These five photographs were all taken with my 35mm Canon FTb QL and Canon 50mm 1.4 lens. They are shot on Rollei Retro 80s and processed/scanned by AG Photographic.
I love the Canon. It is a great 35mm counterpart to my RB67 in that it is from the same era, it “clunks” and “clicks” like the RB in all the best ways. It has a (rudimentary) TTL meter which seems pretty accurate, but I always use my Sekonic because I am slow, deliberate and zen-like in my photography process. I tend to photograph huge buildings and concrete things as they can’t run away.
The “QL” in the title is for “Quick Load” due to the brilliant feature it has which simplifies loading. It’s just a little metal flap really, but it does make a difference.
All the shots here were taken in and around York Minster. I am lucky enough to live just 10 mins away from the centre of York so I am here quite often and am working (slowly) on a series/collection of photographs which will be available as a book or Zine at some point.
My webste is www.rjdavie.com
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