…you can get bitterly disappointed!
I made the experience just now. One of my three remaining ‘trusty’ cameras has just given up on me.
Bummer it’s the beautiful Spotmatic…
I was out and about with it in beautiful sunny winter weather (yes even winter can be beautiful) and thought I had some nice shots to bring home.
Well, the shots might have been nice if the camera had not played up.
Anyways, I got some pretty surrealistic results, some passable ones and a lot of crap.
So much for using nice vintage film cameras 😉
The colours were gorgeous, but at faster speeds I had the second shutter curtain impeding on the frame. Add to that some light leaks and overlapping frames, things I never had before and the disaster is perfect.
At slower speeds I had no problem. So it must be the fast shutter speeds that are flawed.
Now I’ll have to see if I can put that right… a professional repair does not make any sense with a 20€ camera, even a Spotmatic!
Anyways, the two frames below have something special. Call it atmosphere. Call it crap… I find them strangely compelling!
Hey, this one reminds me of Andreas Gursky’s Rhein II with a complementary special effect… might be more expensive than that one yet!
Thanks for visiting…. and R.I.P. Spotmatic