I bought a Meritar M42 lens recently for about BP 2.00. Looks very neat and clean. Possibly was never used. Afriend gave me a Kodak ASA 400 roll of 24 exp. It is B&W but is meant ofr C-41 process. I loaded it in my Praktica Nova I and took it for a trial run. They have built a new shopping mall nearby on Mysore Road. The road is getting expanded to 4 lanes with a divider; the mall is located on a corner site of a busy traffic crossing with signals. So it is going to be messy in a few months for the traffic and the shoppers. I found this to be a strange building with pseudo revival motifs made with expensive craftsmanship. Took the film to Kodak Franchisee “Whizz Photo” here. They refused to process saying that they do only color as they do not have the dye for B&W; as they could not guarantee the tones they won’t process the film! So I brought it home and tried the same in my old ‘reliable” brew. I find that the Kodak film seems to have more “tolerance” than their lab! So here are some samples. It was a day of bright haze, with no sunshine. Exposed the film at f/16 ans 1/250 sec or f/11 and 1/250sec.