I think manual focus may put people off a little (especially since you can also get the other rangefinder cameras cheap enough). Of course, if you end up with out-of-focus pics all the time, then that is going to disappoint anyone, but it is an easy fix.
Here's my third test shot (the first was too dark without a flash, in low lighting at night. The second was out of focus until I made an adjustment).
You can reclaim the negs easily from FP-100C film:
I trimmed it and taped it down (black side up), then poured a little bleach on the surface and left it for 1 minute.
The bleach washed off easily, so it's a nice quick process. I found masking tape is not good enough, but brown packing tape seals the edges pretty well.
Also, if you dry the negs while still taped down, they stay flat.
(Sorry these are a bit poor quality, but my scanner is out of commission, so I'm using a phonecam to get a pic of a pic).
I think I just need to tweak my focus a little more and test it with a landscape pic..
As well as taking some slide film in my old rolleicord, this camera is going to be my 'friend-maker' at the land speed racing at Bonneville this year. I'm going to take shots of people with their machines and give them the instant pics.
I figure there will be a lot of light and my pics may be a little overexposed, but that's ok - I'll get better negs!
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