Today I decided to take one of my Exakta's out for a spin... but with a twist! I used the waist level finder, and only the waist level finder. Up until today I'd only ever used the prism finder with the Exakta, because it has a nice split prism focus screen in it. The waist level is a pure matte focus screen. It's also really difficult to get vertical shots, due to the angle and the reverse mirror effect. However, using the waist level finder is a fun and refreshing way to shoot 35mm.
|My Exakta VX with Waist-Level Finder installed. Sexy!|
I think I got some nice shots, but just about every frame I shot suffered from a thin line appearing on the right half of the frame. I can only assume this has something to do with the focal plane shutter being somewhat faulty. Dang. This sucks, because the Exakta is one of my favorite cameras. :(
Anyway, here are some of the shots I got today. Enjoy!
Thanks for looking!