One fine day, my younger brother called and told me that he has found one of my old cameras. I could not wait to lay my hands on it. Finally, I got my long lost love:
And what a piece of engineering it is. Changed batteries, cocked and fired. Worked perfectly. And what a joy to look through a full frame optical view finder.
Love never dies you know. In the mean time, I had bought three Minolta lenses to go with my new love, Fuji X-E1. And suddenly my Minolta lenses found their mother. One happy family:
A little more camera-porn:
Luckily, we still can get Fuji color film. Ran a roll, got it processed and scanned in the lab. Unfortunately, they scanned at ~4MP only. The lense I used to shoot was 58mm f/1.4 Minolta Rocker.
A little hazy and lack of contrast can be noticed. Although, this lens works beautifully on Fuji X-E1.
So, case for a little post processing:
An, my final target would be doing B/W in film.
Having settled the work flow: Shoot-Develop-Scan-Post Process to enhance contrast and Convert to B/W, following are few more shots.
I spent, almost, the entire roll on this kid:
His name is Muhammad and he is super cute:
The Hitler look:
His proud mother:
They are one happy family:
I hope you like this set. Do tell me what you think.
A Forte Pan B/W roll is in the camera now a days. We will see how it turns out. A friend of mine will have to develop the roll. And if I am bitten, I do have a spare bathroom.