Flowers on film

Images of flowers taken with a Leica M7. The color photos are with the Kodak Portra 160 film, while the b&w was taken with the great (and now discontinued) Efke 25 film.

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Mornos Lake

A panoramic photo of Mornos Lake at Greece. Image taken with a Fotoman 612 panoramic camera with Nikkor 90mm f/8 SW lens and Kodak Portra 160NC film. 

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A few images with Plaubel Makina 67 and Kodak Portra 400

A few images shot with the Plaubel Makina 67 and Kodak Portra 400 film. I used a ND8 filter (3 stops) so that I can be able to shoot at the apertures I wanted to. The top shutter speed for the Makina 67 is 1/500, so a ND filter is necessary in broad daylight if you want to shoot at f/2.8 or f/4. 

Since I currently don’t have access to the Nikon Coolscan 9000, scans were made with the Epson V500. A decent flatbed scanner, but nowhere close to the images I used to get from the Coolscan. The good thing is that I can always send the negatives to a good lab and get a proper scan for the photos I want. 

These are more like test images to get used again on shooting the Plaubel. I rated Portra at box speed (ISO 400), but will definitely shoot a roll at ISO 200, to see how it looks.

(Plaubel Makina 67, Kodak Portra 400, Aperture: f/8, Speed: 1/250, polarizer filter)

(Plaubel Makina 67, Kodak Portra 400, Aperture: f/2.8, Speed: 1/500)

(Plaubel Makina 67, Kodak Portra 400, Aperture: f/2.8, Speed: 1/500, polarizer filter)

(Plaubel Makina 67, Kodak Portra 400, Aperture: f/2.8, Speed: 1/500, ND8 filter, b&w conversion)

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Back on Film

The frequent readers of this blog know that I I love shooting film. Despite using digital cameras for many years (and still highly appreciating them), film has remained my favourite medium for making images.

During the past year, my posts have decreased significantly, due to a change in my occupation. I started a video and photo production company and that has left me with almost no time to all to make my personal images. I also stopped shooting film.

Recently, I slowly started making images again, and inevitably my film cameras found their way out of their bags!

For my personal work I am going to shoot almost exclusively on film from now on. The exception will be my infrared photos where my good old and trusty Leica M8 really shines, and the ultra high resolution images I make with the technique of image stitching (which is  very small part of my personal work).

So, from now on, this blog will mostly deal with my film photography and infrared images. 

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Lone Tree Sunset

After a long hiatus from shooting film, I am slowly embracing it again. For today’ post, a landscape photo taken with the Olympus XA with Fuji Superia XTRA-400 film.

 

You can find some info about this great rangefinder camera together with a few black and white images at an older post here.

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Leaves

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Nature

A few close ups shots with the Fuji x100 camera. Despite my attraction for the Leica M system, I have to admit that this is one superb travel camera, which can pretty much do almost anything. A great camera indeed.

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From above

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Morning Walk

Images from my daily morning walk. All photos taken with Nikon D800E and Tamron 90mm f/2.8 macro lens.

 

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Sony a6300 with Leica Elmar 135mm f/4

  Testing my 50 years old Leica Elmar 1355m f/4 lens on the Sony a6300. Focusing with the Elmar on the a6300 is a walk in the park compared to the Leica M8!!! This is a great telephoto lens too be used on both ful frame and APS-C mirrorless cameras and you can find them used in very low prices these days, since 135mm is not a popular choice among Leica M users.

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