Yes, after over a month he is back from the doctor’s! And he’s in great shape. Freshly cleaned, lubed and adjusted by a master of the art of camera maintenance, Will van Manen and his assistant Cathy Kuiper from Kamera Service in the Netherlands.
I can only recommend their work and the clear and transparent way they do it. Very fast to respond to mail, reasonably fast turnaround (there were holidays during the time Oscar spent there, explaining the slight delay) and reasonable prices for good work.
The first roll, or better call it a half-roll as I shot the first 20 frames with my AE-1, is scanned and the results are really quite lovely!!!
No price winning shots here, they were just tests, but they came out beautifully. I used a roll of StreetPan 400 from Bellamy Hunt of Japan Camera Hunter fame. A lovely emulsion, very good contrast, and nice grain. A bit on the expensive side though. Much more so than HP5 or Tri-X. But I’m always one for supporting new film.
Anyways, Bellamy also sells fine film containers in black, white and any number of gaudy colours for your enjoyment! And of course he can source the nicest, best and rarest cameras form Japan for you!
So Oscar has behaved nicely and as a reward I fed him a roll of HP5 which he is currently going through. So more from that front very soon.
Here are some more photos:
By the way, this building was the CASINO, but some funny guy (or analphabet) seems to have mixed up the letters a bit. INCAOS makes no sense…. or does it? IN CHAOS! Yes I got it!!!
And the final note for this series is:
Thanks for visiting!