Recent news about decline of choices in consumer film market – Agfa Vista discontinuation, triggered me to revisit my own favorite stock of consumer grade film – Fujifilm Superia 200. I bought 5 pack of stuff and at present I’m burning trough third roll.
5 frames that I share with you came from second roll and were shot with Pentax SuperA camera equipped with SMC Pentax-A 50mm F1.7 Lens.
What can I say… amazing combination; SuperA was named as European camera of the year in 1983 and this fact says a lot about it. My 5 cents would be that it is very capable and versatile machine, with good viewfinder and comfortable body. Only drawback is annoying locking main control ring / mode dial. But no camera is perfect. Taking into account all aspects that’s my favorite manual focus Pentax film camera body.
While 50mm SMC-A F1.7 lens is flimsy in its build, It posses very unique signature when shot wide open, hope you’ll be able to see what I mean in this set of pictures. This surreal look if further enhanced with Superia 200 films properties: vivid colors, glow in highlights and pronounced but not intruding grain.
All set is shot in Warsaw; beautiful city that I had opportunity to visit and explore.
Thanks for reading and enjoy!