I had a good shoot at Sherman Falls which ended in bad news. I was shooting with a Nikon FM with a Nikkor 50 f1.4 Ais lens, only to find out my over exposure trouble that has been giving me grief, turns out it was the lens. Oil on the aperture blades was the culprit, I got a quote to fix it and I am waiting for my tax return to arrive. I have another 50mm Ais lens, a F1.8 which is really good for landscape and street work. For some reason when it comes to shooting people, I prefer the 50 f1.4, it is more flattering for people in my eye.
I am headed back to the Dundas Valley and I and I am taking more photos with the FM. It stems from when I learned how to ski. If I ever had a serious wipe out, I have to ski the run again to get it right. Same thing with photography. The over exposed frames in Dundas will be re-shot with the same camera, same film and different 50mm lens.
Monday, May 11, 2009
I warned you I was going to try out a roll of the new Ektar 100 from Kodak and oh boy, this film makes my brain hurt, it's so good. I shot it through my Leica M3 and exposed this roll of Ektar 100 at 64 ISO. This film has the latitude of it's C-41 heritage and the super fine grain one usually associates with slide or E-6 film which is getting more difficult to process. Enjoy, I plan to shoot some more this Summer or maybe in the fall.