Wednesday, 19 May 2010

new lens, new film

these past few days i was waiting for a roll of film, which seemed to take forever. well, maybe i was a bit impatient too. the thing is, i have a new camera. i mean, a 'new' old camera. it's a 1970s nikkormat EL which i've been coveting for months. and now i've been shooting the first roll of slide film with it, using a 'new' old lens with it - a nikkor 50/f 1.4. which basically means i can shoot really close up, even in low light. hooray! i have to work out some of the settings with this particular camera, but i can definitely say i love it.

thank you so much for your wonderful comments on my last post, i was quite touched. stay tuned for the winner of my little surprise, which will be drawn at random and announced early next week.


likeschocolate said...

Congrats! i am eyeing a new lens for Christmas. I can't wait.

Don said...

Wonderful close ups. They pull me in.

Andrea said...

Is it expensive to get slide film developed? It is very much so here!
I love the 50mm lens, and 1.4 (!) I bet it has amazing bokeh!
Have fun! Looking forward to seeing what you get get.

christine said...

oh oh the nikkormat is a kind of roots camera (my frenchglish again, sorry), i'm looking for a FM2. Your pictures are beautiful.

alexandria said...

Wow!!! These photos are so beautiful and the way you were able to capture things is amazing. These are some of the best truly.

redmenace said...

Gorgeous pictures! Congratulations on your new camera. That's so fun. Lovely blog!

kristina said...

your photos looks so great: still your specific style, but in a new way. exciting!

Astrid said...

Such beautiful light in these photos.

gracia said...

...and much new beauty.

Enia Is (Almost) Here said...

i love, love, love the third of these.

by the way, do you know hearblack? amazingly beautiful blog, full of wonderful photos (and also the blue hour... ) kind of remind me of yours.