Cambridge, United Kingdom
5 September 2020
Yashica FX-3 with a Yashica 50mm f/2 lens
Kodak Ektar 100 film
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I’ve already posted a couple of pictures of this rusted and twisted car body, taken on my X100F, and in general those tell the scene better than this one taken with my Yashica, but I like the tones in this one better. The Ektar 100 has renderered the grass more lighter than my X100F, so the rust pops a little more, and the shallow depth of field works well (and somewhat saves the otherwise awkward composition with the fields going into the distance). I think
I’ve been trying to avoid getting a wider angle lens for the Yashica, so that I don’t end up with my two cameras doing the same job, but I really do wish I’d had the composition of the X100F with the colors of Ektra on this shoot.
I’m also pleased with the detail here - I struggle at times with the Yashica to get anything that feels sharp, but the door in the middle has come out quite well. A demonstration that the issue with the sharpness is most likely behind the camera rather than in the camera.