Week 2, Fujica GW690

The Texas Leica, a big beastie of a camera that makes a lot of noise.  In this case I also had a first time problem with this camera, where after taking a shot and advancing the film, the next shot would not fire.  I tried most everything I could, but ended up releasing the back (quickly) and advancing the film. As a result my normal 8 shots dropped down to 5 and 3/4.  I apparently also had some focusing issues.

This particular day the fog was quite dense and I was hoping to capture the essence of it on film (Arista EDU 100).  I think I sort of succeeded in a few of the shots, including my selected printable frame.  Development in Sprint 1+9, printed on Ilford MGIV RC paper developed in Dektol.

Contact Print

Contact Print

Bent Tree

Bent Tree

I added some scans to my own personal blog of a few of the other shots in this roll. I had some focusing issues that were not apparent when shooting, part of which might be because I shot wide-open at 3.5, which I’ve never done before with this camera.

 

7 thoughts on “Week 2, Fujica GW690

  1. Pingback: 52 Rolls, Week 2 scans | Joe's Film Photography Adventure

  2. What can I say? I had one of those too. 😉 And I do love shooting in the fog as well. I’d love to check out the other images but I think you need to fix the link to your blog!

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    • They take great shots and despite the size are not all that heavy. People see it though and get a little scared, so not quite like the CL for ‘street’ shots. nor the Yashica Mat.

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  3. Like the bent tree. Being soft just adds to the atmosphere. Would like to see the one with the rock and trees in the back ground a little bigger.

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    • Thanks! That one was just a bit past the end of the roll because of my shutter issues. It is close to a 6×6, so I might be able to print it, but did add scans on my blog.

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