Monday, June 18, 2012

Checking out the focal distance on the Ilford Sporti 4

ilford sporti 4 @ 20ft

ilford sporti 4 @ 15ft

ilford sporti 4 @ 10ft

ilford sporti 4 @ 7ft

ilford sporti 4 @ 5ft

The sun was fairly low on the horizon - 7ish on midsummer evening in Scotland, subject looking west.  So you'd want a bit less light than that.  Going from the top: 20ft, 15ft, 10ft, 7ft, 5ft -  the focus looks at its best at 5ft, so good for (very) lo-fi portraits.  Lost three exposures trying the flash, again - it's clearly not going to synch.  I discovered an annoying feature of the Sporti 4: getting the old spool into the right hand side ready for the next roll is bloody fiddly.