Equipment Moments

Autumn with a new companion: Nikon F80

Time passed quickly the last few weeks and I just realized that the best part of autumn is almost over. With fall as the most stressful time of the year I hardly ever carry out my projects and plans for this season. Every year, when September approaches, I make plans and a photography bucket list: a weekend in Prague, a getaway to the countryside, more hiking, more walking. A lot of events and a lingering cold did the rest – here I am, at the end of October, with my bucket list still filled. At least I made it to Barcelona!

Enough with the complaints – good news is: I crossed of another thing of my bucket list and managed to get a few autumn shots. Finally I got a reliable analog camera, a Nikon F80. I love my vintage cameras with all their flaws but it’s nice to have a camera that’s working perfect all the time. The Nikon F80 is simple, with not too many settings to deal with. I can use all the lenses I already own, the camera is pretty lightweight and was a good deal at my favorite camera shop. Never used, still in her box, the Nikon arrived shortly after I ordered it.

I was really keen to give her a try: A few days later I loaded a roll of Agfa Vista 400 and took the camera with me to work. When I skip the bus, the car or the bike, it’s a 30 minute walk to the office along the river Danube, some meadows and woods. I prefer walking to work. It eases my mind, sets the tone for the day and I get some fresh air before sitting at my desk for hours.

So here it is, a small selection of my way to work with the Nikon F80 and the Nikon 50mm f/1.8 D as my companions. Scanned with CanoScan 9000F Mark II, slightly color-corrected. Turns out, Agfa Vista is not my favorite film.






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1 Comment

  • Reply
    Conny Lomoherz
    October 31, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    Aaah, Glückwunsch zur neuen Kamera! 🙂
    Mit dem Herbst-Bucket geht es mir genauso! Vielleicht weil der Herbst selbst noch einmal zweigeteilt eine bunte und eine blätterlose Phase. Sobald letztere beginnt, gehe ich in den Winterschlaf 😉
    Aber wie schön, dass du den schönen Herbst noch erwischen konntest! Das Titelbild ist wunderschön. Und die Regentropfen <3 Welches Objektiv hast du dran? Agfa-Filme sind auch nicht so meins…
    Arbeitest du schon an deiner Bucketlist für den Winter? 🙂

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