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Leica Noctilux Selfie

Me testing the newly calibrated Leica M3 double stroke. With the Summicron 50DR lens wide open at >1m it was not sharp but with DR goggles at f2 it is super sharp. Here I tested the Leica Noctilux @ f1. To ensure a fair test I fitted the 1.4x magnifier to the M3 as a one off to focus exactly. Seems to focus OK :)

 

Leica M3 DS + Leica Noctilux 50mm f1.0 v2 + 35mm Kodak T-Max 100@100 (into a mirror)

 

Xtol 300:water 700, 10min30, v800 scan

 

As much as I like Ilford Delta/FP4/PanF + Fuji Acros I do like the T-max tones.

 

This was a first for me. I wanted to test the camera and see the results yet I had only shot half the roll. I decided to shoot a blank photo then in the dark open the camera back, unload the film still on both spools, cut the film leaving a tab out the 35mm canister and put the used half of the film into a developing tank. While still in complete darkness I then reload the remaining film back onto the load spool and refitted both spools back into the camera ready to use again. I guess I have used the M3 enough to literally load it in my sleep! :) Surprisingly easy.

 

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Uploaded on September 21, 2015