I started taking pictures back when I was in Grade 6 I believe. It was a Vivitar point and shoot film camera. It wasn’t the greatest, but I was happy with the results. Later on in high school, I learned how to use SLRs. It was on these old cameras that I learned the basic fundamentals of photography. Now if only I can find my old negatives from 20 year ago.
Back in 2012, I bought a Asahi Pentax Spotmatic F. It worked for the most part except when a slower shutter was used where the mirror would lock up. I had plans to fix the camera but never thought of it until recently. I looked up a tutorial on how to fix the issue. I followed the instructions, and it worked. I oiled the cog and screw underneath the L lever. It works like a charm now. For the next few weeks, I’ll using the Spotmatic F as part of an analog photography project. I loaded up a roll of Fuji Superia 400. So far, I’ve taken 11 shots. I put on a Helios 44-2 because I like the bokeh that it produces. If you read, you probably want to stay tuned as I share some analog photographs.