Got to scanning and cleaning up all the negatives I just got back from Ruby at Elm Pro Photo.
My favourite photos from this session are from this roll off the Contax and a few frames from the Hassy. This is why I shoot film…especially for portraits. It just has a look that can’t be replicated digitally and when I look at them, they have a completely different feel.
The Contax is the most difficult camera I’ve ever had to shoot with. I’ve been told the 85mm f/1.2 L is difficult to nail focus and the depth of field is shallow…but the 80mm f/2 Zeiss on medium format is something else. It has the most razor thin plane of focus I’ve ever seen and I take quite a bit of time to make sure the focus is correct (ish).
I’m worried sometimes that I might not be able to use it for critical shoots since I need to be able to nail the focus…and when I get a roll back where everyone’s eyes are in focus, it gives me hope :)
Other than that, it is my favourite camera by a long shot and the negatives always blow me away. It really is a magical setup
Fuji Pro 400H shot @ iso 200 metered with my sekonic l-358 and developed at box speed