not nikon - but still film. FED 5b, first roll

Discussion in 'Film Forum' started by Davo, Oct 5, 2008.

  1. Davo

    Davo

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    May 3, 2005
    Las Vegas
    its not nikon, but i've been a member here for ages it feels like, even if i'm not that active.

    so...intrigued by the rangefinder concept, i bought an old FED 5b. this is just sort of a test roll, but i got a few interesting shots. the camera is 100% mechanical and has no meter...so that's exciting. lol. i shot these with a roll of kodak bw400cn i had handy, even though its not the greatest film.

    without further ado...a few from the roll:

    the photographer
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    mom
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    FH000006sm.jpg

    dad
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    dad with some exposure blending, and dodging and burning
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    mom and dad...out of focus
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    the real camera :p <333
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    film really has a special sort of look to it. something about the way focus falls off...something about the depth of field...the tonality...the grain.

    also...it can be difficult to focus a rangefinder as a n00b. it seems to be getting easier. we'll see. the next roll is in progress (TMax 400...if there's a sharper, finer grain 400 speed b/w film, its not by much)

    comments, critiques, hellos, how are yas...whatever...all welcome.

    cheers,
    david
     
  2. I really like the first Mom picture. Thanks for sharing these, film is so much fun!