An enjoyable and sunny afternoon with my Canon AE-1 and a wide angle lens.
More scans coming back from Moonphoto. This time it’s three rolls of Ektar 100.
The Rollei, when you get the focus right, takes truly incredible pictures.
Going through the archives and finding some work that I want to put here.
In 2016 I traded my Nikon DSLR for a Canon AE-1 Program and 50mm lens. Loaded up with Portra and Ektar and Tri-x, I began a slow return to photography that has only recently begun to accelerate.
Here are some of my first efforts with the Ektar 100. Carkeek Park makes a pretty compelling subject any season. But the fall to winter season and then winter to spring are my favorite periods.
A new lens (a Canon 100mm f/2.8), a roll of Ektar 100 and evening light makes for a nice setup. Two parades make great subjects.
Ektar is my favorite film. Producing color and depth that cannot be recreated in digital cameras; it’s why to shoot film. I’m not the only one that thinks this way.
Perhaps Ektar 100 is the film I’ll use when I know I want to get the colors and emotion right.
All shots with the Canon AE-1 Program.
Film with an ISO of 100 is not easy to shoot in the often dark Pacific Northwest. Shooting it with a zone focus Rollei 35 adds to the challenge. But when it works, the results can be fabulous.
May 17, 2019
May 18, 2017
May 19, 2019
For a review of Ektar 100, including a bit of history, check out the review at Filtergrade.
David Aureden did a nice write up on the Rollei 35 for Japan Camera Hunter a few years ago.