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January 14, 2015 / Gregory Williams

Testing

Model House Konica Auto S Koda BW400CN

It didn’t occur to me until I started taking pictures that I was going to have to think about depth of field more than I wanted to.

I got creative one day and started building dioramas because I wanted to take some photographs. I was unhappy though with the depth of fields my regular cameras were capable of. I was happiest with the photos I took on my phone. You can see the difference in the previous post, and here.

My phone’s camera isn’t bad, but I want to shoot these dioramas on film.

The solution it seems is a range finder, in this case a Konica Auto S. It has a bright 1.9 lens and can focus just within a meter of the subject.

I didn’t have a lot of luck with the first two rolls of film I ran through it to see how it would really work. The first fed wrong and fooled me into processing unused, and the second was mostly under exposed. I think it’s worth another test roll, a tripod, and a little extra time to verify metering.

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