I shot a roll of TMAX 100 in the Signet 35 during one of my usual walks through Old Town and on a longer walk the next day through a nearby industrial area. Some of the pictures I got showed me that it would have been a good idea to keep my Series V lens hood on the camera as getting the lens too close to the sun caused some loss of contrast. Otherwise, the Ektar turned in a good performance.
|Decorating Old Town|
|beemer and little red|
I don't usually think about close-ups when shooting my rangefinder cameras, but the Signet 35 is more capable in that regard then most because of its capacity to focus accurately down to two feet, as well as needing little compensation for parallax error.
My second day's outing with the Signet 35 took me north on 12th to the rail tracks through an industrial district and then east as far as Fourth Street. I stopped to grab a shot of the engines in the AFD service yard on Fifth; that was tricky as I had to shoot against the sun and through a wire mesh fence.
Albuquerque's Fourth Street is a long north/south corridor which runs from the city center up to where the road curves around to cross the Rio Grande on the way to Bernalillo. The street is lined mostly with one-story buildings housing many small Mexican restaurants, and every other block features a tire store or a used car lot.
|The Farmacy Cafe on Mountain Road|