Shooting Film on an old Voigtlander: “Bad to the Bone”
The Praktica is a semi-automatic Aperture Priority affair, so it shoots pretty much like any of my digital cameras: you dial in your preferred aperture and it selects the appropriate shutter speed to produce the correct exposure – you become a cyborg. There are no such fripperies with the Voigtlander, which is fully manual and has a broken light meter, just for good measure. The solution? Shoot sunny 16. I just select the highest shutter speed (1/125 sec) and dial in what looks like the appropriate aperture. Hit and miss, perhaps, but at least the high-ish shutter speed almost eliminates camera shake.
Here is the first shot, taken on Fuji 200 ASA film.
I call it Bad to the Bone.