A bunch of snapsh!ts taken on Tri-X 400 with the FED-2 & the 35mm Jupiter-12. All shot without a lightmeter using Sunny 16. Some people say that if you’re going to shoot with Sunny 16 a lot it helps to stick with one film so that you get to know it, so I’m probably going to stick with Tri-X in my meter-less cameras.Despite the fact that the lens essentially has its own built-in hood & is a coated version, it still seems to flare. Either that or the body isn’t as light-tight as I thought it was… Not entirely sure why a lot of the shots came out with so much dust on them. 400 speed film at f/2.8 seems to be just about enough for the sort of dim light in the lab. Can’t tell if this is Hamish (famous cat about town) or just another cat. Never did work out why this shot is darker in a band at the bottom… FED-2 shutter moves horizontally, so it can’t be a slow/sticking shutter. Didn’t quite know how to expose this one. Thought this was a tiny bit funny. Somebody had the great idea of categorising all of our final year dissertations into how well they were going to grade. I won’t say which one mine is. Bit of vanity. I went out at dusk & completely screwed up the exposure. This one looks somewhat surreal. Whereas this one I was hoping to blow out the highlights & get more detail in the shadows. You know you should do some washing up when it wouldn’t have fitted in the shot with a 50mm… I had the camera wound on & prefocused for f/16 when this bird jumped out in front of me, but it was far too dark for f/16 so I tried to quickly open up & refocus, but wasn’t quite quick enough. Not sure whether this is flare or leaking. I’ll just call it ‘lomography’.
Just some snaps from when I first got my FED-2 rangefinder (a type C2 if I identified it correctly) with a 52mm Industar (Индустар) 26M, which is both sharp & has a surprisingly large number of aperture blades for a ‘standard’ prime.I think these were all on Ilford FP4 which I’ve had in the fridge for years after seeing it cheap in Boots & buying it all up. I was impressed how sharp this one came out, it probably would’ve come out even better if I had a better scanner. The lens is coated, but it doesn’t handle flare reduction quite as well as modern Japanese coatings… 125 speed film inside with a f2.8 is just about doable, it seems.