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© Lilly Schwartz 2015

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

If you want to know why I sometimes like to shoot colour, then you will see a bunch of reasons in this post. This roll of Cinestill was shot on my last trip and I just love the results. And you will also see why I love rangefinders too. All of these were taken at speeds of 1/8 to 1/15, handheld. Pretty much impossible with an SLR unless you have image stabilisation. And of course my Zeiss lens is fantastic. The lens is really sharp, so it can be shot wide open without any problems. Although f/2.8 is really pushing it for handheld outdoor night shots it works even then, at least if you pick your shots carefully and shoot at ISO 1600. I’m thinking of investing in a faster 50mm lens before the winter so that I’m a bit more flexible, but I’m really impressed with this lens already. It was the perfect pick as my standard lens and it surpassed my expectations.

On the development front things are moving forward at a steady rate, now that I can machine process 5 rolls at once. I’ve now developed almost all my rolls of HP5+ apart from two rolls that need to be pushed to ISO 800. Once I finish those I will go back to processing colour and see whether I can finish another batch of rolls from Argentina with the 4th litre of my 5L Fuji Hunt C41 Kit. With the CPE-2 I now have the process completely under control and the results have been excellent. I doubt that I will need such a big C41 kit again anytime soon, but if I do need it, then I know that the Fuji kit works well in the CPE-2. With hand development the Tetenal kit is definitely the better choice and I still have one of those kits here as well. I would also like to try the Digibase chemicals at some point to see how they compare, but this has to wait until after I’m finished with the chemicals I have left.

All pictures taken with: Leica M6, Zeiss ZM C-Biogon 35mm f/2.8.
Cinestill 800T @1600 developed in Fuji Hunt C41 Kit.

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

When you underexpose Cinestill, it gets very grainy and starts looking unsharp.

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

Not exactly the perfect light for a 2.8 lens.

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

Better luck with this shot.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2015

Bikes.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2015

This film really rocks in situations like this.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2015

Not exactly a colourful shot, but I like it anyway.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2015

No idea why I focussed on the fence, but I love how it turned out.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2015

If only I had known that it was open on the other side. I only noticed on the way back after I had already finished the roll.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2015

Zone-focussed from the hip at f/2.8. Ninja style!

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© Lilly Schwartz 2015

When exposed correctly cinestill is very fine grained for ISO 800.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2015

This dude was actually playing Noise in a residential street during a street festival. I’m sure the neighbours were happy … not.

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

Again, not enough light for f/2.8, but I like this high contrast look.

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

I love love love my Zeiss lens! Nevertheless, I need a faster lens so that I can expose this film at ISO 800 in more situations. When the grain explodes it’s just not very pretty.

Comments

  • Julia McClelland

    These are great, better than any other colour ones I have seen from you.

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