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- Grimsgard -

The loft was built during the 1700’s in Nes, Hallingdal, Norway, later on it was put on «poles» when it was rebuilt in 1797.

Camera: Mamiya c330s

Lens Sekor C 55mm f4.5 - at f5.6 1/60

Film: Rollei 400IR

Filter: R72

Negative scan, R09 1/25 5min 20-22 C

- Old lines -

Camera: Fuji GW690

Lens: Fuji 90mm f3.5 at f5.6 1/60

Meter: Sekonic L-208 twinmate

Film: Fomapan 400 - R09 1/25 5min

Negative scan

- Time passing -

Years have passed since these have been used,  it’s a reminder of what transportation was like  years ago.

I had to test the GX680 115mm f3.2, and it does not disappoint, it delivers clear, really sharp images.

Camera: Fuji GX680iii

Lens: Fujinon EBC 115mm f3.2 - 1/125 at f8

Film: Fomapan 400

Meter: Sekonic L-208

Negative scan - R09 1/25, ag 30 sek, then 1 t every 30 sek 22 C

- Swans -

Camera: Mamiya c330s

Lens: Sekor c 65mm f3.5 at f5.6 - 1/60

Filter: R72

Film: Rollei 400IR

Negative scan, R09 1/25 5,5 min 20-22 C

- Little cabin -

Shooting IR with a TLR is really effortless, having only the taking lens blocked by a dark red filter (R72), leaving the viewing lens bright with no problem to focus..

I compensated 6 stop, which worked out just fine.

Camera: Mamiya c330s

Lens: Sekor c 65mm f3.5 at f5.6 - 1/60 + 6 stop

Filter: R72

Film: Rollei 400IR

Negative scan, R09 1/25 5,5min 20-22 C


The sunny 16, deep shadows and bright highlights, may challenge you when it comes to details in deep shadows, and in the brightest of highlights.

One way to get proper details, is to shorten development time, if you’re shooting 4x5 or larger, you have the privilege to develop the sheets individually.

If you’re shooting 120 or 135 rolls of film, shortening of development time would not always be appropriate.

The two shots shown have the same development time, and the same light:
The shot without the polarizer:…
The shot with the polarizer:…

It’s easy to discover the «evening out» of the «sunny 16» light!, there are details in both shadow and highlight.

The polarizer «steals» two stops at the most, (Except the Moose polariser, up to 2 1/2) but I think it’s worth the extra time you have to add to the exposure.

The best effect is achieved when you have the sun in an angle at the scene.

The development time is 4 min 30 sek, using R09 1/25 -  it’s a thad over my normal time for developing negs shot in bright sun.

A 150mm lens is used in this example, which is a «normal» lens if you shoot 4x5, wide angle lenses may create uneven effects.

If you’re shooting TLR, just use 2 similar polarizers, mark in advance both the polarizers with two different marks on the filter thread; full effect and no effect, then you know the position of the polarizer of the taking lens..

To get precise metering, just use the spot meter through the polarizer when you’ve got the desired effect

Using polarizers shooting color film, will cool down the temperature, it’s recommended using a Moose polarizer, which got the 81A warming filter. The filter factor may be 2-2 1/2 using the Moose filter.

Any thoughts or different experiences are welcomed to be shared..!


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Current Residence: Norway
Favourite genre of music: Rock 'n roll
Favourite photographer: Ansel Adams, Edvard Steichen, Richard Avedon, Knut Bry, Morten Krogvold
Favourite quote: ...a knowledge of photography is just as important
as that of the alphabet.
The illiterate of the future will
be ignorant of the use of the camera and pen alike.
-Laszio Moholy-Nagy 1936-
Operating System: Mac OS X


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izzy68 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017
thanks Tom!
thewolfcreek Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the fav...
SenhArt Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016
:iconsparklesplz::iconpinkstarplz: Heart Happy  Birthday, Tom! Heart :iconpinkstarplz::iconsparklesplz:
TomFindahl Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016
Thanks a lot!
SenhArt Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016
Big pleasure, my dear  :) (Smile)
LidiaRossana Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016
Happy Birthday  :)
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday Tom! :iconcakeplz:
TomFindahl Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016
Thanks a lot!
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
pearwood Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
A blessed birthday, Tom.
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