Category Archives: 35mm

Analog street…

the more I try to find the positive in everyday life, the more I feel like everything is going in the wrong direction. It could use more good news…or at least one.I don’t want to turn water into wine, but to turn bad news into good…

  • Zenit E, Helios 44-2 , Kodak GB200-7, C41,(intro-two shots merged)
  • Canon EOS 500N, Canon 50mm+Sigma 17-35+adapter, Kodak GB200-7, C41

Misha….

According to our calendar, today is a Michaelmas holiday💕. A fortnight ago, while rummaging through my tools, I discovered undeveloped VX200 film. I had no idea what was on it. I used the C41 process and was hoping to get some photos of it with the scanner. We figured it was taken on some Olympus compact my wife was using at the time(2006)🙂🙃📷

  • kompact Olympus?, VX200, C41+postprocess LR

don’t let me down ….

I don’t believe in stairs that lead down from heaven.These ordinary stairs lead to a small stage in our park. No superstar has ever attempted this staircase.But it’s a pitty. If this staircase is good enough for me to take a picture, it will definitely be good for all the superstars. For one of the most famous performances, the Beatles had to do with the ordinary roof of the house🙂🙃📷

  • Nikon D800, MF Samyang 135mm
  • Contax 139 Quartz, Yashica 50mm, Fomapan N30 exp.1982 -push process

few analog shots and jazz…

Sometimes, when I’m not taking pictures, I’ll find some drum track on Youtube, then take my old bass guitar and record some crap for fun 😉🎸🎶🥁📷

  • Praktica BC1+CZ 20mm+adapter+ Fomapan N30 exp.1982(intro)
  • Pentacon Six + 50mm Flektogon+80mm Biometar+macro tubec + Neopan Acros 100II + Kodak GB200-7

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autumn is here…

The weather is supposed to be nice in our area, so hope I will be able to take some nice photos in the still same places (even my English is definitely an experience for you 😁) 🙂🙃📷

  • Leica R7, VE 28-70mm, Fomapan 400
  • Zenit E, Helios 44-2+ macro tubes, Kodak GB 200-7, C41
  • Nikon D800, Helios 44-2 + adapter(intro)

under the roof…

During yesterday’s walk in our park, I sat for a while under the roof of the gazebo🙂🙃📷

  • Zenit E, Helios 44-2, Kodak GB 200-7, C41(intro)
  • Leicar R7, VE 28-70mm, Fomapan 400
  • Nikon D800, Samyang 14mm+IR-filter, rotate

behind the “ordinary” white birch…

beautiful colors can be found. I put the word ordinary in quotation marks. Birch is perhaps my favorite tree. Maybe because it’s black and white and with leaves it’s colorful🙃🙂📷

  • Zenit E, Helios 44-2, Kodak GB200-7, C41

a shutter canvas….

In the previous post(Zenit E), you may have noticed the bright spots in the two photos. This effect is caused by damage to the shutter canvas. This means that the canvas transmits light to the negative. Even in home conditions, the repair is very quick and anyone can do it. An ordinary black shoe cream is enough for this. I gently coated the damaged canvas with this cream on both sides, then waited for everything to soak into the canvas. Then I tried the shutter several times at all speeds, cleaned the inside of the camera and blew it out with compressed air.Then all you had to do was insert the film and start shooting. These old cameras that do not need any battery to operate are simply magical.

  • Zenit E, Helios 44-2, Kodak BG 200-7, C41

Zenit E…

I thought to check the functionality of an old USSR camera Zenit E from my camera museum. Obviously it will need cleaning as it doesn’t like slow shutter speeds, but times from 1/60sec still work. With sensitive film and a bit of sun, it was possible to shoot at a higher depth of field. His original Helios 44-2 lens was back on the camera. However, the advantages of this lens are especially at a small depth of field. But I’ll show that later with a color film.The selenium exposure meter still works, but I’m not betting on its accuracy. I exposed as I usually do… by eye. The opening photo is taken on a Nikon D800 with an M42 adapter and a second Helios 44-2 lens 📷🙂🙃

  • Zenit E, Helios 44-2(f 2/58mm), Fomapan F400
  • Nikon D800+Helios 44-2(intro)

ordinary analog colors…

a few more shots from the film that has been in the camera for three weeks. In forty years of photography, it has never taken me this long to finish shooting a film.I guess I’m getting old…🙂🙃📷

Fujica ST 901, SMC Takumar 55mm+macrotubes, Kodak GB200-7

the wooden toy…

I was thinking how easy it would be to take a picture of a humming top. But before I took the camera in my hand and tried to focus, the humming top was already reliably lying down. If this toy is called something else, I’m sorry… we call it “káča”(a duck) 😉🙂🙃📷

  • Fujica ST901 Super Takumar 135, Kodak GB200-7

The sun came out…

… and you can even see the blue sky. After more than three weeks of dark, very cold days
and persistent rain that seemed to never end. I don’t like days like this. It’s like watching the News 24 hours a day full of bad news. But yesterday the clouds parted and the Sun confirmed its existence… And now is the perfect time to finish shooting the film😉🙂🙃📷

  • Fujica ST 901, Takumar 55mm+macrotubes+ Helios 44-2+, Kodak GB200-7

the sky is gray…

like the facade of our house. Let’s hope for a few more sunny days. Soothing autumn colors appear only in the Sun.

  • Fujica ST901, Super Takumar 2,5/135mm+Helios 44-2, Kodak GB200-7, C41
    • Contax 139 Quartz, Maginon Serie G 3,5/ 28-85mm, Fomapan F400, Kodak professional

Modus ponendo ponens…

The relationship between light and shadow does not need to be clarified… although at the quantum level it is directly a chain of incredible events

  • Fujica ST901, SMC Asahi-Takumar 1,8/50mm+Super Takumar 135mm, Kodak GB 200-7, C41

I think autumn…

…has already started here. It’s cold and raining. And that’s demotivating for me. Hopefully the sun will come out soon and turn nature back into a palette of colors… which I’m so happy to change back to black and white. But today I will post a few more pictures from last week…. in color.

  • Praktica BC1, Prakticasr 35-70mm, Kodak GB200-7
  • Nikon F50, Nikkor 50mm, Fomapan F400 (intro)

ArT….

A new image has appeared in our home gallery. Whenever my daughter asked me what I wanted for my birthday or Christmas, I always wanted a picture from her💖🖌🎨🖼🙃🙂📷

  • Nikon F50, Nikkor 1,4/50mm, Fomapan F400