Saturday, October 24, 2009

pigeons on wires

pigeons on wires, originally uploaded by LeandroF.

Not sure why, but birds on power lines in big groups always seem to fascinate me.

Holga 120CFN, expired Fuji NPS 160 color negative film, processed normal c-41, scanned from neg.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

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365 2.0/276, originally uploaded by LeandroF.

I had the fortune of winning a Black Slim Devil from Nic over at Four Corners Dark blog. Nic had a contest going to help promote his special limited edition, secret camera to be sold for 100 percent of it to go to his local animal rescue shelter charity. The contest was simple, closest guess wins. I guessed holga mod and that's what he had. Limited edition of 10, custom holgas from, with closer focusing, custom masks, plus some cool film from Nic's own rare stash and other accessories. I wish I could have purchased one, great kit, but the timing was not good for me unfortunately. A portion of all his sales goes to the animal shelter. Pretty cool. So I ordered a bunch of 35mm film to go with my new Black Slim Devil. Thanks again Nic!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Cheap, yes. Plastic, no. Goodness, lots.

365 2.0/273, originally uploaded by LeandroF.

Expired Kodak Elite Chrome 400 35mm color slide film. Processed normal E-6. Scanned from film.

kingcone blur

I had intended for this blog to focus on plastic cameras instead of traditional slrs or even medium format cameras, and even polaroid. However, I've found that with my new re-appreciation for film, comes lots of other options for cameras in general. Some are cameras from my own collection, and others are new finds. Needless to say, not everything on here will be pure plastic.

Introducing my new old Yashica Electro 35 GSN rangefinder built circa 1973. Found for $6 at, $15 total with shipping. Add in $15 for a battery adapter from the and now I have this great little rangefinder of a camera. I've only run one roll thru it so far and am very happy with it. I haven't shot with a rangefinder in quite awhile. The camera has a few options, bulb mode, flash mode and Automatic. F-stops 1.7-16, with a minimum focus of about 2 1/2 feet. The lens itself is 45mm, barely wide. When in auto mode, you set the f-stop and it meters and calculates the shutter speed. If its over exposed, you'll get a red arrow in the viewfinder, if its a slow exposure (anything below a 1/30th) you'll get a orange arrow. The meter seemed pretty accurate so far. Its got more weight to it since it is metal, and the size was a little bigger then I was expecting. Looking forward to shooting more with it.

fairfax ave xpro

fairfax ave xpro, originally uploaded by LeandroF.

Another from my continuing series on the Fairfax District. One of things I've been enjoying with cross processing film again has been the color shifts. With digital, its so easy to get fairly balanced white balance that its easy to forget how color temperatures can be manipulated and used to ones advantage (or disadvantage), granted, with x-pro its more extreme. This street scene feels more painterly then my other night shot/long exposures.

Holga 120CFN, very expired Fuji Astia 120 chrome film cross processed C-41. Scanned from neg.


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