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Testing: Carl Zeiss Tessar 45/2.8

by Todd on 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

by Todd on 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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Contax G2 with Zeiss 45/2 Planar

by Todd on June 6, 2012

I received my first rangefinder from KEH yesterday, the Contax G2. I’ve been looking forward to this camera for a long time, primarily for the legendary quality of the Carl Zeiss 45 f/2 Planar lens. I’ve already sent the camera back, due to several minor issues. However, the G2 is a phenomenal camera, and the […]

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Plus-X pushed

by Todd on May 15, 2012

As promised, I shot another roll of Kodak Plus-X 125 and developed a little differently. This roll was exposed at 250 and developed in rodinal, 1:80 for 90 minutes. There’s still not much grain, and some of these shots look almost digital. I’m still favorably impressed with the Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 3.3/4. It’s better than most […]

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Contax RX + Kodak 200

by Todd on April 22, 2012

Not much to say here, just enjoying the new (old) gear.

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Parkour

by Todd on September 20, 2011

I spotted Jordan this past weekend, while going to the farmer’s market across from the Iowa City Civic Center. He was jumping over rails, running up walls, and all kinds of crazy stuff. I took a few frames of him in action, then asked if I could do a quick portrait. Nikon F100, Zeiss 100/2 […]

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Neopan 400 Pushed Two Stops

by Todd on September 15, 2011

While I’ve really liked the coarse grain of Rodinal stand development, I’m also pretty impressed with how clean a scan I can get by pushing the LegacyPro (Neopan) 400 by two stops and doing a quicker process, with frequent agitation. These were all shot at 1600, and processed for 10 minutes in 1:25 Rodinal, with […]

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TMax 3200, Foggy Morning

by Todd on March 13, 2011

Seems like this film was made for foggy mornings! Despite the fog, it was actually pretty bright, and most of these were shot at 1/4000th or faster, and f/8 or smaller. Zeiss 100 Makro-Planar on the Nikon F100.

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Fuji Superia 400, 35 mm

by Todd on March 10, 2011

Here are a few snaps from my Nikon F100, on Fuji Superia 400, using the Zeiss 100/2 Makro-Planar: a random theatre student I met while doing headshots for the department’s faculty, a Mexican restaurant in Solon, and our cat Jim Jong Il. Very fine grain to this film!

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