After much anticipation I have to admit that I am a little bit let down by the film that was returned to me this evening. There are a few things that may be at play here. 1) The developer is just a local shop that may or may not be be using the best practices. 2) The scans I am posting here are mediocre at best. 3) I chose the wrong film for the setting. 4) The photographer is the weak link.
Most importantly though, I am happy to report that the camera behaved as expected. Since these were my first couple of rolls put through this new (to me) camera I was interested in checking a few things such as the metering, the advancing of film, light leaks, lens issues… I was happy to report that the camera is in excellent shooting condition considering its age and price. Now it is just time to work out some of the other issues. First on my list will be to find another developer that may have better developing methods and can return higher quality scans.
*All of the images posted here were resized, but are otherwise untouched scans from the developer.