AE-1 Fuji Slide film September 2015 to February 2016
The chap in Jessups pointed out that some of my photos had been taken with a soft portrait lens. I had looked up details of this lens which is a Soligor 105mm f2.8 and it is described as soft portrait lens with very good colour strength. I now understand and like the lens a lot - things that glisten and sparkle more with other lens are subtly understated with this lens. The Soligor lens has a mounting for Cannon AE-1 and another mounting for an old German camera called an Exakta.
Marina, St-Leonards on Sea. Very typically slide film strength of colour and Fiji slide film is the best.
Royal Victoria Hotel - the photos inside are mostly not sharp I did not find good places to put the camera in order to take long exposure pictures.
Slide film does not have wide range of light but is instead strongly contrasting. The ceilings in this Desimus Burton designed hotel are wonderful.
There is a considerable range of light and I have exposed for the more distant. I did not expect this picture to come out so well.
When under exposed the colours once again are the distinctively strong slide film that soft un-sparkly lens. I used a tripod with the last two pictures.
My father took technically excellent but worst outcome came set of slides with this lens and his Exakta. The photos were of Salomon leaping at the Falls of Shin, Inverness in about 1970. We stood for hours watching many fish swimming around angrily one fish then jump 15M I guess every 10 minutes only at best they got a meter short and then tried to swim up a dribble of water which they did for a few minutes or so then only drop back to try again. Some landed on the rocks beside us and there bodies spring high in the air and back in the water. It was quite easy to stay and watch endlessly. The best thing I have ever seen.
The pictures taken at 1000th second came out sharp dad had panned and caught fish in the centre of the frame. Anyway a photographic disaster was that consequently the fish looked stuck on.
Autumn roses in my front Garden - the rain is lovely and I felt compelled to take pictures having gone past the roses a few times. 105mm, f2.8 at about 30th and a 60th second. The tripod is heavy and I would not be inclined to take it anywhere I missed the spot possibly as far as focussing but in any case there was not enough light so the focus was set by setting the distance on the lens (I think).
Hastings in November - it looks like having used the manual lens that the camera is once again not getting the exposure right!
A grotty stormy dull day in November I did not expect anything from this picture which I went down on the train to take having had it in mind to do that for a long time. I am very satisfied with the picture.
This photo, by comparison, was taken with IXUS60 Camera in February 2016 and is made up of many pictures that have been joined. By comparison with the slide film the picture is crisp and sparkler.
Once again the slide film and the telephoto lens + tripod have got some lovely detail in the rock on the right that I was not did not see on the day.