11:52 – London landmarks

A compilation from three rolls, from three very different cameras, but of similar subjects around where I work and live

Firstly, from my newest purchase, this lovely little Agfa camera from the 1980’s. It cost about the same as a couple of rolls of HP5+. It has scale focussing and only fully automatic controls so it’s just a point and shoot but it has a gorgeous large and bright viewfinder. I also have the 1535 model, which has rangefinder focussing – I wanted one, not both but put in low bids on each and ended up winning both.

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Here’s some night shots of London along the Thames. You may recognise some landmarks. All I did was to place the camera and press the shutter – I think these are pretty good exposures that it handled automatically.

(Tri-X in Precysol EF)

Big Ben

Big Ben

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge

Mayor's office

Pool of London

Pool of London

The next shots are from my Holga, of the same location but on a foggy morning this week. Delta 100 developed in Rodinal 1+50.

 

More London

More London

Mayor's office

Mayor’s office

Finally some shots from a walk yesterday along the riverside path with my Leica MP with the 135mm Tele-Elmar lens fitted. I was trying out a roll of Adox Silvermax – I’ve photographed this section of the river so many times that using this long lens gave me a much needed perspective. Developed in Prescysol EF, I’m pretty impressed with this film on the basis of this single roll.

Slivermax tones

Slivermax tones

 

Isolated wire

Isolated wire

Abstract patterns

Abstract patterns

I finished up the film by taking photographs of my other cat, Ursula, who is very photogenic.

Ursula

Ursula

Ursula alert

Ursula alert

9 thoughts on “11:52 – London landmarks

    • Thanks, well; it is quite a photogenic spot. All you have to do is be there at dusk, point a camera and take a photo. There must have been at least a dozen or more other people taking photos at the same time. The camera has not adjustable settings, which is a credit to it as I think it did a good job here.

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  1. The night shots are spectacular. I’m trying to forget that I read about another lovely, affordable 35mm camera. Must not buy. Must not buy.

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  2. Awesome series! I also have an Agfa Optima Sensor (different model), but I never knew it took such great low light shots. And I just love the foggy Holga pics.

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  3. That Agfa looks awesome! Like a mix of the classic Canonet/Olympus Trip/Rollei 35 shape and the black plastic 80’s look of the Olympus XA. Also love the Holga shots, they look like something out of an old science fiction movie, and the Leica shots of the barbed wire and the cat.

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