So in case you didn’t know I am a huge Leica Fanatic! And Leica Is celebrating 100 years this year. For a camera company that is pretty ridiculous to think that they have been about making cameras and what not for a 100 years.
Seriously The first photograph was taken only 187 years ago but the first really comercial process of daguerreotypes weren’t really even a thing for another 10 years, and film like we know it today wasn’t until 1889ish. I mean other than Kodak I am not sure of any other longer lasting camera company then Leica.
To celebrate Leica has released a new 100% mechanical Leica M Rangefinder 35mm film camera!
This camera has nothing that it doesn’t need. Seriously not a battery, no light meter, not anything that isn’t essential. Which I totally take as film is not dead! Seriously Have you shot a roll of film this week/month/year/ever? Have you ever used a camera that didn’t meter? Do you even know about the Sunny 16? You only have two controls (technically three because you are still choosing the speed of your film but that isn’t really a dial or anything) Shutter from Bulb to 1/1000th and your aperture ring on whatever lens you have on.
They also announced a bunch of new lenses and made some old ones silver :)
To buy any of this will still set you back roughly the same price as a moderate hatchback car but FILM anew!
In fact this does a heck of lot less than the older Leica M7 in terms of features ETC.
BUT FILM IS NOT DEAD! Is the take away that I am taking :)
Be Wander Ful! Graffiti at the Coal Harbour Community Centre
More from the first roll of the nikon F100
I be rawking out tonight with some new & old folks so it seemed appropriate to post a photo of chester & friends form the First roll from the nikon f100.
Here we have the very first roll shot in the very new to me Nikon F100. These were all shot with the AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f1.4G lens with shots ranging from f/1.4 to f/8 The film was Kodak Tmax 400 pushed to 800.
I think that the auto-focus system might be a bit off. I was super super careful to make sure that stuff was in super sharp focus and I have a few shots that should have been in focus at f/1.4 but they weren’t. we will play a bit more and see. I want to take this to the Czech Republic at the end of next month so I wouldn’t mind being sure. The camera itself is very awesome. Fits nice in the hand and it has a satisfying shutter sound. It is however a little touchy on the shutter button. I managed to take 4 pictures on this roll when I was only meaning to meter on something :)
So I have been scanning in some old ass film with the before mentioned Epson V750 Film scanner:) There are some rolls here that go back to at least 2003. These shots were shot using (i think) the Nikon FG 35mm sometime around the olympics but I am sure these were shot on Fuji 1600 that was pushed a stop to 3200 (hence the awesome grain) Yes this is a shot of a toilet. It’s a thing that I tend to do. :)
This shot I am pretty sure was shot thought the window of MacLeod’s Book Store on the corner of Richards and Pender.
I am totally done with this day (last client left at 8pm) so here you are some shots from that first ever roll out of the Yashica C that I bought at the camera show in burnaby.
This is a Mamiya RB67 shot that I took when we drove to Fernie a few years ago.