Saturday, January 23, 2010

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

January 20 2010

January 18 2009

Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

It was very mild: warm (for January) and sunny, so I had some more fun taking photos with my friends.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Saturday, January 16, 2010

January 14 2010

I had a little fun photoshoot with my friends :

January 16 2010


Lensbaby + 1.6x telephoto attachment

Friday, January 15, 2010

January 15 2010

Found earring.

Help, my photo is grainy!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Sunday, January 10, 2010

January 10 2009

Finished up two rolls of film today, the Ilford Pan Plus ISO 50 in the Horizon Perfekt although the film snapped after the last frame -- I was not sure how many exposures to expect. Around 22, I know now. Hopefully I won't have trouble getting the film out in the changing bag later.

Also finished a 24 exposure roll of TMax 400 through the black FM body. This body is nicer than my silver one since it doesn't have the odd issue that crops up, but it also feels a lot smoother in operation, both the film advance and rewind crank. It is also pretty! I am guessing it has just seen less use. The silver FM body certainly has some mileage on it (I know I have put 50 rolls through it since I got it), you can see sprocket holes worn onto the film pressure plate!

Considering they were made in the 70s I would say they both work very well, however.

1978 ad for the FM that is a little too accurate

On yesterday's topic about using wide angles to distort reality...

Mind you, I like both of these. The first one (I think) is pretty hard to tell it is from a fisheye; if I had centered the horizon better I am not sure there would be any evidence. The second one is much wilder.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

January 9 2010

Well, I did do some shooting, both with the Horizon Perfekt and with the FM.

I really like the 28mm f/2.8 AIS. Generally the AIS lenses feel great to use, but usually I don't use wide-angle lenses much. I only like using them up close and for their power to distort perspective (hense the fisheye), but most lenses don't focus close enough for me. The 28mm f/2.8 AIS, however, focuses down to .7 feet! If it is as sharp as I have heard, I think I will have a lot of fun with it.

The Horizon Perfekt unfortunately is fixed focus, so it can only focus as close as about three feet when stopped down all the way. Too bad, I think a panoramic camera that could close focus would be neat.

No new digital photos to share.

Friday, January 8, 2010

January 8 2010

I did get some shooting in today, finished off the first roll of film in the Fisheye Zenit. Started a roll in the black-bodied FM as well. I should take some digital photos to share. Maybe tomorrow.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

January 6 2010

Happy new year!

Going to take me another three months to get used to typing 2010 instead of 2009.

I am back on campus. I need to go out and shoot. My only excuse is that it is cold and grey outside, but that should not stop me. Maybe tomorrow I will make myself go out and find something.