Monday, March 13, 2006


Originally uploaded by monkeyinfez.

Got my first roll shot on my vintage camera developed, and i'm very very pleased with them. I haven't ever seriously shot on film, i didn't know if the camera was in full working order and i wasn't 100% sure on how to use it... but it's all turned out fine. beautiful.

The camera is a Zeiss Ikon Nettar from 1950ish that my brother got me for christmas. It's a fine piece of kit, finished in black and silver with a leather bellows section. It uses 120 roll film, generally known as 'medium format', which gives large negatives and very detailed images. My only problem now is that I'd like to be able to replicate the slightly heavy handed and careless film handling (that led to the bleached areas in some of the shots) without totally ruining the films... this is a difficult (un)skill to practise!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

One way you can get that sort of light leak is, when you've got the exposed film out of the camera, and before you've gummed up the end... loosen it a little, let it unspool a little but not very much, and jostle it about a bit.

just a thought...


18/4/06 8:37 pm  
Blogger paul said...

that was pretty much what i did that time without quite realising it, it was just happy ineptitude! i'm still a little worried about deliberately trying to create a leak and then going just a little too far... i think it'll depend on where the roll was shot. of course i could do some photoshopping, but it's not quite the same. serendipity is wonderful!

i've got a couple more rolls to develop, so we'll see what happens...

24/4/06 11:27 pm  
Blogger Peter Kroezen said...

When you've solved the light leakage, try putting a color film through it. I know several people really liking the 'old fashioned' colors and buying this kind of cameras for that purpose. Greetings, Peter

22/6/06 12:04 pm  
Blogger paul said...

Hi peter. I've tried a little colour stuff, although they didn't actually come out very 'old fashioned' in look - a bit of photoshopping helped though! You can see some on my flickr pages

22/6/06 3:58 pm  

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