I don’t use this lens very often. Framing is a little fussy with the castrated 90mm framelines, but I could work around that if I only saw more 90mm pictures. I’ll be trying to use it more, so perhaps I’ll start seeing more 90mm shots. It does take a pretty picture, and it might be the sharpest lens I own. The above was shot at F4.
The world appears as if seen through the bottom of a Coke bottle when using the CV 35 1.4 SC wide open.
Of course, my mom has her eyes closed . . .
M6TTL, CV 35 1.4 SC, TMY (New TMax 400), TMax Dev
On the 4th of July, my cousin Brian got married on a veranda over looking Lake Michigan. The M6TTL, CV 35 1.4 SC and a couple of rolls of the new TMax 400 (TMY) performed admirably. Tents over looking lakes on bright sunny days make a lovely setting for a wedding, but all that backlighting can bedevil the flashless photographer. The new TMY seemed to handle the wide luminance range well, though. I’ve always liked TMY despite its reputation as a difficult film. It was the first film I developed on my own, so I’ve been using it off and on for 15 years. The new TMY seems to be just as forgiving as the old. Just give it generous exposure to keep the shadows healthy. It probably would have done even better pulled to 200, but these were my first rolls with the new film, so I didn’t want to experiment too much. For those who care, I shot the TMY at 400, developed in TMax Developer and followed Kodak’s new developing times. This worked out to 5.5 minutes at 75 degrees with a dilution of 1+4.
Apart from the disposable cameras on the tables, I was the only person shooting film. A couple of people commented on this with a mix of bewilderment and awe. The pro was shooting a D3 and a D300, but I was more interested in his foot gear, a pair of black reverse heel shoes. I’ve got to try those out.