Week 23 & 24: Holiday in Greece

During week #23 and #24 we visited my in-laws in Athens, Greece for the christening of my nephew. I went all out and shot three rolls of 35mm in two weeks. At least for me that’s quite a lot. 😉 I also tried to get used to the 35mm focal length. As it turned out…

Week 21 & 22: Holiday in Austria

In week 21 & 22 we went on a holiday in Austria. It was my uncle’s 70th birthday, the yearly family reunion and both daycares were closed. We went to a tiny vineyard close to Graz, Austria and we had the most relaxing holiday. Minolta Dynax 9xi, 50mm f/1.7, Agfa Vista 400, developed and scanned…

Week 20: Let’s do it again

I had so much fun with the Bronica SQ-Ai and the 80mm f/2.8 in week 19 that I shot with the same combo the week after as well. And I shot Ilford HP5+ again. It’s becoming my go to film. I think I can stop buying anything else. 🙂

Week 19: A new lens

After enjoying shooting with the Bronica SQ-Ai so much I decided to get a 80mm f/2.8 lens for it. The setup I inherited “only” included a 65mm, 100mm, and 150mm lens. And the great thing about Bronica gear is that it’s dirt cheap! I paid 30€ for the 80mm lens. So in week #19 is…

52rolls slack team

Hello there! We make a small break for an internal announcement. I’ve now created a Slack Team for 52rolls. The idea behind it is to have a private community for the members of this year’s project and all the alumni from the previous years. The community aspect of this site is what I enjoy the…

Week 18: The Pentacon Six

I’m back! Sorry for being absent. We’ve been on two holidays and so I delayed sending out my films for a while. In the end I sent out 11 rolls in total. As they say: Stay broke shoot film. 😉 Anyway, for week #18 I decided to take out the Pentacon Six again. I had…

Week 17: Almost slide film

During week #17 I shot a roll of Fuji Acros 100 in the Bronica SQ-Ai with the 100mm f/4. I had planned to then develop it as BW slide film as described by 52rolls alumni Mike. But then I thought better of it and just sent it to out be developed as standard BW film.…

Week 16: Testing wide

For week 16 I used the Bronica SQ-Ai again. This time I tried the 65mm f/4 lens. A lens that I hadn’t used before. I didn’t have as many keepers as is some other weeks, but there were still quite a few nice shots. Bronica SQ-Ai, 65mm f/4, Ilford HP5+, developed and scanned by meinfilmlab.de.

Week 15: Color!

For week #15 I used the Bronica SQ-Ai again. This time with the 150mm f/4. I hadn’t used that lens before and wanted to see how it fares. I discovered that it’s a bit too long for what I normally shoot. I went meterless again just like in week #14. Bronica SQ-Ai, 150mm f/4, Kodak…

Week 14: Spring!

For week #14 I finally went back to the Bronica SQ-Ai. This time around I left the prism and the grip at home and just used the WLF and the crank and the awesome 110mm f/4. This made the camera much, much lighter and the finder also a lot brighter. I also left my meter…

Week 13: This and that

Let’s jump ahead to week #13 while I procrastinate instead of developing my rolls for week #10 and #11. For that week I shot a roll of Fomapan 100 in the Minolta SRT303 that Torsten Kathke so kindly lent me. It has a bit of a weird place in my collection. Not completely manual like…

Week 8: First roll through the Bronica SQ-Ai

When the father in law of a friend of mine died he left a whole darkroom and a small camera collection. They didn’t know what to do with it so they asked me. And now I’m the proud owner of a fully equipped darkroom and a beautiful Bronica SQ-Ai kit with three lenses. On week…