Tag: Distagon 50mm

Ice Formations

The pattern of the waves made for some interesting ice formations by the water at the Scarborough bluffs. The spray would come up through the holes every time the wave hit the shore.


Hasselblad 500CM, 50mm/f4 Distagon lens
Kodak TMax 100 film, developed in Rodinal

Almost Into the Sun

My 50mm/f4 Zeiss Distagon lens is one of my favourites, and it continues to surprise me.  I wasn’t quite pointing at the sun in the image from the Scarborough Bluff’s on New Year’s Day, but it was certainly in the sun’s direction. Flare is not an issue at all. (Of course having a lens hood on the lens helps).


Hasselblad 500 CM, 50mm/f4 Distagon lens
Ilford HP5+ film, developed in Microdol-X

Frozen Rock

Back to The Scarborough Bluffs New Year’s Day outing.


Hasselblad 500CM, 50mm/f4 Distagon lens
Ilford HP5 Plus film, developed in Microdol-X

First Shoot of 2018

For the last few years I have a tradition where I make a point of going out to shoot film on January 1st, regardless of the weather or how I feel. It means it’s one more year where I can say I shot film, regardless of whatever else happens.

Yesterday morning was bright and sunny (but rather chilly). A good day to shoot at Bluffer’s Park in Scarborough, Ontario with my good friend Bill Smith.


Hasselblad 500CM Camera, 50mm/f4 Distagon lens
Ilford HP5+ film, developed in Microdol-X developer

Waiting for the Zamboni

This image was taken a couple of weeks ago on the roll I developed this week. At Nathan Phillip’s Square the rink is being cleared of skaters for the Zamboni machine.


Hasselblad 500 C/M, 50mm/f4 Distagon lens
Ilford FP4+ film, developed in Rodinal

After a Few Days

I have been in a funk photographically for a few days. Too busy to do much in the way of photography and not all that happy with the images I was taking. I did go out yesterday morning to Taylor Creek Park and finished off a roll languishing in a film back for my Hasselblad and got a few I liked.

Hasselblad 500 CM, 50mm/f4 Distagon lens
Ilford Fp4 Plus film, developed in Rodinal

 

Needs Paint

I like the combination of Ilford HP5 Plus and Microdol-X Developer (I am using vintage packets of the latter; once it’s gone it’s gone so I will need to switch to the equivalent from other suppliers). It was a very dull day light-wise in the Beaches recently when I shot this but film/developer combination managed to pick out enough contrast.


Hasselblad 500CM, 50mm/f4 Distagon lens
Ilford HP5+ film, developed in stock Microdol-X