Hello everyone! I shot this daylight spool of 7266 Tri-X on my Krasnogorsk-3 16mm camera, stock Meteor zoom, on one very cold and overcast day using natural light. Please take a look (and a listen - I placed a track of my questions and explained what filters each shot used in the audio track).
Please let me know your thoughts. I'm especially curious about:
-My focus on zooms: Why does my zoom shot seem to wobble in and out of focus on the lamp? The chairs? But the house stays the same focus when zoomed?
-Gate Cleaning: Tonight I cleaned under the pressure plate, inside that little metal rectangle the films presses against (I assume this hole is "the gate"), swiping around the edges rather briskly with a Q-tip, getting up around the corners etc. Is this a fair "cleaning"? And what is that "frosted" looking metal surface just inside the gate sitting at a 45 degree angle? You see it on the top of the gate right as you peer into it, and it seems to aim downward. I pushed the Q-tip into that gently a few times, and I REALLY hope I didn't screw with some "optically essential" and thereby delicate piece there in doing so....
Anywho, best to all of you out there reading my questions. Help is always appreciated.
PS, I want to snag a Pentax Super Takumar 50mm/1.4 M42 lens....but what is that little "pin" on some models of Pentax M42 lenses? Is that going to affect me placing it on my M42 mount K-3? I really want to take advantage of that amazing little piece of reasonably affordable glass...but in doing so, I want to make sure I have my bases above covered. I don't want to be backing up my camera a mile and shooting zoomed stuff with super shallow depth of field on the 50mm prime lens and see all that wobble effect on the lamps and chairs I mentioned in the video, you know what I mean? I guess I am just looking to obtain control over a steady, narrow depth of field. Steady...and narrow. And steady. Did I mention steady and narrow?