I grew up shooting film in the 80’s with a Nikon F3HP. My interests evolved to the rangefinder format in 2008 after finding the Leica M3 of my wife’s Father collecting dust in a box. Then I got bit by gear-acquisition syndrome (GAS) and acquired both a used Leica M6 and a used Hasselblad 503cx in 2009.
I traded in the Leica M6 in 2013 for a Fuji X100S (digital rangefinder). Fast forward to 2019 and I still enjoy analog photography with the Leica M3 and the Hasselblad 503cx.
A favorite film is Kodak Ektar 100… in the right lighting conditions. Specifically, Ektar 100 has produced the best results for me in bright sunlight. I generally meter both color and b&w films using a 20% increase in exposure (ie., ISO 80 for Ektar 100, instead of ISO 100).
I present to you five photographs and brief commentary. All photographs were taken using a Hasselblad 503cx and a Distagon 50mm CF FLE lens (equivalent to 32mm in ’35 land).
I hope the photographs inspire you to try Ektar 100.
Some of my analog/film photographs are here: 500px.com/hagelgevar/
May the light be with you!
Greater Seattle, USA