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dcampbell
05-24-2009, 07:02
I was pleasantly surprised (again) at how easy it's been to take clear & focused photos with this camera. (I'm even more in love now!)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3306/3559821862_6b6f3654ac_o.jpg
South Padre Island, Texas / Friday, May 22nd, 2009
Walgreen's ASA 200 film

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3306/3559821738_9fc09203d5_o.jpg
South Padre Island, Texas / May 22nd, 2009
Walgreen's ASA 200 film

Conditions were sunny with clouds. The second photo looks overexposed, but acceptable. I did not change camera settings on either shot so please feel free to offer suggestions on adjustments if needed.
Shutter speed: 500 / Aperture: 11 / Distance: infinity

cweg
05-24-2009, 07:37
very nice colors, details and sharpness. This Retinas don't look like they could do such picturequality. Several weeks ago I had a look on a IIa and thought that it looks very oldfashioned....than I watched some examples at flickr.com and was highly surprised, what excellent pictures it makes.

dcampbell
05-25-2009, 09:48
very nice colors, details and sharpness. This Retinas don't look like they could do such picturequality. Several weeks ago I had a look on a IIa and thought that it looks very oldfashioned....than I watched some examples at flickr.com and was highly surprised, what excellent pictures it makes.
Thank you, cweg! You are right. The photo quality is really surprising. Well, for me, it's surprising because I don't know what I'm doing yet. When I try manual settings on my digital cams, I don't have this kind of success.

Do you own any Retinas or still looking at any? I become so obsessed when I want something and think I need to see every single one that I can find on the net.

darlene

cweg
05-25-2009, 10:19
I made the same experience, when I changed from digital to film, everything is so easy :-)

I'm actually not looking for a Retina cause I just bought a Yashica CC, but a Retina IIa is still on my wishlist.

I tweaked your second Pic a little, hoping it's ok for you, if not, I'm deleting it.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3355/3563929146_04cd250d37_o.jpg

dcampbell
05-26-2009, 02:37
No! I don't mind. It looks very nice. My husband has a Yashica rangefinder that he bought when he was in the Navy in the early 70s. He's going to get back into film, too.

shadowfox
05-26-2009, 07:39
Nice, I absolutely have to try the Retina someday :)

dcampbell
05-26-2009, 13:50
Nice, I absolutely have to try the Retina someday :)
Thanks! Yeah... you need a Retina!! :D

Starburst
05-26-2009, 15:03
Nice Pictures! Thanks for sharing them.

Everyone needs a Retina :)

colyn
05-26-2009, 15:27
Some fine photos..

Someday I plan to go back to South Texas to shoot. Haven't been there in years..

mh2000
05-26-2009, 15:49
Nice photos dcampbell! I'm trying to just stop with one Retina (IIa)... as hard as that is. Wonderful cameras IMO.

slm
05-26-2009, 17:46
Nice shots ! I have yet to run color film through my Retina IIIc. I need to sort out the sticky aperture blades first.

Cheers.

dcampbell
05-27-2009, 11:36
Nice Pictures! Thanks for sharing them.
Everyone needs a Retina :)
Thank you for looking and commenting! I love mine and have shown it to just everyone that stops long enough. ;)

Some fine photos..

Someday I plan to go back to South Texas to shoot. Haven't been there in years..
Thanks! I appreciate the feedback. I feel like I'm running out of photo material, then remind myself that real photographers see material everywhere. ;) We do have a variety of outdoor photo ops.

Nice photos dcampbell! I'm trying to just stop with one Retina (IIa)... as hard as that is. Wonderful cameras IMO.
Thanks! I know what you mean and this probably is not the best place to hang out if you're trying to avoid the temptation to buy more Retinas. :D

Nice shots ! I have yet to run color film through my Retina IIIc. I need to sort out the sticky aperture blades first.

Cheers.
Thanks! I will do better at framing with the small rangefinder and hope to have more creative photos to post. I'm sorry about the sticky aperture blade. I see here that some of you work on your own cameras. That is impressive. The only way that I could find the nerve to open one would be if I had one that was junk and I don't think junk Retinas exist. :D I could only find color film here and could not wait to shoot.

I had thread deja vu. I thought I had already replied to all but nextreme's post. :rolleyes:

darlene

kitaanat
06-20-2009, 02:13
dcampbell, nice pictures.
I love Retinas too.