52 Cameras – Week 18 results – Yashica D

I really enjoyed the D. When shooting a TLR I’ve found that a good neck strap is a necessity. My FPP Super Groovy strap fits the bill. This camera has a nice, bright waist-level viewfinder. The motion is smooth and solid when focusing, winding, or shooting. I shot the entire roll on an overcast hikingContinue reading “52 Cameras – Week 18 results – Yashica D”

52 Cameras – Week 8 Results – Konica C35

The C35 proved to be a nice pocket camera. In spite of my concerns, the poor seals did not produce any light leaks. The preset aperture/shutter combinations seem to work well, although a few of my lower-light photos did show evidence of camera shake. I'll be returning to this one in the regular rotation, IContinue reading “52 Cameras – Week 8 Results – Konica C35”

52 Cameras – Week 8 – Konica C35 Automatic

Introduced in 1971, the Konica C35 Automatic is a compact ragnefinder small enough to carry in a pocket. It features a fully automatic exposure system in which the shutter speed and aperture run in predefined combinations. Mine was an eBay bargain; the leatherette is peeling from the back cover and it needs new light seals.Continue reading “52 Cameras – Week 8 – Konica C35 Automatic”

52 Cameras – Week 4 – Preliminary Results – Anscoflex II

The Anscoflex was an interesting experience for me. I've never worked with a bulb flash before. Initially the flash was not working. I cleaned the contacts and replaced the batteries to no avail. The next step was to disassemble the camera and clean the internal contacts. Upon reassembly I learned a valuable lesson: DON'T LEAVEContinue reading “52 Cameras – Week 4 – Preliminary Results – Anscoflex II”

52 Cameras – Week 2 Results – Voigtlander Bessa 66

I learned a long time ago that my internal balance is off slightly. Most of my images tilt a few degrees to the right and have to be corrected in post processing. The Bessa 66 taught me that I also cannot estimate distance well. The zone focus system means you either have to measure orContinue reading “52 Cameras – Week 2 Results – Voigtlander Bessa 66”