I just expended time, effort, and brain cells (Ok, that last part may be debatable) to reason why an SR-T 200 is for all intents and purposes, just as usable as an SR-T 101, and then I seem to contradict myself with this posting showing images taken with that very camera. Am I that much a hypocrite?
In actuality, I'm proving my own point. The following images were shot with an SR-T 101, and upon reviewing them, I can readily attest that every one of them would have been just as easy to have captured on the SR-T 200. And I can speak of this having shot both models of camera.
So how did I wind up with an SR-T 101 after making the case for the underdog camera that is the 200? It's simple really. The lens. I spotted this camera for a bargain price with a Minolta Rokkor 28mm wide angle lens attached, so it seemed like a perfect pickup, and it was. It's a great camera, but so is the model 200 in nearly every way.
Since both the 101 and 200 model will meter down as low as ASA 6, this seemed the perfect chance to shoot another roll of Mr. Brown LOW ISO film on a week in mid-November. Yet again, this film is increasingly showing itself as a great medium that allows some great strengths: namely limited depth of field photos as well as daytime time exposures! The following shots were taken with both the 45mm and 28mm lenses and made for a great time out shooting. Enjoy!
First shot taken with the both the SR-T 101 and with the 28mm lens in late afternoon light. I'd forgotten how easy it is to accidentally "appear" in your pictures with wide angle lenses. I guess this shot is sort of like that first "tester pancake."