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A Week of Film

A Week of Film
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It seems weird to take a digital picture of myself with a film camera. BUT! As I have yet to get my second Zorki camera to not chew film when advancing, I'll have to settle.

Look. I'm settling. For digital.

I grabbed my 4K and loaded it with 400 Fuji Superia slide film which produces luxurious blue and green hues when cross processed. Which is, of course, the only reason I"d ever buy slide film. Cuz it is expensive.

I've been checking my regular Soviet camera sellers and am sad. I saw a special WW2 version of the 3C - the 3 series being next on my purchase list - but it was snatched up the next day. BOO. It had bright red script in the name engraving and an extra star stamp next to the KMZ factory logo (see stamp here).

But, most importantly, the 3 and 3C have the next strap loops on the body. I had to custom outfit my 4K with a carrying case which I cannibalized from the case it came with so I could carry it more easily and safely.

You know.. any excuse to increase my collection.

Note: My 2C has the loops on the outside but... film chewer. Very sad.

I'm in a great mood today. It is GORGEOUS outside. There will be whiskey tonight. I had an excellent night last night. It involved a little BSG, aged ribeyes, a chocolate-strawberry, rosemary and thyme cream sauce and debauchery. The cream sauce was for the steaks. Not the debauchery.

Yet...
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nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: May 29th, 2009 01:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Eeeeeewwwwww.... That's gross.


Out of curiosity, do you have have problems shooting pictures with regards to line of sight, wearing glasses, and having a robotic laser hand?
abmann From: abmann Date: May 29th, 2009 01:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Glasses don't tend to get in the way on my DSLRs. It's worse for the rangefinders because the windows are much smaller and I need to get my eye closer. I smudge my glasses a lot when using them.

Line of sight doesn't really apply with rangefinders because you're not looking through the lens when focusing, rather above and to the right of what you're actually shooting, because of how the rangefinder and lens are situated.

What's gross? The sauce? It was SO Good. I use ultra-low temperature pasteurized cream. YUM.
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: May 29th, 2009 01:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
More the food + sex suggestion. I can't think of a way such things can go together that doesn't cause indigestion or infection.

How often do you use rangefinders?
abmann From: abmann Date: May 29th, 2009 01:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Not that often because I can't focus quickly enough to get the photos of the style I tend to take. All my film cameras are rangefinders. but, occasionally, I just want to shoot film!

Except the Hawkeye Brownie Flash. That is a fixed lens. :) I still need to get some 120 film, respool it and shoot with the brownie. But respooling is hard when you don't have a dark room.
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: May 29th, 2009 01:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
How hard would it be for you to set up a dark room?
abmann From: abmann Date: May 29th, 2009 02:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hard. I haven't good, dedicated space for it with adequate ventilation. I'd have to tear it down when we have guests and that's a pain, especially having to light proof the doors and windows.
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: May 29th, 2009 02:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't understand your problem with inhaling delicious film fumes.

Are you buying a house and building one yet?
abmann From: abmann Date: May 29th, 2009 02:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
WORKING ON IT GEEZ HOUSES ARE EXPENSIVE.
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: May 29th, 2009 02:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
You should steal one like Carmen Sandiego. You already have the hat, right?
abmann From: abmann Date: May 29th, 2009 02:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Dude.. that hat hasn't fit since 2005. :( Apparently I lost weight in my head too.
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: May 29th, 2009 02:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Maybe your brains are shrinking.
abmann From: abmann Date: May 29th, 2009 02:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
That means I'm better more smarter, right?
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: May 29th, 2009 02:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
It does mean it takes less time for brain electricity to get from point A to point B. So that's probably good.
abmann From: abmann Date: May 29th, 2009 02:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
It is very important to me that my electrical impulses are swift. That seems good for me. Nay, good for humanity that my impulses and swift and numerous.
world_rim_walke From: world_rim_walke Date: May 29th, 2009 02:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
*chuckles*
chandrielle From: chandrielle Date: May 29th, 2009 02:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Okay, my guest isn't coming after all. He has something he has to do at home. So. Sunday - what tye of Texan cuisine were you wanting? Steak? Tex-Mex? Something slathered in gravy?
abmann From: abmann Date: May 29th, 2009 02:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Mm.. gravy.

Meat is good! nathan_lounge says I need to go to his friend's BBQ place. It is either Randy's Cafe or Cowboy Cafe. He's a terrible friend and can;t remember the place's name.
chandrielle From: chandrielle Date: May 29th, 2009 06:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
There's a Randy's Steakhouse in Frisco and a Cowboy Cafe in Argyle (kind of far).
abmann From: abmann Date: May 29th, 2009 06:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Probably the latter. Bah! Screw that noise. Anything look especially delectable that's attainable? :D
chandrielle From: chandrielle Date: May 29th, 2009 06:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
There's about a million steakhouses. I'll ask a couple of friends.
abmann From: abmann Date: May 29th, 2009 06:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
<does a little steak dance>
world_rim_walke From: world_rim_walke Date: May 29th, 2009 02:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
I should really pick up some file and shoot some... I'm not sure why I feel I should or what I should shoot, but I feel I should.
abmann From: abmann Date: May 29th, 2009 02:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Do you even own a camera?
world_rim_walke From: world_rim_walke Date: May 29th, 2009 02:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
I own three. One's a 35mm point-and-shoot one. I don't remember what kind. The second's a 35mm Rebel (I think) and the best I have. The third is a really old digital camera for which I lack the software.
abmann From: abmann Date: May 29th, 2009 02:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
What kind is your 35mm?
world_rim_walke From: world_rim_walke Date: May 29th, 2009 02:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Given as I don't have either of my 35 mms on hand I can't tell you any more than I already have.
abmann From: abmann Date: May 29th, 2009 03:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
You're weird. I know everything about all 7 of my cameras. :)
world_rim_walke From: world_rim_walke Date: May 29th, 2009 03:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm not that intimate with my cameras. (~_^)
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