I was meeting a few friends on Capitol Hill, so loaded a 35mm film cassette with some bulk 1996 TMAX (ISO 400), set the camera to ISO 100, and tried some street shooting. Actually, I re-used a commercially released cassette, taping the bulk film to the remaining stub of film. I’d read about this, and it was easy.
I wanted to shoot a little unnoticed, so I set the camera to f/11 or f/16, and zone focused. I only looked through the viewfinder some of the time. I wanted to imitate the style of my friend DevTank, who shoots high contrast and darker street photography.
Then I had a few drinks with friends.
I noticed how well the sun reflected off her hand to illuminate her face, and had her do it again.
The Electro 35 is a good and capable camera, and not hard to use. Its silver body makes it look like a classic rangefinder, and its pretty darn affordable. On Ebay, I see that they’re selling for between $15 to $25, mostly. I have the f/1.7 version. 45mm lens.
Should I keep it? Will I shoot with it again? It’s not valuable enough to bother to sell. Back in the bin it goes. 🙂 I am not a camera hoarder. I am not a camera hoarder. I am not a camera hoarder. I am not a camera hoarder. I am not a camera hoarder. I am not a camera hoarder. I am not a camera hoarder. I am not a camera hoarder.