Thursday, 2 February 2012

холодный фотоаппарат (2)

Bright sun, wind from Russia and -8°; the right weather to test the 1955 Смена.
"Stalin's Volkswagen" as she was called: a good, simple camera for the people. I like her very much, she is beautiful and has possibilities.
The counter works like the Argus brick, better, in fact, the shutter is more Lubitel-like.
But: the (too tiny) diaphragm is inoperable in the freezing cold, alas.

(Ha - as if I ever touch a diaphragm! I take every picture 1/50 at F8, Смена, Фед, or Hasselblad...)