this type of camera and knew I wanted one – 6×9 cm negatives in a pocketable format! Then I saw it in a photo shop, abused as a decoration. I couldn’t resist. 50 € and an instant later it was mine. I had to do some belly surgery to it and now the times are perfect, except the 1/250 which still is too slow with 1/125 but so what – at least its usable now. Maybe I’ll do some better cleanup of the shutter later.
So here it is: My new point-and-shoot-camera …
No exposure measurement.
No autofocus or distance measurement.
60×90 mm sensor.
Battery life: Unlimited.
Finally my first half-way usable images after the repair …
Its cherry blossom season in Hamburg. Time to go out for a walk and check this amazing light and colors.
The Sachsenwald (literally “Saxons Wood”) is a forest near Hamburg and a well known recreation area. On a recent walk there I took these images. Yes, I like trees …