As you will have seen in my previous post, I recently bought myself a second hand Nikon FM2n and Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 camera and lens of eBay. It has taken me about a week but I have got through my first roll of film and have developed it now I used Neopan ACROS 100 film for my first roll because of the slow speed. This meant there would be minimal grain and I would be able to shoot as much as possible at f/1.4, even during the day (just). I was keen to see what the depth of field would be like. I know it’s the classic thing to do – just give a photograph a shallow depth of field but whatever, I wanted to do it!
So here are the photographs from that first roll. They aren’t anything particularly special, mostly me just playing with the new camera and trying it out in different situations. I did find that 50mm is really quite hard to use in doors, to be honest. I am used to shooting with a 35mm lens. Also, in my flat I often had to shoot at 1/30 second shutter speed, which I know is too slow for a 50mm lens, and it really is much harder to hold an SLR steady compared to a rangefinder!!