I don’t normally consider myself a “wide” guy…but I’ve long felt I’ve been missing out on 28mm.
When the 7Artisans 28mm was announced, I tried long and hard to resist (😂) arguing that it really wasn’t that much different than 35mm; but you know me…I eventually gave in.
I have to say–so far I am certainly glad I did! This lens (the now-discontinued “flare” version) was purchased from Hamish Gill over at 35mmc.com–I highly recommend him for his shipping and contact.
These were shot on Kodak BW400CN at ISO 400, and developed in C-41 chemistry. They are all taken between f/1.4 and f/2.
This is Agfa Scala 160–but traditionally developed in D-76, instead of R100. (Yes, it is somewhat a waste of the film, but I lost a roll’s worth of developer anyway…)
Granted, the negatives do not look as cool as the positives would have, but in this day and age, I can’t help but wonder if the relevance of transparency film has really passed. Slide film is more difficult to expose properly, harder to scan, and certainly more difficult to develop. Given the ability to post-process (adjust blacks and contrast, mainly…) the resulting look is nearly identical. Been there, done that…but otherwise hard to make the argument for reversal developing.