Oxford: Xenotar lens test
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by Nasir Hamid
2M ago
Some shots from yesterday when I was testing a Schneider Xenotar lens I recently picked up. Very overcast flat light but the results are OK. [Tech info:] Chamonix 45F2, 135/3.5 Xenotar lens (yellow filter apart from the portrait), Fomapan 100 @ ISO 64, developed in ID-11 1+1 for 10m 30s ..read more
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Oxford: graduation day 2023
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by Nasir Hamid
5M ago
Graduation day, end of September. I was channeling some Diane Arbus with my C330f and fill-flash on a sunny day – a combo I haven’t tried before. The flash was a small Rollei model without any power setting. I think it worked quite well overall. The low perspective is from using a waist level finder – not an obvious choice with a wide-angle lens when photographing people but it helped to include some architecture in the background ..read more
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Oxford: portraits by the river
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by Nasir Hamid
5M ago
A few portraits made by the river to test a lens I’ve had for a while. Aperture used for these was f8-f8.5. [Tech info:] Chamonix 45F2, 10 inch f6.3 Kodak Commercial Ektar lens, yellow filter, Fomapan 200 film @ ISO 100, developed in Adox XT-3 stock for 6 mins ..read more
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Oxford: Misty morning
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by Nasir Hamid
5M ago
Some misty morning shots from April this year. I have photographed this location with various different cameras but this was the first time with a wider format. I feel 6×12 worked perfectly for these shots. [Tech info]: Wista 5×4, 90mm Schneider lens, Ilford FP4+ developed in Adox XT-3 stock ..read more
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Gear: Rolleiflex SL66 & 125mm f2.5 Leitz lens
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by Nasir Hamid
5M ago
Recently I came across an interesting lens I was curious to try out – a Leitz 125mm f2.5 modified for use on a Rolleiflex SL66. The lens was originally designed for use on a 35mm format system but amazingly it covers 6×6 without any issues. The previous owner carried out the modification and it’s very nicely done. Here are the first test shots from a photowalk with a photographer mate of mine. [Tech info]: Rolleiflex SL66, 125mm f2.5 Leitz lens, shots 1-3 Ilford FP4, the rest are Ilford HP5, developed in Adox XT-3 stock ..read more
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Oxford: 10×8 portraits
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by Nasir Hamid
5M ago
We’ve had some unusually warm weather for mid September recently so I decided to make the most of the evenings after work this week and took a 10×8 camera out along the tow path to make some portraits. It’s been quite a while since I’ve taken a 10×8 camera out, mainly because of the weight, but this time it was a lot easier because I used a trolley to transport my gear. It worked extremely well and I look forward to making more trips out when the weather is suitable. Thank you to everyone who stopped for a chat and a portrait. [Tech info]: Shots 1-4 Kodak Commercial 10×8, 10inch Wide ..read more
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Endeavour 7: FILM 3 – part 8
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by Nasir Hamid
1y ago
Behind the scenes photography during filming of Endeavour 7 | FILM 3 in Oxford, October 2019. These pictures are long overdue and I apologise to the SA’s in these pictures who have been waiting patiently to see them, especially the man holding the newspaper who I frequently saw on subsequent series of Endeavour and every time I would promise the pictures would be posted. I got there in the end! [Tech info:] Rolleiflex 2.8F, TMAX 400 @ ISO 800, developed in TMAX developer 1+4 ..read more
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Endeavour 9: FILM 1 – part 3
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by Nasir Hamid
1y ago
Behind the scenes during filming of Endeavour 9 | FILM 1 in Oxford, May 2022. I used a few different rolls of film through my Rolleiflex at this location because there were quite a few different setups which gave me enough time without too much of a rush. [Tech info:] Rolleiflex 2.8F, Kodak Tri-X film developed in HC-110 dilution B ..read more
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Endeavour 9: FILM 1 – part 1
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by Nasir Hamid
1y ago
Behind the scenes photography during filming of Endeavour 9 | FILM 1 in Oxford, May 2022. This was in the fellows garden of New College, a location previously used when Endeavour chases a pickpocket out onto New College Lane in series 7. I was excited to see a Polaroid SX70 camera being used in this scene and it was fully functioning. The props guy was too young to have seen one of these cameras before so I explained how to operate it and loaded a fresh pack of film for him. [Tech info:] Rolleiflex 2.8F, Fuji Pro 400H film, Fuji Frontier scans ..read more
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Oxford: Aero Ektar lens test
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by Nasir Hamid
1y ago
Here are a couple of pictures made with my Graflex Speed Graphic 5×4 camera and Kodak Aero Ektar lens. It’s been a very long time since I last used this set-up so I decided to test it out in Jericho, Oxford. I always envisioned this camera/lens combo for making portraits and was very fortunate to have a friendly couple that were willing to stand very still for me. The camera movements are very limited but I used some front swing to try to bring both faces into focus without stopping the lens down too much (I think I was at f4). The maximum aperture is f2.5 which gives a razor thin depth o ..read more
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