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T-MAX vs Neopan

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Just got two rolls of very different black and white films back from the lab. First up is a roll of T-MAX 100. The film’s low speed allows me to shoot at wider apertures on my M3 during the day, and its fine grain makes for some really clean output. It’s an excellent choice for shooting black and white with a high speed lens:

^My cousin Josh, heavily armed.

Ok, on to the Fuji Neopan 400. The Neopan’s punchier contrast seems to suit my shooting style pretty well, and it looks to be a great choice for shooting in dramatically lit environments. Here are a few select frames from that roll:

These will be my last two rolls for a bit while I wait for my camera to come back from repair. She’s getting her rangefinder realigned, which is supposed to take about a week…. A week too long!!!

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Leica M3 + 50mm f/1.4 Summilux | Kodak T-MAX 100 / Fuji Neopan 400 | Process + Scan by Light Waves Imaging

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November 29, 2012 at 6:16 pm

Good Times

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Spent a little time this past weekend with my cousin Josh and his wife Vanessa, who was diagnosed with cancer right before they got married in Colombia last year. Together they overcame the disease, and I couldn’t be happier for them. Vanessa is as strong as she is beautiful.

Having Josh around again in the flesh has sparked a lot of reminiscing about our childhood together. We were some silly kids back in the day. Good times.

So I’ve been shooting a lot of black and white lately, which at the moment I prefer over color film. Maybe it’s just a phase. =)

This particular role of Tri-X took me a while to get through, but here goes:

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All Images: Leica M3 + 50mm f/1.4 Summilux | Kodak Tri-X 400 | Processed and scanned at Light Waves Imaging

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November 15, 2012 at 9:26 pm

The Second Roll Of Film

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Second roll with my Leica M3, this time in black and white. This camera is way too much fun.

Next up from the lab: A roll of Fuji 160S. Stay tuned =)

Leica M3 + 50mm f/1.4 Summilux & Konika M-Hexanon 90mm f/2.8 | Leicameter MC | Kodak 400TX

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September 7, 2012 at 10:10 pm

The DIY Spider Lightish Thingo

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Olympus OMD E-M5 +  Pana-Leica 25mm f1.4  | 320 sec, f/1.4, ISO 200

I took the portrait above of a colleague of mine, who rolled into work today with a DIY lighting rig he threw together over the weekend. Made of six under-counter fluorescent lights rigged to a speedring, the light creates some pretty unique catchlights in your subject’s eyes, and the relatively low output means you can shoot comfortably at large apertures. Very cool:

Setting this contraption on top of a light stand drew a lot of attention, so there were plenty of subjects to test the rig on:

We’re trying to come up for a name for this thing, and are at totally at a loss. Hmmm….I guess Spider Lightish Thingo will have to do for now.

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All shots taken using the Olympus OM-D E-M5 with either the 25mm f/1.4 Pana-Leica or the M. Zuiko 45mm f/1.8 lens.

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July 2, 2012 at 9:53 pm