I bought my Minolta X-700 back in March and took a quick liking to it and was very pleased with the results I had gotten with the first two rolls I had taken with it.
After those successful rolls, I was interested in seeing some results using black and white film. I decided to try out a roll of Fomapan profi line action 400 I had gotten from the Casual Photophile Film Club.
I had never used any Fomapan film before so didn’t know what to expect. I was very happy with the results. Other than a couple of under-exposed shots, my pictures came out quite well. The Fomapan has a nice level of contrast and not much grain.
I first took a handful of pictures in our neighborhood using my Quantaray 28mm f/2.8 lens.
One thing I occasionally do which gets on my own nerves is to go out to take pictures and somehow come home with only 1 or 2 shots left on the roll, which often leads to my taking some kind of perfunctory photo either out our window or of something in our apartment. This time, I finished the roll with a photo of some tomatoes and peppers.
The rest of the roll, taken with the Minolta MD 50mm f/1.7 lens, was from a couple of walks around our neighborhood. One of which was to go to a nearby building demolition that had unearthed a couple of old printing presses.
The rest of the shots were just from our aimless wandering.
As I mentioned before, between the heat of the summer and not traveling because of the pandemic, a lot of our recent photo walks have been in our neighborhood. In a way, that made things feel a little boring. But in another way, that presented an interesting challenge to try to find new photos in places I had often wandered through.