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07-09-2016, 03:52 AM - 2 Likes   #13726
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I recently got my hands on something I've wanted for a while - a Konica AA-35. Known in some markets as the Recorder, it's a very cute late-model AF motorised half-frame camera. It shoots horizontal half frame like the Yashica Samurai, and unlike the Olympus Pen et al, and unusually for a half-frame camera has a genuine wide-angle lens - a Hexanon 25mm f4, about 35mm equivalent. It's a fun and satisfying little camera to fire away with, the lens has a very colourful character and the AF is accurate. They're fairly rare and command high prices sometimes, but if you can find a good one for a good price as I did (and if you're a half-frame fetishist like I am) then I'd definitely recommend it.

Here are a couple of photos, on Kodak ColorPlus 200. 200ISO already represents a grain problem for half-frame but I'll try some sharper 50 or 100 next.



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QuoteOriginally posted by edmundrt Quote
I recently got my hands on something I've wanted for a while - a Konica AA-35. Known in some markets as the Recorder, it's a very cute late-model AF motorised half-frame camera. It shoots horizontal half frame like the Yashica Samurai, and unlike the Olympus Pen et al, and unusually for a half-frame camera has a genuine wide-angle lens - a Hexanon 25mm f4, about 35mm equivalent. It's a fun and satisfying little camera to fire away with, the lens has a very colourful character and the AF is accurate. They're fairly rare and command high prices sometimes, but if you can find a good one for a good price as I did (and if you're a half-frame fetishist like I am) then I'd definitely recommend it.

Here are a couple of photos, on Kodak ColorPlus 200. 200ISO already represents a grain problem for half-frame but I'll try some sharper 50 or 100 next.


Looks good!

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Used my chrome Asahi Pentax SV this past week and the clip on meter is still dead on accurate. Lens used was my Super Takumar 50 f1.4 and I used Kentmere 100 film processed in D76 1+1. All shots done in downtown Oakville Ontario, Canada





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QuoteOriginally posted by drmoss_ca Quote
Pentax 645n, 120/f4 Macro, Ektar 100, Unicolor presskit, Hasselblad X1:
QuoteOriginally posted by wbsmith200 Quote
Used my chrome Asahi Pentax SV this past week and the clip on meter is still dead on accurate. Lens used was my Super Takumar 50 f1.4 and I used Kentmere 100 film processed in D76 1+1. All shots done in downtown Oakville Ontario, Canada
Excellent work with film.
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Looks like the west end like Ossington north of Bloor in Toronto.
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QuoteOriginally posted by wbsmith200 Quote
Looks like the west end like Ossington north of Bloor in Toronto.
that's exactly what I thought too
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Going to Kansas City taken with Pentax Super Program and Pentax-K 24/2.8 on Fuji Superia 400 and home-processed by Jason Doss, on Flickr
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Going to Kansas City taken with Pentax Super Program and Pentax-K 24/2.8 on Fuji Superia 400 and home-processed by Jason Doss, on Flickr
Very nice and I will have to try home processing Color C41!

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QuoteOriginally posted by edmundrt Quote
Here are a couple of photos, on Kodak ColorPlus 200. 200ISO already represents a grain problem for half-frame but I'll try some sharper 50 or 100 next.
Don't see grain intruding in these at all. Great job.

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QuoteOriginally posted by drmoss_ca Quote
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Very nice execution. Will have to try that Unicolor kit.

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QuoteOriginally posted by wbsmith200 Quote
Used my chrome Asahi Pentax SV this past week and the clip on meter is still dead on accurate. Lens used was my Super Takumar 50 f1.4 and I used Kentmere 100 film processed in D76 1+1. All shots done in downtown Oakville Ontario, Canada





The meter definitely looks spot on judging from the tonality.
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Been very pleased with how the Pakon has been handling positive scans with a script created by Samuel Harvey on the Facebook group for these. They take a bit of massaging in Lightroom to breathe the saturation and contrast back into them, but the info (except for some greens with RVP especially) is all usually there and only takes a second to fix.



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QuoteOriginally posted by wbsmith200 Quote
Looks like the west end like Ossington north of Bloor in Toronto.
Hamilton.
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