today i fixed the minolta x-300!npow I have an slr I dont need!It will probably go to Anna for now.
finished the fall and rise of miser y.
Now it all you and me mister Rushdie
Got around today to do this http://rick_oleson.tripod.com/index-165.html to my canonet.It works wonders making it focusable anywhere.Thank you Rick Oleson!
I ran around like a maniac and shot a roll of PAN F.
When I entered a store (which a friend tipped me had an enlarger in the display window) I found an Iskra 1,Lubitel 2 laying on shelves amidst film and difital point and shoots and a FK(13×18 or 18×24 I dont know) in the corner. I asked if the cmeras are in working condition and the salesperson(and owner of the store)said yes.When I said I would like to purchase the Iskra he said it’s there for ornamental purposes only. A working Iskra in excellent condition not for sale(sob). And the Enlarger(NEVA)he gave away a couple of days ago. God is playing tricks on me.
Yesterday I practicly finished “The Fall and Rise Of Mister Y”.It is a short collection of stories(a compilation of Y.Geffens columns 2000-2005)and it is very good allthough too political for me.
I started reading Salman Rushdie’s Devil Verses and quite enjoy it so far allthough it cryptic and requires my full concentration.
finished the irving welsh book i postponed,it sucks.
Now reading Yonathan Geffen’s “The Rise and Fall Of Mister Y”
great lens.killer sharp.great color rendition.meter ok for print film.
very quiet shutter.small size.hand holdable at 1/4 as easy as 1/30 in SLR.
quick focus(if not dark or contra-lit).great flash.
The rangefinder is very uncomofrtabe for me as a SLR user.
The inability to focus on something that is not in the center of the finder,especially at large apertures is a killer.The lack of depth of field table is uncomfortable.
need more experience i guess.
I got a canonet from a guy named Bert Lippel from photo.net.
He just sent it to me,free of charge,paid himself for express delivery from the states and all.
I will try it today woth some film.
Drank some Benedectine yesterday,it has a pleasent allthogh medicinal taste.
worked on them,all are very grainy cause the slappy Darkroom work I did ,some negs are scrached,and the contrast is low,but with the help of GIMP(contrastbrightness despackle)some look decent.
here some of them are posted:
while making my arrangements went to the book store and bought Herman Hesse Demian,Salman Rushdi Satanic Verses and Irving Welsh Ecstasy.
I just finished reading the first two short stories in Ecstasy and it is shit.
While I loved trainspotting(book and movie) these shorts are disapointing.
Shock value over literary talent.Hope the third one is better.