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Look down and shoot

Before the end of the year 2012 I have acquired a Medium Format camera. A Yashica MAT124-G, It’s a TLR (Twin Lens Reflex) and it is very interesting and enjoyable to use.
Twin lens, meaning it has two lenses..one for viewing and one for the actual taking of the picture. The 124-G has has a 80mm f3.5 taking lens. The MAT124 was made from 1970 till 1986 and was the last TLR made by Yashica. It uses a 120/220 film and it uses a crank lever to advance the film for the next shot.

It does take some getting use to looking down on the view finder to compose a photo, crank the lever, focus and take the shot. This has a built in light meter which cannot be trusted as the availability of 1.3v mercury cells are history. Anyway enough with the specs, so I loaded it with a 120 film, grabbed my Sekonic light-meter and asked my awesome friends to go out with me and test it out. Here are the photographs that we got. It’s not perfect but for not bad at all for the first roll. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ardean - Wow – for a first roll – these look great!

admin - Thanks Ardean!

St. Lawrence Market

From the archives of 2011. Here you will see the Toronto’s famous St. Lawrence Market. It has two buildings, located at the North and South side of Front St., on the West side of Jarvis St. It is the largest indoor market in the city. One of the best places to eat, shop and browse around. On Sundays they have the Antiques Market at the North building where you will travel back in time and see a lot of really good/interesting stuff. Visit http://www.stlawrencemarket.com/ for more information.
The photos are of in and around the area and some of the stuff you will find at the Antiques market.
All photos were shot using my Pentax Spot-matic with a Kodak Portra 400 color film. Enjoy!

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Ardean - I love how the film is transporting, taking me back in time. Love the shot of the chairs in the diner and the relaxed feeling of the day at the market :)

admin - Thanks Ardean! Oh and that shot from the diner is my favorite in that series. :)

Fall

A few weeks ago I got an itch at the last minute to get out and shoot some of the Fall Season. I knew I was kind of too late and I didn’t really wanted go too far, so I grabbed my bike put a camera on my shoulder rode around my neighborhood and try to see if I can still get some of the fall foliage changing. Camera used: Canon AE-1     Film: FujiColor Superia 400

 

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Ardean - Still so much colour left if you look! Love these.
Okay, I’m doing it right now. Grabbing my Rebel 2000, putting on the 50mm lens and going to put the roll of Portra in… Okay I’m back! 36 exposures are now loaded! I’ll have 2 cams with me tomorrow – film and digital(I need the instant gratification until I get my 1st roll of film back :) Yay!

admin - Lol go shoot!!!

B&W film

Here are some shots from the archives of 2010. Equipment used: Pentax Spot-Matic and Minolta AL-X Rangefinder. Film: Kodak Tri-X 400.

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