Tag: F4

Back to St. James

Recently I returned to St. James Cemetery, this time with my recently acquired 20mm Nikkor wide angle lens. It was bright morning and the low angled sun provided a lot of interesting lighting. All images were taken on a Nikon F4, using Kodak TMax 400 film.


The Soviet-era Helios 44/2 lens (actually a 58mm lens, and a direct copy of the Zeiss Biotar 58mm lens) has a cult following for the way it renders out of focus areas at wide apertures. I recently got one that had been adapted to work on the Nikon F mount and still focus to infinity, and I have started to experiment with it. The person who did the work on the lens has an interesting YouTube video that explains the process.


Nikon F4, Helios 44/2 58mm lens
Rollei RPX25 film

Sun and Wind

Last Monday at Bluffer’s Park I noticed these plants. I liked the backlighting on them but the glare of the sun plus the breeze moving the plants around made for tricky shooting and it took a few attempts to get these two images using my Nikon F4 and 28mm lens, shooting on Rollei RPX film

Don’ forget to check out this week’s episode of My Photography Podcast, featuring an interview with pinhole photographer Moni Smith!



A Touch of Snow

Three images from my visit to Allan Gardens in Toronto last weekend. A light dusting of snow made for an interesting scene.




All images taken with Nikon F4, 20mm/2.8 Nikkor lens, Kodak Tmax 400 film
Developed in LegacyPro EcoPro Ascorbic Acid developer


I liked the look of this spot inside the Allan Gardens


Nikon F4, 20mm/2.8 Nikkor lens
TMax 400 film, developed in Legacy Pro EcoPro Ascorbic Acid developer