This months entries were shot using my lovely new Leica M2 with a Jupiter 8 50mm f2 on Tmax 400.
They were shot in 2 locations 1st at Porthcawl beach and finished off at home in the Garw Valley. To be honest Tmax is not my favorite film but I have to admit that the tones that it gives when using this camera/lens combination are lovely, its hard to tell looking here but when I look at the full res scans they are very pleasing. I will be visiting the darkroom with a couple of the beach shots to see how they print.
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I also have a film only blog over at usingfilm.wordpress.com if you want a peek 🙂
A week or two ago my wife got me a Zorki 4k for christmas so before she wrapped it up I insisted on putting a roll of film through it just to make sure all was well.
We bought the camera from West Yorkshire Cameras who specialise in affordable film cameras, I must say that they are great lads and highly recommend that if you are interested in film photography to pay them a visit.
I have bought numerous things from them and their service is excellent.
I used some Ilford HP5+ and processed it in ilfotec DDX.
The viewfinder was reasonable bright considering its age and even though the weather was poor focussing was not really a problem but I did find that composing in the portrait format was hit and miss as I am used to an SLR.
I just took a load of random shots using the light-meter app on my iPhone to set the exposure and was pretty pleased with what came out.
The 50mm f2.0 Jupiter lens was pretty sharp when stopped down a little but still looked nice at f2.8 as you can see with the first shot of the barbed wire fence.
I am pleased that after shooting the first roll all seems well with the camera and I am looking forward to trying a bit of street photography with it.
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