Jerusalem in Color

shot on this easter,and the one before it.

The young woman before of the altar was a tourist who just strated singing latin psalms in a clear voice which resonated of the high ceiling. It was a religious experience even for me(being a non practicing non religous Jew).The colors are dimmed on purpose(Gimp 2)fujifilm x-tra 400 nikon fm2n 50/1.4 AI.

The red robe was just hanging in a corner of the grotto church in Gethsphemane gardens fujifilm proplus II 100 nikon fm2n 50/1.4 AI(f1.4 1/30).

The Armenian priests is a picture from one year ago in the church of the holy sepulchre. Practika mtl 3 50/1.8 pentacon lens,kodak gold 200(I think)(1.8 1/30). The praktica is dead now and I exchanged it’s corpse(with a minolta x-300 corpse and a sigma zoom for the minolta) for a changing bag and a tabletop tripod.


I developed several films from my new zorki 4 with jupiter 8 so an illustrated review will be posted soon enough.

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Sometimes the mundane captures your eye more then the spectacular.

pentax k-1000 dont remember the film(pan 400).

lifeless thai marionette.I think it it someone morbid. These tourist trinkets made by the locals are lifeless and scary.

Taken with a start soviet slr with a helios 44 on ilford pan 400@800 in tetenal ultrafin 1+20. Not bad for a for a 47 year old camera with a 49 year old lens with film I just cant handle.

I traded my canonet GIII QL for a sigma 28/1.8 for my nikon.
I have mixed feelings about the canonet – I think it’s a great lens trapped in a shitty camera.I know it has a large following,i JUST DONT LIKE IT (And the 5 element diaphragm is awfull).
The sigma is great-at least according to negatives. It has crazy distorsion which I like. I got the zorki 4 + jupiter 8 (1958) from Oleg Khalyavin and shot 2.5 films through it. I am now considering a jupiter 12

Review will be posted soon.

film is dead.dont make me laugh.

Taking into acount the recent demise of many film camera manufacturers I started to worry. So I did a little searchin’ on the internet .

The news are about 8mm film. If they still make it,and release new products,35 mm is ok. According to all the big 8 mm film sites there are 40 or so brands available(some are new some are about to be discontinued,some are new).…uji-velvia.html…o-it-again.html

I dont think anyone makes new 8 mm film cameras since the sixties.

People will most likely sell and resell the classics and repair them for a long time yet. I am not sure about electronic cameras though,but I dont care for them much.

8mm is an awkward and unpractical technology – apparently it still has a strong following.

I am sorry if I annoy anyone with this thread(film is not dead is an annoying subject – but it worries me).


did you know AM radio is stereo now?that was a shock to me.

Shadows and Fog;Roger Waters;Nikon 50/1.4;36-72/3.5;75-150/3.5

watched Shadows and fog Woody Allen tribute to german expressionist cinema.Not bad, but he has better films.

Used a couple of lenses(the 50/1.4 i own)

Nikon 50/1.4 AI very very very sharp lens,great color rendition. wow. Blows away my pentax 50/2 and carl zeiss jena auto 50/1.8.It is sharper then the canonet 40/1.7 which is razor sharp.

Nikon E 36-72/3.5 which I loaned from a friend is sharp but prone to flare,but thats life.

Nikon E 75-150/3.5 is a lens I ordered (for 60$)to cover that range(it’s about all the telephoto I will need – it has a reputation of sharpness and compactness)

ROGER WATERS IS COMING TO ISRAEL!!!!I already bought a ticket.375NIS(80$).That IS once in a lifetime experience.Hope he wouldnt cancel.

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