Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Bessaflex TM Rides Again!

I had so much fun shooting film with the Contax G2 that I decided to break out my old Bessaflex TM camera and take some pictures with it too. All these images were taken with the Bessaflex TM camera, Fujifilm ISO 100 color negative film and three M42 mount Zeiss lenses (25mm, 35mm and 50mm).

So, here we go! The Bessaflex does well with stationary objects.

It's an all manual camera so setting up each shot takes a bit of time.

It's not a good rig for action photography, but it does keep one grounded in the fundamentals of photography.

A scene from the Iseyama shrine on Noge Hill in Yokohama.

The back side of the Yokohama Historical Archive building.

I call this "Rusty Gate".

The azaleas are blooming everywhere.

The tulips are showing no sign of going away.

They've been beaten with high winds, heavy rain and hordes of photographers and they just keep on looking good.

I like the way these are rendered in film. It almost looks like a painting instead of a photo.

I  think that I'll start using the Bessaflex and Zeiss lenses more often. It would be nice to improve my skills or at least my luck with this setup.

I think the tulips are starting to recognize me when I walk by. I could swear they're waving at me.

The Chinese maples are looking beautiful in green.

Like I said, the Bessaflex likes stationary objects.

Hold still while I take your picture!

Me and my Bessa.

Last shot of the day and it's an action shot!

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