Contax AX

The best (and worst) film cameras of the 1990s

The best (and worst) film cameras of the 1990s

My take on the 10 “best” film cameras released during the 1990s. It’s not a countdown in the traditional sense and “best”…well…

Reviewing the CONTAX AX: autofocusing manual focus lenses

An early swansong? Reviewing the CONTAX AX: autofocusing manual lenses

When it comes to autofocusing manual lenses on film cameras there is really only one option: the unique and relatively short-lived CONTAX AX. Chunky sibling of the CONTAX RX and…

Sheave - Shot on Fujicolor C200 at EI 200. Color negative film in 35mm format.

Photography: Sheaves – Shot on Fujicolor C200 at EI 200 (35mm format)

Sheaves

Shot on Fujicolor C200 at EI 200Color negative film in 35mm formatContax AX + Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 135mm f/2.8

SheaveShot on Fujicolor C200 at EI 200.Color negative film in 35mm format.

12 kilos - Shot on Fujicolor C200 at EI 200. Color negative film in 35mm format.

Photography: 12 kilos – Shot on Fujicolor C200 at EI 200 (35mm format)

12 kilos

Shot on Fujicolor C200 at EI 200Color negative film in 35mm formatContax AX + Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 135mm f/2.8

12 kilosShot on Fujicolor C200 at EI 200.Color negative film in 35mm format.

Jägermeister - Shot on Kodak Black and white print film 2302 at EI 6. Black and white negative film in 35mm format.

Photography: Jägermeister – Shot on Kodak BW print film 2302 (35mm)

Jägermeister
Shot on Kodak Black and White Print Film 2302 at EI 6
Black and white negative film in 35mm format
Contax AX / Hasselblad Planar F 80mm f/2.8
 

 
 

 
 

Asleep on the job - Shot on Kodak Black and white print film 2302 at EI 6. Black and white negative film in 35mm format.

Photography: Asleep on the job – Shot on Kodak BW print film 2302 (35mm)

Asleep on the job
Shot on Kodak Black and White Print Film 2302 at EI 6
Black and white negative film in 35mm format
Contax AX / Hasselblad Planar F 80mm f/2.8
 

 
 

 
 

Almost there - Shot on Kodak Black and white print film 2302 at EI 6. Black and white negative film in 35mm format.

Photography: Almost there – Shot on Kodak BW print film 2302 (35mm)

Almost there
Shot on Kodak Black and White Print Film 2302 at EI 6
Black and white negative film in 35mm format
Contax AX / Hasselblad Planar F 80mm f/2.8
 

 
 

 
 

No smoking area - Shot on ILFORD Delta 100 Professional. Black and white negative film in 35mm format.Contax AX, Hasselblad Planar F 80 F/2.8.

Photography: No smoking area – ILFORD Delta 100 Professional (35mm)

No smoking area

Shot on ILFORD Delta 100 Professional at EI 100
Black and white negative film in 35mm format
Contax AX, Hasselblad Planar F 80 F/2.8

 

 

 

 

 

Rollei Vario Chrome at EI 400 - Push processed 1-stop

Photography: Three cats #01 + #02 – Rollei Vario Chrome (35mm)

Three cats #01 + #02

Shot on Rollei Vario Chrome – EI 800 vs EI 400
Color reversal (slide) film in 35mm format
Push processed 1-stop
Exposure bracketing test

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Rollei Vario Chrome at EI 400 - Push processed 1-stop

Photography: Dried veins #01 + #02 – Rollei Vario Chrome (35mm)

Dried veins #01 + #02

Shot on Rollei Vario Chrome – EI 800 vs EI 400
Color reversal (slide) film in 35mm format
Push processed 1-stop
Exposure bracketing test

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Rollei Vario Chrome at EI 400.

Photography: Triplets #01 + #02 – Shot on Rollei Vario Chrome (35mm format)

Triplets #01 + #02

Shot on Rollei Vario Chrome – EI 400 vs EI 200
Color reversal (slide) film in 35mm format
Exposure bracketing test

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Rollei Vario Chrome at EI 400.

Photography: Tie a ribbon #01 + #02 – Shot on Rollei Vario Chrome (35mm format)

Tie a ribbon #01 + #02

Shot on Rollei Vario Chrome – EI 400 vs EI 200
Color reversal (slide) film in 35mm format
Exposure bracketing test

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Rollei Vario Chrome at EI 400.

Photography: Three steel #01 + #02 – Shot on Rollei Vario Chrome (35mm format)

Three steel #01 + #02

Shot on Rollei Vario Chrome – EI 400 vs EI 200
Color reversal (slide) film in 35mm format
Exposure bracketing test

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Rollei Vario Chrome at EI 400.

Photography: Fallen bougainvillea #01 + #02 – Rollei Vario Chrome (35mm)

Fallen bougainvillea #01 + #02 Shot on Rollei Vario Chrome at EI 400 vs EI 200 Color reversal (slide) film in 35mm format Exposure bracketing …

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