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.
July 18, 2019

A collection of Charlie portraits from various dates.

July 12, 2019

Free Friday at the Honda Indy was an opportunity to catch some practice and snap a few racing shots.

May 10, 2019

A couple of textures and a tonal crossing scene.

May 3, 2019

A great event put together by Downtown Camera had me out on the streets shooting a roll of Ilford HP5.

August 24, 2019

A long sunset walk east along Dundas and Dupont from Runnymede to Spadina.

August 24, 2019

A few collected shots from recent outings around Toronto.

July 18, 2019

Took a long walk from Union Station to my house in the blazing sun.

June 30, 2019

Took my Leica M-P (240) with a late ’50’s vintage Summarit 5cm lens out for a walk around my neighbourhood.

June 25, 2019

A man passes under the rail bridge in Summerhill.

June 25, 2019

Ran an errand up at Yonge and Eglinton and took my 100mm macro lens out for a spin.