Saggy Barn on West Street - Granby MA

And pictures of, and words about, a Kodak Retina Reflex.
Which unless you like old cameras
You won't give a damn about.
Also some words about Arista EDU 100.




This is the front of the barn. It's also a good example of what happens when you don't check your shutter speed before you shoot. I checked two frames later and noticed the shutter was set on "B" which stands for "Bonehead." I figured I'd simply moved it by accident after the first two shots. So, there are no good shots of the front of the barn. Although this one isn't too bad if you squint heavily.



Shot by my assitant "Liz."





















Liz again





If you look into the shadows to the left, you'll see my assitant holding a Retina Reflex III. This is a good example of why you should never photograph anyone (especially a woman)  with a wide angle  lens when they are near the edge of your frame.













































Saggy Loft




































The Retina Reflexes from Kodak are the prettiest SLR's ever made. Beautifully finished and stylish. You can get them  cheap today.


































The 135 Tele-Xenar looks a lot like the older Zeiss lenses for Hasselblads.











































Even the cases are beautiful. Check that nifty wrist strap. Pure class.





















































This is a photo taken with the above camera earlier this winter.



















































Cameras used on saggy barn project. Rolleiflex Automat 3.5. Bessa L with 12mm Heliar and Kodak Retina Reflex (color shots) with 50mm Retina Xenar 1.9 pictured above. The 135mm was not used.

Color was Arista 200. B&W was Arista 100 EDU Ultra. I use Arista 200 and 400 a lot. I think they're excellent films. In bright light I shoot them at half their rated ASA and reduce development time by 1/3. I rated the Rolleiflex  EDU 100 at ASA 50 (shot in bright light) and the Bessa L at ASA 100 (interior shots). The Bessa L received normal processing.  I think the 200 and 400 Aristas have more snap than the 100 but it might just be that it needs to be handled differently.

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