Santa Color 100 (Kodak Aerocolor 100) in Niagara on the Lake with my Canon New F-1

  The guys at Camera Rescue in Finland surprised everyone with a new colour C-41 film for the consumer market (note choice of words) called Santa 100. In reality they reached into the Eastman Kodak product catalogue and cut down Aero Color 100, an aerial survailance film for tracking pollution and map making which was big surprise for me as digital capture was more expensive and nowhere as good at giving super high resolution, learn something new every day.  I had an opportunity to take a recently serviced Canon New- F-1 and installed a power winder that came from another New F-1 body. This isn't a motor drive at a frame or two per second its quite leisurely but that's ok. New F-1's are total beast pro bodies and I love shooting with mine. Sadly my New F-1 AE needs  a CLA, but that's to be expected on a 35+ year old camera.  Shooting with Santa 100 I rated at box speed and by and large got really nice results. There were a few frames that look like they got a little ove

The Nikkor N 28 F2 lens. and I Forgot to Post this

 I shot this set over a year after buying a Nikkor N 28 f2 lens. I already have the Nikkor H 28 F3.5 lens but had an opportunity to get this fast piece of glass for a decent price. I found that my copy of the 28 F3.5 lens has a tendancy to vignette a bit around the edges. That doesn't exist with the 28 F2 lens.  The big question of course is, should I get one? That depends if you have a lot of Pre Ai Nikon Fs, F2's and Nikkormats in your collection, if the answer is yes. I would roll up the nickels and dimes. Bonus points if you can find a factory Ai converted Nikkor N 28 F2 and you can use it all the way through up to the F4 but not the FA.  The other thing I forgot is I shot this on Ultrafine Extreme 400, everyone's favourite bargain basement film, pushed to 1600 really well but I hated it was a magent for water spots and space junk that you have to clone out like mad. Camera: Nikkormat FT2, Nikkor N 28 F2 lens.  Film: Ultrafine Extreme 400, HC110 B. 

One Camera and One Lens

 The post begins and ends at the same intersection. Purists are going to go nuts that someone would use a non Leica lens on a Leica M body in this case an M-39 Canon 50 F1.8 lens that would have been at home on either a Canon P or a 7 in the 1960s. I love Leica Screw Mount Canon glass, would love to find a Nikkor H.C. 50 F2 lens at some point. Going with just one lens and camera shooting reduced decision making.  The film of choice was Fomapan 400 because I was looking for some retro goodness to channel the streetscapes both Friday afternoon with the contrasty November sunshine and Sunday with the dismal dirty white T-shirt left in the Line One Subway tunnel just north of Eglington Station skies. Finally got around to rolling some more up from my bulk roll for future weekends.  Camera: Leica M4-2, Canon LTM 50 F1.8 lens.  Film: Fomapan 400, Ilfotec HC 1+31.