A few days ago, I took the camera you see above and ran a roll of 35mm film through it. This is a Realist 35 camera that dates back to about 1955. It has a fixed lens 50mm f/2.8 lens. For such a compact camera it is pretty heavy, but then again, cameras were built like tanks back then. It was a little awkward to use for a few reasons. The winder is on the left instead of the right. I have big hands. And it is the most difficult camera I’ve ever had to focus. There’s also no meter so you have to either use a handheld meter or guess. I chose the latter for my first roll of film since I was inside a lit arena. I knew I wasn’t going to be making many changes and as you can see on the lens, there aren’t that many options. I picked up a roll of 800 ISO and headed to the game. I was pretty excited to see that my exposure was accurate. I will be shooting more with this camera to improve my focusing with it. Here are some of my shots from that roll.