I posted a pic last night because I was so excited about the results but I wanted to address Part 3 a little more in-depth so you all know where things stand in my adventure to shoot film again.
After receiving my Yashica film camera last Wednesday, shooting 36 exposures of ISO 400 B&W film that same day and sending them to The Darkroom with a prepaid mailing label, I continued to research Leica film cameras while I waited to see how the pics turned out.
I went by my local camera store, Ace Photo in Ashburn, and spent 1.5 hours yesterday talking to the staff and one of their Leica customers about what my options were for purchasing a Leica film camera. Bottom line was- Which one would work best and be affordable? The general consensus, after trying out 4-5 cameras with my Leica Summarit 35 2.5 lens, was that the M6 would fill my needs best. It is an all manual camera but does have a meter built in. They did not have any available without an auto winder so I continued my search on Ebay while I waited for my pics.
I had no idea The Darkroom would receive, process and post my pics on the web on Friday. Two days after I sent them! To say I was excited would be an understatement. I viewed them and downloaded a couple. After some very basic adjustments in LR5 I posted the pic last night.
I liked the results. In fact I liked them so much I bought a mint, black M6 last night. It is in Hong Kong so I will receive it next week.
I have done some side by side comparisons with a digital pic and film pic of the same scene and I really like them both. The film has a special look.
Needless to say I am learning more day by day in this adventure called photography with Leica. Yesterday I learned a lot more about the Leica brand as we looked at everything from an M2 to an M7.
Once I receive the camera I will be out and about shooting and posting an update.
I am posting a pic that I took with the Yashica. I just processed it and I have already learned a couple of things:
1. This camera overexposes the highlights.
2. There is no need to sharpen a converted film pic in LR5.