Thursday, December 18, 2008
SF Conservatory, Golden Gate Park
When we were in the Bay Area just two years ago I made quite a few pictures with my Zeiss Ikon Contaflex-I, a compact single lens reflex camera from the early 'Fifties. It is one of my great favorites from my collection, in spite of being a rather temperamental performer. I sent the camera away to be repaired on our return to NM; it worked fine for a bit, but then started giving me problems again. I fixed it myself a couple of times, and nearly gave up on it. Yesterday, I went at it again, and managed to fix a problem I had created myself by mismatching the shutter to the camera body. I've got some film in it now, and will get out to make some more pictures with it as soon as the winter wind stops howling.