Film Camera Week for August 4

Discussion in 'Classic Manual Cameras' started by Mike Gammill, Aug 3, 2017.

  1. Greetings everyone and welcome to our weekly film camera thread. As many photos as you like from your film camera. I'll start with some from my Ricoh KR5 Super II. Lens noted in caption. Film is Rolleipan 25 processed in HC110 dilution H.
    walkway entrance, Tamron 35-70 f3.5

    in front of antique shop, Tamron 35-70

    mural, Rikenon 50mm f2

    wall in early morning sunlight, Tamron 35-70
  2. ^ I like especially the 4th shot, the harsh side-light does wonders to the bricks.

    Here's one from my recently adjusted Fujica GL690:
    by Georg, auf Flickr
    memorial for lost at sea offshore-fishermen, built 1958 in my hometown, I've shot some other views of the memorial, but like the distant one the most
    Fujica GL690 + 100/3.5, expired Neopan 400 @ EI 800/30 in Xtol 1+2, negative-scan
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    Nurses rolling clean bandages, Huis Doorn 2017

    Camera: Kodak No.2 Folding Pocket (model B)
    Lens: Meniscus Achromat
    Film: Fomapan 100
  4. Two more from my recent trip to Nova Scotia. We took the drive to the northernmost community in Nova Scotia, with the unlikely name of Meat Cove. The last six kilometres of the trip are on a dirt track that winds its way along the cliffs, valleys and inlets of the north shore of Cape Breton island. Meat Cove consists of a handful of houses, a "Chowder Hut" and a campground with the world's best view from the top of the cliff.

    The end of the road - Meat Cove, Nova Scotia.
    Bronica SQ-A, Ilford FP4 Plus processed in Diafine.

    View from the campground at Meat Cove.
    Bronica SQ-A, Ilford FP4 Plus processed in Diafine.
  5. Rick_van: That's a good capture from a meniscus lens. Well done.
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  6. Thanks, Georg. There are only a few weeks in summer where the sun has that angle with the bricks. Most of the year the wall is not in direct sunlight at all. I'm trying to get a few more shots as the paint has faded badly over the last decade. It will probably be painted over with something new as have a few other wall murals. BTW, that little Tamron 35-70 is a joy to use. It even will focus to half life size at 70mm. I may try a few close focus shots the next time I use this lens.
  7. m42dave

    m42dave Dave E.

    Still waiting on some photos to come back from the lab. Until then, here are two of the dozen or so Zenits that I currently have.

    First is a Zenit 212k, shown with the excellent MC Zenitar-K2 50/2. Underneath the sleek plastic exterior is the same tried-and-true mechanical Zenit platform, though with extended slow speeds down to 1/8 sec. Pentax K mount, but with stopped-down metering.

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    m42dave Dave E.

    Next is a Zenit 12XS (also sold as the 15M and 21XS) designed and made in Belarus by BelOMO. Attached is the MC Jupiter-37AM 135/3.5. Like the 212K, the 12XS has a 3 LED meter display, though in this case the LEDs are at the top of the viewfinder. The same basic camera was also produced in Brazil for the Latin American market by BMA Indústria e Comércio Ltda. of Manaus, and sold as the Zenit 12XSL and 12PRO.

  9. Camera store in Jackson, Mississippi. FM2n, Nikkor 35/1.4, yellow filter, 400TX. 2016 ab&w 18 014.jpg
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  10. Clouds with red filter. FM2n,Zeiss 25mm/f2, 400TX. 2016 ab&w 18 033.jpg
  11. Tank cars. F6, Zeiss 25/2, medium yellow filter, 400TX 2016 ab&w 19 (19).jpg
  12. More tank cars Meridian, Mississippi. Zeiss 25/2, medium filter, F6, 400TX. 2016 ab&w 19 (15).jpg
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  13. Mike, nice tones with the Roleipan 25 and HC110 combination.
  14. Mike, not familiar with the film or developer but beautiful tones throughout.
  15. Thanks, James and Tony. I bought a bulk roll of the Rolleipan 25 a few years ago and never used a lot, but now am down to a few 24 exposure rolls from the bulk. There was no recommended time for this film in HC110 so I kept trying until I found what worked for me.
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  16. A couple of more shots from same roll of Rolleipan 25. I think I might have three rolls left. Rollei does market a RPX 25 but it is a different film.
    KR5 Super II with Rikenon 50mm f2

    same tech data as above
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  17. Dave, wow, the Zenit 212K is a really unique looking camera. Like a hammer and sickle version of the Colani-designed Canon T90. I have never seen one "live", thanks for sharing!
  18. Another one of my favorite classic theaters: the MacArthur; opened Christmas 1946 - had a huge single screen with about 1k seats. Over the years had its ups and downs but gained some notoriety on Dec.6th, 1979 hosting the world premiere of "Star Trek' The Motion Picture". In 1982 was brought out by 'Cineplex Odeon' which added 2 additional though smaller screens. In 1997 - with resistance from the community - was acquired by CVS. (Nikon one-touch/ 35mm 2.8 Gold 200). Washington DC NW 52600020 - Copy.JPG
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  19. m42dave

    m42dave Dave E.

    Georg--thanks. It's not a particularly common camera to find. I was lucky to get all the equipment shown like new.

    The self-timers on both of these cameras are unusual. On the 212k, the timer is set by turning a knurled wheel on the side; when released, an analog display changes from green to red by means of a rotating disc behind the front panel. On the 12XS, the self-timer is set by turning the semicircular dial 180 degrees, then pressing the yellow button on the handgrip.

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