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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Yashica Electro 35 GTN Black Edition

Photography has been slow for me lately. Between my day job in the office which is picking up, and my night job (Salsa), and Warhammer 40,000, I've been slacking off on the photography. To make matters worse, I'm also getting bored with regular shooting. I needed something to push the Photography Envelope, and I think I found just the right thing.

Say hello to my 'new' Yashica Electro 35 GTN. It's a sexy all-black Rangefinder originating from the 70s.

Throughout this post as well as future posts, I'll be analyzing my own shots as well as learning to shoot classic film better. Welcome to my transition from Digital to Analog. And please enjoy my rants. Try to finish the article mate, it might be interesting for you.

I was told this camera is not made for shots like this. What else could I do? I went out and shot these. I tried to focus on a particular point (lady in white) and waited to catch a decent shot. This turned out OK I guess. Say hello to f/1.7 y'all.

Another dance shot. I don't even remember the settings except for f/1.7!! I think this was a lovely surprise as I think this shot is kinda perfect poster-shot like. I love the grain here. What do you think?

Complimentary sun-flare shot of TTDI. The transition of the flare is very smooth and delightful. Is this a characteristic of film?

Taken from 2nd floor on a sunny, rainy day at f/11. No aesthetic value to this car shot except for the absolute sharpness of the rain-drops and the water puddles on the road.

Tried to capture rain here. Will have to try it again. I think I'll get it right the next time.

The charming Salsero Rushdi, in vintage. Love the texture and bokeh but the focusing here is slightly off. It should be on his face but I think its on his button instead. The wafer-thin f/1.7 shows its teeth here.

Salsera Emily and Salsero Raakesh deep in though, post practice. Bokeh and grain is tops here and focusing this time is spot-on.

Mug-shot of Salsero Choon Ling. Everything is fine here, except for the greenish tint. Wonder why this is so?

Front portrait of Salsera Emily. Standard composition.

A beaming Linnet.
Koon Yik told me that this shot looked like a Hong Kong TVB still. LOL

Milo, life-long brother of ours.

The First Day of 2013's Hazy Period as captured on film.

Steady hands and some stability of feet makes this a great shop.

Raj waiting for food!

For those of you who like statistics:
Vital Stats for July: 1 post 15 pics
Vital Stats So Far: 170 posts 6,289 pics

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