zaterdag 30 januari 2010
donderdag 28 januari 2010
She doesn't stand out like the Werra, she isn't a beauty like the Paxette and she hasn't even a CRF. She is my worker bee. Always does what I want her to do, fast, reliable. Love at third sight. 1956 ZeissIkon Contina, no Tessar: the Novar is an anastigmat but very, very sharp!
zondag 24 januari 2010
woensdag 20 januari 2010
zondag 17 januari 2010
Well, this is what "Photography" means to me: light. Subject totally insignificant.
F8, 90 Seconds on... could be FP4, about 1968. But there was nothing printed, no blue flap on the end, yellow back-paper, metal spool; in fact I thought it was HP3 until I saw, on the "exposed"-sticker: FP4. (And, later, on the film.)
zaterdag 16 januari 2010
vrijdag 15 januari 2010
donderdag 14 januari 2010
My first CRF was the Retina 142. Almost invisible, I had a few Canon SLR's, but admired the principle. Later came the big stuff: Hasselblad - and the Linhof 220, a big CRF. What a lens, Rodenstocks masterpiece, but the CRF still rubbish. And the Argus; problems problems problems.
And then came Kiev. Look at that! 9 Centimeter, bright, fast, easy. Wòw. But why does the lens say the church is on 4 meter? Will I èver get a good, reliable CRF?
1957 Kiev 3A, Jupiter-8 2/50mm on charcoal-hard RR400
woensdag 13 januari 2010
An old friend gave me a bag full of Fuji and stuff, yesterday. There was an obscure 28mm Albinar, so I got up early, but my hands almost froze off so you'll have to wait for that. But the nicest thing was a tiny little yellow filter - for my Click! Wow. Thanks Beb!
donderdag 7 januari 2010
Helsinki? St.Petersburg? Nijmegen NL! - on very ripe (40+ years) Ilford HP3. (Look at that lovely metal spool.) "Hypersensitive", with some background-fog, but not bad at all. 30+ Years old Hasselblad/Distagon 60mm still going strong and even I didn't slip.
dinsdag 5 januari 2010
The pre-1968 HPS has an old-fashioned London fog. So, next stage: I still have a very old bottle of SWS (= no fog stuff), 5 ml in the developer and it worked! Well, sort of. It's rather spotted, as you can see.
The problem of the two stripes over the film is solved: Kodak/Nagel made the Duo620 a bit too solid. More scouring.
zondag 3 januari 2010
Vèry quiet sunday-morning. Some Canadians think they are storks, wabbits dreaming of skiing, a scoutmaster with his Hasselblad, a busy wren. Wildlife all over the place!
The "U.S.Zone Germany" Mini REX II tells my 1950 Agifold what to do with HP5. ( #Midwinter: Rossetti - Darke)