soundbrigade

soundbrigade

Grumpy old fart from W Sweden with too much to do but too much of letargy and apathy to get my wheels turning.
However loading one of my many cameras with a roll of expired Soviet film isn't too hard for me and having a great lab in Gothenburg that processes my (normal) films and scanning them requires not much.
The analogue cameras, I must stress, requires different photo technics than using digital. Either you aim and adjust and aim again and wait for the Sun to appear or disappear and shoot, striving hard not to waste the 36 frames on the roll OR ...
Go by the golden LOMO-rules and shoot without hesitation. What ends up on the plastic strip was exactly what was intended. And like the Kinder Egg - there will be a great moment of surprise looking at the exposed photos.
To this I have to add: DON'T WORK TO HARD TO TAKE BAD PHOTOS - TAKE PHOTOS THAT TELL A STORY!
I have spent some energy trying out my various cameras, finding a favourite. Maybe trying to spend more energy do some serious work.

Did I really write "SERIOUS"??????!!!!!!!

My cameras:
- Canon EOS M3 (28mm macro, 22mm, 18-55mm, 55-200mm) - My "workhorse"
- START (slight problems)
- FED-2
- ZORKI-4K (problems)
- KIEV-4M
- FED Micron-2
- KIEV-35A (poor)
- LOMO-135 (not working as it should)
- LOMO Kompakt Avtomat
- Kershaw 450
- ZEISS Ikon Nettar 517/2
- Voightländer Vito II
- Bencini Comet S
- Zimmermann Luxette
- Olympus Superzoom 70
- AkArette II
- Pentax MV (50mm, 70-210mm)
(Ordered a FED-50 recently, because of the optics)

A note on my nick:
Some 25 years ago I lived and worked in St Petersburg, Russia and had just purchased a pair of Russian tube amplifiers. As the company I was working for went bankrupt, I and my family returned to Sweden, but I had some ideas of starting a small company selling Russian tube stuff. The name I planned to give my business was SOUNDBRIGADE (or звуковая бригада in Russian).
The business never took off but the name got stuck.

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