Kiev 60 Arsat 80mm f2.8 FUJIFIM Neopan Acros 100 D-76 Stock - My first roll of Neopan Acros 100. I think I am in love. Perfect for studio work. Initial scans seemed a little flat, but tweaking the levels seems to clear that up. Grain and sharpness are great.
Bell+Howell BF35 35mm f7.7 FUJIFILM Superia 200 CA135 - Obviously infinity focus was not the goal on this "focus free" camera. It seems to be best between 5 to 12 feet, but even that varies. This is the wrecked bridge to The Treasure Island Camp on the James River in Lynchburg VA.
This was a Goodwill find, my $2.00 Bell+Howell BF35. All plastic construction, including the Focus Free 35mm f7.7 (yes 7.7) lens. The BF35 has a single shutter speed of 1/100 and manual advance and rewind. It does have a built in hot shoe for an electronic flash, so what more could you ask for. The built in lens cover also locks the shuttle. By the way the BF stand for "Big Finder." The camera does have a big bright viewfinder.
My Canonet. One on my favorite fixed lens rangefinders. The 40mm f 1.7 lens is both fast and sharp. The build of the camera is excellent, almost all metal. It has shutter priority automatic and a top shutter speed of 1/500 with a low shutter speed of 1/4 and B (bulb). The size is perfect for a take everywhere camera. More on the Canonet here Camerapedia.
Canon Canonet QL17 G-III 40mm f1.7 FUJIFILM Superia 200 CA135- Autumn is hitting is stride in Lynchburg, Virginia. A walk in Riverside part overlooking looking the James River yielded this shot. I love shooting with rangefinders like the Canonet.
Kiev 60 Arsat 80mm f2.8 Rollei Retro 400s 120 D-76 Stock - A bit of my Helmet Newton influence showing, or is it Film Noir. I am tired of seeing the world through the filtered, clean, sterile eyes of some ad executive. Reality is beautiful, plan and simple
Graflex Speed Graphic Graflex Optar 135mm f4.7 using a 6x6 120 Roll Back. Kodak T-Max 400 D-76 Stock. Using the 120 back mean I am shooting through the best part of the glass and it shows. This lens is tack sharp, The Graflex Roll back requires you to remove the ground glass back to install it so it is important to get things nailed down.
Kiev 60 Arsat 80mm f2.8 FUJIFILM NPH 400 Arista C-41 Processing - Back to color, and the standard Kiev 80mm lens. May retry this when the leaves have changed a bit more. The shelf life of the Arista C-41 procession kit is still impressive. Well over 2 months since I mixed it and still producing acceptable results.
Kiev 60 Arsat 45mm f3.5 FUJIFILM NPH 400 Expired 1995-6 Arista C41 - Found some expired film hiding in a box and could not resist the urge to shoot it. Shot at rated 400 ISO and developed normally, film has a some base fogging and appear to be about 2 stops under exposed. I have 2 more rolls, so further experimentation to come.