Tag: Rollei RPX 25


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

By the Shore

Going back to Bluffer’s Park Beach on January 1st. I was drawn by the reflections on the water further ashore, left by larger waves.


Nikon N90s, 28mm/2.8 Nikkor lens
Rollei RPX25 film
Developed in Rodinal (Semi-stand)

Low Sun

Another image from my January 1st outing to Bluffer’s Park Beach. The sun was low in the sky at this moment.


Nikon N90s, 28m/2.8 Nikkor lens
Rollei RPX25 film, semi-stand developed in Rodinal

A New Year

For a few years now I have made it my own little ritual to go out for a shoot on the morning of January 1st. That way, no matter what else happens, I can say the new year is another year in which I have some at least some photography. 🙂 This morning I went to Bluffer’s Park Beach in Toronto. A shore symbolizes time to me: the waves and water are eternal, and the shore is always changing.


Nikon N90s, 28mm/2.8 Nikkor lens
Rollei RPX25 film developed in Rodinal

Early Morning Light

One more from TodMorden Mills: the sun was just beginning to show through the trees, and was lighting up the railing in an interesting way.


Hasselblad 500C/M, 50mm/4 Distagon lens
Rollei RPX25 film, developed in Rodinal

Ghost Water

I was down at the Beaches again this morning; my Hasselblad is in the shop, so out came the Mamiya RZ67 (Medium format, 6cm x 7cm negative size). I was shooting Rollei RPX25, with a combination of red and polarizing filters to darken the sky, so I was shooting at an effective speed of EI 1, meaning that even on a bright sunny day the exposures were in the range of  half a second to one second in length. I love the blurring effect on water, especially crashing water in this morning’s lively breeze. It seems ghostly to me.

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