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26. August 2010, 04:58:32 (edited)
My mother had Yashica-A twin lens reflex camera and no light meter. At that time you just had to estimate the light and try to get best out of the film i the lab. Only on most expensive cameras there were light meters. Although, one could buy a hand held meter, but I have understood they were pretty expensive as well.
27. August 2010, 11:58:25 (edited)
Originally posted by m4rt1n:
Are those hand held meters really as expensive as you wrote?
Not today, I guess, but I have understood 40 years ago they were rare and somewhat expensive for average working class people. You may recall seeing pocket cameras from 1960's or even 1970's where were no light meters, but just aperture adjustment with icons like sunny day, cloudy day, indoors and flash. So, all you could do was just "guesstimate" the right exposure. But then on 1980's old light meters became somewhat useless things. So, at that time even a poor student could find and buy them easily:
Afterwards it looks like everyone and everything became much richer during 1980's
EDIT: After doing some more research, I found out the lightmeters were not that expensive in 1960's after all, and cheap enough cameras with built-in light meters came common in 1970's. Although, it's also relative what people think as expensive Here in Finland all kinds of technical equipments have always been much more expensive than elsewhere in Europe because of high taxes. I recall buying one new lens for Pentax 110 camera from Germany in 1990's because of high tax and limited availability in Finland Now Internet has changed all that.
And I remind about a TV-documentation about the Camera obscura: This guy had a small light meter which has dimensions like a mobile phone. At least it did not look very expensive
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11. February 2012, 14:33:59 (edited)
I usually use it to take 6x6 images with color reversal film Fujifilm Provia 400X.
Here some images of the camera from my 2010-2011 365 album.
The 6x6 adapter.
its cheaper than orthers but was hard too get in "rhis times" in poland
helios lens is 100% clean and no any dust get in, its good cheap lens so anybody can get it to any body via m42 adapters and its seriously worth of this money. manual sharppening after some days becomed easy and nice fun for me.
now im switched to a bit dusty nikorr 50 / 1.4 and its mutch bether and sharper.
i will have also tamron sp 90 on the way for macro, and something more maybe if i will get lucky to buy cheap on auctions.
... for my luck : ) i have it for about 6 euro.
i took of the mount and tape it to my m42>m43 adapter its a bit loosy but can make shots, later i meybe figire some bether connectionbetwens les and adapter.
this is how it look
and its how it works
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