Tag: Nikon

Contrast

I don’t do a lot of flower photography, but when I went to Allan Gardens last weekend in addition to my film gear ┬áI 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.

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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. ­čÖé

Entrance to Dupont Subway station, Toronto

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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.

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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.

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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)┬áNikon 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. ­čÖé

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Picking Up Slide Film

On another dreary winter day in Toronto, with a dull light that just sucks the enthusiasm right out of me, it was nice to pick up a roll of colour slide film that I had sent in for processing.

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Nikon N90s, 105mm/2.5 AI lens.
Fuji Velvia 50 Slide film