I finally had time to take my newly acquired (not to mention, ancient) camera out for the first time to the Los Angeles County Fair. It took some getting used to after coming from the super simple to use, Rolleicord. The first big hurdle to get over, with this camera, is learning how to properly load the film. If you load it up wrong, you will have overlapping frames. And, no one wants overlapping frames, right? The second big hurdle to get over is to remember to take it easy when winding up the said film. The eastern side of the Cold War did not know how to build quality cameras, and not taking it easy will lead to things breaking. But damn, the Carl Zeiss 80mm F2.8 is a fantastic piece of glass. The bokeh that screams out of this piece of light sucking Cold War technology is phenomenal. A blurry and unfocused view on life is a dreamy, and fantastical state. Bokeh isn’t for everyone, but it sure is definitely for me.
I can’t wait to do a proper shoot with this camera.