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Super Isolette on the snow.

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:46 pm
by alexvaras
Hi all,

Tsaritsyno and Kolomenskoe parks, only 2 hours of real daylight to take pictures, between 11:00am-1:00pm.

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Tsaritsyno creek.

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Snow covering.

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Tsaritsyno track.

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Tsaritsyno dockwall.

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Kolomenskoe herbs.

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Kolomenskoe creek.

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A paint on the snow.

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Shy sun.

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Welcoming 2019.

Thank you for watching and Happy 2019!

Re: Super Isolette on the snow.

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:27 pm
by minoly
Good work with the snow! Your Isolette does a fine job. Is that the model with an uncoupled rangefinder? Isolettes seem to match up with the Ansco Speedex line in the USA; I used to have an Ansco Speedex Special with an uncoupled rangefinder. I think it still had a 3 element Apotar lens (rather than Solinar) which was quite good. Thanks for posting the photos.

Re: Super Isolette on the snow.

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:46 am
by alexvaras
Thank you!
It's coupled, the equivalent for USA market would be Ansco Super Speedex, Agfa made the cameras just different brands for different markets and yes Apotar is a very fine lens as well.

Re: Super Isolette on the snow.

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:59 am
by Julio1fer
Good use of a roll! I like most the first one, with the reflection in water (or is it ice?). I cannot imagine using a folder in the snow but it seems that you have mastered it.

I also have a Super-Isolette, which is a favorite camera. The Solinar lens is one of the best Tessar-type that I have used. Your lens also shines in the sharpness of rendering those dark twigs and branches against the snow.

Re: Super Isolette on the snow.

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:57 am
by alexvaras
Thank you, Julio. I remember some pictures from your Super Isolette, very nice tones.
Still was running water, temps are only -3 -5 so currents are mostly there. I liked the view for that purpose its was very black and reflecting.
So far the Super Isolette demonstrated a very good handling for frozen temps, levels are well situated and easy to move with gloves.

Re: Super Isolette on the snow.

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:09 pm
by jamesmck
Nice, Alex. My favorites are numbers one and three. Two hours of daylight!!!

Re: Super Isolette on the snow.

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:35 pm
by alexvaras
jamesmck wrote:Nice, Alex. My favorites are numbers one and three. Two hours of daylight!!!

Thank you, James. I meant only two hours in which I can take photos with my iso 100 with old cameras with f6.3 max aperture.
Snow storm is still ongoing after one day, let's see the park how it looks like. Welta Weltur 6x6 and KW Patent Etui 9x12 loaded!

Re: Super Isolette on the snow.

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:52 am
by GrahamS
Nice job in very difficult exposure conditions. Well done, Alex.

Re: Super Isolette on the snow.

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:57 am
by alexvaras
Thank you, Graham.

Re: Super Isolette on the snow.

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:58 pm
by PFMcFarland
Great work with the Agfa, Alex. They are some of my favorite cameras. You might want to switch up to using some 400 speed film on those days with minimal sun.

PF