I've decided to use again the little Minolta Riva 75w for a project I have in mind and for the occasion here are some [unleashed] pics taken tons of years ago during gorgeous MTB rides.

Credits to Konte for the roll.


Long story short, the pleasure to evoke the oldest days. Raiding your parents' closet for cool old things is a must if you're looking for unique vintage stuff :). Jokes apart I've found this old Voigtländer Brillant camera [metal body, Anastigmat Voitgar 75mm f6.3 lens, 1/25, 1/50, 1/100, B]. At first glance it seemed ok but on closer inspection has revealed a very dirty lens, a sticky shutter, the zone-focus ring hard to turn and many inner mechanical parts rusty. I've searched a bit the web and I've found here and there some useful hint on how to disassemble the lens and the zone-focus ring. Since I like tinkering with these old cameras I've decided to do this by myself, come hell or high water. Here are some pics of the roll, mainly shot at f11, 1/100 [hand metered with my faithful Zeiss Ikon Ikophot light meter].

All in all it has been funny playing with this camera and I'm pretty happy of the results nevertheless I do not know if I will ever use this camera again. I shall see.


After an unusual running in the mountains in a foggy day, on the way back, I took a brief stroll around a town located in the valley of a major river.


Walking along the docks. These are all pristine scanned pics.

[expired roll metered @ 80 ASA]