fomapan 400. nikon n75. voigtlander 90mm 1:3.5 diafine #37.

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I have 3 portrait lenses. The Nikon 85mm 1:1.8G, the Nikon 85mm 1:1.8D, and the Voigtlander APO-LANTHAR 90mm 1:3.5 SL. The Voigtlander is unique because it can focus up to a foot closer than the other lenses. There is also a close-up lens attachment that moves it within a foot of your subject.

I bought the lens about 6 years ago from the photographer Ming Thein ( The lens has been replaced with a 1:2.8 Aperture, but the close focusing is now 3 feet.

These images were shot on a dark day with intermittent showers. I did not push the film. I wanted to see how Fomapan 400 at box speed developed in Diafine works.

I visited Seattle on Saturday. I first went to a camera show where I shot a roll of Ilford Delta 3200 with the Nikon FM3a. I bought a camera at the show for $5. It is a Sears 10B Rangefinder with a 40mm 1:2.8 Lens. I will shoot a roll this week and let you know how it went. I have not found a manual online for the camera. There is one feature I cannot locate. I read that the camera accepts 100 to 400 ISO film, but I do not know where on the camera you set it. Until I learn that, I will meter the scene.

Later I went downtown and shot a roll of Ilford HP5 plus. I also shot some images with the Nikon Df, with a 28mm Lens attached. We will soon see the results.

I scanned the negatives with the PrimeFilm XEs film scanner with VueScan software.

4 Replies to “fomapan 400. nikon n75. voigtlander 90mm 1:3.5 diafine #37.”

  1. A lot to look forward to then with your recent film, camera and lens choices. I have a Pentax Asahi 120 lens which I used when taking photographs of people’s faces from a more comfortable distance. Your close up work here is lovely. The background blur is so soothing. I’ve never noticed any Bokeh in your backgrounds. Good luck with finding the Rangefinder film speed indicator. All the best.

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