11 December, 2016

for the last time pinhole.

I wasn't really satisfied with the first pictures made with my Zeiss Ikon pinhole camera, therefore I modified it a little bit. I replaced the Rollei lens cap with a Canon FD rear lens cap. So the focal length changed from 45mm to 70mm.

Focal length: 70mm
Diameter: 0.353mm
fStop: 198
Image circle: 134mm 

I shot some landscape pictures and a few of the Fernmeldeturm Grünwettersbach, but just one picture became something, but this is also very unsharp...

I think the first modification of the camera was still better than the second one, but in any case it was the last time I've used a pinhole camera...

08 December, 2016

The 2-Cameras-Double-Exposure-Project. part 3.2

I was a little bit disappointed with the quantity and quality of the pictures of part 3, because I noticed that many of the negatives are okay, but the laboratory printed only eight of the pictures. Therefore and because of some problems with laboratories, I bought a negative- and diascanner. It is a Medion E82001 (MD85561), which isn't a professional one, but it works.
Here are the results:

04 December, 2016

I'm happy!

Sometimes you become very happy when you find a cool camera at Ebay and nobody makes a offer.
More than ten years ago I saw some Diana cameras at a fleamarket, but didn't buy one of them, because in this time I just wanted to use 35mm SLRs. A great error, because some time after this the Dianas became very hip, of course, with the help of the Lomography Society.
But some weeks ago I found a Porst Happy as a complete set with the flash and bulbs, the manual and the original packing. Dianas were often being sold under other names and my Porst Happy is in fact a Diana De Luxe.
I think the hipsters don't know this fact, because the Dianas are expensive, even at Ebay.
picture from the ebay seller
The film I used in the Porst Happy was a Fomapan 400.

Now I just need to find a Porst Lucky to get lucky ;)

03 December, 2016

The multicolor effect.

After the soft focus filter I used with the same camera, the same lens and the same film a Hama multicolor effect filter with six different colors. Oh yes, this sounds strange and the pictures you can expect will be strange, too. Especially when the film is very expired.

01 December, 2016

The blur effect.

I've ever wanted to try a soft focus filter, of course for portraits to create a wonderful blurry touch. I bought an old one from Cenei and used it with my Minolta Dynax 8000i and the Sigma 3.5-4.5/28-80mm. The film was a very expired Kodak Gold 200.
The following pictures aren't good to show the effect of a soft focus filter, because the film was too expired. But the expired film and perhaps the filter created a cool vintage look.

30 November, 2016

The 2-Cameras-Double-Exposure-Project. the outsiders. part 1.

Once more I found at the Mimapi a camera with a film inside. This time I bought a Minolta AF-E with a loaded Kodak Farbwelt 200.
But when I rewound the film carefully, I had already noticed that the film wasn't used, because the rewinding of the film happend very quickly. I hoped, that the previous owner of the Minolta AF-E just had rewound the film, but I was wrong. After the development of the film, I saw that there aren't double exposures. Pity, but something like this can always happen. 
I think that the film was very long unused in the camera, because the pictures are very purple like in part 3. I edited them a little bit in Photoshop, but the pictures were really very very purple....
Like in the third part I used the film with the Minolta Dynax 8000i and the Sigma 2.8-3.5/75-200mm lens. I shot the film directly after the film in part 3.

26 November, 2016

The 2-Cameras-Double-Exposure-Project. part 3.

I searched for the Minolta 7000 AF and Dynax 8000i, which I bought some months ago, a bigger zoom lens. Therefore I looked at Ebay and found a Tokina 70-210mm AF zoom attached to a Dynax 7000i. I got the set and as it arrived was still a Super Color SC200 film in the Dynax. According to the Photo Deal magazine issue 91 the Super Color SC200 is a rebranded Ferrania Solaris FG 200 and was sold at Foto Wöltje in the early 2000s.
This is really serendipity!!! All three Minolta AF SLRs, which I bought, still had films inside.
Of course, I wanted to create double exposures like in part 1 and 2.
Now I put the film into the Minolta Dynax 8000i. But before I've used the film I bought a Sigma 2.8-3.5/75-200mm lens. I bought it in the Mimapi in Cologne like the 7000 AF and the Dynax 8000i. I think the tele zoom just belonged to them, because it was there together with both cameras. But first I just bought the cameras. For part 3 and 4 I've used this Sigma tele zoom with the Dynax 8000i. They matched perfectly together.
In part 1 and 2 the model, my girlfriend, posed with vintage binoculars, now, in part 3 and 4, she posed with a vintage Super 8 camera. 
I think the film was for a long time in the camera, because the pictures are very purple, but okay I shot the pictures in november on a rainy day, therefore we can say that the pictures are influenced by the wonderful songs Purple Rain by the great Prince and November Rain by Guns N' Roses!

11 November, 2016

my little wannabe frankenstein camera. part2.

Just some more random pictures which I made with my Canon EOS 500N and the Zuiko Auto-S 1.8/50mm lens. Now I used an expired Fuji Superia 100 film.

15 October, 2016

The overhead power lines. part2.

Once more some pictures of overhead power lines. Last time I used an old Pentacon FB and this time I shot with the Minolta 7000 AF in combination with the Sigma 3.5-4.5/28-80mm and for some pictures I attached a Rowi orange filter to the lens. The film was an expired Kodak Color+ 200.