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One Summer, One Roll Of Film

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A roll of Acros has been hiding away in my camera since June, and I finally got around to developing it this week. So here’s my chronicle, in black and white, of things that caught my eye this summer as I went about my daily life:

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Leica M3 + 50mm f/1.4 Summilux | Fuji Neopan Acros 100

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August 25, 2013 at 9:52 am

Tiny Glimpses

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Between shooting pack film and and just being busier than ever, my 35mm gear has seen very little use these days. In fact, I’ve had the same roll of black and white in my Leica for like three months! After running through the last few frames this past week, I finally got the roll developed at my local lab.

When you leave a roll of film in the camera for this long, you tend to forget much of what you’ve shot. In a way that’s pretty cool, because when you finally have your first look at the developed film, it’s like rediscovering your very recent past. Tiny glimpses.

Or, just a lot of photos of my wife and my dog =)

Leica M3 + 50mm f/1.4 Summilux | Kodak T-MAX 100

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April 25, 2013 at 1:21 pm

Miru The Shiba

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This is Miru. He’s a 7 month old Shiba Inu, and we get to babysit him until Sunday. Ahhhhh, reminds me of the good old times when Suki was a puppy….a bad puppy ;)

Miru is relatively easy to photograph.

Suki and Miru together? Pretty much impossible to photograph.

I’m sure we’ll have some great times together this weekend. This should be a good way to see if we can handle bringing a second Shiba into our home one of these days. :)

Images: Leica M9 | 35mm f/2 Summicron

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January 10, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Six by Six

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One of the cameras I shot along side the RX1 last week was a medium format beauty I borrowed from a friend: the Fuji GF670. The GF670 is a modern, professional grade film camera with a very bright rangefinder, an 80mm lens that folds into the body, and the ability to shoot in either 6×6 or 6×7 using 120 or 220 film. I loaded some expired Provia 400 in the camera and very carefully worked through each frame. Hey, you only get twelve 6×6 shots per roll of 120, so you gotta take your time with this thing!

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I think this Fuji would be near the top of my list of medium format cameras to purchase when the time comes. It’s extremely well made, is dead simple to load and operate, and the included Fujinon 80mm is excellent. I had a blast with this thing.

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Fuji GF670 | Kodak Provia 400 (expired)

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December 18, 2012 at 8:39 pm

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

Fuji. Film.

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Do you shoot film? Then why didn’t you tell me this would be so addictive!!!?!?!?

Right now I’m trying to run a different roll through the M3 each time as I get a feel for the camera. These are scans from a roll of Fuji 160s. So far I think I’m liking Tri-X the most for shooting with the M3, but this color negative film is pretty nice stuff:

Leica M3 + 50mm f/1.4 Summilux | Leicameter MC | Fuji 160S

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September 10, 2012 at 10:05 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