I finally found a black Nikon FE2 and I love shooting with it. Also on a whim, I picked up ten rolls of Rollei RPX 400 a panchromatic black and white film from Germany with the attributes and developing times of Agfa APX 400 but without curly negatives. I really like the tones I'm getting from this film. I am processing in HC110 B at 20c for six minutes straight and I'm happy with what I got.
The FE2 is a dream to shoot with, it looks very much like the Nikon FM2 but has an electronic shutter instead as a result the metering is different and you have exposure compensation. Since I have a chrome FM2n makes sense to get a black FE2.
I love Kodak Portra 400, it's an amazing colour film, but I wanted to try out the lesser expensive option, it goes by different names, in this case from B&H as Ultramax 400. To my understanding it's also sold under the Lomo brand through the Lomographic Society. It's nice film, I love the punch of colour and didn't require much adjusting in Lightroom.
Last week I showed you what Ektar 100 looks like on a miserable day, now we see what the inexpensive C-41 film looks like. By and large I'm happy with the results save for challenge with the 50 f1.4 lens I used on March break, I was getting an uneven exposure, at first thought you would think it was a shutter issue but I just got this camera overhauled but it wasn't happening with every shot, definitely not when I was shooting portrait as opposed to landscape and not on every landscape shot either. I'm going to look at getting getting the lens serviced. I'm not one for tossing out out old glass if eve…
The standard rule of thumb when shooting with Kodak Ekar 100 colour film is it loves bright sun. This past March Break I didn't get a lot of that while house sitting in the Beaches at my brother's place. I went out on I think Tuesday, the light looked pretty good so I loaded up my camera with some Kodak Ektar 100, a colour film that leans towards a saturated look. Well, mother nature had other ideas as I walked further east along the boardwalk. I like what I got out out of this series.
What you see here is the winter art installation along the Beaches, design students come up with seasonal shelters to build around the lifeguard chairs and they get dismantled towards the end of March. The rope structure was particularly interesting as I got to play with my new macro lens with the rope shots.
One thing I did notice in some frames the film was not being exposed evenly. My Nikon F2SB was recently overhauled and was worried it was a shutter issue, but it was only with certain shot…