The 500CM Goes To Shinjuku


The 500CM was introduced in 1957 and remained in production until 1970, my one is from the mid "60s and is very worn. I shot exclusively on Ilford Hp5 developed in Kodak D76 or ID11 (pretty much the same developers). For a camera this old it didn't miss a beat, no light meter so I guestimated the exposures and mostly was pretty close. The Reciprocal Rule works like this- The ISO equals the shutter speed at f16 on a bright sunny day. So for the 500cm with 400 ISO film it works out as: f16 at 1/500 sec. Scanned on the Nikon LS9000 scanner using SilverFast, slow but the quality is amazing. I worked around that, opening up in the shadows by a couple of stops as needed, usually works fine and is a hell of a lot quicker than stuffing around with light meters. Still have to do an edit tokyoHB (4)-EdittokyoHB (60)tokyoHBtokyoHB (3)tokyoHB (2)tokyoHB (5)tokyoHB (6)tokyoHB (7)tokyoHB (8)tokyoHB (9)tokyoHB (10)tokyoHB (11)tokyoHB (12)tokyoHB (19)tokyoHB (20)tokyoHB (20)-EdittokyoHB (23)tokyoHB (24)tokyoHB (27)tokyoHB (28)tokyoHB (29)tokyoHB (31)tokyoHB (32)tokyoHB (35)tokyoHB (36)tokyoHB (39)tokyoHB (41)tokyoHB (44)tokyoHB (46)tokyoHB (49)tokyoHB (52)tokyoHB (53)tokyoHB (54)tokyoHB (56)tokyoHB (57)tokyoHB (58)tokyoHB (59)  

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