Geneva with a minimum of gear – my after-trip notes (part ii)
Bonjour my friends !
I called my notes “Geneva with a minimum of gear”, but in the first post i said nothing about the gear i took with me to Geneva. With the goal to be fast as possible in check-in and check-out Airport services and do not bother with my luggage i took an only one hand backpack with the minimum clothes and a small Retrospective 5 Thinktank camera bag.
Same about my camera gear that i used during this trip – i took with me three cameras (haha three camaras sounds too not-minimum), and used the only two of them. One, which turned out to be unnecessary this trip was underwater Nikonos v film camera, that planned to be a backup camera for an extremely wet weather, that finally wasn’t too wet, so Nikonos stayed at home all the days of my trip.
Another two are legendary sisters (or brothers) with 25 years difference in age – Ricoh GR1s 135 film camera already loaded with Acros 100 that i pushed manually to 400 (Ricoh knows to recognize ISO automatically, so the way to cheat it is modifying the DX code) and Ricoh GRii digital camera. Both cameras are very similar identically and technically – both armed with unchangeable Ricoh 28mm f2.8 lens. The difference is their age and presence of an optical viewfinder on the older ones.
With the film Ricoh i exposed two rolls – i finished this Acros and also expired in 2005 Fujifilm Provia 400F – both are still not developed and wait for their turn in fridge. This time i forget to visit a local film photography stores. I had time to do this, but at the same time was too busy with city life, walks and a kind of “meditation” in breathing of this feeling of endless tradition and a calmness lifestyle of locals that was definitely different from the nervous lifestyle of Tel Aviv citizens.