Monochrome Monday… Crich Tramway Village, April 2021

Crich Tramway Village, April 2021Crich Tramway Village, April 2021
Minolta X-700, MD ROKKOR-X 45mm f/2, 1/250s, f8 – Foma Pan 100 Classic
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:50, 9 mins at 20°c.

Crich Tramway Village is only a few miles from here and it’s somewhere I really should visit more often… This pic of Leeds City Tramways No.399 was actually taken on Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day last year, at the same time as the one posted here.

Digitised using Nikon D5600 & AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8 and Nikon ES-2 Film Digitising Adapter with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Monochrome Monday… In Memory of Edward Anthony Attwood

In Memory of Edward Anthony AttwoodIn Memory of Edward Anthony Attwood
Minolta X-700, MC W.ROKKOR 28mm f/2.8, 1/125s, f8 – Foma Pan 100 Classic
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:50, 9 mins at 20°c.

An image from one of my current favourite cameras, the Minolta X-700…

I’d love to know how a man born in Odessa in the Ukraine in 1823 (then part of Imperial Russia) ended up buried in the small Derbyshire village of Pentrich (best known for the Pentrich Revolution of 1817).

Digitised using Nikon D5600 & AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8 and Nikon ES-2 Film Digitising Adapter with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Square Saturday… Jervaulx Abbey, May 1998 (again…)

Jervaulx Abbey, May 1998Jervaulx Abbey, May 1998
Minolta Autocord – Kodak T-Max T400CN

A couple of years ago I posted some images taken on a borrowed Minolta Autocord… a camera I’d completely forgotten ever using but some more negatives have recently turned up from it!

Jervaulx Abbey is somewhere I will return to (once we’re allowed to travel again), it’s a beautiful, tranquil place in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.

Digitised using Nikon D5500 & AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8, pixl-latr and Negative Lab Pro plugin with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

A stack of pancakes for Pancake Day!

Pancake stackA stack of pancakes
Nikon D5500, AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G DX, 0.6s, f11, ISO 100

Physically thin, short barrelled lenses for single-lens reflex and mirrorless cameras are colloquially known as ‘Pancake’ lenses… for obvious reasons!

My collection is pictured above, from top to bottom we have the Minolta MD 45mm f/2, the Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM, the NIKKOR 45mm f/2.8P and the NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8 AI-S.

I rather like the slightly wider view offered by the 40/45mm lenses and as can be seen in the image below (comparing the ‘pancake’ NIKKOR 50mm with the ‘standard’ NIKKOR 50mm) such lenses tend to be smaller and quite pocketable.

Nikkor 50mm lensesNikkor 50mm lenses
Nikon D5500, AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G DX, 1.3s, f11, ISO 100

Over the years I’ve used others… the Contax Tessar T* 45mm f/2.8, the Panasonic Lumix G 20mm f/1.7 and the Fujinon XF 27mm f/2.8 but the ‘holy grail’ of such optics is definitely the Olympus Zuiko Auto-S 40mm f/2 for the OM system… I’d love to get my hands on one of those!

Single frame… Carr Wood, January 2021

Carr Wood, January 2021Carr Wood, January 2021
Minolta X-700, MC W.ROKKOR 28mm f/2.8, 1/60s, f4 – Ilford HP5 Plus rated at ISO 320
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 9 mins at 20°c.

Another shot from the (correctly) repaired Minolta X-700, this time using a lens I’ve had squirelled away for a while. The MC W.ROKKOR 28mm f/2.8 was one of a pair of Minolta lenses found in a charity shop a couple of years ago for a measly £10 (the other is a MC ROKKOR-PF 50mm f/2) and it’s finally getting used!

Digitised using Nikon D5500 & AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8, pixl-latr and Negative Lab Pro plugin with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Single frame… Shot with the Minolta Vectis S-1

Farm building, the NièvreFarm building, the Nièvre
Minolta Vectis S-1, Minolta V 25-150mm f/4.5-6.3 at 40mm – 1/125s, f8, – O.O.D. Fujifilm Nexia 200 rated at ISO 100

I’d forgotten that whilst in France during the summer of 2018 I’d put a roll of film through a charity shop find Minolta Vectis S-1 Advanced Photo System (APS) SLR camera.

I’m not entirely sure where said camera is at the moment, when it turns up I’ll write a few words about it but in the meantime I’ll share a few of the images from the roll of film I shot…

Scan by Nik & Trick Photographic Services with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.