My favourite addition to the film camera collection this past year was the Mamiya C330. This TLR camera with interchangeable lens is a great medium 6×6 shooter. it will shoot 120 or 220 rolls and this 80mm (50mm 35mm equivalent) lens has an aperture range of f/2.8 to f/32 and shutter speed from Bulb to 1/500. Shooting with both a waist level finder and no built in light meter defiantly makes one slow down and think about your shot which is fun. However I might pick up some 220 rolls this year to stretch out the number of shots to 24 a roll as apposed to the 12 shots for I feel I am always at the end of the roll.
Back light trees and…
Time Is Precious on water street.
Both Shot with the Nikon DF at the insane ISO of 12800 and the Sigma 35mm Art Lens
I love that there are still old cars that out and about and basically peoples daily drivers. There is something about an old plymouth with a bench front seat that makes me nostagic for another time :)
This is a the outside wall from the Sandman Hotel on the corner of cambie and Georgia Street. I just liked that it was so random in the way that the mud was troweled on differently for each tile and that they appeared to try and repair it with different tiles. :)
This is the Metrastar Light meter. I know very little about these bad boys as I got this one tossed in with an old film camera that I bought. I just got a battery for it and it seems to be quite accurate when compared to my camera or my uber awesome Sekonic L-758DR. It is quite lightweight and it will do both Incident and Reflected Metering so It is versatile enough. I am going to carry it around instead of the Sekonic for a while as it is 1/2 the size and 1/64th the price :)
Click the photo below (or Click here) if you would like to gander at the manual (from www.orphancameras.com)
Here are two photos that were taken two days apart from each other.
This was taken near The Alibi Room on Alexander Street here in Railtown. I love the juxtaposition of the healthy jogger and the death graffiti here but I am not 100% happy with this photo. It lacks something but I am not sure what.
This guy was playing guitar on the outskirts of Granville Island. Koodo’s to him because it was really cold out and I know what it like to busk in the cold, however he was playing so lightly and singing so softly that despite standing right beside him I couldn’t make out that he was even playing :)
Nothing like foggy Evenings and dark moody silhouettes. I walked tonight to Woodwords to mail some stuff and buy a fancy button battery for an old Metrastar Light Meter that I have. I brought the Nikon Df with the Sigma 35mm Art Lens and I was cursing myself the entire walk for not bringing an longer focal lenth like an 85mm instead, but now after seeing these couple photos I am kinda glad that I did bring the 35mm. I like that the silhouettes are a smaller portion of the photo.
This is one of my favourite Alleys in gastown/railtown. I never have the lens I want for it though. I think I might make a special trek down there one day with a 70-200 and a teleconverter to make it super long and compressed. I would have to bring a ladder and stand on the other side of the park but I will someday do it! :)
Part of my photographic year end wrap up is to wade through all the photos of the year and post some things that may have been missed. These photos are from April 8th when I was shooting an engagement session for an awesome couple there.