It’s been over 25 years since I last shot with a film camera but recently circumstances conspired to put this little beauty in my hands. I was actually looking for a small bag in a junk shop, but the one I found had this camera inside which I knew instantly I was going to buy purely to get the lens – an Asahi SMC Takumar 50mm f/1.4.
I’ve been trying a few old manual focus lenses on my Fuji X-T3 and as I love night street photography (without a tripod) the wide aperture will prove useful, so it’s a nice addition to my collection. A quick test shot of the simplest subject I had to hand at home shows promise with the smooth background bokeh.
I recently visited Winter Wonderland in London’s Hyde Park to test it out and I was happy with the initial results.
So I thought I would run a roll of film through it before putting it on eBay. I’ll add some test shots later.
Update: Incidentally, having tested it I’m now selling the camera on eBay (UK only) if you’re interested in trying out film photography, although you’ll need to get a lens as I’m keeping that beauty!