First analog results

by Berckmans Peter December. 05, 2018 284 views

Today I got the first results from my old Voigtlander Vitoret , he is around 60y old. I presented him in my post going analog. I have two of them and for the first tryout I took the one with , no lightmeter, no autofocus and no stabilisation , a challenge.

Had to wait three weeks to see the results, next time I go to another shop. And the feeling from the anolog time came back. Wondering will they be any good , how many are crap. Can't wait to see them. Well the results are mixed and the ones who are bad are mostly the fault from the guy behind the camera.

To begin I used the sunny 16 rule and that worked very well, the exposure on those are almost all good, sometimes a bit to light in full sun but hey, it was the first time.

Getting the right focus was something else, the camera offers zone focus, what works pretty well if you do not forget to change it between shots. Or else it is a bit of guessing or measuring the distance. No focus trough the lens.

The filmroll inside was the Agfa Vista iso 200, I like the colors what this film creates it gives something of a movielike feel. But this film is going out of stock in many places. So I buy him when I see them.

Also have to keep in mind that this camera has four shutterspeeds, 1/125, 1/60, 1/30 and B. The shutter release is a big button on the front that you have to push down, not really helps with keeping it stabile.

For the photos under the bridge, I used the light measurment from my Fuji and cpied them on the voigtlander, so now I have a good idea how the exposure reacts. This method worked fine.

All by all the results are not bad and you get the feel of old photos if you look at them, something I like and is hard to create with our digital beasts. Next time gonna set him up with aBlack and white film, still a few around somewhere.

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Camellia 9 months, 2 weeks ago

Very nice series of photos and explanation.

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Camellia 9 months, 2 weeks ago

Not a high quality camera, but good fun. Gonna load it with film and put it in the camerabag

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Jay Boggess 9 months, 2 weeks ago

Kool captures! Especially like #8!
Happy Holidaze, Peter....

9 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Jay Boggess 9 months, 2 weeks ago

Thanks Jay,the streetmonkey is cool

9 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Berckmans Peter 9 months, 2 weeks ago

I agree!!! 

Cheers!

9 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Russell Smith 9 months, 2 weeks ago

#2 I love the colors in this shot . To me while film does have its flaws as a medium I love it especially in black and white. I look forward to seeing more there are some cool shots in this series awesome job.

9 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Russell Smith 9 months, 2 weeks ago

Just trying out the old camera.

9 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Russell Smith Replied to Berckmans Peter 9 months, 2 weeks ago

I know I want a film camera soon (after I get the 100mm macro and 50mm 1.4 ) .

9 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Russell Smith 9 months, 2 weeks ago

Big plans for the coming year.

9 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Abigail Gossage 9 months, 2 weeks ago

Love the chair shot!  How are you scanning them?

9 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Abigail Gossage 9 months, 2 weeks ago

The labo puts them in one time on a cd. Size is medium

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Antonio Gil 9 months, 2 weeks ago

It's like going back to the past. Love it Peter

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Antonio Gil 9 months, 2 weeks ago

Not something to do daily , but it is good fun. and didn't we all start like that. ( not the youngsters ). Still have an Agfa clickII with a 120mm film from the fifties I still have to try put.

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