Tag: Nikon

What Caught My Eye

The combination of the torn poster the expression of the child and the location of this boarded up building on Pape Avenue in Toronto caught my eye recently.

Nikon N90s, 20mm/f2.8 Nikkor lens
TMax 400 developed in Microdol-X



I don’t do a lot of flower photography, but when I went to Allan Gardens last weekend in addition to my film gear  I brought my Nikon D7100 DSLR with my 55mm/3.5 Micro-Nikkor lens. What stuck me about this scene was the contrast between the beauty of the flowers and the grimy background.


A New Lens

As part of my gear rationalization project I traded away my Voigtlander 15mm/4.5 (not without some regret) and as part of the deal got a Nikkor AI-S 20mm/2.8 lens in return. It arrived this week and I had a chance to put it through its paces this morning. I think this lens and I well get along fine. 🙂

Entrance to Dupont Subway station, Toronto


Nikon FM, 20mm/2.8 Nikkor lens
Svema Foto 100 film,
developed in LegacyPro Eco Pro Ascorbic acid developer

Wide Angle and Slide Film

The light in Toronto this January has not been dazzling; even this mainly overcast day was brighter than most. The location is the vintage train yard beside the Steamwhistle Brewing Company location in Toronto.


Nikon N90, Tamron SP 17mm/3.5 lens
Fuji Velvia 50 film

The Arch

I had never gotten around to shooting this arch before; I will have to go back and try a few different angles with it. I suspect the perfect angle would involve me standing the the middle of a busy intersection. Not safe in this city.


Nikon F4S, 17mm/3.5 Tamron SP lens
Svema Foto 100 film, 
developed in LegacyPro Eco Pro Ascorbic Acid Developer
1+1, 9;20 @ 20 C

Testing My New F4

My new (to me) Nikon F4 body arrived this week, so I now have one to replace the one that was stolen. I went out yesterday, despite the gloomy light to shoot a test roll. I did’t have any 400 speed film so I shot a roll of Svema Foto 100, which made for some very slow shutter speeds handheld, but thankfully wide-angle lenses such as the Tamron SP 17mm/3.5 I was shooting are more forgiving. 🙂