Tag: Leica Summicron 35mm f2 V1

Seville City Scanner 001

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Country: Spain
City: Sevilla
Camera: Leica M2
Lens: Leica Summicron 35mm f2 v1
Film: Kodak Ektar 100

This is the second city that I have visited in Spain. It is quite different from Barcelona and somehow I like this place more than that. Photos were taken during the first day when I arrived in the city. I quickly grabbed my camera and rushed to Plaza de Espana and the sunset in there was beautiful after that I walked along the river side and try to capture something interesting.

 

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Osaka City Scanner 001

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Country: Japan
City: Osaka
Camera: Leica M9-P
Lens: Leica Noctilux 50mm f1.0 e58 v1

Pictures were taken during the sakura season in Osaka, Japan. Some of them were shot in Osaka Castle Park and the remaining were shot at Kyoto. Japan is a dynamic place to shoot around with colour or black and white.

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Kentmere 400

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Ilford B&W negative alternative?

Ilford film is pricy but with high quality. If you are looking for low-budgeted film that allows you to shoot more extensively, Kentmere is the best option for you to take some nice black and white photos. It is cheap, reliable and has the “Classical” grey tone. This film only available in 135 format. It would be great if it has medium format too.

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ISO: 400

Film type: Black and white

Character: Broad tonal range, fine grain and good sharpness

Broad tonal range with good contrast

I would say the Kentmere 400 is with great price and quality. I discovered this film from Free Style Photographic Supplies back in 2010 (mainly because of the cheap price offered). After trying several of it I was quickly attracted by its tone, a classic mood with nice texture produced in the images, the tone gradation has so many layers. I have been shooting the film under daylight, indoor or even with studio flash, under different situation the film produced stable and unique character, especially the silver glittering highlight and it gives you a general nice grey tone. Overall, the white tone stands out more than other black and white film. Here is some images review below.

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Fine grain and good sharpness

It is a relatively grainy B&W film. Even I developed it with Ilford DDX developer (Great pair with fast film). However, the grain makes the film quite special because it enhanced the micro-contrast and the grain is not heavily done. I would describe Ilford HP5 grain is “Heavy” and this Kentmere film grain is “Soft and light”. If you are looking for fine grain black and white film, I would suggest you to use Ilford Delta series. It has high sharpness and portrait every detail in the film.

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Pushing the film

This film is not that flexible to push compare with Ilford Delta, HP5 or Kodak Double-X. It will lose details and textures in the highlight easily and also the darker shadow will become rich dark black. I have tried to use it at ISO800 or up to ISO1600.

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What lenses did I use?

Leica Summicron 35mm f2 v1

Leica Summicron 50mm f2 Rigid type 1

Leica Summilux 50mm f1.4 v2

Leica Noctilux 50mm f1 v3

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Kodak Ektar 100

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Kodak Ektar 100

Introducing you to another essential film manufactured by Kodak – Ektar 100 – which is still available in the market. This film is well known for its vibrant colour and its e fine grain.

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ISO: 100

Film type: Colour negative

Character: Vivid colour, fair dynamic range and high sharpness

 

Summary/Overview

Ektar 100 must not be a stranger to any film shooters; whether you are a specialist in street photography, landscape or portrait, you would love its extremely fine grain at ISO 100, and it goes perfectly well with old lenses or aspherical lenses.

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Colour and Sharpness

Ektar 100 is a daylight balanced film, making it good at capturing exceptional saturation and vivid colours even at times when there is no strong sunlight. These characteristics allow Ektar 100 to stand out over films like Portra 400 (Fujifilm RDPIII ) or slide films (RVP100) which would give you greyish results instead.

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With this exact reason, this is always one of my “must bring” films when I go travelling, in particular to places like Europe or South East Asia, home to some of the world’s most beautiful and colourful temples and architectures.

When you pair this film with Leica lenses, the colour red and blue tend to pop out stronger than others, and are also naturally sharper. However at a few occasions when I had the exposure 1/3 or 2/3 stop lower, there was a shade of purple tint at the dark areas.

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Grain

Ektar 100 has outstanding fine grain structure, while other film types with low-ISO speed, such as Portra 160 and Fujifilm ISO100, have relatively higher grain structure than Ektar 100. So you can easily get a really nice result if you print it out.

Tips (Pushing the film?)

Despite all of the benefits with this film, the one thing I strongly recommend you not to do is to push the film to ISO 400 because  this will cause the purple tint to appear at dark areas, making it to look as if it has added this Lomography filter, and also the image will be in higher contrast with saturated colours. You can take a look at the pictures below shot with Leica M2 and Summilux 35mm f1.4 asph FLE 11663 at the Pettah Market in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The film was shot 2 stops faster, set at ISO 400 (I was shooting other films at ISO 400 and forgot to switch the meter to ISO 100).

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All sample pictures are taken with the following gears:

  1. Hasselblad Xpan I
  2. Leica Summicron 35mm f2 v1 8elements
  3. Leica Summilux 35mm f1.4 pre-asph v2 infinity lock
  4. Leica Summilux 35mm f1.4 asph FLE 11663
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