Archive for December, 2011

Winter Sun with a Bessa R2a and Rollei Retro 100.

Posted in Uncategorized on December 12, 2011 by yammerman

I was back to my only haunt for photography these days West Sussex at the weekend. It was a bright day which was fortunate as my Bessa R2a was loaded with Rollei Retro 100 film. I’d brought my Canon LTM 50mm f1.4 being the fastest lens I can muster for my rangefinders.It has proved a fine lens and at a fraction of the cost of the Leica version. Its only draw back for me is the close focus distance which is measured in feet.

I finished off a roll  I’d started in Jersey( using a Leica 35mm F2 ASPH) and shot a second roll as the day wore on. I processed in Adox Adonal 1+50 at 21 degrees for 11 minutes, then scanned them with an Epson V700. The usual dust problems spoil the whole process and increase my fondness for digital. Of the 72, here are the 8 that I favoured but nothing to get very excited about. The portrait and seaweed are with the 35mm ASPH while the others  with the 50mm – I wonder if anyone can tell.  I then gave them a Antique Light tint in Lightroom.