View Full Version : What film are you using in your Konica Auto S2?
I have a nice Konica Auto S2 on the way from Canada. I would like to be ready and have some film for when it arrives. I was thinking B&W Kodak BW400CN or Ilford XP2 Super. I don't develop - I have heard these are better/easier to scan and get developed anywhere? Also what would be a good color film. Any advice much appreciated. Attached is a pic of my S2.
I have found the Auto S2 really likes Fuji Reala and Acros, and almost anything else, too. Hexanon lenses are wonderful.
Haven't put 400ISO in it yet.
I have liked the results I've gotten w/ Portra 160NC. Haven't shot b&w in mine yet.
I took a roll of Fuji Acros 100 recently. It did quite well. B&W has less latitude than color, color is more forgiving of exposures that are plus or minus the optimum. So I did have to boost the contrast a little but I liked the results. It has manual control too if you don't want to use the auto exposure. I like the heft of the camera and the huge honking lens :)
I'm a color guy and I like Reala. Cheap and as good as it gets.
Gotta try Portra NC in it one of these days...
The S2 has arrived. Very Nice! I have 5 rolls of Ilford XP2 Super to try. I like the idea of shooting at 200-400 with this film. I'll see how it goes ... Hopefully well!
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I just shot a test roll in an S2 that I just purchased. I used apx100, just processed it as per agfa instructions 1-25 etc etc, the pictures were nothing spectacular but the film looked good from it. In fact I liked it so much I'm looking forward to doing something more serious with the camera! It's a great camera to use. only trouble I had is that if your wearing a hat you cant see the lightmeter, a small but at times annoying thing. good luck with yours.
Paul C. Perkins, MD
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Do you get to use your 25mm F:3.5 Canon very much? I've shot some with mine over the past year since I FINALLY got hold of one and am well pleased. . .
Do you rotate your cameras so they all get used some in the course of a year?
I use Ilford pan F plus 50 asa in my Konica auto S2, and it's really amazing! If you're going to shoot outside on a sunny day, the slow film isn't a problem. The combination of the super sharp hexanon and the almost grainless film is really something to try.
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