More to come on the camera, but I can say so far so good.
The main questions I had for this camera were “Does this thing expose properly?” and “Can it focus a lens properly?”. A test is in order.
Ran the first roll through at dusk and I am happy to report that this thing exposes properly and can focus a lens properly. To really test its focusing I decided to shoot with the 7Artisans 50mm f/1.1. My go to bang for buck M mount lens and the first one I reach for anytime I test an M mount film camera. Affectionately called “Knock-off-ti-lux” while not as technically proficient wide open it is great fun and actually behaves itself rather well if you stop it down a bit… But what fun is that. Most shots were taken wide open and the few out of focus shots were down to user error as were the ones that were not properly exposed. In both cases, I was either rushing because the sun was dropping fast on me or shooting in near darkness because I lost the race with the sun.
Film of choice was Ilford HP5.
As usual developed at home with Cinestill df96 monobath.
My favorites from this first roll through this camera.
Will share more on the Konica Hexar RF when I get more rolls of film through it.