More from the Reto Ultra Wide and Slim

I spooled a 36-exposure roll of Fomapan 400 into the Reto Ultra Wide and Slim and took it with me everywhere I went for a couple weeks.

I get mixed results from Fomapan 400. It’s a real hit-or-miss film for me. This roll missed bigtime, delivering results that were both faint and muddy. I had to do considerable Photoshopping to breathe life into these images.

On this roll I made a lot of photos in portrait orientation — and in all but one portrait image, I got my finger in the frame. I was able to crop it out in most cases. I was very careful to keep my fingers away from the lens, so I’m puzzled and frustrated. But I’ll keep trying with this camera, because it’s surprisingly fun to use.

Here now, some images.

Through the windshield, Downtown Indianapolis
No Outlet
Old 334
Walking path

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8 responses to “More from the Reto Ultra Wide and Slim”

  1. fishyfisharcade Avatar

    I managed to get my finger in the frame just once on my first roll through mine, which I was pleased about. The second roll, not so lucky, and there are at least half a dozen shots with my big ol’ digits creeping into the shot, plus the strap too in one instance! I do like the pictures it makes though, so I’ll just gave to try harder to keep my hands out of the way in future. :-)

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I got the strap in one shot of this roll, too. I’m going to have to be extra super careful about hand placement when I shoot the UWS.

  2. Mike Connealy Avatar

    Nice illustration of the surprising sharpness which the lens delivers.
    I have often carried the ultra-wide as a backup camera loaded with color. Pretty often the shots from it end up being more to my liking than the often high-end camera which I intended to make the main performer.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      It’s easy enough to carry the uws as a backup camera, it’s so small, and it weighs next to nothing.

  3. Dan Avatar

    I’ve often had my finger in the frame as well. I guess that’s what happens with an ultra wide lens that doesn’t protrude from the camera body. How did you find the Reto’s winding mechanism using a 36 exposure roll? Was there a lot of tension?

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      There was a little additional tension at first – the winder kept popping past the sprocket holes. But after that it was smooth sailing.

  4. Sam Avatar

    I’m really liking what I’ve seen from this camera! Thanks Jim, might have to put it on my list of cameras!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      For thirty bucks it’s an easy enough choice to make!

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