21 May 2018神無月
As was expected, it is difficult to correct exposure with film cameras. PRAKTICA PLC3 and Flektogon Zebra 35mm vol.2 make a good combination.
The second film has developed, but I got baptism of a sunny day. The exposure turned out not the greatest. I thought I would not post the article about the second film. But I decided to post it as a postmortem session.
In any case what I well understood is that taking good photos with films in sunny day is difficult.
I feel I found film photographing is different from digital photographing. So this article will feature this point as a postmortem session
– Intense postmortem sessions
– Introduction of the lens and the repair of the strap
Reflection on the film photographing
Reflection on contrast
The saturated bright parts is just as imagined, but the shadow part lose the detail too much.
When the lights are bright, compared to digital, the image tends to lose the detail.
The image was supposed to be softer atmosphere, but I think the contrast is too strong.
It is still middle of May, but it looks like midsummer.
The sky disappeared, thus this photo does not look interesting.
The atmosphere like a semi-wide angle lens is just like imagined. But I am sure when it is cloudy, the texture in the back ground could have texture, which emphasizes and whams the difference between front and back.
Postmortem session about diaphragm
I zoomed out the same rose, but unfortunately it did not become the striking atmosphere of the semi-wide angle lens as I imagined.
It is always better to stop down the aperture, which does not only apply to film.
I should make the aperture smaller with a little different angle and blur the train with a lower shutter speed.
A photo used for thumbnail
The composition and texture are not bad, but actually the umbrella in the center was actually a light blue. The color is gone due to the strong sun light.
The texture of the light blue was good, it does not appear on the developed photo. It is really unfortunate. I should have stopped down the aperture for this photo too.
Although the face of the cat is just under the light, it is hard to see.
I think if I had taken this photo at F4 or F5.4 aperture, the cat would have emerged clearer.
I like the composition, but the texture is not that great.
I think if I had stopped down the aperture like the photo of cat above, a sense of distance between the flowers in front and the “CLOSE” on the wall would appear clearer.
I am relieved that I took a few photos to compare the difference of diaphragm.
I did not expect there would be such differences.
I got an impression that the feeling of saturation become increasingly deeper compared with digital, especially when I take photos with maximum aperture.
We can see the unique quality of film more than enough, but the presence of the main object become weaker. I should consider the diaphragm value more severe.
Reflect on out of focus photos
I certainly spent a lot of time on focusing, but some photos are out of focus like last time.
It was not windy. I think the main cause was camera shake. If it had been caused by matter of focus, it would not be blurred that much.
I think this photo is blurred by the camera shake at the moment when the shutter is released.
Well, I feel like this kind of blurred image is interesting as an atmosphere.
It difficult to see whether the focus is ok or not with the white hair.
I thought it was going to be difficult and I tried, but only to fail as I expected.
Another one is also failed.
I fell down a little bit. The fence is in focus. How come…..
Other reflection points
This photo is really close to my image. But I made the mailbox horizontally disposed and the inclined boards ended up becoming more noticeable.
I found I concentrated the focus in the center of the finder too much. So I was not paying attention to whole image enough.
In case of digital cameras, I can always check images and retake the photos…. Film cameras are complicating.
I think it was a good attempt to make the reflection of the glass main object. But the flowers in the glass are hard to see. In addition, I also tried to capture the shadow of a person in the image, but I failed to match the timing. Eventually I was exhausted and gave up on it.
With film cameras, we can not release the shutter quickly one after another and I felt pressure to measure the timing. Actually digital cameras are more and less same.
I found swallowtail butterfly keeping flying around me and I was sticking to take good photos. But I faced limit.
I could not even afford to think about the composition and so on.
This photo at large size provides a better atmosphere, but the cats do not look really clear at smaller size.
Maybe, I should have hoped and waited the moment one cat would come in the sun.
This is a blurred cat. I suddenly found a cat in the sun and I took this photo in haste.
Introduction of the lens and manufacturer
I used the German camera Plactika PLC 3 which I had used last time. It was produced about 1980.
The lens is also the same as last time. I used Flektogon 35mm which is known as the master hand of Carl zeiss jene.
I think Plactika PLC 3 and Flektogon 35mm make a good combination for street shooting.
About Flektogon 35mm
Carl Zeiss Jena / Flektogon 35mm/F2.8 M42 Zebra about 1972
If you are wondering whether you should purchase Flektogon 35mm Zebra. Please refer the articles describing the reference and the image atmosphere of Flektogon 35mm Zebra with digital cameras. These articles are easier to understand about these points.
Camera : PRAKTICA PLC 3
Aperture : F2.8
Shutter speed : almost 1/1000 or 1/500
I bought “a triangle ring” mentioned in a comment about the article before last.
It seemed if I take the plastic parts off. The straps could still be used. So I daringly cut the string.
Compared with before, now it can be used safely.
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