The Tournament


If you had a fancy new zoom lens, and a long weekend tournament, what would you do?


Well, you would hitch it to your F100, and shoot a few rolls of Tri-X at ISO 800, of course.


Then you would develop them in D76, and post them here for all to see.


(…At least that’s what I would do, if I was you).


But it’s your zoom lens…do whatever you want.







(Please click on photos for larger sizes…Wordpress now seems to be doing something odd with their compression and resolution)


6 thoughts on “The Tournament

  1. jkjod says:

    Ok, so, one this is awesome. Two, you called me daring to shoot a family event with only film…this seems just as crazy. And I like it :). Three, I’m going to need some tips on the Pakon scanning black and white film. I’m not getting anywhere close to as smooth of files as these.

  2. Karim D. Ghantous says:

    Lovely set. #7 and the last one are my picks. They work better enlarged, no surprises, but that’s WP’s fault I think, as you pointed out.

    I think I could do everything with a standard zoom and a tele zoom. However, I think a 50-210mm zoom would be quite useful, at least for what I’m doing. Nothing wrong with Leica’s 90-270mm, but 90mm is a bit long to start with for me. The difference between us I think is that I’d prefer an f/4 to an f/2.8. 🙂

    I suppose zooms are better suited to digital. Minor corrections are easily applied and you’d never know they were done.

  3. andygemmell says:

    So you “hitched it to your F100”. I thought you may have meant your Ford F100 pick up at first (after all it is a zoom lens). But it was the Nikon F100….

    In that case it looks like it was a better match and who ever was driving knows their stuff…😂…boom boom

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