13 May 2018神無月
Development is successfully done! It might be unexpectedly easier to use a film camera PRAKTICA PLC3 with Flektogon Zebra 35mm.
Finally, the first film has been developed!! The texture that I saw in old photo books exists in films. As long as I can create this atmosphere, I am just going to use films.
What I wanted from old lenses seems texture of films. I got it.
But the things that captures subject images on films is indisputably old lenses, I think I can draw my previous experience.
This time, I would develop a film for the first time, I used an expert of street shooting lens called Flektogon 35mm / Carl zeiss Jena.
Since I know the usability of this lens well, it is reliable for the film beginner Nakayama.
I wanted to try the bokeh element, so I mostly kept the f stop 2.8 and spent checking the shooting speed and the exposure meter application.
I picked up RAKTICA PLC3 this time. When I had used it last time, the film had not been rewound and it had become illusory first film camera shooting.
I am afraid I have not understood all about this camera yet.
What I know is the exposure meter is broken and shutter speed works at a speed as described.
I will feature this matter sooner or later.
・Consideration centering on bokeh and focus
・Thoughts that focuses on sharpness, expression and texture
Bokeh, focus, color, exposure and etc
I used the film camera and a digital camera to compare images of flowers which I always use for Yahoo Auction.
So I could deeply understand the differences.
Although I was worried and spent on adjusting exposure, unexpectedly the focus was more problematic. Some pictures are out of focus or the focus position often moves over.
In the photo above, I wanted to bring the upper sun flower in focus. But the one at the right hand side of the back is in focus.
As regards the color, seeing that films are developed as jpg, I think some kind of mechanical correction will be done. I think it depends on development factories and ambiguous matter to some extent.
The bokeh is not very different from digital cameras.
In terms of expression itself, the atmosphere is different along with the gradation expression of films. If we talk about only bokeh, the taste that the lens makes is same as when I use digital cameras.
It is really like a color which created by a film & an old lens.
The pink and red color are smiler to what I remember, but the green color is a bit different. I prefer an aged feel.
It is out of focus, but the atmosphere is relatively good. I feel if the red roses cover wider area, it would be better.
Although the expression of the white color is difficult with even digital cameras, it is awesome that film cameras create its own tastebeyond this issue.
This one is also out of focus.
So far, I can not deny the possibility that the camera shake occur and my body move back and forth, when I release the shutter.
Moreover, is the film inside a camera pulled tight? If the film slides back and forth, it might have negative effects. I am sorry, it is an ugly excuse that I blame machines for the problems.
Sharpness, expression and texture
The thankful point of film expression is thatI feel if the photo has good composition to some extent, it would all work out well.
I think I would not try to focus sharply on a distant object with films cameras, so it is helpful that its texture makes up for whole atmosphere.
Since film cameras do not have any white balance adjusting method (probably), all colors directly appear on the photo.
It is interesting that amber taste color of awning expands to whole image. I had intended to focus on the frames but failed.
This is my favorite photo.
Since the position of the flower was in the dark place inside the building and I was paying much attention to exposure. I am glad that it all worked very well.
Picture makingfor this kind ofplane expressionis easier than digital.
The pancake is used for the thumbnail image. Since I can add such sizzle with films, I am probably in for smooth sailing.
I think it was a big help that I could sit and fix the camera on an elbow. In case of film cameras, the camera shake might occur often at the moment the shutter is pressed.
I think chaos feeling by merging reflection, the window at the back and inside the store is interesting.
It is because I used a 35mm semi-wide angle lens. Additionally, comparing with digital, films are better in compression of distance and provide this atmosphere.
I will be conscious of this point from now.
Focus of a distant view isfairly sharp.
Admitting that the back of this street was a sunny place and it was also good condition, it is really helpful that films make this atmosphere great after all.
I think in case of digital the front side could be seen too clear and it weakens the presence of the back side.
This kind of photographs could be taken only with film.
If the image become too clear with digital and the image would lose this atmosphere.
This is also one of the themes that I want to consider deeply.
I was walking with camera, so I took one photograph in Shinjuku. I think I can use it well in any place with bright lights even in the night.
A huge ghost phenomenon occurred. But I think a ghost phenomenon that can be seen clearly against this strong lights is a unique ghost that is created byFlektogon 35mm lens and its third smallest lens.
Carl Zeiss Jena / Flektogon 35mm/F2.8 M42 Zebra about 1972
If you think of purchasing Flektogon 35mm Zebra and want to know more information, Please refer the article when I used a digital camera with the lens. It is easier to understand.
→ 「Flektogon 35 part2」
→ 「Flektogon 35 part1」
I am glad that I feel I could take a step forward to use film cameras.
I am going to increase articles that build on my experience with old lenses.
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