This was a €4 bargain. I have to admit I didn't expect much from the camera, but I am humbled by what came out on my roll of film.
I bought it from a second hand shop on my way to IKEA the other week. I figured that even if the selenium cell light meter doesn't work usually the shutters on these old cameras work anyway - at flash speed (1/125 or 1/60) - and similarly, apertures can be tweaked into a couple of settings.
This time the meter did work - and darn accurately at that!
What is more: The lens is really sharp as well!
The lens tends to haze a little around strong light sources. I don't mind. It lends some mystery to photos.
|This exposure was made to see how much is actually in the frame compared to what the markings in the finder indicate. I framed after the window, but can now see that more is included on all sides.|
|That's a robot lawn mower crossing!|
|This one's made to see how the closest focus (1 m) depth of field looks. It was an overcast day.|
|And this exposure was made to see how infinity focus (at 3 m) looks. I did certainly not expect such sharp rendering!|
|The compulsive cat photo!|
I exposed on my standard film Fomapan 400. The photos were overexposed by 1,5 steps since the maximum ASA setting on the camera is 164.