I wrote about the Argus HFM II earlier, and it was one of the cameras that I got film back for. The manual for the camera recommends using 200 ISO film so I used Fuji 200. I like the results well enough that I will probably use the camera again. I added the color pictures to the existing gallery. If this camera looks interesting to you, one can usually be found on Ebay for between $10 and $20.
Argus HFM II Gallery
Since I started using film again about a year ago I have bought a lot of cameras. When I get the camera I take some pictures using bulk b&w. If the results from the test roll show that the camera worked okay and had potential I take photos with color film. Since I don't think that I am a collector my plan is to find out which cameras are ones that I will use. And while I have been in the acquiring and testing phase for a while I think it has come time to go to the sorting phase.
Some of the cameras are an easy choice. I have my Canon F1 that I bought in 1974. It still works well and just from a point of sentiment it would be the last camera that I would sell. A recent purchase, the Olympus XA, also falls in the keeper category. Because it fits easily in my pocket and takes excellent pictures I find myself using it a lot.
A trickier one is the Yashica 124G. The camera is in very good shape and the results I get from it seem excellent to me.
Still I don't care much for carrying a big camera around or for looking down to frame an image. One thing I have found out about myself in the last year is that I do like a camera that I can put in my pocket and not notice unless I want to take a picture. The Yashica 124G sure does not fall into that category, however it may be one that is worth the trouble.
So that is all for today. Not sure what I will post next, however it will likely be more about the results from the pictures I just got back.