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Old 11-08-2016   #281
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Again, super nice pictures, Nicolas, they're all great. (Would be difficult to choose a favorite.)

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Old 11-09-2016   #282
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This is a beautiful series Nicolas! The most striking to me as of their beauty are the two children on the stair, the young couple with long shadows and the stair and fountain in the courtyard.

Beautiful series!
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Old 01-26-2017   #283
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Old 01-27-2017   #284
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Old 01-27-2017   #285
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Old 01-27-2017   #286
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Jon, this sharpness is incredible! Very nice.

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Old 01-28-2017   #287
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Jon, now I see what you meant regarding the distortion figures of the W-Nikkor vs UC-Hex ;-)
Impressive indeed.
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Old 01-29-2017   #288
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Taken on a Sony A7 @ f/4. I kind of like the natural vignette you get at larger apertures.

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Old 02-03-2017   #289
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Some photos snapped with my trusty Leica IIIf & W-Nikkor 3.5cm F1.8 LTM at yesterday's Setsubun (bean throwing) festival at Ikegami Honmon-ji Temple in Tokyo.


池上本門寺 豆まき by Jon, on Flickr


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Old 02-03-2017   #290
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I like that one! L-san?

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Old 02-03-2017   #291
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I like that one! L-san?
Thanks Gabor! Not L-san, just a random girl on the beach
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Old 02-17-2017   #293
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Great shots at the festival Jon!

Here are a few shots from the 35/1.8 re issue on the SP and S3 - Tri-X @ ISO 800 in D-76
I have to do rescans though as these are rough, quick scans without regard of scan exposure:


2017-02-14-0012--for_flickr by Dirk Steffen, on Flickr


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Old 02-19-2017   #294
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3.5cm f1.8 W-Nikkor LTM + MM:

the famous Nikkor glow @ f2 ;-)

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the famous W-Nikkor sharpness ~ f2.8

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A shot snapped on Neopan 400 with a Leica IIIf and LTM W-Nikkor 3.5cm F1.8

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A couple more shot on Neopan 400 with a Leica IIIf and LTM W-Nikkor 3.5cm F1.8


Shoot the shooter by Jon, on Flickr


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Old 03-04-2017   #297
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A couple more shot on Neopan 400 with a Leica IIIf and LTM W-Nikkor 3.5cm F1.8
i'm guessing you bought a good few rolls before they discontinued Neopan?
I always liked it processed in tmax dev.
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i'm guessing you bought a good few rolls before they discontinued Neopan?
I did! I'm glad I did too because film prices in Japan have gone crazy since then and the current locally available alternatives are about twice the price I paid for the Neopan.
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I did! I'm glad I did too because film prices in Japan have gone crazy since then and the current locally available alternatives are about twice the price I paid for the Neopan.
I came to Neopan400 accidentally - I always used TX400 and when at some point TX400 hiked up in price in China mainland I tried a roll of Neopan 400 not expecting much - it was about half the price of TX400 back then.

I couldn't believe what I saw and since then always had a brick in the freezer until at some point I didn't shoot film for a few months and was completely taken by surprise when it was announced to be discontinued.
Prices since then exploded but luckily TX400 came back a little.

Neopan 400 is such a fantastic film - I always liked it. I have only one single roll left and am back using TX400 :-(
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Old 03-07-2017   #300
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Hi,
I happen to have one the Miyazaki-San LTM modified reissue W-Nikkor 3.5cm F1.8 lenses.


On the M10:


Au Café
by JM__, on Flickr


Beaubourg
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Beaubourg
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dans Paris
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On a M6 with Ektar 100:


Sunday morning fishing
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Here's a splash of colour for an otherwise predominantly B&W thread. Shot on Fuji Superia 400 XTRA with a Leica IIIf and LTM W-Nikkor 3.5cm F1.8 "classic".





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Old 03-12-2017   #302
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Great pics, Jon! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 03-13-2017   #303
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Nice Jon! I love these shop front shots and do them too whenever I can.
It will be interesting to look at these in a few decades as time progresses.
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Nice Jon! I love these shop front shots and do them too whenever I can.
It will be interesting to look at these in a few decades as time progresses.
Peter, Dirk, thanks!

That's enough colour for a while. Now back to the regular program of B&W


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Nihonbashi bridge, the 0km point for measuring distances from Tokyo. Its always puzzled me why the dragon statues are there...


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Here's some photos from the 2017 Kanamara Festival (aka Penis Festival) held today in Kawasaki City. Its an actual Shinto religious festival, but I don't think there's anything else quite like it in Japan. All photos taken with a Leica IIIf and LTM W-Nikkor 35/1.8.


2017年 かなまら祭り by Jon, on Flickr


2017年 かなまら祭り by Jon, on Flickr


2017年 かなまら祭り by Jon, on Flickr


2017年 かなまら祭り by Jon, on Flickr


2017年 かなまら祭り by Jon, on Flickr


2017年 かなまら祭り by Jon, on Flickr


2017年 かなまら祭り by Jon, on Flickr


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Those are some great color shots Jon - quite interesting and funny to see this festival from a gaijin's perspective ;-) I bet you had a great time shooting these!
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A recent one with my favourite lens.


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Those are some great color shots Jon - quite interesting and funny to see this festival from a gaijin's perspective ;-) I bet you had a great time shooting these!
Thanks! I did have a great time indeed shooting those shots, Dirk!
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Lovely shot, Jon.

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always wanted one but I cannot afford it at the moment
I lucked into two good deals on S mount versions a year ago. One was completely disassembled. After putting it back together I sold it for more than twice what I paid. The other needed some cleaning but was otherwise in nearly new condition. Of course, I had been looking for months for an affordable copy before these two deals came around. Just proves that patience sometimes pays off. I love using it on my SP. Have a roll in there now I need to finish off and develop.
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More people on train platform (Shimbashi Station in Tokyo) shots...



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You guys are killing it with the 35/1.8. What a special lens with interesting signature and character. Funny thing is that for an old single coated lens is how modern looking the rendering can be at the same time.

I now have two 35/1.8 Nikkors in LTM. I ended picking up a second one at a good price. There is oil on the blades and the front element has a coating scratch, but my main lens is perfect. I had to buy the second one because not only is it a rare lens, the price was crazy low, even despite the imperfections.

I will likely get the second 35/1.8 recoated by John at Focal Point.

This is a great thread. Thanks.

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