Monday, September 4, 2017

Analog Diary: Chasing Colors

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Konica C35 Automatic

Chasing Colors

'Analog diary, looking at architectural built form and colors with the Konica C35 Automatic'

Konica C35 Automatic
After doing an overview of the Konica C35 Automatic as an article, and accentuate it with a post, I was very impressed with the sharp and contrasty images captured by the camera, I just could not resist myself from taking the camera again for these round of images.

The subject was a multi-use track and field stadium which initially impresses me with is colorful pseudo Graeco-Roman arches that adorned the services side of the structure. Rather unkempt, the public portal of the stadium is equally colorful in orange and a shade of deep blue alternated with white under slabs, with patches of the paintwork flaking off, showing a general lack of a proper maintenance schedule.

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Konica C35 Automatic
The Konica C35 Automatic, anyway, is a very lovable fully automatic 35mm rangefinder introduced in 1971. It was fitted with a 38mm f2.8 four-element Hexanon lens (46mm filter thread) and Copal B Mat shutter.

In its fully programmed automatic mode, the camera will select a combination of both the aperture opening, from f/2.8 to f/14, and shutter speed, which ranges from 1/30 to 1/650 second for the exposure setting. ASA film speed is maxed at 400. The camera was designed to run on the 1.3v PX675 mercury battery, which I have replaced with the LR44 cell with no ill effect.

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A lightweight, weighing in at only 370 grams, the C35 Automatic has one of the nicest and brightest viewfinders I have ever experienced, and it comes with a display that shows you the aperture/shutter speed combo that is being used.

Konica C35 Automatic

The camera is equally forgiving if you tend to miss out on using the rangefinder for focusing, in fact, what I have done is to put the rangefinder on the hyperfocal distance, point, and shoot away ...

Resource Links:
Understanding Color in Photography
Vibrant Color Photography Tips

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