Olympus Autoeye.

The Olympus Autoeye is one of the five cameras I won in bulk on a local auction website and I was really excited to take it out for a spin to see what it can do. The selenium meter doesn’t work and I vaguely remember the exposure or shutter ring being stuck – I’m not entirely sure because the last time I fiddled with it was more than six months ago. It’s a shame because the Autoeye is a beautiful camera and although the one I have is in pristine cosmetic conditions, it no longer lives up to its functions and works more like a trigger-happy plastic camera.

I might still load it with film at some point though, just for the fun of it. I got back a roll of film taken on the Yashica today and am now quite taken with rangefinders all over again!

Ferrania Solaris 400 (expired), Olympus Autoeye

Yingge on Film.

One of the really fun things we did as prep for the opening of my friends’ cafe was to visit Yingge, the pottery town just outside Taipei for cups and mugs and plates. We even caught a pottery class in action while shopping for mini mosaic tiles (I’m not the only one who buys supplies out of fun, right?) but unfortunately did not have the time to join in ourselves.

Fujicolor 100, Zenit TTL