Tag: Tmax Developer

The Siren Call of Ultrawide

A few years ago I traded away a Voigtlander 15mm/f4.5 Superwide Heliar as part of a deal. It was a good trade, but I recently felt a pining for that super wide focal length, so I bought a newer version of the lens (M-mount vs LTM, and it takes filters). I tried it out for the first time last Saturday at High Park, Toronto.

Voigtlander Bessa R2M, 15mm/f4.5 Superwide Heliar Aspherical II lens
Kodak TMax 400 developed in TMax Developer 1+4

Portrait By the Window

I took this portrait recently with my 1945-50 vintage Voiglander Bessa 66 folding medium format camera. There were a number of reasons why this image should not have turned out: this is a scale focus camera (meaning you have to judge the distance), and I was shooting wide open; no margin for error. I was also pushing HP5+ to EI 1600 for the first time. But what I got was one of my favourite portraits of the year!

Voigtlander Bessa 66 camera (Color-Skopar 75mm/f3.5 lens)
Ilford HP5+ @EI 1600 (developed in TMax developer 1+4)

Back to the Firehall

I’ve never gotten a photo of the old firehall in the Beaches that I’ve been wholly happy with, but this one from earlier this fall is about as close as I’ve come, I think.

Nikon N90s, 20mm/f2.8 Nikkor lens
Kodak TMax 100 film, developed in TMax developer