- Photographer: Tom Raymondson
- Camera: Minolta CLE
- Lens: M-Rokkor 40mm f2
- Film: Kodak Tri-X, developed in D-76
It’s film. I developed it. I printed it. Had to get that off my chest. And it was one of my first shots with a newly acquired Minolta CLE, purchased after James’s glowing review reawakened my interest. After all, how could I resist “the best M mount camera around”, especially since I can’t afford a real Leica.
Those are the lesser reasons. Maybe enough for a film / classic camera snob like me. But it’s the subject that really pulls me in.
The girl on the old Kodak advertising poster looks remarkably like photos of my wife when she was eight, nine years old. She disagrees, but the hair, the freckles . . .
The enlarger is an Inter 66, from Czechoslovakia. My first enlarger! I purchased it new around 1970 and gave it away decades ago right here in Ukiah. Is this my actual enlarger? The details that might vary from model to model – the cord, the switch, the color of wood in the baseboard – look exactly the same. I’m saying it’s mine.
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