Zeiss Ikon

It’s sure hard to hold this sucker still.  Yes this camera creates very large 6×9 cm negatives but the problem is that to get sharp images you really need to use a tripod.  All of these shots suffer from some motion blur when you look close enough or if they were enlarged.  Also the fact that you only get 8 frames on a roll puts them in the $2 per exposure cost range.


3 Responses to “Zeiss Ikon”

  • Nikhil Ramkarran Says:

    You can see the blur in some of these even at web sizes. An inevitable consequence of larger sensors (and higher resolution) whether it is film of digital, is a greater necessity for disciplined technique. Including using a tripod 🙂

    Your compositions are great, but the blur (particularly on that instrument panel) does a lot of damage.

    Out of curiousity, do you do any processing to your film photos? I ask because when I started with film I told myself that I wanted to post them as shot, but ended up doing quite a lot of adjusting on them.

  • Wallace Says:

    Yes I do make adjustments. I scan them to get as much detail and dynamic range as I can and then I adjust them in Lightroom to get the look I want. I even shoot colour sometimes and do B&W conversions. I don’t give them that much more reverence than a digital capture.

  • Nikhil Ramkarran Says:

    Excellent! Now I don’t feel like I am committing sacrilege. 🙂

Leave a Reply