|Retro Camera Retro Bike - Smena Symbol with Unknown Film|
As promised, two days ago, I would introduce you to my latest $4 yard sale find - a Russian Smena-Symbol camera. (Poor kid in this video - paid $100 bucks for his, and he's lamenting how he coulda had it for $60!!)
Now, keep in mind that I was using a very very expired "no-name" film for my first trial run - said film I had no idea even where it came from. Anyway it was ASA (ISO) 200, and it did indeed work. Here are eight shots off the roll which I posted to Flickr.
First, I'd like to start with some comparison shots I made during the same evening walkabout with both the Smena and my trusty Digital Compact - the DMC-LX5. This will help us see what's really going on here. All of the Digital pics were shot RAW and processed with DxO optics Pro; the Smena shots were developed at Walmart and scanned by me with my Epson V500 - so here we go:
|DMC-LX5 My Car, My Driveway|
|Smena Symbol - My Car, My Driveway|
|DMC-LX5 The Thing in the Park That Never Moves|
|Smena-Symbol The Thing in the Park That Never Moves|
|Smena Symbol Swan|
|DMC-LX5 Campus Building|
|Smena Symbol Campus Building|
|DMC-LX5 "Things" on Campus|
|Smena Symbol "Things" on Campus|
Tomorrow, I'll talk more about actually using the Smena, and how it's just a little bit weird enough to be super cool. Stay tuned! Oh, I should add - Mike, it's great to be back!