Originally Posted by My Left Foot
I put a roll of 100F in my Yashica yesterday, but never got round to trying it. Can't wait to try a roll in the Fuji GSW (been waiting to get a light meter). Have you tried your Fuji out yet?
I quickly put a test roll through when I bought it, just to check the shutter and winding mechanism etc, but that was it until the weekend.
The kids were out in the garden on Sunday and I put two rolls through it (doesn't take long!) chasing them around. I came to the conclusion (which I probably knew beforehand) that it is almost entirely unsuitable for that purpose. I don't have high expectations for the results but wanted to have a play anyway. It will obviously come into its own with more static subjects...
It's a strange camera to use. Not difficult at all, but feels like you're wielding some kind of oversized clown's camera, and while it's clearly very well made and a high quality item (and the lens has a top reputation), it has a kind of toy-like feel in the shutter release etc. But when you see those enormous negatives you are blown away by how much detail is in them.
What light meter are you getting? I had a Gossen Lunasix F which was excellent but too bulky for my liking, so I sold that on ebay and got myself a Digisix. It's a brilliant tiny little meter. To be honest, with my Yashica I more often than not just guessed the exposure myself when using colour print or B&W film, though I wouldn't try that with slide film personally.