The 50 Year Old Digital Camera

FH000018The Monteagle Sunday School Assembly was founded in 1882.  For many years apart of the International Chautauqua Alliance, the assembly still operates as a center for reflection, spiritual uplifting and enrichment.

Five months of playing with the M2  has been a wonderful journey.  The slow, deliberate way that I must shoot with this camera has been a re-awakening.  Relearning the quirks of rangefinder focus,  the soft but deliberate touch of the shutter: it’s much more involved.  It draws you into your work.

Most pleasing is how serious 2.8 on this camera is.  The only lens I have used so far is a Summaron 35mm/2.8.  Eventually I will work with the Elmar 50mm/2.8 collapsible.  The image above illustrates just how shallow the depth of field is with this wide-angle lens.

Thinking in B&W is just like riding a bike. Once you learn it, you can jump back on.  It is so cool to know that the image will never be in color.  Once you put the film in the camera there is no turning back until you reach the end of the roll.

*Just a note about this project:  As I add to the existing projects they will not show as a new post, so check back from time to time and see how things are going.  Perhaps one day I will figure out how to consolidate the projects for better viewing.  Thanks for coming by and looking at this–Paul

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