Saturday, March 26, 2011

Classic black and white, 35mm film.

Since I loaded the first roll of film into my Nikon F100, I've been dying to try some black and white shots.  The tonal range that can be achieved is killer and hard to reproduce with even the best digital SLRs.  I picked up some Kodak BW400CN 35mm film from my local CVS and didn't waste any time snapping away!  It's one of the few black and white films that can be processed at any photo lab since it uses C-41 developer.

I shot this film at 320 ISO and metered it with the Nikon F100.  I almost exclusively used the Nikon 85mm 1.4/f AF-S Nikkor lens kept at a 2.2-3 aperture but sometimes switched to my 50mm 1.8/f AF Nikkor lens when I needed a bit wider.

Celebrating Haley's 3_th birthday with family.  Camera was on a tripod, set to a timer.  By the way, you might not be able to see it in the photograph, but we're all wearing striped shirts.  We declared it was the annual "Wear Your Striped Shirt Day" that morning.

(Nikon F100, Kodak BW400CN, Nikon 50mm f/1.8 AF Nikkor Lens)

One of Leah's loving cousins playing with her lunch.  :)

(Nikon F100, Kodak BW400CN, Nikon 50mm f/1.8 AF Nikkor Lens)

Our beautiful Leah.

(Nikon F100, Kodak BW400CN, Nikon 85mm f/1.4G AF-S Nikkor Lens)

(Nikon F100, Kodak BW400CN, Nikon 85mm f/1.4G AF-S Nikkor Lens)

(Nikon F100, Kodak BW400CN, Nikon 85mm f/1.4G AF-S Nikkor Lens)

Leah spending some time in Grandpa's arms.

(Nikon F100, Kodak BW400CN, Nikon 85mm f/1.4G AF-S Nikkor Lens)

One of my favorite shots so far with my Nikon F100.  The detail in Grandpa's hands is incredible!

(Nikon F100, Kodak BW400CN, Nikon 85mm f/1.4G AF-S Nikkor Lens)

Another one of Leah's loving cousins playing with his game.

(Nikon F100, Kodak BW400CN, Nikon 85mm f/1.4G AF-S Nikkor Lens)

Goodnight Leah.

(Nikon F100, Kodak BW400CN, Nikon 85mm f/1.4G AF-S Nikkor Lens)

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