Tag: Svema Foto 100

A New Lens

As part of my gear rationalization project I traded away my Voigtlander 15mm/4.5 (not without some regret) and as part of the deal got a Nikkor AI-S 20mm/2.8 lens in return. It arrived this week and I had a chance to put it through its paces this morning. I think this lens and I well get along fine. 🙂

Entrance to Dupont Subway station, Toronto


Nikon FM, 20mm/2.8 Nikkor lens
Svema Foto 100 film,
developed in LegacyPro Eco Pro Ascorbic acid developer

The Arch

I had never gotten around to shooting this arch before; I will have to go back and try a few different angles with it. I suspect the perfect angle would involve me standing the the middle of a busy intersection. Not safe in this city.


Nikon F4S, 17mm/3.5 Tamron SP lens
Svema Foto 100 film, 
developed in LegacyPro Eco Pro Ascorbic Acid Developer
1+1, 9;20 @ 20 C

Testing My New F4

My new (to me) Nikon F4 body arrived this week, so I now have one to replace the one that was stolen. I went out yesterday, despite the gloomy light to shoot a test roll. I did’t have any 400 speed film so I shot a roll of Svema Foto 100, which made for some very slow shutter speeds handheld, but thankfully wide-angle lenses such as the Tamron SP 17mm/3.5 I was shooting are more forgiving. 🙂



Music by the Water

While at the Toronto Beaches last weekend, another photographer friend and I can across a saxophone player, playing on the rocks at the waters edge. He wasn’t busking , just playing, in a perfect location for music.

Beaches half svema 100018

Olympus Pen F 35mm half frame SLR with 100m/3.5 Zuiko lens
Svema Foto 100 film developed in Xtol 1+1 for 9 minutes, 2o seconds @ 20 C


Another image created with my Zeiss Sonnar 50/1.5 lens (on my Contax IIIa rangefinder). At a wide aperture (in this case f2) this is not a sharp lens, and it has a focus shift that makes it a challenge to work with. I do like its atmosphere though.



Contax IIIa, Zeiss Sonnar 50mm/1.5 lens
Svema Foto 100 film, developed in Xtol 1+1 for 10 minutes @ 20 C

Zeiss Sonnar

This image was created using my Zeiss Sonnar 50mm/1.5 lens. This is a very quirky lens when used at large apertures, and will definitely take some learning!



Contax IIa, 50mm/1.5 Zeiss Sonnar lens
Svema Foto 100 film developed in Xtol 1+1 10 minutes @ 20 C