Recent roll through the Minolta Maxxum 7 using the Secret Handshake Lens (28-135mm) mostly. Kodak Portra 400 was the film. Continue reading Scanner Files: Secret Handshake Lens and Minolta Maxxum 7 w/ Kodak Portra 400
Another roll through the Contax T2. This time w/ Kodak Portra 200. Continue reading Scanner Files: Contax T2 w/ Kodak Gold 200
If photography needs to make sense you are probably not doing it right.
But with the addition of a recently acquired A Mount to E Mount AF adapter two more lenses pulled at me. Continue reading Two A Mount zooms. Similar on paper. 2 different purposes.
Ok, not a first roll. Have shot it plenty, but I am on a roll today and I love this stuff.
I suspect many will have tried this film so I’ll make this quick. Continue reading First Rolls: Fuji Acros 100
Always hesitated to try slide film. Why?
1. Heard you had to get the exposure just right since it was unforgiving.
Who needs that? I do evidently. After securing some cameras that nail auto exposure (Contax T2 in this case) …allowing me to sidestep exposure
responsibility concerns I decided to give it a shot. After turning in the roll I found a second downside.
2. Not processed locally so unlike color film or XP2 (1 day turnaround usually) or traditional black and white (1-2 weeks depending on timing) it took weeks to get this film back. Continue reading First Rolls: Fuji Provia 100F (Slide film newbie)
As stated in a recent post I wrote for KEH.com I like trying different types of film. Will now start listing new films I try under first rolls. Not much to say here so I will get the one potential negative out of the way first.
Kind of grainy. I say potential negative because you may like grain. Some folks seem to think grain is at the heart of the reason to shoot film. Others prefer blisteringly sharp tiny grain films like I find Fuji Acros 100 to be.
But this bit of grain is a small price to pay to get away with taking shots like this inside. handheld at night with only available light like this… Continue reading First Rolls: Ilford Delta 3200
A little background. I like…
- A bargain. Family battle cry “Never pay retail!”
- Combining disparate pieces to create franken lens combos (exhibit A).
- 135mm f/2.8 film lenses (exhibit A and exhibit B).