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Old 05-27-2016   #1
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Alright, so tomorrow it's that time of the year again. It's the "Andra Långdagen" here in Gothenburg, Sweden. A folk fest open for everyone. It was a great success last year and it's going to be even better this year I'm sure.
Last year I brought only my X100 which was great but I regret not bringing any film camera.

I got a selection of cameras to choose from but I kinda want to keep it simple. I'm thinking 2-3 cameras and mostly BW film.

My options are:

(Focal lengths in 35mm equivalents)
Rolleiflex 3.5f (48mm)
Leica M4-P Summicron 35mm V4
Polaroid Land Camera 190 (50mm)
Yashica T5D (35mm 3.5)
Olympus MJU II (35mm 2.8)
Nikon L35AF (35mm 2.8)
Ricoh GR (Digital) (28mm 2.8)
Ricoh GR IV (Digital) (28mm 2.8)
Fujifilm X100 (Digital) (35mm 2.0)


Film:

Kodak T-MAX 400 (135 & 120)
Kodak Tri-X 400 (135)
Ilford Delta 3200 (135)
Kodak Ultramax 400 (135)
Kodak Gold 200 (135)
Kodak Portra 800 (Expired 2010, 120)
Fujifilm FP100C

The weather forecast says overcast all day (BW film!)

I'm thinking Polaroid/Rolleiflex for portraits, Olympus MJU/Ricoh GR for closer group snaps and perhaps the Leica for the all-arounder.

I feel spoiled and need direction. How would you shoot this? I tend to get distracted with too many options.



Last year with the X100 (SOOC) (Overcast)







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Based on your gear, I'd choose the Leica M4-P Summicron 35mm V4 with TMY.

Maybe the Ricoh GR IV (Digital) (28mm 2.8) in your bag, in case you get an itch to shoot digital.
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Based on your gear, I'd choose the Leica M4-P Summicron 35mm V4 with TMY.

Maybe the Ricoh GR IV (Digital) (28mm 2.8) in your bag, in case you get an itch to shoot digital.
Agreed, or replace the Leica with the Rolleiflex if you want to take mor considered shots.
Either way, I'd pick one main camera with a second small one as an alternative (gr or mu).

Have fun and don't forget to follow up on how it went!
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i'd use your delta 3200 rated at 1000...
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kxl makes sense the leica and the ricoh covers film; digital and 2 different focal lengths.
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I see quality photo's from last year. Thus I'd stick with x100 and add the M4 w Tmax or TriX 400 around your neck or bring the Rolleiflex 3.5f (48mm) instead of the M4
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I'd use one camera with a wide angle lens to get up & close.
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Thanks a lot guys.

I've settled on the Ricoh GR for the up & close shots and the Leica with TMY 400 and Ilford 3200 rated at 1000 for the evening light. Both great in BW!
I'll post some results here.

Literally all my friends asked if the Polaroid is coming too, so it'll be in the bag for the odd portraits.
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