May 18, 2018
Experimenting with Film and a Vintage Graflex

I have a vintage Graflex Century 35A Viewfinder 35mm Camera with a fixed f/3.5 45mm Kowa lens. It’s completely manual, no metering! Three settings on the front: 1) Focus: guess the distance and dial accordingly; 2) Shutter aperture f/3.5 – f/16 3) Shutter speed 1/25th- 1/300th. The viewfinder has a frame line to guide composition but that’s it. The rewind is on the front under the lens and is a cool mechanism but the end tab on mine is broken (though still works).

I have no idea when or where I acquired this camera… ? Oh well, it a good looking little kit, quite compact and apparently it still works! I put a roll of film in this back in 2015!!!! Yes, three years ago and was going to give it a run, but have only snapped a shot here and shot there. With spring arriving I pushed to get this test roll done and see what comes out the other end so when I was at the Cheery Blossoms last week I finished off the 36 exposures.

Here are the results of the test roll of Kodak TMAX 400:

Rob Ford Graffiti, Graffiti Alley, Toronto, March 16, 2015

Graffiti Alley, Toronto, March 16, 2015

Niagara Falls, March 29, 2015

Rosedale Station, Toronto, January 27, 2018

Eaton Centre Bridge, Toronto, January 27, 2018

Breakfast at the Senator, Toronto, January 27, 2018

The Senator, Toronto, January 27, 2018

Bryn at the Senator, Toronto, January 27, 2018

Bryn Home for Reading Week, February 23, 2018

Bryn Walking by the Summerhill LCBO, February 23, 2018

Series below: Cherry Blossom Festival, High Park, Toronto, May 9, 2018:

May 10, 2018
The Cherry Blossoms were out at High Park and so were the masses with their cameras.
June 24, 2018
Life, love, diversity and pride were on full display at the Pride Toronto 2018 parade.
October 30, 2018

This is Charlie!

July 23, 2018

Blue Jays pitchers warming up in the bullpen from the front row of the bleachers.

April 29, 2018

Mannequins going about their daily business.

April 26, 2018

Memories of time spent in a place that is dear to my heart.

April 15, 2018

The first roll of film for me and a vintage Leica in years.

March 30, 2019

Winter is finally making a retreat and spring colours are beginning to emerge on the streets of Toronto.

March 12, 2019

Spiderman skated by on Queen Street, Toronto.

December 14, 2018

The year winds down as the holiday season winds up. I am unwound.

December 2, 2018

Three green chairs

December 2, 2018

A short walk through my neighbourhood on Sunday

November 18, 2018

Some shots from the streets of Toronto on a late autumn Sunday.

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