Originally Posted by Gan|Path
Great results. CV 40 is such a great versatile lens
Go with 25 or 28 as a set. Covers 90% of my film shooting
I'm thinking of a 28mm. I'm pleased with the results too - that was my first roll of film in over a decade. The lens really does perform well- If I could not induce flare in the first shot it is not likely to be a problem with this lens.
Originally Posted by kshapero
What film did you use and how was the focusing experience using the 40?
Thanks! I was using Ilford FP4+. Ilford used to be my favorite emulsion and it still seems good. I've exposed a second roll of it since then and am still pleased with the way the images are coming out. At the moment I'm using HP5+, looking forward to seeing how those come out. After that I'll see how Tri-X 400 goes.
Focusing was fine using the 35mm frame lines, those scans are uncropped and pretty much exactly what I wanted to capture when I took them.
Both were taken in the Port of Los Angeles the former @berth 55 the latter at Reclamation Dock where all boats/barges/detritus eventually come (or are brought) to die.
Reclamation dock is a favorite place of mine. It is not open to the public but my wife is an Oceanographer and has instruments in the water there and I get to tag along with her when she goes to maintain said instrument package.
I'm delighted with the camera and will be on the lookout for more lenses.