Testing a new camera...ideas?

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Hi everyone,

About the same time that I got my Nikon, I also recieved an old Yasica-Mat TLR. This camera is quite challenging to operate and uses fairly expensive film with only 12 frames per roll. I find that I really have to take my time with setting up a photo, but I'm not yet skilled enough to get the most out of the shot.

Still, it's really fun to use (maybe photography should be more about fun!) but I think I might put it down for now, and work on 35mm some more.

In any case, I was hoping to get your feedback on a few from my first roll.

In the flesh:

1) Over-exposed, I think. I blame my light meter :lmao:


2) "Break Free"


3) "Power"


Cheers...
 
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I really like the second image... only that you could have waited for a while until they were in the pool of light in front of them....

I really liked the irony of that gate in #3

The last one: well viewed !!!

Regards :D
 
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Sorry if the numbering was confusing. The first one is taken with a friend's digital camera just to show off the camera. The other three are taken with the Yashica and are numbered.

Thanks for the feedback!
 

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The two shots from the Yashica look blurred in the upper right hand quadrant. It looks like maybe the taking lens has a de-centered element, causing the blurring.
 
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Hm...I just chalked that up to shallow DoF. I'll take a look at it, Thanks!
 

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The Yashica Mat is a really fun camera, it was my first 6x6 experience and I really enjoyed it. I hope you don't give up on it totally. As for the cost, do you have the ability to develop your own B&W negs? If yes, that would help a lot.

I like the gate shot (aside from the blurring issue that Derrel already pointed out).
 

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