pretty in pink

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With sudden sunshine today I obviously felt the need to go out and shoot again. Such sunny days are rare around here in winter and quite unpredictable too. I still had ISO 400 film in the camera from last night and so I finished that roll with the Zeiss 35mm lens zone focussing from the hip while I walked into town. After finishing the roll I loaded some forgotten Acros 100 that I had found in the freezer and now aimed for the opposite end of the spectrum: instead of shooting at f/5.6-f/16 I ended up shooting at f/1.1-f/5.6 with the Nokton, focussing and framing properly. Although I’ve yet to develop more results from my experiments with my new lens it’s certainly fun to change things around a little, shoot low ISO film even on grey days and push myself to focus properly. The first rolls shot with the lens definitely look promising and it allows me to shoot in situations where I would have a hard time pushed to 1600 with my f/2.8 Zeiss lens. Even in the evening I shot the Nokton at ISO 400 so far and only had one situation where things would have been slightly easier with a stop more. So, there is still more potential to be explored! One thing I’ve noticed so far: It was definitely a good decision to go for the 50mm lens, because I can fill the frame without being too confrontational. With a 35mm lens I always would have felt that I have to get closer than I find comfortable when shooting at eye-level.

All pictures taken with: Rolleicord V, Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar 75mm f/3.5.
Portra 400 developed in Fuji Hunt C41 Kit, Jobo CPE-2.

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

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