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another girl with Nikon FM2 in Dazhalan

another girl with Nikon FM2 in Dazhalan

In Dazhalan
Phtographer: Jing Long 荆龙

In Dazhalan

Phtographer: Jing Long 荆龙

In Dazhalan

another nice “analogue couple” I’m always happy meet some girl involved with film.

Si I try be gentleman starting from her:

Liu Xin 刘欣 with a nice black Canon

Jing Long 荆龙 with his black Leica M4 and voigtlander 35 mm

I just did an interview for the analog web site ISO 400. (thanks for the space)
Unfortunately here only Italian version but I suppose soon will be available in English too.
http://www.iso400.it/index.php/luca-gagno/

I just did an interview for the analog web site ISO 400. (thanks for the space)

Unfortunately here only Italian version but I suppose soon will be available in English too.

http://www.iso400.it/index.php/luca-gagno/

First don’t laugh.
I want be clear, It is not my idea but I found this a brilliant solution. An “angry bird” in the hot shoe can be very usefull when I need shot to some kids.

First don’t laugh.

I want be clear, It is not my idea but I found this a brilliant solution. An “angry bird” in the hot shoe can be very usefull when I need shot to some kids.

A classic M6 with a summicron 40 in Tiantan Park
Photographer: Mr. Jang

A classic M6 with a summicron 40 in Tiantan Park

Photographer: Mr. Jang

I’m always happy meet an “analog girl”, here Surzhana with her Konica aka Akira (camera name) and a familiar hand made strap

I’m always happy meet an “analog girl”, here Surzhana with her Konica aka Akira (camera name) and a familiar hand made strap

For the first time a Rolleiflex GX, I never meet one of this jewel outside a cabinet or one shop.
Ariska photographer

For the first time a Rolleiflex GX, I never meet one of this jewel outside a cabinet or one shop.

Ariska photographer

well very interesting camera.
I’m just surfing the web and I found here this interesting “Chinese” leica copy for sell.
Hold on don’t start check for some similar, it is a real special limited edition, only 271 pcs produced in 1969. 
So he offer for a basic price…….1,969,200.00 RMB only 233.665,2 euro !!!
Off course can bargain little bit so don’t miss it :)
Check here this link: 

well very interesting camera.

I’m just surfing the web and I found here this interesting “Chinese” leica copy for sell.

Hold on don’t start check for some similar, it is a real special limited edition, only 271 pcs produced in 1969. 

So he offer for a basic price…….1,969,200.00 RMB only 233.665,2 euro !!!

Off course can bargain little bit so don’t miss it :)

Check here this link: 

Have you ever tried Caffenol? It's about 1/25th the cost of D76 and the results are just as nice. In some cases even better. I fix my film with straight sodium thiosulfate which you can get from stores that have swimming pool cleaning supplies. It's about 1/4th of the cost of regular fixer. Those are US prices, I'm sure you can get the stuff even cheaper in china.

Hi Alex and thanks for remind me an old task, Caffenol was in my todo list but I’m not enough brave for test it with one of my film.

Sure I will do soon and I’ll contact you for some advice.

Let me know about your results, in case I can publish your caffenol recipe, if I’m not wrong there’s more than one.

For long time I was reclutant use Chinese chemical and this happened without any reason.
Products more cheap and chinese so  I supposed they can’t offer the same standard quality as Kodak or Ilford but I was wrong. The chemical composition of D76, D72, Dektol or any fixer is very simple, (only Rodinal aka R09 has some kind of old patent).
So except the R09 I already replace kodak D76 with the chinese D76 and Dektol with chinese D72 (or Paison BW62) plus ilford fix with Paison BW61.
The results are fine but the cost is a fraction of the import product.
Adding this I don’t need prepare large stock of chemical for use only a part, everything is more easy and enviromentally friendly.

For long time I was reclutant use Chinese chemical and this happened without any reason.

Products more cheap and chinese so  I supposed they can’t offer the same standard quality as Kodak or Ilford but I was wrong. The chemical composition of D76, D72, Dektol or any fixer is very simple, (only Rodinal aka R09 has some kind of old patent).

So except the R09 I already replace kodak D76 with the chinese D76 and Dektol with chinese D72 (or Paison BW62) plus ilford fix with Paison BW61.

The results are fine but the cost is a fraction of the import product.

Adding this I don’t need prepare large stock of chemical for use only a part, everything is more easy and enviromentally friendly.

hello,我也住在北京挺喜欢你照片!我用leica monochrom +35 1.4a,最近想尝试拍些胶片,不过对胶片不太熟悉!

Hello, your set in Tumblr looks very high quality, if you want start with some film shot we can keep in touch.

Cheers

Luca

BacK to Beijing after my holiday in Sri Lanka and some result.

First of all, I’m very happy regarding the main combo Rolleicord for 120 and Contax T2 for 35 mm. Light gear, high quality and fast. The negatives comes out from the Rolliecord with Schneider lens are not different than what I can do with my other 2 Rolleiflex with Planar 3,5.

Contax T2 is a compact camera with the superb fast Zeiss lens, here you can see some results from this 2 gems. For the 120 mm I used my trusted Fuji Acros 100 but for 35 for the first time I test some rolls of Ilford Pan400 rated 200 (thanks to my friend Alioscia for the suggestion). Well I’m quite happy, the film is cheap, one of the most popular here in China but souped in D76 the results are great.

Ok I know need a print for finish the test but the quality looks fine.

Keep in touch for further detailes

Finally after one year ready for my next holiday, I’ll be outside China for a while, around 3 weeks.
Let me see..my analog gear ok, film ok, midori notebook fine, lightmeter…….guess all fine.
See soon!

Finally after one year ready for my next holiday, I’ll be outside China for a while, around 3 weeks.

Let me see..my analog gear ok, film ok, midori notebook fine, lightmeter…….guess all fine.

See soon!

I just add a separate page for my DIY in case someone find it useful
http://beijingcamerastyle.tumblr.com/DiY

I just add a separate page for my DIY in case someone find it useful

http://beijingcamerastyle.tumblr.com/DiY