|Finetta-Werk (Saraber) Finetta 88, 35mm Camera. Photograph gallery.|
principle delight in using the Finetta is derived from it's appearance,
it is quite unlike anything else. The camera sits comfortably in the hands
and the controls are light and smooth. Setting the aperture is a bit of
a fiddle however. Performance is tolerable, the optics aren't the crispest
but they're far from the worst either. If it has a problem at all it's the
surprisingly picky shutter, though a simple device its tolerance to wear
is low and this one has proved to be decidedly recalcitrant - regularly
refusing to release. However, I can forgive it because I like the way it
Left, Winchester Cathedral bathed in the evening sunlight , taken from St. Catherine's Hill. At right the knobbly bark of a tree on St. Catherine's, at the Finetta's closest focus.
Below left, a variation of the cathedral. Below middle, is a Piper J3C-65 Cub at Chilbolton Airfield. Below right, is the Warsash river Ferry shelter, painted in this wonderfully outrageous pink, the ferry company paints the vessels in a similarly noticeable hue.
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