In this gallery I tried for the first time an half frame camera. One of my photographer friend introduced me his Pen EE and talked to me about this half frame system. I was interested about it so I started to look around for an half frame camera. The market has some interesting model and looking here and there I found a Ricoh Auto Half SE2 camera. This is a nice camera that works in auto mode (there is the opportunity to control few parameters). I found a roll of Fuji superia 400 in a camera I bought (unfortunately it was new roll) so I decided to test it with this camera (I wanted a color film with 400 ISO to be able to test the camera in different situation even when the available light is not enough).
Except some frames that didn’t came out, the final result was pretty interesting, and the film (I think is not available anymore) is a good one! The camera is able to set up automatically aperture and shutter speed, and the particular half frame size let to put together 2 photos that sometime fitting so well each other.
I was not able to remember which frame was next to which, especially because I used this camera for several days (27 exposure for 2), and is it fun when scanning the film see the results, and what kind of coupled frame comes out.
This is a selection of the photos I took. Enjoy it and Stay Click!!
For the first time I tried the Ilford 50 film together with my Leica M5. The nice thing is that I bought the bulk roll and started to make each film roll by myself. It`s fun and cheaper, especially considering the cost of film nowdays.
This film is particular good in really sunny days. It was the lowest film I ever tried and I`ve to say that the result is good and i liked the sharpness and the contrast.
This time i decided to bring the film to the photo shop for the development, but next time I want to try to develop by myself using Ilford chemicals (this time was developed using kodak ones). Will it really be different?
However this is the selection i did. Enjoy it and Stay Click
Again a new Walking in Tokyo gallery. Even this time the same set Leica M5 and the Fujifilm Across 100.
Even this time the reliability of the film was great both in really sunny that cloudy situation. I have to admit I`m really surprised by the result that is possible to obtain with this film. Even this time, like the previous post, the film is was scanned and no other special fix in photoshop except some trimming.
Here is the selection I did, Enjoy it and Stay Click!
Walking in Tokyo. In this post I want to share some photos I took with my Leica M5 and the Across 100 film. This monochrome film was the first time I had the opportunity to use, after one of my photographer friend suggested me to try it. I was used to use the Neopan 400 that is unfortunately no more available in the shops (Fuji why you decide to stop producing it??).
As usual for monochrome film I developed it by myself at home. The result was even better than I could expect and the clearness and the black was really great.
The film is pretty reliable and in different light situation the result is better than expected. For sure a suggested film for any film camera lover. Even if without any specific theme I like the idea to go around the city and try new camera and new film and this was a great chance.
At the end of February I could get my test roll developed for the Fuji GS645 (folding body, 75mm lens). This camera is a 120-220 film camera made by Fuji in 3 different versions. Mine is the older model with the lens that can be folded making the camera really compact and easy to bring around. The first version was released in 1983 (https://chemicalcameras.wordpress.com/fuji-fujica-gs645-professional/)
To test this camera I used the over 30 years old HP5 220. The result was pretty good but I had to increase exposure. I don’t know if the problem is in the film or in the metering of this camera. I will try with a Fuji Across 100.
The camera results pretty easy to be used even if sometime change fast settings is not the easiest thing to do. Also regarding the folding configuration need to take care of put the focus on infinity position and load the camera for the next photo.
One of the nice thing of this camera is that being a 6×4,5 the base frame shape is in portrait position, making it easy to use for taking people photos. Some models has a double tripod hole to use it even in landing position.
Here is the photos I took with this camera. Enjoy the gallery and Stay Click!
On February 15th after the camera event Cp+ with Eyeem group we had an interesting photo walk in Yokohama area.
I decided to use my Fuji Tx-1 with a Velvia 100F loaded in it. The weather was perfect even if a little bit too windy. As usual with this camera I focus everything in panorama mode and as usual I used the HP photosmart film scanner. The photos were post producted in photoshop to try to get the original colors.
There is an extra photo taken in Shinjyuku because I wanted to finish the roll that i decided to include in this gallery too.
Here is the selection i made. Enjoy it and Stay Click!
Last week I developed a Provia 100f with some of my old photos around Tokyo and Hong Kong. These were taken with my Fujifilm Tx1. This camera is really a special one. Thinking in double frame is something that always challenge you.
Because this time I didn’t have any special theme I just uploaded these photos all together. Please enjoy it and Stay Click!
Ektar 100. I decided to give it one more try. I was more satisfied this time with these results and I think that one of the reason is because last time the main color was yellow and green but now is blue. I want to see again if this will be the main color again if the results are like this. I didn’t fix anything in this photos except aligning them.
Even this time I used the Hassellad 500C with 50m lens f4. You can find the selection below. Enjoy it and Stay Click!
Last week on January 2nd I went with my friend Andy to have a photo walk around Ueno area. I thought it was a great chance to try a very old Ilford HP5 220 film that was expired in Feb 1982. It was my first Ilford and I was really interested in trying this film expired 32 years ago. Of course I could’t expect so much from this roll so I decided for the first use to try in a sunny day. It is a 400 ISO film and I used it with this setting. When I gave to the photo lab waiting for the result was really exciting. And even more was the result! The photo lab told me that the “color” and gradation was not so strong (obviously). When I scanned it with the Epson GT-8700f the results were too dark so in these photos post production I mainly work fixing exposure and contrast. On the opposite side the film is pretty good looking through the light table so I’m sure it is only a scanner setting.
As first film of the year I’m definitely satisfied for the result. Here you are the selection from the 24 frames. Enjoy it and Stay Click!
At the end of November I went with my Hasselblad elm 500 to Shinjyuku Gyouen Mae park to take some photos about autumn colors. That park is one of the best in my opinion for taking photos and for relax inside Tokyo. This time I tried for the first time Kodak Ektar 100 120 film expire 2016. After developing the film I scanned it with Epson GT-8700F 300 dpi scan.
The result of the photos is not so positive and I needed to fix the colors in photoshop, more than I expected.
I want to try again this film in different situation to see how it respond.