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09-03-2007, 04:57 PM
*This thread has been split. part 2 is here: http://www.apug.org/forums/forum127/104769-week-i-am-shooting-part-2-a.html#post1334590
Feel free to add your own lists. I'll start things off.
This week, I have film loaded in the following cameras, ready for some pleasurable shooting.
Nikon F with plain e/l finder, 50mm f1.4 lens
Minolta XE-7 with 58mm f1.4
Soligor Reflex ( 6x6 SLR ) with 52mm f3.5 Kaligar
Ricoh 35 Flex
Agfa Optima 1
09-03-2007, 05:00 PM
Nikon F6, Nikkor 24-120mm F3.5-5.6D AF-S VR Zoom Lens, loaded with either Velvia or Provia F (haven't loaded it yet).
09-03-2007, 05:11 PM
Just used my Bronica ETRS at my sister's daughter's christening. I only used one roll of FP4.... Except that when I took it out for processing I discovered it was actually HP5 which I had exposed at EI 100 !!!
It turned out o.k. with a significant reduction in development time.
David A. Goldfarb
09-03-2007, 05:23 PM
5x7" Press Graflex
09-03-2007, 05:32 PM
Mamiya RZ with Fuji Provia 100 for my first Big assignment. wish me luck.
09-03-2007, 05:46 PM
Minolta Hi-Matic 7 with PKR 64 for fun, and later on Spotmatic F with Portra for some assignment.
09-03-2007, 05:49 PM
M2, M4-P, MP, M8 (Efke 820c + Ilford HP5 Plus as applicable)
Maybe Graflex 22 (HP5 Plus)
And if the weather holds, Alpa 12 WA, Zeiss Biogon 38/4.5 + 66x44 back, HP5 Plus.
If the weather doesn't hold, maybe still lifes with Linhof Technikardan 45, 56x72mm roll film back loaded with Ilford Delta 100, 210/5.6 Rodenstock Sironar-N.
09-03-2007, 05:49 PM
When I can get the ground-glass fixed for it, a circa 1905 Gundlach Wizard 11x14 field camera with an 18-29-39" triple convertible Rapid Rectilinear lens in an old Manhattan Optical pneumatic shutter. On hand-coated glass dry-plates.
09-03-2007, 05:50 PM
My 'grab and go' camera this week is my Nikon F with a
[working!] Photomic finder and Yellow filter loaded up with Tri-X.
I like the classics too.
I don't have an XE-7 but used to have an XE-5. I loved the short-throw, smooth as glass film transport. They were wonderful cameras.
09-03-2007, 07:10 PM
Finetta 88 with Delta 100 (I think. I forgot what's in the camera, eek)
Need to finish up a roll of Portra 160NC in my Ilford Sporti too but the weather isn't cooperating much for ISO160.
There's some RSX II 200 in the Brownie No.2 Model E (the cardboard model) too.
09-03-2007, 07:34 PM
A Kodak 2D 5x7 with holders loaded with some Tri-X.
09-03-2007, 08:10 PM
Nikon FM2n with 400TX film.
09-03-2007, 08:46 PM
For work this week: Nikon F5AE with my 24-85mm f2.8-4 Nikkor Zoom and my Bronica EC-TL with either a 50/3.5 Nikkor or the 75/2.8 Nikkor.
For play: Minolta SRT-102 (MLU) with Exakta lens adapter, 28mm f3.5 Angenieux Retrofocus Type R11, Zeiss Jena 58mm f2 Biotar and a righteous Rodenstock-Yronar 135mm f3.5. I did a test shoot with these lenses two weeks ago, but the Exakta Varex VX camera I shot with had multiple holes in the shutter curtain. The attachment shows one of those images, for those who are interested, taken with the surprisingly excellent Rodenstock 135mm lens.
Vivitar "Ultra Wide & slim" - a travelling camera. Small, slim, wide-angle, plastic - with a 22mm lens, I don't really understand why it's got a viewfinder. :)
If I get any more time for shooting I'll be taking out a Speed Graphic and a couple of old brass lenses.
09-03-2007, 09:07 PM
No brainer. I have a short business trip, limited luggage room - street shooting. Canon P rangefineer with 50/1.8. HP4 and Delta 400. Can't forget the small gossen meter. Size and great quality, lots of fun to shoot with. It's why I bought that specific set-up.
09-03-2007, 09:50 PM
I'm breaking in my new-to-me and newly refinished Calumet C-1 8x10, but I have to use the 4x5 back because I don't have any 8x10 holders yet. I made my first two exposures yesterday through my Turner-Reich 12-21-28, one at 12 and the other at 28, which was a scary length to work at.
Other than that, I'm using a Speed Graphic which bears a final patent date of 1913 and works perfectly, along with it's 127mm Ektar lens.
Film is Ilford FP-4+, rated at 100 because that little overexposure works well in my D-76.
09-03-2007, 10:03 PM
Bolex H8 cine camera with Fomapan R100
Rolleicord II with Fujicolor 160C
Olympus Pen F loaded with Kodak Tri-X
09-03-2007, 11:51 PM
I've been prowling around at night lately with my Pentax K2 and 4 SMC lenses. Tmax100 for the reciprocity characteristics.
09-04-2007, 12:18 AM
Pentax Auto 110 - luckily there are a few places downtown here that still sell Kodak & Fuji 110 film. Processing takes forever but beggars can't be choosers.
Nikon FM - bought a well-used one off auctions for a song but have only put 2 films through it. Chucked a Nikkor 50/1.8 on it and some TMAX 100.
Leica IIIf - can't keep my hands off it :D
Been itching to take out a TLR and/or my Yashica Electro 35 GS again ...
09-04-2007, 07:15 AM
Thanks to everyone who replied. I hope to see this thread continue.
Very interesting replies about what is (and isn't) being enjoyed. I especially envy those of you who bring out the "big stuff".
So far, only one TLR shooter. Thought they'd be more popular. In the past year I have gone out with a SEM, Rolleimagic, Mamiyaflex, and Flexo, among others in my collection.
I seem to be the only selenium-cell shooter. I realize most of the meters are dead by now, but if you found a camera from this era that was safely stored in its case, many times the meter is still active. The selenium cell era was quite interesting.
Loaded, but sitting on a shelf for a couple of months, is what I consider my sharpest street shooter, a Koni Rapid with 58mm. Just haven't had an opportunity to take it out.