Amusement

Sometimes on those long, cold, dark, Edmonton winter nights, you do regrettable things…like going to Galaxyland.

In any case, I am back after a long hiatus.  My scanner is functional again (tried to upgrade the scanning computer to Windows 10, to no end of heartache) and finally had a chance to finish a complete roll of film.

This is Fuji Superia 800.

Oh and while we’re on the subject…F&*# YOU FUJI for trying to screw us all, and jacking up the price of film come April 1st.  Just discontinue it all already, and stop messing with our minds…we know that’s where you’re ultimately headed.

More 7-Arting

…this time, in colour.

Strangely, the lens is not coincident at infinity on any of my film bodies, but there doesn’t seem to be a problem, even at f/1.4 (#7 is a bit out, but I chalk it up to motion…) Perhaps I am not shooting it far enough away;

In any case, I have performed zero adjustments from factory spec.  Also–I cannot seem to get it to flare.  It seems to “veil” slightly on occasion, but no fancy rings or patterns.

Compendium 24 – Zooming In

Most of these were taken on my top-secret new-old lens (Summicron 90mm Pre-Asph E55) which I had once but wrongly sold, bought again but then returned (mis-calibrated) and finally managed to find again in good condition at a reasonable deal…just CLA’d by Leica and “Optimized for Digital” nonetheless! (whatever that means…)

So I shot it on film.  😂

HP5+ pushed to ISO 800 and developed in D76.

Compendium 22 – A Galaxy Far Away

Found a half-shot roll from the summer sitting in the F100, and finished it today.

The first 8 are on Kodak Gold, shot on the MP.  The next 17 are on Agfa Vista 200 from the F100 (as an aside, the 50/1.4G is hugely underrated on film) and Agfa Vista 200 just might be my “forever desert island outside film”–too bad it too has been discontinued.

Anyway, if you hadn’t already done the math, the title refers to the galaxies apart that the summer and the winter now seem…