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5 Frames with the Konica C35 – By Sam Hainsworth

January 17, 2019

On a trip to New York, I stumbled on a tiny thrift store with a few old cameras toward the back. I didn’t have a camera with me on this trip so thought I’d grab a 35mm point and shoot. Luckily found a Konica C53 Auto, which looked in near mint condition, but the light meter wasn’t working, I thought at the time must be the battery, but sadly it was busted. I managed to get a few good pictures, but they were a little overexposed.

As soon as I got back to the UK I got myself on eBay and managed to grab a fully working C35 with the case and flash! Overall this is my favourite camera to carry around with me at all times right now. The lens isn’t the greatest, but every image I’ve taken on it so far has some form of charm.

The 5 photos I’ve chosen are from a recent workshop I did on black and white darkroom development and printing, which has made me fall in love with photography that little bit more. The development process lets you have full control over the overall hardness of each photo. As I was developing in black and white I decided to go for Tri-X 400 film, something I’d never used, but highly recommended to me by a few friends who recently developed, mainly as it doesn’t use the C-41 development process.

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  • Reply
    January 17, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    Picture #4 is my favourite

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    Dale Willetts
    January 17, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    Great work. It’s nice to see someone else who loves these. I did a 5 frames with on mine a while ago. The meter on mine recently stopped working, but luckily it seems to be a loose wire from the battery compartment. So once its re soldered it should be fine.

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      Aleksander Kelpman
      January 25, 2019 at 11:12 am

      My favourite point & shoot. Well enough built and feels great in hands.

      I like that you can always shoot handheld and later fix in post, I don’t need to worry about it shooting at 1/8 or some other weird speed like that. Indoors compromise 1/30 f.2.8 is almost always enough for my needs with a low speed film. Yet it’s a rare feature.

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    January 18, 2019 at 7:59 am

    Great shots!

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    Terry B
    January 18, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    Great mini-portfolio, and a rendition from Tri-X that I’d expect. An excellent example of it’s the photographer not (strictly) the camera. Although it does help! 👍

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