This is one of my favorites from 2014. Old glass is still as good as anything made. I recently picked up a Kilfitt 40mm f3.5 macro, a lens with a sensational reputation. So I fitted it on a camera from the same period I had just purchased, an Exa 1 with a waist level finder. Not knowing the condition of the shutter, I figured everything would be around 1/60th of a second no matter what speed I set , so I set the shutter to 1/60th, loaded the camera with the most forgiving film I know of (Ilford XP2), took a meter reading, set the aperture to f4, and started shooting snowdrops.
Came up with this shot. (Exa 1, 40mm Kilfitt f3.5 Macro lens, XP2 film, 1/60th at f4. Scanned 5x7 print on Arista Edu grade #3, my preferred paper for scanning.) Thanks for looking in!
The Kilfitt lens is new to me, there are several on the big auction site, also a 90mm macro. Nice lens, I like the out of focus rendering, making the subject stand out. Beautiful flower, the tonal range are top class. I might have to reconsider purchasing some Ilford XP2 again. Arista Edu, a copy of Fomabrom paper?