Vintage Paillard Bolex -movie camera. Photo taken at local camera museum owned by one of my friend. More info about Bolex here (this might be a model H-16).


Nikon S2 rangefinder and Millenium Nikkor-S 50mm/1.4 at wide open f/1.4, 1/60s.

Kodak Tri-X 400TX developed in D-76, 1:1, 20C, 10½min.


Nikkor AiS 50/1.4 version here.


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  • Modular 6y

    This version seems a bit sharper (as expected, rangefinder beats SLR *g*). Interestingly this looks like being a tad more stopped down than version two, despite of both lenses being at f1.4.
  • Jari Suominen 6y

    Hmm, maybe I shaked F3 SLR a bit? :) Notice that the focus point is also slightly different (Bolex-text is sharper with S2).
  • Modular 6y

    It must have been the fault of the F3's massive mirror shake.
    No, seriously speaking it's probably the different focussing point and the fact the Millenium Nikkor is younger 'causing most of the differences.
  • Soulholder 6y

    this is a Beauty
  • Paolo 6y

    Fantastica la Nikon S2! complimenti!
  • jonmanjiro 6y

    I agree this shot seems sharper, though looking at the large size photos the focus point is clearly further back than on the AIS 50/1.4 shot. At 1/60 sec there shouldn't really be any handshake with the AIS 50/1.4 shot ... unless you drank too much coffee that day :-)

    Looking forward to seeing the tripod shots!
  • Jari Suominen 6y

    Thank you all for comments.

    Modular> I'm not sure, which one is younger Mill. Nikkor or AiS Nikkor. I don't know the manufacture date of them. :) Anyway, Mill. was made somewhere in 2000's, so AiS might be older one.

    Jon> Coffee was drunk after I visited the place. :) Tripod shots are coming later (the Nikon F photo was taken hand held). If I were Erwin Putts, I would say, that 1/60s is maybe not fast enough for 100% sharp shots (at least according to his standards). :) Take a look at here
  • Jari Suominen 6y

    Jon> My tripod shots are here: (SLR bodies were used with mirror locked up).
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