Retina IIa, round 2

After the Presidential Election, there was an Anti-Trump rally at the University of Rochester.   I figured this would be a good chance to practice focusing with Retina and to try to get better acquainted with the camera.

Like before, the Retina IIa didn't like mid day sun much at all.  You have to work to get an exposure that's not overblown.  I'm not sure how much I like the small coupled rangefinder either.  I pretty much just zone focus and point and shoot.  This is the first rangefinder I have shot with so I'm at a disadvantage comparing it to other rangefinders.

KEH had a film sale a while ago and I took advantage, getting a stash of film at around .75 to .80 a roll.  Most of it was Lomography color film.  I stuck with the Lomography to test out the camera.  I also shot two rolls of HP5 at the rally.  Those will not be processed until sometime this winter by me in a darkroom.

Anyways, the Retina performed pretty well.  If you are a street shooter who likes wider lenses, the 50mm lens will require a little getting used to.  I'm still adjusting, positioning myself where I would be with a 35mm or wider lens.