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My Two Camera Month Project - June 2021: Balda Baldina & Halina 35X

Each month for a year I will use one pair of cameras, then next month switch to another pair. They are all fixed-lens compact cameras. I will use the same film stock in both cameras. Each month I will share my impressions from using the cameras, while showing the photographs I make. Part #2: June 2021 Film types: Fomapan 400 & Ilford Delta Professional 400 Oh, all right! I won't use the same film stock in both cameras this time! It's because these two are my last 400 ASA b&w films and the specs are similar. Another spec is Red Filter! I will expose both with red filters. The Halina at 50 ASA and Baldina at 100 (compensating for the light that the different filters block). It will be interesting to see if the results can be compared to orthochromatic films I intend to use later on in this project. I really like the 'colour' shifts that occur with that type of film (and in-camera photo paper). The ortho film and red filters block out certain colours, renderin

My Two Camera Month Project - May 2021: Yashica 35 YL & Fujica 35 Automagic

Each month for a year I will use one pair of cameras, then next month switch to another pair. They are all fixed-lens compact cameras. I will use the same film stock in both cameras. Each month I will share my impressions from using the cameras, while showing the photographs I make. Part #1: May 2021 Film type: Fomapan 400 The first one is my Yashica 35 YL It's a 1959 rangefinder camera with a f/2,8 45 mm lens. Then there is Fujica 35 Automagic. The basics The YL has a rangefinder, the Fujica doesn't. The YL is a straight-forward manual exposure camera with no light meter.  The Fujica is more quirky, to say the least: Focusing is done using a small tab on the front face of the lens. The front lens element moves in or out when this flimsy little thing is rotated. When I got the camera the ring holding the tab came off so I had to glue it back for the focusing to work.  Well, so far it's been pretty straight forward. As you can see I've added some scribbles with a marke