M3 Nikkor 13.5cm/3.5 tmx100 D76
My kid is holding the bat.
M3 Nikkor 13.5cm/3.5 tmx100 D76
My kid is holding the bat.
taken at the carnival with an M6 50mmsummicron and tri-x,.............all the best,Neil.
Helen ,youre surrounded by light;.....just as it should be
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Just got these developed. Enjoy...
My youngest on picture day ( yesterday ).
Fuji Superia Reala M3 DR 'cron
Walgreens 1 HR process; scan from CD.
WHAT a WONDERFUL Set, Scott
as usual Your whacked out Sense of Humor Shines....
Lovely gradation of Tones
I enjoyed This immensely and I'll Join in and make myself a Drink... Cheers !
Wow, this thread is like the energizer bunny.....
Anyway, times are tough, no doubt about it. I asked my street brother here for a shot, and he said, "not my face brother, take the hand, look at the cuts and blood. I play this thing 12 hours a day". I took one image and dropped him five bucks. Shot wide open to separate the hand.
Leica M7 + 35/2 Cron Asph
1/250th at f/2
Kodak TMAX-400 processed in Xtol (1:1)
Thanks for lOOking,
That's an awesome photo!
How do you like your M7? Does the AE work well in low light?
Scott, lloyd, cheers for the feedback. Enjoyed your images immensely as well Scott. What film/developer/scanner are you using?
Concerning the M7, LOVE IT. Best damn analogue camera I have ever owned. In fact, I'm thinking of flipping one of my M8's for a second M7 so I can shoot B&W in one and chrome film in the other. Man does the Leica glass ever do chrome film justice. So much detail, it is like 645 quality.
So far, no problem with low light metering. If the scene looks tricky, I'll pull out my Sekonic 1-degree spot meter should time allow. But so far, the meter is extremely accurate....surprisingly, accurate enough to shoot chrome film.
The meter in the M7 is fantastic (so is the one in the MP)...few cameras work so consistently and precisely. The nice thing about center weighted is that once you work with it awhile, you always know what you are going to get...there is no mystery about what it is using to calculate exposure like there is in matrix metering.
Yep, no truer words have been spoken. I was not getting results like I am from the M7 with either my previous F5 matrix metering or EOS 1v E-TTL. Amazing, a white painted dot.....the most elegant solutions are often the simplest.The nice thing about center weighted is that once you work with it awhile, you always know what you are going to get...there is no mystery about what it is using to calculate exposure like there is in matrix metering.
Under the Pigeon Stoop......
not the best place to park the VW
35 Cron Asph
TMY-2 in Xtol (straight)
Thanks for lking,
I envy people with enough talent to do this sort of stuff, instead of being the monkey with the film holder watching it....
Scott,one of my strongest and favourate memories was of walking along the north cornwall coastal path on a very blustery winters day,not another person in sight and coming across a beautiful young lady struggling with a large canvas being buffeted by the wind.The canvas in one hand wedged on her hip,brush in the other,paint on the floor,sweeping her hair from her face when the wind allowed,stunning....
Just beginning to Explore the World of Colour.....
M4 / 35 Cron /800 Fuji ....
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Leica's can do color? Oooh, this could get interesting!
Nope, I checked with a psychic. After I woke her up, all she could see in my future was fuzzy B&W
I'm going to live my life in color vicariously thought you Helen! Let's see more.
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i'm a B&W girl at Heart...(neopan 1600 /tri x or arista 400 /ilford Pan 50)
even down to a passion for classic noir films
but Spring brought out a curiosity
of lets see what the old Leica can do
and what does the the Psychic say in the Cards for Me
is it The Magus or The Tower ...
I think it's hard for her to foresee your future. I'm pretty sure when she is not being psychic for money, she works here.......
I predict nothing but greatness for you though
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Thank You Lloyd and I will try your suggestion/provia 100
here is the M2/ 21SA /Flatiron Building
and the canon 50/1.2 learning how to see or rather Focus with it....
Best to All-H
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Color is nice in these old cameras and lenses. Good stuff Helen.
Helen, that shot with the Canon is amazing. The OOF rendition and color harmony is just incredible. Did you deliberately throw this OOF, or just not focus fast enough?
JPlomley/Jeff: It was starting to rain quite hard
needless to say I took that shot FAST
so the OOF is Lovely but would have preferred the mailbox sharper
and I do AGREE the Colors & rendering are Quite Lovely !!
I look Forward to work more w/ this lens
(my FAV though is still my 50 Lux)
I am thinking about the Zeiss 25mm ......has ANYONE tried it ???
The Zeiss 25mm is superbly good, particularly on film. There really isn't anything wrong with it, but it is a rather high contrast lens.
Helen you should make a series like the OOF shot....my fav
website under construction
Ok fine, photos.
It keeps lines straight:
Nice series Scott! I really like the first one of the reflections and the second to last one of the dogs...
Here are a few from my friend's concert. It was a 75 summilux on Neopan 1600 in rodinal...grain galore. Truth be told, I was lazy and developing other stuff at the same time...I should haved waited and done it in a speed-increasing developer. The resulting negs have loads of grain (though nice grain), but they are quite underexposed. I should have taken a better reading...the lamp behind him tricked the meter and made me underexpose them.
His music is very quiet and sad, so there is not much movement going on...
I love the grain and the exposure, especially in the last one.
How do you like the Neopan 1600? I've been using Neopan 400 rated @ 1600 in Xtol and have been pretty happy with the results, but have never compared it to the true 1600 flavor.
Thanks Scott -- Neopan 1600 is a lovely film. I have not compared it to pushed Neopan 400, but frankly, I have not met a Fuji black and white film that I don't like. Acros and the Neopans are the most beautiful black and white films I have used. But I think Neopan 1600 in Xtol is beautiful and has a much smoother, though still nicely grainy, look.
Here are some examples of it in Xtol. Grain is really dictated by exposure. If you give it a proper exposure, grain will be unobtrusive, if you underexpose, the grain will really show up. Still with a Leica...
In this one you can really see how the grain becomes visible in the underexposed areas...this may partly be a function of the scanner, though I am not sure.
Quite COOOOL Scott & Stuart
Scott: Way Fab the train reflection Shot
Stuart: really love that shot with the blonde w/glassesand the man next to her in the baseball cap /LOVE the tones...Beautiful contrasts
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I found this in some Scala slides, taken with my old M6 and I think the 90AA. I don't have a very good scanner right now so this is not the best scan, and I know there are some blown highlights. I remember the day I took this picture, and when I look at it I see how much he has aged in the past 11 years, although he is still great for his age.
I also found a thousand or so slides that I really must scan, if only for the memories.
Lovely work William, here and on your FLIKR gallery.
Was just wondering how you are scanning your film?
Thanks! Very appreciated.
I'm scanning all my film (35mm and 120mm) with an Epson V700 ( with either epson scan/ vuescan or silverfast SE). I'm currently using the stock film holders but might soon get the betterscanning.com model. So far,I'm very happy with the scanner - I have already printed a few prints ( 11x17inch) and the results are great.
If you would like to have more info please feel free to send me a PM.