Mrs. Iowa Globe

by Todd on April 9, 2013

I had a session with Jamie last week, and right before I left to meet her I received another Pentax PZ-1 in the mail. This was convenient, as I needed to test the camera right away, so I could send it back if there were any problems. An additional convenience was that there was already an unused roll of Fuji Provia 400F in the camera. So I grabbed my FA77 as I headed out the door. I generally don’t shoot film for client sessions, so most of the session was done with my Nikon D3, but just to test the new camera’s meter and AF, I quickly shot this roll of Provia:

I love shooting the PZ-1, and it seemed to be working well, so I loaded a roll of basic Fuji 200 negative film I happened to have in my backpack. On the way home from the shoot, I dropped both rolls at Walgreen’s for one hour processing, just to see the results quickly. Obviously, the Provia (above) was cross-processed. Here are a few from the Fuji 200 roll:

Great news, the PZ-1 performed flawlessly. I didn’t spend much time with these shots, but managed to get a few nice ones. If you’re interested, you can see some of the digital shots on Flickr


A friend was randomly passing through town today, so I went to lunch with her, took one snap there, then I went to West Liberty and walked around for awhile with the Contax combo. The film is Legacy Pro 100, shot at box speed and developed in Rodinal: 1:40, sixty seconds of slow inversion, then a one-hour stand.

The shot of Kim was 1/10s. Just another reason I love this body: nearly zero mirror-slap means I can occasionally get shots at very low shutter speeds.


Testing: Carl Zeiss Tessar 45/2.8

March 15, 2013

It’s been several months since I received my Contax-mount Tessar 45/2.8 T* from an eBay auction, and I finally had a chance to finish a roll. The lens came to me attached to a Yashica FX-3 Super 2000. I don’t have much of a need for this camera, but I got a great deal, so […]

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Contax G-lenses: 45mm f/2 & 90mm f/2.8

December 31, 2012

I took the Contax G2 out for a quick drive today, to finish a roll of Portra 160 VC that I started just before Thanksgiving. I’ve posted shots from the 45 a few times, but I think this may be the first time I’ve posted anything from the 90. I don’t have time to scan […]

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Ektachrome 64 tungsten, cross-processed

November 20, 2012

I had this roll of tungsten-balanced slide film laying around, so I loaded it up. Decided to burn through it quickly and see what it would look like developed in C-41. As luck would have it, today was a good day for photography. If one defines good as dreary, drowsy. . .even somewhat creepy. Hmm…now […]

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Velvia 50

November 16, 2012

This roll of Fuji Velvia 50 was given to me by a guy who does some of my printing, and it’s been languishing in my Contax RX for a long time. I’ve never shot film this slow before, and I’ve been continuously frustrated by not having enough light. So mostly I shot random boring things […]

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Davis: in the studio with the Fuji GA645

November 9, 2012

It’s been too long since I’ve posted, and I’m happy to say I got a chance to shoot a couple of rolls yesterday. The other roll was with my new Contax 90/2.8 G-lens, and hopefully I’ll have time to post some of those soon. Davis does some modeling professionally, so in addition to having a […]

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Contax G2, Arista EDU 400 film

August 24, 2012

I’m starting to love the versatility and portability of the Contax G2 a lot. I’ve had only limited time to shoot lately, so it’s nice to have something small and easy to carry. I see a Zhou case in my future! I’m also really liking this inexpensive Arista film.

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Fuji 645, Reala, Ektar

August 21, 2012

I’ve been way too busy this last month, not much time for recreational shooting. But I’ve nabbed a few shots along the way, and I wanted to post some more stuff from this camera. The people and the cows are Fuji Reala 100, the rest are Kodak Ektar 100. On top of still being busy, […]

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Three portraits: Fuji GA645

July 25, 2012

I like longer lenses for portraits, but I could learn to like 60mm on this camera. The lens is just so good! These are snaps from Monday, when I stopped into the lab where I used to work. The first guy, on the wrong side of the light, is David, my old boss. The guy […]

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