Monday, 25 February 2013

Cardiff Street 2012

Another Street Scene,this time in Cardiff on a bright day in Autumn of 2012 in St Mary Street
Camera was Leica 111f and the Summitar lens again.

Monday, 18 February 2013

More from the Summar

Bath, Street Entertainment with the Leitz 1936 Summar f2.0 perhaps the most malinged lens in the range-since a better f2.0 became available in the shape of the Summitar in 1939. However, find a good one,perhaps coated, and with a cleanish front element and the results can be quite acceptable.Few appear to be in use at present although I do see some in the work of Circle 39 which exists for users of 39mm screw mount cameras. This year I hope to post some results with the uncoated Summitar which does not at this point appear on this Blog.

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Summer at the Horse Hospital,Camden Lock

The wall and shadow made this scene interesting but it would have been nothing without the lady who appeared (not posed!) and sat on the wall.
Leica 111 and   f3.5  A36 type Summaron

1936 Leica 111a with original uncoated Elmar f3.5 in Bath,Somerset.

Bath, November 2012
Leica 111a f3.5 Elmar on T-max 400.(uncoated lens) D76 1:1
 On the first roll of film after acquiring this camera and having a service. It appeared to be in original condition and therefore rather dry mechanically. The camera and lens have had a CLA by Graham Playford www.playfordrepairs.com.
The glass facade on the new building at the rear made this for me as it achieved the miracle of two sets of shadows at once. 

Monday, 11 February 2013

Country Garage


A Country Garage of the old sort I happened to pass,Taken with a Leicaflex original with a f2.0
 Summicron-R lens on Adox 25 and processed in Neofin Blue.

Early Morning at Belfast City Hall



Belfast City Hall,Donegall Square N. Main Entrance.
For this shot I used a Leica  M2 with a rather different lens. It is a Elmar but one of the f.3.5 versions in a factory M bayonet mount made between 1954 and 1961. A mechanical gem,and probably the best f3.5 Elmar of all, prior to the modern era.The film is yet again T-Max 400 in Fotospeed FD-10.

 Best viewed by clicking on the above small image when the photograph will appear against a black background.Perhaps I should have printed this with the blank film rebate showing in black which I can do with a 25 x 37 negative holder on the Focomat. 


Clifton Pier, Bristol Channel.

Clevedon Victorian Pier taken from the approach to the walkway.

Leica 111f  Sunnicron f2.0
T-Max 400 Fotospeed FD-10 developer

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Musical Incident

 Musical Incident at the Mahon Fiesta!
Leica 111f and Summitar f2.0 on Kodak T-Max 400 in Fotospeed FD-10
1/500 at f5.6

Brunel's ss GREAT BRITAIN at Bristol

ss Great Britain at Bristol
Leica 111f and 135mm Hektor lens coated (1946)
This view was obtained from the terrace of a house in Southernhay Ave
on the hill opposite. Ilford Delta 100 in Perceptol

Friday, 8 February 2013

More of the Shard!

The view from  level 69 of the Shard- just imagine what it looks like to the window cleaner!
Taken on Kodak T-Max 400 with a Leica 111f and Mir 20mm lens at f11. 1/500 sec. The film was developed in D-76   dil.1:1  for 10 mins.

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Woodcarving at Dulwich with a Leitz Summar

Spotted by the pavement in London this woodcarving was taken with a f2.0 Summar lens, one of the lenses from 1936 later coated and with glass in fairly good condition.