Well for one i am not a compact camera shooter. I have played with a Pentax compact, even a Leica c1 but somehow i cannot become friends. Same story for the L35AF, though it seems like a good camera, with according to some background checking, a nice 35mm 2.8 lens. So i filled it with Hema 100 iso film, expired but no clue on it’s age. Did the normal kind off stuff, around the place where i live. But 24 shots through the scanner showed me at least 10 with user error. Must be because about 14 did look fine. It are not the most interesting shots, sorry for that. See it as a test, wich in the end it was.
Will i shoot with it again? Well maybe fresh film will show the promised sharpness a bit better but i think it will be sold or just keeps laying in a locker for ages. Also have an Olympus compact filled with film laying here somewhere, should finish the roll of film on that one to.
The first roll of film through the Nikon F3. Kodak TMax 400 asa, expired 2001. I used 3 different lenses for this test. A Nikon Series E 75-150 1:3.5, a Nikon Series E 100mm 1:2.8 and a Vivitar 28mm 1:2.5(Kiron made). It was great fun handling the F3 with these lenses. Shots are simple shots of all kinds of stuff. My Coolscan ls-40 digitized the negatives and i used Photoshop to remove some spots and to do very small adjustmenst to the black and whitle levelpoints. No sharpening or anything else.
In the meanwhile i got a great gift, an Nikomat FT2 with Nikkor 50mm 1:2 pre ai. A gift from a gentleman i know from LC forum. Next to that i have a DW-3 WLF coming in for the F3. Nice stuff!! Also i am now in the cloud with Adobe, i took there offer for Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5.
Also i was able to play with a Nikon Df and some ai-s glass, i was and still am stunned by this camera, it’s great!
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……
I got a Canon AV-1 with 50mm 1.8 on loan/to keep to play with. Filled her with expired Tmax 400 asa Pro. Shot with it her around the house and walking the dog. The Tmax was just over 12 years old but i exposed as 400 asa, better to compensate with the next roll(have more of this Tmax, expose as asa 200 is the idea). All photo’s were under exposed. I made the best out of these using PS CS6. No sharpening of noise reduction just levels and brightness processed. I love this little camera, it works easy and is comfortable to take with me. Gonna try another roll of film, maybe flip on the 28mm 2.8 Tokina that came along with it to.
Been a while since i posted stuff here. But gonna be here more and share with you. Got myself a few rolls of Kodak Elitechrome 400 asa expired in 2001. Filled my Nikon F100 with it and mounted my Nikkor 28mm 1:2.8 AF. Time to shoot! Loads of snow and grey days, but what the heck. I scanned the positives with my LS-40 and only adjusted the colors in PS5.1. I am kinda satisfied with the results, clearly the film wasn’t that good any more but still…..!
Well……My last analogue experience was bad, very bad. Yesterday scanned the last roll of film i filled. Used my Dad’s Olympus OM-1. The 100mm 1:2.8 should be a very nice piece of equipment. I made random shots over a longer period of time, so what i show here is random. What can i say, i am happy! The Superia 400 was expired for 1 year. As you can see no influence on quality yet. Next is testing the newly aquired 28mm 1:2.8 for the OM-1. Camera is ready, filled with Kodak Color Gold 200asa. Thinking about upgrading the 50mm 1.8 wich comes with the OM-1 to a 1.4 version. Not sure if i want to invest the money over the 1.8 wich is not that bad at all.