So, actually, I could rant quite nicely. Very nicely. But I’ll spare you that. I didn’t have the toy camera for two weeks and most likely won’t have it for some time again. Vienna is definitely photography’s ass. No, no, it’s all that shit that gets stuck in the ass hair – the toilet paper and what the fuck else. That’s Vienna photographywise. A horrendous piece of shit.
Anywho, time some very mediocre photos. Seriously, I said this before but this time it’s true: Skip them. Do yourself a favor. Read a book. Jerk off. Check out the Daily Deviations on Deviantart. Check Flickr. Anything.
Next frames taken with the ridiculously bad Nikon FA and the impressively soft Nikon 50/1,8. It’s quite a dream combo for available light photography. Especially the fantastic not illuminated lightmeter that meters only in full f-stops makes it quite top-notch.
Because I’m gay and very dedicated I did plenty of focus tests with various lenses (Voigtländer 40/1,4 Nokton, Zeiss 35/2, Leica 35/2 3rd Gen). Frankly, I’m stunned by the performance of the Zeiss. Although there are plenty of reviewers out there claiming the Zeiss is quite soft wide-open I think of it as a solid performer. I used expired Tmax400, exposed at ISO200 and developed for ISO400 – not the best choice but it’s okay for judging focus and – more or less – testing resolution. Anywho, long story short: I’m glad I went for the Zeiss.
Anywho, after a long break I finally posted a quite boring entry. Still, it’s great to have the toy camera back. Snob that I’m I wondering how I could ever take decent photos with the Nikon FA. It’s just one hell of a fucked up camera – the lightmeter is ridiculous at best (no half f-stops, not illuminated). Of course, the 50/1,8 Nikon is a remarkable lens – it’s so soft at f/1,8 that it’s hard to make out the focus.
Anyways, I should work on that wedding album but it’s just a pain in my ass… so I guess I’ll just finish that roll of 400TX and head to the darkroom. Or read some Harry Potter. Or, yeah, course, I could also study. Well. Too many option and it’s still Sunday afternoon despite the fact that it’s pitch black outside. I heart winter.