Week 2, 52 rolls: a Minolta Dynax 5 try-out

At last, week 2 with the Minolta Dynax 5 is over. A bit disappointing in using it, I didn’t like the lens, a standard Minolta kitlens 35-70mm F4.0. Not really usable in low light but even in the light of fall it didn’t work well. Autofocus was nah and the color rendering not spectaculair. I also used a film that is not to spectaculair – Agfa Vista Plus 200 – so my heart didn’t beat faster with this combo.

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Week 1, 52 rolls: bits of Maastricht and Rotterdam

Week 1 was a learning week. I tried to free myself from the pressure to perform, make the best picture etc. I just took the camera with me, on a walk, to work etc. and just look and click with a open mind. And I think it worked out. The camera, a Praktica CX-1, performed very well and surprised me with the color rendering and sharpness!

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