Olympus 35RC and Poundland film:
An advanced air conditioning system for tractors by Kevin Allan, on Flickr
My 35 RC has had its first outing for a few months. I shot a roll of Kodak Colorplus through it and, while a lot of shots are just snaps, there are a few worthy of a second glance. I quite like the look of the film but it was an absolute bugger to scan. It had a bow along the full length of each strip and meant I had to use some home-made flateners to avoid the scanner missing focus. Consequently it took at least four times as long to scan as normal.
FILM - Looking out by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr
FILM - Flaming 6 by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr
FILM - Feels like another country by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr
FILM - Cacti by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr
R1-06726-0033 by Steven Cook, on Flickr
Some more 35 RC / kodak Colorplus shots. I had the Yashica Mat with me when these were taken too, so some shots from that too to come in a few days.
A few shots of former cutlery works buildings at the edge of Sheffield town centre:
FILM - No Parking Loading by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr
FILM - Another one of those things by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr
FILM - Gate 6 by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr
And an old (no longer) gas lamp and a rhododendron to brighten things up a little!
FILM - Lighting up the sky by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr
FILM - Rhododendron-2 by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr
Olympus 35RC and Agfa Vista 200:
Striped by Kevin Allan, on Flickr
This was my other potential entry for last month's Transport FPOTY subject, although I couldn't have entered it anyway as I'd already posted my original entry before I took this. I do like it, but on reflection, I think my original entry is still the better choice. Anyway, here was what I might've used under different circumstances.
Yashica Mat 124 G & Ektar.
FILM - Guard by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr
Some more Kodacolor shots from the 35 RC (the last few, I promise... I think ).
FILM - His head in a star by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr
FILM - No Entry by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr
FILM - Subject to surveilance by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr
FILM - Wavy by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr
Here are a couple from a friend's recent wedding.
I took a handful of outdoor shots using a Rolleicord IV and Tri-X. They were processed by AG, scanned using an Epson V700 and post processed in Lightroom where the split toning was added.
Quite happy with them except that I used a slightly too large aperture to get a good fast shutter speed. The one of the couple is very sharp at the bottom and fuzzy at the top (where their faces are!).
The majority of the shots at took on this occasion were with a Leica IIIA and almost all were marred because a bit of film got stuck between the shutter blinds, see forthcoming post in the ruined pictures thread.
Some railway stuff taken at Tanfield Railway in November.
Tanfield reds by Kevin Allan, on Flickr
Poundland film in a Canon EOS300 with a Helios 44-M lens and M42-EOS adaptor
As I shared on the OFFICIAL I HAVE A NEW (FILM RELATED) TOY THREAD!!, I recently adapted another projection lens to my SL66E. I've grown rather tired of the hyper corrected modern lens designs, so I was hoping that this £6 lens was going to produce a lot of vignetting, field curvature, swirlier bokeh, etc., but it performed fairly well, unfortunately.
Seriously, what does a guy have to do to get a lens with uncorrected aberrations nowadays?
A few from my test roll:
Taken on holiday on Anglesey a month ago. Fomapan 100 5x4, Brand view camera, Merito lens in pneumatic shutter (1/60 second 'instantaneous' speed at f13). The lens was made before 1911 when the manufacturer went bust, I've had good results from it before. but not this time
Developed in Aculux, which should have been thrown away long ago I think, so should the partly crystalline Acufix . If I'd had anything newer available I would have used it. The negative was incredibly thin, due to under-development I think, but I did manage to recover something from a scan into Photoshop. Still the shot might equally have been posted in 101-ways-to-ruin-a-roll-of-film.
Some pretty scary bokeh in that last one, though!
Is it? It doesn't look anything unusual to me?
Teapot in the shape of an elephant...
Sunset over Treaddur Bay (homemade wide angle pinhole camera)..
Portrait with window light..
Derelict house, Holyhead...
Holyhead, parish church...
Some from the Yashica Mat 124 G & Ektar. The second shot was taken from the urine-scented fire-escape doorway that I had to take shelter in when the heavens suddenly opened. I ended up standing in there for 15 minutes!
FILM - Eye Wit by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr
FILM - When I was trapped by the rain by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr
FILM - The cobbled way by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr
FILM - Egerton Lane by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr
A few from the recent F&C locals trip to Smallwood Steam Rally:
Jeep. Yashica 635 TLR, Ilford XP2 (shot at 200 ISO, developed at 400 ISO).
Mugs. Canon EOS-3, 24-105L, Kodak Ektar 100
Rolls Royce. Canon EOS-3, 24-105L, Kodak Ektar 100
I believe I was being challenged to a duel
eos5fujic41R09005 copy by Madison S, on Flickr
Yashica FR-1 + Yashica ML 50mm f/1.4 + Kodak 100 TMax
Bakio, Basque Country, Spain.
I really like this set, great colour and composition. Also a fine record of places that one day will be gone, the cobbles peeking through telling a story about the past. Very nice work!
Thanks Adrian. Quite a lot of the buildings in that area are already gone, sadly. Not much re-development, just using the ground for car parking. Luckily there are other instances in the city where the old industrial sites have been re-developed to preserve the architecture but re-purpose the buildings for contemporary use.
A couple more shots from the Yashica Mat 124 G / Ektar set.
FILM - NSFW? by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr
FILM - Bicycles by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr
Kodak ColorPlus 200
Dev and Scan by Jessops
I underestimated it's size and weight a little bit- this thing feels bigger and heavier than my A7II with 35/2.8
Will probably let it go and pick up someting like Oly 35 RC
The little sculpture garden thing outside Sheffield University's bioincubator building.
Yashica Mat 124 G & Ektar.
FILM - Approaching the diamonds by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr
FILM - Things with droplets by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr
FILM - Outside the bioincubator by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr
Some shots from my recent trip to Burning Nest, an alternative festival (like Burning Man) in Cornwall. Taken on my Olympus XA4, on Fuji Superia 400. Sending the XA4 off for a CLA with Miles now, as I think it deserves it, after 32 years! Not much editing needed on these shots, which was a nice surprise. More here, as always: https://35millimetre.co.uk/2017/06/05/burning-nest-2017/
Nest 2017-7 by Charlotte Davis, on Flickr
Nest 2017-24 by Charlotte Davis, on Flickr
Nest 2017-39 by Charlotte Davis, on Flickr
Yashica Mat 124 G & Fomapan 200 (cropped to 6 x 4.5 ratio).
FILM - Black poppy by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr
Yashica Mat 124 G & Fomapan 200.
Taken at Sutton Scarsdale Hall in Derbyshire.
FILM - Beyond the meadow by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr
FILM - Faded glory by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr
FILM - Beware of falling objects by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr
FILM - Climbing is forbidden by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr
I can tell you don't like that camera Nige. Tell you what, I'll give you a tenner for it!
Very kind of you to offer. Maybe I best sleep on it though.
Nearly better than sex
A few more shots from our locals' trip to Smallwood Vintage Rally:
An imposing beast. Canon EOS-3, Canon 24-105 EF IS L, Kodak Ektar 100
Americana. Camera and film as above.
Dancing diggers' guard of honour. Camera and film as above.
And finally, a top secret sneak preview of HS2?
Camera and film as above.
The last couple from the roll of Fomapan 200 I put through my Yashica Mat 124 G. I've no Fomapan left in 120 now, but I do have a couple of rolls of slightly expired Acros 100 in the fridge.
These two shots taught me the following:
1) That it's perfectly possible to not see a starling atop a wether-vane when composing a shot and only spotting it after seeing the processesd frame. It is quite small, though.
2) That it's not actually a dollar sign on all those grave-stones, but the letters I, H & S overlaid. See - photography is both enjoyable AND educational.
FILM - Steeple-top starling by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr
FILM - Symbols of religion by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr
I believe IHS is the abbreviation/sign for Jesus, and seemed to be very popular on gravestones of that design around the early to mid part of the 1900s. My Great Grandad's grave has a very similar shaped headstone with IHS on it.
Yeah, that's right. I looked it up the other day out of interest. It's the first three letters of Jesus in Greek - https://cemeteries.wordpress.com/2006/10/02/dollar-sign-ihs/
Some black and whites with a 1970 Yashica 635 TLR.
A Cheshire lane in spring. Taken with a yellow filter on Ilford XP2 (shot at 200 ISO, developed as standard).
Cheshire skies. Taken with a yellow filter on Ilford XP2 (shot at 200 ISO, developed as standard).
Clayton & Shuttleworth. Ilford XP2 (shot at 200 ISO, developed as standard).
How did you scan them? perfect
Thanks. They were scanned on my Epson V550 flatbed using the Epson Scan software. Then a few tweaks in lightroom (mainly adding a bit of contrast and fiddling with the black and white levels).
Just a few from the last lot I got back.
1) R1-07058-020A by Suzy Richards, on Flickr
Little Moreton Hall:
2) R1-07058-000A by Suzy Richards, on Flickr
Ellesmere Port Waterways museum.
3) R2-07059-031A by Suzy Richards, on Flickr
4) R2-07059-001A by Suzy Richards, on Flickr
5) R1-07058-008A by Suzy Richards, on Flickr
Smallwood vintage rally
6) R1-07058-022A by Suzy Richards, on Flickr
All taken with either the Vito C or the Dynax 9 on Lomography 400 film. It's half decent but every so slightly more grainy than Superia. Dynax was sporting the 105mm sigma macro. I think waterways are mostly Dynax.
Nikon F70, 50mm f/1.8 AF-D & HP5+.
FILM - 4 oz by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr
FILM - All we know of Heaven. All we need of Hell by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr
FILM - Sundae by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr
On the River Wharfe in Yorkshire. Rolleifex Automat on Portra 400.
River-Wharfe5 by Andy, on Flickr
The Valley of Desolation.
Waterfall-1 by Andy, on Flickr