I’ve begun scanning in my prints from my Mamiya C330 onto my laptop and so I’ll put a couple on here, I should really spend longer removing the dust and hairs etc. from the scans so that you can appreciate the photos properly but sometimes lifes just too short!!
When picking up these photos from the shop the old boy who develops them said they were the best exposed 120 films he had seen in years, this made me feel like I’d come a fair way since I first started using film and my exposures were a bit hit and miss whereas know I can just look at the scene and guess within a stop just by eye.
I’v been in Paris for the past week and took my Mamiya and D300 with me, it will be a few days until the films from the Mamiya are developed but I have managed to edit a few of the 750 pictures I took on the D300! Time to catch up on uni work now that I’m back so I think that it will take me a couple of weeks to edit the ones I want to
I mainly shot candids whilst I was there as I really enjoy this, and you do get some funny looks when people realise they are the subject of your photo, not the tourist attraction behind them!! The girl in the blue coat is a prime example, sitting on a bench at the Arc de Triomphe with hundreds of cameras around taking photos. I wonder if anyone else took her photo like I did though.
Here are the first few anyway
I got my first film back today out of the Mamiya C330 Professional and all seems well! I had been using my Nikon DSLR as a light meter and had been warned that some Nikons seemed to give a low reading thus causing you to overexpose by upto two stops. This turned out to be the case but the Ilford film has handled it ok. I now have a light meter and it reads a little lower than my Nikon does so hopefully that problem is solved.
Heres a couple of pics from the test reel so I’m looking forward to putting it to proper use now!
I like finding old photos so I scanned these pair in on my own scanner (which is pretty poor quality) but at least you can actually see them!
They were taken on the old Pentax Spotmatic 2 (from Manda) which had the Super Takumar 50mm F1.4 lens fitted to it. I was using Ilford fp4+ black and white film which I love in this camera and its only 125 iso so on a really sunny day like this you can still use nice open apertures even though the cameras fastest shutter speed is 1/1000 of a second.
I dont know who these people are but they were just sitting in the middle of chaos at the British Museum. It was so hot and noisy with so many people around but somehow these pair had each found their own quiet spot to sit in.
I also really like candids