Sunday, June 7, 2009

A look at black and white

Zeiss Ikon Nettar 515, Tri-X 320
This post is mainly a test (how to blog a picture from flickr), but I like this image. Apropos the previous post, does it look like it was taken in 2009? It was, with my old Zeiss Ikon Nettar 515 (which my father got as a teenager in Germany), on 120 TriX film. But does it look contemporary? To me there's a 1920's feel about this image — except for that fence.


focalintent said...

I have a Nettar (6x9) and a little bessa (6x6) folder. I like them for similar reasons to why I'm liking the Lecia right now - simple to use, no electronics (takeoff/landing photos!), etc...

The other thing I like about them is they are the easiest cameras to do multiple exposures with. Both the Leica and the Hasselblad have their shutter re-cocking tied to their film advance :( The mamiyas I used to have did as well, but had a way to disable that.

Bernard said...

@focalintent: Multpiple exposures with a Leica is pretty easy (at least on my M3): Flip the rewind lever, hold the rewind knob in one hand, and cock the frame-advance lever with the other.

Explained in the manual :-)