|Analog baby! Medium format is love! (Agfa Isola 1 - part 1) #filmisnotdead #120mm
||[Nov. 5th, 2015|04:57 pm]
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So my favourite camera must be my Agfa Isola 1. Ever since I used it to shoot a roll in Disneyland Paris last September, I have been in love with this dinky little wonder from the late 1950s. I just wish it would be easier to load, because with my bad wrist, this has been a task executed by the kind employees of Grobet's analog departement (thank you guys, you rock!).
It's not a hard camera to shoot with, but it has it's quirks. Like: it may say "1,5m - 2m" but in reality it means "nothing under 2m or it'll be blurry". But of course, once you figure those out, it's all good :)
Anyway, this is the second roll of film I shot with it, if you scroll down a little in this flickr set, you can see the first roll's results</a> as well.
I'm still using Kodak T-MAX 100 film.
Bert walking Loa in the family field. Yes we walk our cat. He's very good at it, better than most dogs in fact.
Sok, one of next door's cats.
Granted, taking a photo of a white cat (Pluisje) in front of a white door may not have been the best plan I ever had, but I like it anyway ^^.
Jos, showing off his enormous telelens on his own vintage Canon camera.
Lousy model is lousy...
I love how the Antwerp Stadsfeestzaal immediately looks like it's in a different era through the lens of my Isola.
I've gotten quite good at getting shots of Lora with her eyes open on the SLR, but clearly on analog I need to pay more attention (she has her eyes closed in photos a LOT).
I knew that taking a selfie with the Isola was probably a lousy idea, but I wanted to give it a shot anyway. This is probably the reason why they didn't do selfies in the 1950s :)