Film Camera Week for May 4

Discussion in 'Classic Manual Cameras' started by Mike Gammill, May 3, 2018.

  1. I've always wondered about those Celtic-badged lenses. Being a "Mick" and having grown up in the Larry Bird era in Boston, Celtic is a word that jumps out at me, but I don't associate it in any way with Japan. Seems like an odd choice of name on Minolta's part. But, mostly, I've wondered why they had the separate line, and if it was their budget line. It seems to perform well, though.
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  2. I like the photo, but I'd never have guessed it was Chinatown. I see nothing out of the ordinary.
  3. davecaz- Celtic lenses appear to have the same optical formula as the Rokkor versions, but exterior cosmetics are not as fancy. In some cases the Celtic lenses may have an older version of Minolta's lens coatings. The Celtic lenses were marketed to keep potential customers from going to Vivitar/Kiron/Sigma/Soligor etc. because the Rokkors were too expensive. Probably why Yashica offered the less expensive YUS lenses over the ML series.
    A few older images to keep things moving.
    Hermione, Minolta SLR with 100mm f 3.5 MC Rokkor macro, Rolleipan 25 with flash
    high water from a few years back. Minolta SLR, same film

    Tesla coil at McWane Center, Olympus XA-2 (propped on chair) TMAX 400
    Thunderbirds, Yashica FX-3 Super 2000, Tokina 70-210, TMAX 400 (scanned from print)
  4. Some frames from a length of Arista EDU Ultra 100 through a Nikkormat FTn, using a Tamron Adaptall II 35-70mm CF Macro f/3.5 lens (Model 17A). The film was developed in PMK Pyro and scanned on an Epson V700 Photo using Silverfast SE software.


    Pond .jpg



    Pioneer Cemetery

    Pioneer cemetery.jpg



    Iron Work

    Iron Work.jpg



  5. Presumably one of the "Southern Ratts"
    Praktina-Flektogon 35mm​
  6. Three from downtown Pittsburgh, Heiland Pentax H2, 55mm f/2 Auto-Takumar, P3200TMZ pushed to 6400 in HC-110B



  7. A few from down at Anglers Marina. Pentax KX and my first attempt with Bergger Pancro 400. Dev. in PMK and Wet-scanned on the BSH/V700.
    All taken with the Cosinon 35/2.8. I am really impressed with this old lens, apart from the focus, which is a "wrist-breaker". Any advice on how to free up the gunk would be greatly appreciated. This copy is not the -W, which is described as being the K-mount version while the non-W is the M42 version. Presumably, they also made some non-W in K-mount as well.

    Apr18KX35BERG400PMK87at70for13min30sec2pmin (8).jpg

    Apr18KX35BERG400PMK87at70for13min30sec2pmin (9).jpg LONG WAY FROM HOME.

    Apr18KX35BERG400PMK87at70for13min30sec2pmin (10).jpg


    Apr18KXvarBERG400PMK87at70for13min30sec2pmin (2).jpg

    Apr18KXvarBERG400PMK87at70for13min30sec2pmin (3).jpg


  8. FED2, FED 50mm f2.8, Tri-X, Diafine.
    corner office det.jpg det shadows.jpg newberry hall building uofm.jpg diag 2018.jpg
  9. Nikon F2 Photomic, Nikkor K 200mm f/4, Kodak ColorPlus 200:


  10. Anjali Aneesh Upasana, Bollywood Star, Mt. Rainier.


    Calumet CC-400, Fujinon 90mmm f/5.6 SWD, FP4+, D-76, V800.
  11. Mt. Rainier, Calumet CC-400, Fujinon 90mmm f/5.6 SWD, FP4+, D-76, V800. Pushed to 400 due to User Error.

  12. Same as above, except Red filter and Caltar 215mm f/6.3.

  13. Four images from this morning's expedition with a Bronica S2a and a 135mm Nikkor-Q f/3.5. The film was Bergger Pancro 400 developed in PMK Pyro.

    Still Life with Cat

    Still Life With Cat copy.jpg

    An Unlikely Cactus

    An Unlikely Cactus.jpg

    The Smokehouse

    The Smokehouse copy.jpg

    Those Great Bergger Tones

    Those Great Bergger Tones.jpg

  14. Tatoosh Ridge, Mt. Rainier National Park. Properly exposed at ASA 100, on the 90mm Fuji.

  15. Last worthy shot of the week, Anjali Aneesh Upasana, formerly Anjali Nair. Shooting promos for her upcoming movie, "Millionaire", to be shot this summer in the Seattle area.

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    Minolta Himatic 7S Berrger Pancro400
  17. Thanks, Mike. Pretty much what I thought. So, Yashica had a 3-tiered system? ML, then DSB or unspecified, then YUS?
  19. I guess I don't have the frame of reference to understand the allusion to "Southern Ratts".
  20. Nice set of images. The Looking Down on Nirvana shot gives me a sense of forboding, like I'm being judged, or something.

    Have you tried the hair dryer treatment on that lens? They guys here recommended it for my "frozen" Five-One-Nine, and it worked like magic, although it took quite a bit of heat. And it hasn't re-frozen, as I expected it to do.

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