It's a sudden occurrence for me! I got 'OLUMPUS PEN-FT' whici is one of Japanese famous classic cameras, and I went into the world of silver salt (film) camera. Touching the camera and taking pictures by PEN-FT make me happy. I love this camera, PEN-FT! I'm going to treasure it.
PEN-FT is a half-size camera which made in 1966! It's a lot older than me.
The PEN-FT that i got is this one, it's so beautiful, isn't it?
On the lens cover, there is ornamental initials like this... It's cool!
First, I could not load the film into camera very well, so I could not take photos. I thought for sure that i had taken photos full day, so when it became known that i could not take any pictures, i got a shock! I was given a harsh lesson of silver salt camera.
Suzu who is one of my friends that likes cameras very much, found the data of instruction book at the time for me, so i downloaded that data(image) immediately. One of PEN-FT's feature is built-in exposure meter, but now we can not use that function since it is run on mercury battery that is banned. So I have to adjust exposure and speed by guess.
Anyway, I took pictures 2 rolls of films for 27 prints soon. Since it's half-size camera, I could take 54 pictures at a roll of film for 27 prints. Pictures that i took by this camera are cut in half lengthwise, you know. When I take a look inside finder, i can see a vertically long square, not horizontally long.
Unlike digital camera, there is really exciting time for waiting my film is developed. And the photos that came out, have retro-flavored mood. I want to take my snare drums's photo at an early date.
I'm going to open an online gallery named 'Get A Kick Out Of Snapping'in my private site space.