A few frames from… the Nikon F-301 on Kodak T-Max P3200

Sax soloSax solo
Nikon F-301, Nikkor 105mm f/2.5 AI-S – Kodak T-Max P3200

The Sensational Hot Rocks Band played another storming set at the Holbrook Village Fete last Saturday night and I shot a couple of rolls of Kodak T-Max P3200 of them strutting their stuff!

The Nikon F-301 is quite a nice camera to use for live music… small, light, built in motordrive and cheap enough that owning a pair doesn’t break the bank!

The Sensational Hot Rocks BandThe Sensational Hot Rocks Band
Nikon F-301, Nikkor 105mm f/2.5 AI-S – Kodak T-Max P3200

Folsom Prison BluesFolsom Prison Blues
Nikon F-301, Nikkor 105mm f/2.5 AI-S – Kodak T-Max P3200

Scans by AgLab with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Throwback Thursday… Our kid/Little bro/Rob…

Our kid, MFN, May 2012Our kid, MFN, May 2012
Panasonic Lumix GF1, Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm f/2.8, 1/125s, f2.8, ISO 1600

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Seven years ago it was this ‘handsome bugger!

My brother… strutting his stuff with the band Pumpcar at the MFN nightclub in Derbyshire.

The Micro Four Thirds Panasonic Lumix GF1 was definitely not suited to shooting in low light and I think this was the only time I ever shot a gig with it. I loved the Macro-Elmarit 45mm lens though… the only Leica (ahem!) thing I’ve ever owned…

Rockin', MFN, May 2012Rockin’, MFN, May 2012
Panasonic Lumix GF1, Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm f/2.8, 1/100s, f2.8, ISO 1600

Live music… on Kodak T-Max P3200

I’m off to see this fantastic bunch tonight!

The Sensational Hot Rocks Band, July 2018The Sensational Hot Rocks Band, July 2018
Nikon F-301, Nikon Series E 50mm f/1.8 – Kodak T-Max P3200

The Sensational Hot Rocks Band play an eclectic mix of music… from AC/DC to Santana via David Bowie, Kylie, Pink Floyd and many more and they always get the crowd up and dancing (not me though, I’m a lover not a dancer 😉)

I did, however, do a little happy dance earlier this year when Kodak reintroduced their T-Max P3200 black & white film, a film I’ve always loved and used to shoot a fair bit of live music on…

Give me live music, a couple of rolls of film and a few beers and I’m a very happy bunny!

The Sensational Hot Rocks Band, July 2018The Sensational Hot Rocks Band, July 2018
Nikon F-301, Nikon Series E 50mm f/1.8 – Kodak T-Max P3200

The Sensational Hot Rocks Band, July 2018The Sensational Hot Rocks Band, July 2018
Nikon F-301, Nikon Series E 50mm f/1.8 – Kodak T-Max P3200

Scans by AgLab with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Single frame… Brighton Guitars

Brighton Guitars, July 2018.jpgBrighton Guitars, July 2018
Olympus XA, 1/60s, f8, Kodak Colorplus 200 rated at ISO 100

Off to see the Godsons today… a couple of months ago we all wandered around Brighton together and the only camera I carried with me was the tiny Olympus XA that was kindly gifted to me in the first Emulsive ‘Secret Santa’.

Today’s camera of choice is the equally tiny half-frame Olympus Pen EE-2.

Scan by AgLab with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Single frame… Kodak T-Max P3200

Eddy Morton, The Fishpond, 1999Eddy Morton, The Fishpond, 1999
Nikon F-801s or F90X, AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 or AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 – Kodak T-Max P3200

Following Kodak’s announcement yesterday that the much-missed black & white film T-Max P3200 is to make a return I thought I’d post another pic shot on that film… (for others see here and here).

This is what I mainly used it for, concert photography… In this case Eddy Morton performing with The Bushburys at The Fishpond in Matlock Bath back in 1999.

I’ve got no notes regarding development but do know that the film was rated at box speed and remember the negatives being surprisingly easy to print.

I’ll definitely be ordering a few rolls…