As promised in my last post, here is the second roll of film. Started at Teufelsberg and finished at Hohenschönhausen. Teufelsberg is an old NATO station used by the americans to listen to the east. Hohenschönhausen is the reason why perhaps? An old Stasi prison which is now a memorial place. The only portrait in the serie is our guide who has been imprisoned there.
This may we went on holiday to Berlin. We started of with Film Hotel Lily Marleen in Potsdam on the 18th. Potsdam we wanted to see because the trip before we just saw Sans Souci. Potsdam was ok but not great. But…..Before we came to Potsdam we stopped at Beelitz-Heilstätten for a nice urbex adventure, wich it became! I brought my just bought Olympus E-M10 but also being the the only Nikon gear my F100+50mm 1.4g AF-S. The film was expired unfortunately very expired. I had a lot of work in Photoshop adjusting the scans, but here is the whole series of that filmroll. Hope you can enjoy anyway! I filled 2 more rolls wich i will post soon.
Techstuff; Nikon F100, Nikkor 50mm 1.4 g AF-S, Kodak Portra 400 nc Expired(no clue but not great film no more), Coolscan LS-40, Photoshop.
When i bought the F3 it came as body and motordrive only, no lens. I like 50mm and have some in my collection. But i wanted to keep the pre ai on the nikomat and the 1.8 af-d didn’t seem right as it had a much newer cosmetic appearance. So finally the seller i got the F3 from had a few 50mm ai and ai-s lenses. I chose the 50mm 1:2 ai. The photo’s in this post are made with this lens and the last 5(6 including the b&w conversion) are shot using the DW-3 waist level finder i also got from that seller.
I love this lens. According to the internet it may be a bit slower but is tack sharp. Well, it was the cheapest, my main reason to get this one. The film used is fresh Agfa Vista 400 asa, Hema developed the film and scratched it again? I am still not sure if the F3 scracthes the film or Hema does it. A few analogue photographers i have contact with are sure it is Hema who does it when they examined the scan with scratches. Anyways, ice eliminates the problem on color negatives an positives anyways.
Tech details: Nikon F3 with on photo 1 to 3 normal finder and 4 to 9 the DW-3 wlf – Nikkor 50mm 1:2 ai – Agfa Vista 400 asa fresh batch – Nikon Coolscan LS-40 – Nikon scan 4.03 12 bit Ice/fine – Photoshop for adjusting black and white levels and a little usm – Border maker for border – Irfan view for resize.
Filled a roll of Kodak Tmax 400 asa, expired 5-2013, so almost fresh. Used my Nikon F100 and my 50mm 1.4g and Series E 100mm 1:2.8. Scanned using my LS-40 and little bit of tweaking in CS6 on levels. I don’t use the 100mm a lot, but i should, great lens on film and digital. No fancy shots here, just some random stuff around me.
I was talking on FB with a friend about analogue shooting and the positives and drawbacks about this hobby next to digital shooting. During this talk i realized that i really like b&w analogue photography, even if it’s snapshots. Decisions…..
In this post some b&w. It’s Ilford HP5 Plus 400 asa, expired 7-2012. Random shots as you can see. I used my Nikon F100 with my 50mm 1.4g attached. Hema developed the negatives and my Coolscan LS-40 made the scans. Photoshop CS6 was used to remove spots, no further post processing done here. Just added a border. I like the sharpness and the grain.
Currently there is a roll of Kodak 400 tri-x in the F100. Though doubts about continuing using analogue is in my mind again……
So i bought these Fuji Superia Xtra 800 asa from ”Marktplaats”. Expired 12-2002 but kept cold the seller told me. I filled my F100 with a roll last sunday and fitted my 50mm 1.8d. Off to Vaassen with my daughter to visit my Dad. In the Cannenburg forest there should be dwarfs(more to come later 😉 ). Well today went to the Hema to get the devoloped film and scanned it with my Coolscan ls-40 and finetuned them with Photoshop. This shot of my daughter is taken at home in natural light coming through the window, shot @ 1.8. I am not at all disappointed with this film wich seems to be in okay state. I love B&W edits for portraits so you get them both.