What comes out of a Minolta and a roll of film, by Adrian Popescu
" I carry 2 cameras: one loaded with a b&w film, one loaded with a colour film (you never know)."
Tell us about yourself.
I’m 32 years old, I’m from Romania and I’m a design engineer. I was born in Ramnicu Valcea, a relatively small town in the centre of Romania, after graduating high school I lived for 12 years in Bucharest – university and my first job as a hydro power design engineer, now for about 1 year I’m working in Constanta for the Modernization of the Locks on The Danube – Black Sea Channel.
When and how did the film journey begin for you?
I guess somewhere in May 2010 when I travelled to the Mud Volcanoes.
What type of film do you usually shoot and what made you choose it?
I have a lot of films on which I’m shooting. I prefer the black & white films, Fomapan and Azopan (Made in Romania up to 10 years ago). The contrast of those 2 films it’s incredible!
What camera makes you click?
My first bought camera was a Minolta SR-T 100 with a Rokkor 55 mm f:1.9 Lens.
After a couple of months I bought: a Minolta X-300 and a Rokkor 135 mm f:2.8 Lens and a Nikon F65 with Nikkor 28-70 mm on which I mounted the Nikkor AF-s 35 mm f:1.8 from my digital camera.
Last year a friend gave me a very nice present: a Minolta Dynax 800si camera with grip, filters 49 mm, Sigma 28 mm f:1.8, Minolta AF 50 mm f:1.7, Minolta AF 35-80 mm and Minolta 70-210 mm.
Between black and white and colour film which would you choose?
Black & white, but usually I carry 2 cameras: one loaded with a b&w film, one loaded with a colour film (you never know).
What lenses do you use?
Usually all fix lens, but I really love Rokkor 135 mm f:2.8 on my Minolta X-300.
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