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Past Peak Color with Samoca Camera

Color in foliage has changed dramatically since the last few galleries I had posted. In most neighboring locales, it is now mostly peak or past peak. Colors are richer and deeper, as more hardwoods make the change.

I wanted to catch this phase before it is gone, and went out with still another old camera, my Samoca 35 model LE-II.
Samocas were made by Sanei Sangyo, Japan.
The LE-II was circa 1957.
I found mine at a flea market in Mayville, New York, near Lake Chautauqua, back in the early 1990s.
Coupled rangefinder, with brightframe finder, focuses from 3 feet to infinity.
Uncoupled selenium powered exposure meter.
Synced for either electronic flash or bulb, pc socket on lens barrel, cold shoe on top.
Lens is SAMOCAR f:2.8 / 50mm in B, 1 -> 300 shutter.
Film was a 27 exposure roll of Konica Minolta Centuria Super ASA 200 for Prints.

I was quite satisfied with the way the camera handled in the field, and satisfied with the results. Sharp and clear in my opinion.
All images are 2006 E.J.Kowalski.
01_pleasant_vallley1.jpg
01_pleasant_vallley1.jpg
02_pleasant_valley2.jpg
02_pleasant_valley2.jpg
03_leafy_trail1.jpg
03_leafy_trail1.jpg
04_leafy_trail2.jpg
04_leafy_trail2.jpg
05_leafy_trail3.jpg
05_leafy_trail3.jpg
06_log1.jpg
06_log1.jpg
07_log2.jpg
07_log2.jpg
08_intersection.jpg
08_intersection.jpg
09_cedar.JPG
09_cedar.JPG
10_scarlet_oak.jpg
10_scarlet_oak.jpg
11_outback.jpg
11_outback.jpg
12_halloween.jpg
12_halloween.jpg
13_High_ridge_blvd.jpg
13_High_ridge_blvd.jpg
14_highway_colors.jpg
14_highway_colors.jpg
Samoca_LE_II.jpg
Samoca_LE_II.jpg
Samoca_LE_II_top.JPG
Samoca_LE_II_top.JPG