Nice. Excellent history too. I had absolutely no idea the Samyang brand went back that far (presumably it goes back even further than that) - I just assumed it was a made-up name to sell cheap/re-badged lenses in the 201x's (like Rokinon or 7Artisans or others).My Minolta system. The Samyang DF400x is just a rebranded X-300 from the 90s, when Minolta gave license to Seagull to sell its clones. I decided to settle on Minolta SR mount as my film system because the compatibility of lenses and bodies is fantastic, they are cheap and small, and the quality on film is stunning. These are all MDII primes except the 35-70 zoom which is MD I. I actually did not intend on getting that zoom but I saw it for 20€ on a vintage shop and couldn't let it go.
I have a couple rolls of film on order from B&H. They're special order, hopefully in the next week or so. This is the same as the first camera I ever used when I was about 8 or 9. So if you want recommendations from a 9 year old, here I am!I have the same Baby Brownie - minus the paperwork and packaging though. I've yet to take a picture with it...have you used yours much? If so, any advice?
Samyang goes quite a bit back I believe, started around the 70s. I think they manufacture their own lenses, which others sold under third party brand names. Nowadays I think they use the Rokinon/Samyang/Bower name depending on the market, but they are a class above 7artisans and the like which for the most part just rebrand lenses.Nice. Excellent history too. I had absolutely no idea the Samyang brand went back that far (presumably it goes back even further than that) - I just assumed it was a made-up name to sell cheap/re-badged lenses in the 201x's (like Rokinon or 7Artisans or others).
Good news, B&H finally shipped the 127 Rerapan 100 I ordered just before Christmas. I am guessing it will show up this weekend and I hope to load and shoot a roll of it. I'll let you know how it goes.I have the same Baby Brownie - minus the paperwork and packaging though. I've yet to take a picture with it...have you used yours much? If so, any advice?
The dinosaur shot is really sharp!My kindly neighbour passed this on to me last year.View attachment 868386View attachment 868387
After a bit of a search, we managed to track down a suitable replacement battery and I had a spare roll of Ilford FP4+ film.
I wasn't taking too much time taking the photos as I was concentrating on my new (used ) E-M5 Mk2 instead.
I rattled the film off and when I got the film processed I just asked for small scanned images.
However, I'm pleasantly surprised at the image quality when I did get the exposure and focus correct.
Here's the best of the bunch:
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Nice! As I was asked in another thread, do you use them or do they collect dust? 620 and 127 are both available again, although they cost about twice what you'll pay for 35 and 120. Right now I'm on a kick, but I want to try and shoot a couple rolls per month going forward.
I bought one of the Watkins Bee Meters a couple of years ago after I stumbled upon the house Alfred once lived in, in Hereford.
Love that Ambi Silette! Do you have any other lenses, besides the 50 mm?