Anyway - at least I have 2 new pictures from my Canonet that I really like. That thing is hard to work with! I find that things that look really great with the little 35mm disposable, odd and random snappy types of things, just don't jive with the Canonet. It only does justice to more considered compositions it seems - which is not really my strong suit. Taking time to fuss that is. Maybe too it is that the quality of the disposable (lo-fi tech) adds something of itself to make the photos charming - like the way a polaroid does.
For example: standard sunlit table with vase of tulips shot straight on - regular digital = boring (unless you are doing something really good which is totally possible), 35mm disposable = gritty and dark feeling plus kind of cheapish and grungy (ie:interesting), polaroid = subversive and flattened out, looks as though it was shot 30 years ago (ie: also interesting but be careful not to be too cute, unless you want cute). And then the Canonet is kind of this real deal thing where the photos are so lush that if I quickly snap something that seems interesting on the road home from work it is just a wasted exposure. It actually just looks like something on the side of the road for real. Hard to explain.
So that is how I figure it works. But maybe that is just me! In any case this Canonet is whipping me into shape because I really have to work at it - and be ruthless with my editing. (well - still got to get better with that one!)
OK - Thanks for tuning in.