3 Days Ago
farlymac is offline
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Roanoke, VA
First roll with the Bessa-R2S
Itís a good thing I was shooting with Fuji Acros 100 because I forgot to set the ISO on the camera, and halfway through the roll realized it was two stops too high. Somehow, the film handled it pretty good, and shadow details were not all blocked up from the under exposure.
I have switched labs, sending the stuff out of town now, so it takes a while to get it back and organized for posting. The scans are much better, but there is a water spotting issue Iíll have to discuss with them. On some of the scans it looked like there were photos taken from space of Western Pacific atolls in the corners.
Iím liking the SC Skopar 35/3.5 that came on the camera, with its clamp-on focusing ring, though it does detract from the looks a bit. I still canít get the hood off the lens, no matter how much torque I use, so filter use is out of the question for now. I realize after shooting with this camera, and the Nikon S2, that I really need to go a little wider at times, but Iím just not sure which focal length to go with (28, 24, or 21mm). I guess it will come down to whatever one I come across first at a decent price.
I also used the Nikkor-P 8.5cm f2 towards the end of the roll, while having to listen to some bystander prattle on about things while I was trying to get the last few shots in.
SC Skopar 35mm 1:3.5
Had to fix the water spot in the upper right corner.
CloudyValley by P F McFarland, on Flickr
Down Town Montgomery by P F McFarland, on Flickr
Ripplemead Mystery by P F McFarland, on Flickr
Make Believe Beach by P F McFarland, on Flickr
Nikon Nikkor-P 8.5cm 1:2
Line Of Power by P F McFarland, on Flickr
Curtain Of Rays by P F McFarland, on Flickr
The New Water Hole by P F McFarland, on Flickr
See all the rest at https://flic.kr/s/aHskRmuVZx
Waiting for the light