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M2 Test Rolls

Post by Captain Slack » Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:17 pm

Finally got around the getting the two rolls of Kodak Gold 200 that I put through my new-to-me M2 developed. Sent them to The Darkroom, which I'd never used before, and was pleased with the results. These are all from the scans they made. Gonna go through the negs later and scan some select one's myself to compare.

Anyway, please have a look. Hope you enjoy!

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Post by LarryD » Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:28 pm

Beautiful Leica colors and sharpness.
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Post by alexvaras » Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:28 am

Very nice photos :)

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Post by melek » Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:22 am

Oh, yeah, these are good. Nice compositions. The colors really pop in those photos. Which lens - Summicron?
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Post by minoly » Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:34 pm

I liked all the photos and particularly enjoyed the tree settings. I don't know much about the M-2 but yours surely works well and I'm guessing the M-2 is manual so you've been working well, too! I have a question about the wall of pictures that I take to be the first in your group. Is it a window frame hanging in front of an actual glass window? or something else? It's effective for sure.

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Post by Captain Slack » Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:24 pm

Mike: Most of them were taken with a Voigtlander 50mm/1.5, but a few with a Summaron 35mm/3/5. Both are LTM with adapters. I think I specified in the comments for each photo which lens was used.

Bill: It was a display of stained glass windows for sale at the local flea market. I was lucky enough to catch it with the sun behind it.

Thanks for all the feedback! I put a roll of HP5+ in it yesterday. First time shooting B&W with this camera. Now I need to make some time to finish the roll!

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Post by melek » Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:43 pm

HP5+ - ugh for me. I've never successfully shot a satisfying roll with this film. The blacks always come out like mud. I've never been able to use the film correctly. I don't know why.

That would be the Nokton, right? I think this was supposed to be very close to the Sonnar - the original design was.
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Post by PFMcFarland » Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:11 pm

Saw those last night, and they are great, Nathan. I like the Summaron LTM also, except for having to hold on to the lens while setting the aperture, then set focus. It's a little thing, but really bugs me when the light is fast changing. I much prefer the Color-Skopar for 35mm.

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Post by Julio1fer » Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:29 pm

Great series - glad to see you could put the M2 to work.

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