Much has been written about this camera but I have to reiterate just how good it feels in the hand. The controls, though very similar to my Kiev 4A, have precision that is on another level.
I was hoping this camera could become my goto street camera, a job which previously fell to my Leica IIIa. One unfortunate by-product of the sturdiness of this camera is that the shutter is far from quiet. On a recent trip to Mexico, I garnered more than a few looks while trying to shoot some streetscapes.
While the film from Mexico, E100, is not yet developed I have included shots from my first-ever roll through the camera.
|Speed||B, 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30, 60, 125, 250, 500, 1000|
|Lens||Nippon Kogaku Nikkor-S|
|Focus||3ft – ∞|
|Aperture||f1.4 – 16|
Examples from the first roll shot through this camera (Ilford Delta 100, stand-developed HC-110)