Film Camera Week for May 14

Discussion in 'Classic Manual Cameras' started by Mike Gammill, May 13, 2021.

  1. Greetings, all and welcome to our new thread. Post all the images you like from any film camera. I'll begin with some images from a roll of Ilford FP4+ that I processed and scanned yesterday. Camera was Minolta XE-5 with lens noted in description.
    signs, Minolta 135mm f 3.5 MD Rokkor
    slightly compressed telephoto perspective, Starkville, same lens as first image
    bricks and vent, same lens
    The film, btw, was processed in HC 110 dilution H and scanned with Epson V600.
    custom grill on trailer, same lens

    neglected parking lot exit, Minolta 35mm f 2.8 MD Celtic
    One more
    storm drain, 35mm lens
    Looking forward to seeing everyone's work.
  2. Carpenter Hall, Mississippi State University. Nikon F, Nikkor 35mm f1.4 ais lens, Tiffen #12 y 2021 ab&w 4 1.jpg ellow filter, Ilford FP4+.
  3. Library front, MSU. Nikon F, Nikkor 35/1.4 ais, #12, Ilford FP4+. 2021 ab&w 4 6.jpg
  4. Parade ground, MSU. Nikon F, Nikkor 35/1.4 ais, #12, Ilford FP4+. 2021 ab&w 4 9.jpg
  5. Swalm Chemical Engineering. Nikon F, Nikkor 35/1.4 ais, #12, Ilford FP4+. 2021 ab&w 4 12.jpg
  6. Hand Lab, MSU. Nik 2021 ab&w 4 13.jpg on F, Nikkor 35/1.4 ais, #12, Ilford FP4+.
  7. m42dave

    m42dave Dave E.

    Over the winter I repaired and re-lubed several Soligor Miranda lenses, including a 5cm f/1.9 PAD-type. This lens was apparently made by Kowa (having a "K" designation in the serial number) and is quite heavy for its size, being mostly of brass construction.

    Miranda Lenses.jpg

    I finally got around to taking some test photos and was quite pleased with the results. The scans don't really do the transparencies justice, but they have almost a 3-D look to them. Photos were taken using a Miranda D and Velvia 100 film, processed by Dwayne's Photo.

    Hacienda, Miranda D Soligor Miranda 5cm f1.9.jpg

    The Model D is fairly common to find in the US and sells for reasonable prices (shown at top right with a M44 preset 5cm f/2.8 mounted). More samples from both lenses to be posted in upcoming threads.
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  8. Some from a Minolta Dynax 7 testing a newly acquired Minolta 100-200mm f/4.5 lens. I seem to recall l that Mike Gammill has expressed admiration for this odd little lens in the past, and I can only echo his sentiments. Beautifully made, lightweight and very sharp, it has a lot going for it. The film was Ilford FP4 Plus, developed in PMK Pyro.


    Decay copy.jpg


    Park copy.jpg


    Powerr copy.jpg

    Rainy Day

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    Seasons End

    Seasons End copy.jpg

    Wide Open

    Wide Open copy.jpg

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  9. m42dave said:
    Now that's a nice winter occupation, Dave. That Kowa lens is interesting, as Kowa made a 50mm Kowa Prominar-Miranda f/1.9 lens for the Miranda Model B camera, for release mainly in Australia. It's become somewhat sought-after by Miranda collectors and fetches high prices at auction. I posted some information on the camera and lens some time ago, and the lens looks similar to the one you have, and I'm wondering if they're actually the same lens.

    An Admirable Oddity
  10. m42dave

    m42dave Dave E.

    Thanks for the link, Rick. They appear to be the same lens to me, which was available as early as the Model S. Kowa apparently made some of the early M44 screw-mount lenses too, as well as Fujita. Kowa still uses the Prominar brand name on their cine lenses and binoculars.

    The Miranda Society of Japan (below) has some interesting information on these early lenses, though the translation is a bit choppy.

    Miranda Camera lenses
  11. A few shots from my first roll with a new experiment. A few years ago I picked up some blank boards for my Rolleiflex SL66 and last week finally got around to mounting something on one of them. This is the Taylor Cooke Hobson 5.15" (130mm) f6.5 Series III in a Bausch and Lomb phenmatic shutter that formerly resided on a J. Lizars "Challenge" rollfilm camera from circa 1900. The camera was missing important bits and the film size is thoroughly obsolete so no chance of shooting with it.

    The shoot was fun and I'll do another very soon now I know all's working and I have an idea of what it does and doesn't do. Shot on HP5, All shots at f11 or 16 as those looked to me to be the "meat and potatoes" stops for the lens. I did one shot wide open and it was not so hot, as expected.


    SL66 HP5 0521b 001.jpg

    SL66 HP5 0521b 003.jpg

    SL66 HP5 0521b 004.jpg

    SL66 HP5 0521b 006.jpg

    SL66 HP5 0521b 010.jpg

    SL66 HP5 0521b 011.jpg

    SL66 HP5 0521b 012.jpg
  12. F2AS, Portra 400 film and a few different lenses from the past two weeks. All scanned to DNG (raw) format via the Plustek 8200i scanner and processed in Adobe Camera raw.

    20mm f2.8 Nikkor.


    80-200mm f4 Zoom Nikkor.


    25-50mm f4 Zoom Nikkor.

  13. More from the Konica 2B. It is quickly becoming my favorite user. Film was Foma 200 developed in Rodinal semi-stand.

    chess Foma 200 in Rodinal Semi stand.jpg

    sidewalk Foma 200 Rodinal.jpg

    walk and stones Foma 200 Rodinal semi stand.jpg

    Hanovers Foma 200 in Rodinal semi stand.jpg
  14. A few more from a Minolta Dynax 7, this time with a Minolta 28-85mm f/3.5-4.5 lens. This was my first outing with the lens and I'm pleased with the results. The film was Kentmere 100 developed in PMK Pyro

    Dining Out

    Dining Out copy.jpg


    Dappled copy.jpg



    Shadows Extreme

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    Just an Ordinary Afternoon

    Just an Ordinary Afternoon copy.jpg

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  15. 002CMC Playa Muralla-Tossa de Mar CFD28.jpg

    008CMC Rocas Costa-Tossa de Mar CFD28.jpg

    013CMC Rocas Costa-Tossa de Mar CFD28.jpg

    021CMC Tres Monjas Puerto-Barcelona CFD28.jpg
    the four with Canon F-1n. Canon FDn 28. Agfapan 400. D-76 (1:1) 14' at 20ยบC​
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