April 7, 2021

From Gerald R. Lucas

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I had to get some shots of this shirt. I used the Industar 61 2.8/55 on the SL. I hadn’t used this lens in a while, but I really do like it. It’s sharp and has a very nice, even bokeh. I think the colors are a bit desaturated, and while I can fix that in post, the images look better that way—right out of the camera pretty much. It looks especially good in black and white.

Oh, and I ordered an Olympus OM-2N today. It’s a 35mm film camera from the 80s to replace the one I gave away a few years ago. It all-black and comes with the lovely Zuiko 50mm f/1.8. I got some Lomo 400 as my first film stock. It’s a “near-mint” body with everything working, according to the Japanese seller. This will be fun.

The first rolls of film from the Pentax 67 📷 have been sent to the lab: a roll each of Kodak Ektar 100 and Portra 400. I have no idea what to expect. I think I’m doing everything right, with a blunder here and there. I found a reasonably priced strap for the 67, too. All that’s left is to get the right-hand grip.