At last, week 2 with the Minolta Dynax 5 is over. A bit disappointing in using it, I didn’t like the lens, a standard Minolta kitlens 35-70mm F4.0. Not really usable in low light but even in the light of fall it didn’t work well. Autofocus was nah and the color rendering not spectaculair. I also used a film that is not to spectaculair – Agfa Vista Plus 200 – so my heart didn’t beat faster with this combo.
Week 1 was a learning week. I tried to free myself from the pressure to perform, make the best picture etc. I just took the camera with me, on a walk, to work etc. and just look and click with a open mind. And I think it worked out. The camera, a Praktica CX-1, performed very well and surprised me with the color rendering and sharpness!
So I’m commiting myself to a not as easy film project, 52 rolls of film for 52 weeks. I’ve collected a stock of films, chose a number of cameras that I have owned for a while and trust to work and plan to start november 1th, 2019.
So my project for 52 rolls is very simple: take at least one roll of film per week with a 35mm film camera. I should be able to scan and develop at least two rolls every two weeks, and post at least one image from each roll.
I enjoy photographing here in my hometown Rotterdam so the project looks doable. I also planning to travel to France, Belgium etc. A topiclist is in the making…
I bought this camera in 2008 while camping. During a visit to a pittoresk town I always scan for camerashops. Most camerashops nowadays sell only digital but this one had a few old film cameras among which this Nikon F50. A quick buy for about 15 Euro with a battery in good working order. I photographed during this holiday with the F50 and was very happy with it. But years passed by and it was only in 2018(!) that I picked up the F50 again. These are a few examples of the film I did shoot during 2018 – 2019… Continue reading “A roll in a Nikon F50 starting in 2018, ending in 2019”
After many books, websites, blogs and museum visits I wanted to be a credited and famous photographer. And a Leica is the camera for the ‘real’ photographer so I bought a very nice Leica M4-2. This is the first and test roll I shot with the M4-2. Guessing the light conditions is not so hard and using my Voigtlander 35mm thread lens with a adapter on the Leica worked great! Continue reading “First roll with my Leica M4-2”
Bought a old Olympus Pen EE-2 and took it with me at walks and some military events. It performs as new. It handles all kind of light easy and I like the grainy images… Continue reading “On my way with the Olympus Pen EE-2”
Taken with the first camera I ever owned, a Praktica B200 with a 50mm F1.4 lens, loaded with Kodak Portra 400. Awaken after almost 15 years and working flawlessly. Continue reading “City steps with the first camera I owned, the Praktica B200”
Taken with a Voigtlander Bessa R, 35mm Skopar F/2.5, Ilford XP2 Continue reading “Neighbourhood steps with the Voigtlander Bessa R”