Thursday, 31 December 2015
Monday, 28 December 2015
This one was taken in the unrestored area of Sheffield's iconic brutalist materpiece, Park Hill flats. I included the sprocket holes in the scan, as they seemed to suit the grid-like subject.
Another indoor available light photo, I think I was able to use f4 for this one, but the depth of field is still shallow.
Technically this is not a great shot, but it means a lot to me. This is my grandson Eric, who was born six days after my father died. The photo was taken on Christmas eve, using Eric's late great-grandfather's favourite camera, a Zeiss Ikon Contarex "Bullseye".
It was taken at full aperture and a shutter speed of 1/30th second, with a close range moving target, it's not surprising the focus is a bit off!
Friday, 25 December 2015
This is rather a special camera to me, it belonged to my father who died in October, this was one of his favourite cameras. It's a very heavy, but precision made camera, and was the first of the Contarex series of SLRs made from the late 1950s. I've loaded it with HP5 Plus, ISO400 black and white negative film.
Wednesday, 23 December 2015
Tuesday, 22 December 2015
This is essentailly the same as the Ensign Selfix 820 Special that I used in week 104, the difference being that the Special has a built in un-coupled rangefinder. Both cameras can be used in either 6x6cm or 6x9cm format, so as I used 6x6 with the Special, I've opted for 6x9 this time.
I've loaded it with a roll of expired Fujicolor NPC 160 colour negative film.
Sunday, 20 December 2015
Wednesday, 16 December 2015
Tuesday, 15 December 2015
Although the camera seemed to be fully functioning when I put a batery in it after buying it, once I'd loaded it with film, it became apparent that the LED display was playing up, it didn't show the frame advancing, and out in the cold, it stopped working altogether, which may have been caused by a tired battery getting too cool. Anyway, I decided to push ahead with it, accepting the risk that there might be problems. This is a scan of three consecutive frames.
Wednesday, 9 December 2015
I found this on a bric-a-brac stall for £1. There was no battery in it, but at that price I was prepared to take the risk of it not working. One I installed the correct battery, all seems well. The camera is a bit of a monster, I'd seen photos of the model before, but hadn't realised how big and bulky it is.