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Friday, May 31, 2013

Going back to film - Canon 500n and Fuji 400 - part I

These murals were shot at Bondi Beach Sydney on the beach boardwalk. The colours are great and the artists are certainly talented. The Fuji 400 colour 35mm film worked out very well and they were processed at Foto Reisel in the city, then took the high res jpeg scans and processed in Nik Software and Perfectly Clear. I think they turned out very well. I think I'm liking film. Enjoy.












Monday, May 27, 2013

Canon 500n with Rollei 35mm film

Inspired by the great forums on Google plus dedicated to film photography, I bought a Canon 500n on eBay for $35, attached a Sigma 30mm 1.4 lens and loaded some Rollei 35mm film recommended by the guy at the camera store. First big mistake - using a cropped sensor lens on a FF body results in ugly vignetting - well maybe its now hip but I didn't intend it that way! Oh well. Next I load iso 100 film which is very difficult to use in low light. Just bought some iso 400 B&W and colour film to try next. These were taken in Sydney's Chinatown. I will persist with film for a while and see what eventuates. its a challenge. Enjoy.

typical dining in Chinatown

sock seller at Fridays markets - cropped to avoid vignetting 

fruit market - check out the distortion and vignetting!!!

who reads papers anymore? apparently not many

piece of history - ugly distortion and vignetting!!!

Friday markets are a must - great food and life everywhere

old school notation by new school

Sunday, May 26, 2013

x100s does Vivid Sydney 2013

Took the x100s out for a very quick look at the Sydney Vivid Light Festival last night. Usually you will get better pictures lugging around your DSLR, however with the family the x100s was far easier and more enjoyable - after all I'm not trying to win a photo contest with these pictures. Some were tripod mounted, most we handheld at ISO's between 3200 and 6400 at f2. Enjoy.



tripod mounted picture on a 2-3 second exposure

walk by snap to try and go unnoticed!! i like the angle

handheld at iso 6400 f2

tripod mounted 2 sec at iso 100 at f2

tripod mounted 2 sec at iso 100 at f2
tripod mounted 2 sec at iso 100 at f2
Sometime the picture of the projector itself can be art

handheld everything auto

handheld everything auto, converted to b&w in Nik Silverefex 

same as above

light tunnel - funny how captivating something simple is

handheld everything auto