Snow stopper

I promise that this will be the last of the fed2 snow photographs. There is a new camera on it’s way to the lodge, it’s medium format and older than anything I have tried before. Fed2b with Industar26m, Kodak BWcn400 -> Lightroom4 -> Topaz B&W Effects (for a bit of a contrast hike and a […]


Another shot from one of this winter’s snowfalls. This is Acton, a small park behind my office.  The camera used was the fed2 with a period correct industar 26m lens, (the focus tab version). Film was Kodak BW400cn, I think I am leaning towards the Kodak as my favoured c41 process B&W stock.

The childhood shows the man, as morning shows the day

That’s my Mother and my son. Fed2b, Industar26m, BW400cn


Climbing blocks in The Vale Park, Acton. This was the first run out for the fed2. Back then I was still using the Industar 26m lens. The Industar does well enough but it lacks click stops on aperture settings, which means it has an infuriating tendency to “drift” between shots. The lens is also prone […]

More film and an old favorite view.

Again the fed2 and industar 26m combination. This is the view that met me when I first discovered Wins Common, about 6 hours later I made an offer on my house.      

Lenningrad 8, it bloody works

  It appears the selenium lightmeter works. Here is the proof, fresh from the first roll of xp2 to come back from Westend Cameras. There is a little lens flare apparent in some of the images so I have sourced a metal lens hood on ebay which could help although I have a horrible feeling […]


I picked up an old exposure meter to go with the fed 2 the other day. It’s a lenningrad 8, a good semipro meter from 1983. Being high end Soviet and intended for the export market it originally came with instructions. Which are a little confusing, here’s an extract: “Depending of an exposure determining method […]