I brought my Chaika 2M while on a trip to the city of Östersund in the Northern (half) part of Sweden. I exposed on Fomapan 400 rated at 1600 ASA. The lens is a 50 mm Industar-22 A few times the shutter decided to lag, giving me these star-shaped (aperture-shaped actually) photos. I hope that the stickiness won't last. The above photo was cropped quite a bit to make it more focused on the centre. I suspect that the rounded corners are a result of the lens barrel size. With the Chaika I am used to getting rounded corners, but not of this magnitude. I am not so surprised - the lens is not made for this type of camera, so I would expect varying results anyway. Visit my Etsy shop for cameras and related stuff, the facebook group on modding lenses and cameras or my Instagram account ourbooksmalmo .
I used to be a keen colour photographer. It was in the pre- and early digital age when developing (and copies!) was unexpensive. For many years I frequented the chosen labs on a weekly basis, handing in my single-use cameras, while being told to pick up the photos in a day or two. Things changed. There came a day when I made a calculation. I would ditch colour film altogether, and instead get me a digital camera for the family photos. My private photography was too expensive for film. Jump ahead five years: Nowadays I am very choosy when exposing colour film. It would have to be for a specific purpose like a vacation or a very urgent experiment. For economical - and artistic - reasons I am now a b&w photographer. Here I will talk about my colour photography. Using colour Kodak Ultramax 400 as redscale I am a black & white photographer. That is a fact that hits me those few times that I make exposures on colour film, or in my digital camera (which is set to colour mode). Photogr