2 Rangefinders and lots of film..

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  1. Lahnet

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    This is what I brought back from a 800km long walk. Can´t wait to see how I did....I will drive to the lab tomorrow

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    Nice flower pots! ;-)
     
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    on a serious note, the Yashica is a great camera. There are issues with getting batteries for it, but if you google it, there are workarounds. Not sure what the other camera is - a Contax of some sort??
     
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    Det er ganske rigtigt et Contax T2 :smile:

    Ups sorry. You are quite right it is a Contax T2. Maybe more a point and shoot than a rangefinder. Both
    cameras made the trip without any problems, I am not sure if a digital could have done that.
     
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    Thats not much film for a 800km walk... otoh, if you had to carry it...
     
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    Well film are not really that heavy. I had iso 800 ind one and iso 200 in the other and that worked fine. The ony thing I missed was faster shutter times.

    My digital alternative is a Canon 5D. That would had been 2 kilo more that my filmkit, + I would have to take more care about protection. Whit the filmcam kit I did not have to worry about rain, bumps, thief ect. I just had them in the top of my backpack.
     
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    Sorry, I got this all wrong. Thought you'd picked up these two cameras while travelling, whereas you actually brought them along for the travel!

    Fattede i øvrigt heller ikke, at du er dansk!!
     
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    I'd love to hear more about the 800km walk. Where from and to? How long did it take etc...
     
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    Don't you love that 800z? Ever over expose it in the sun?
     
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    Yashica have not enough sharp lens but this is cheap camera. I got mine in mint condition and I'm using it every day.
     
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    I love my Yashica. Great camera and is built like a tank IMHO. I guess that is why I have two working GSNs. I also have one GS and one GSN, both needing repair because of electrical problems.... :rolleyes:

    For batteries I use 4 357 button batteries electrical taped together and a sized bolt and nut the same diameter to extend it (although you could use a spring) wrapped in some stiff paperboard (to get the right diameter). It does the job and is cheaper than buying an adapter I didn't need.

    Michael
     
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    The lens on that Yashica is plenty sharp enough, believe me. Unless there's something wrong with it, it should compare quite favourably with the best lenses of similar focal length and speed.
     
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    Thanks for all your comments. I will post some here as I get them scanned.

    From the first roll

    Nothing special, still I am quite happy.

    Contax T2 and Fuji Superia 200.

    After a few days is it easier to make a fool out of myself than making a good picture :smile:
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    Saint-Privat d´Allier in the first cold light after rain in the night.
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    Sometime the price for a bed and food are a invitation ti the appys mess.
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    Town without name. I like this one because I find it timeless(?).
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    Great shots. I don't care how old a camera is, as long as it works and takes good photos, KEEP IT and USE IT! My cameras may not cost much and may be old, but they are my friends.

    Keep up the good work and share more when you get a chance!

    Michael
     
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    For battery issue in my Yashica GSN I used a piece of clear vinyl tubing that is the perfect diameter for the battery compartment and the ID is also perfect for the PX28 to slide inside it. To make it all the proper length of the battery compartment I use a piece of wood dowel the same diameter as the battery with a hole drilled through the middle and a nail poked through and cut off to complete the circuit. The battery and the dowel are end to end and fit in the vinyl tube. Works great and is the right voltage. Make sense?
     
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    Thanks guys

    Next roll are from Yashica Electro 35. Fuji Pro ISO 800Z.

    This is what I could buy that day. Who needs more. Eggs the owner boiled them while I drank his coffee, talk about service :smile: Some fromage and bread, and I was off again.
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    Le Puy
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    Sunset
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    Long way to go.
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    One roll more is scanned.

    Yashica 35 / Kodak 200

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    I was glad to se this village. It is raining hard and I am on my way down to Rieutort d Aubrac.
    The whether on the Aubrac plateau is....just bad...always.
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    Nature rules
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    Can it be more French?
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    Those are beautiful photos. Did you hike the whole Camino de Santiago? I got to do it a few years ago, it was a great hike. If you're interested, the photos from my trip are here: http://www.clicklaura.com/Image.cfm?nK=7838&nS=0&nL=1&i=88143&pM=0&sT=1&sC=0&s=1&e=12&cS=1
    I took a little stylus epic with me and really enjoyed carrying such a small and sharp camera, weatherproof too! It was perfect for that trip. If you have any more photos, I would love to see them.
     
  19. Lahnet

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    Well I can not say I did the whole, only from Le Puy to Santiago (2 times 4 weeks). I think the
    walk starts where you live, I cheated and only did the last 1600km.

    Very nice photos wrench. If you like, you can see my pictures from the Spanish part here:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lahnet/sets/72157605867429959/
    Completely digital, sorry :smile:
     
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    Thank you, I am really enjoying these photographs!

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    Well then, technically, I cheated too. I went from Pamplona to Santiago, although I can't really remember how long that was, so I've only seen the Spanish part. I've had it on my mind for some time now to get back to Europe and do some more hiking around southern France and Italy. We'll see.
    No need to apologize about digital images. A beautiful photo is a beautiful photo regardless of how it was captured, and yours are certainly beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
    -Laura
     
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    Samples from today's scanning. I think I have better control over the scan-process now, and that it shows. But please comment if you like.

    The place is Conques, one of the big tourist attractions in France.Because of that it was a big privilege to sleep and eat together with the monks in the monastery. When the darks and the silence arrives...well you know what I mean.

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    Beautiful photos!


    I bought one Electro GS and one GSN at rummage sales recently and both had the old mercury batteries still inside and still running!