Rollei/Ringflash Test 1

I was playing around with a ring flash adapter the other day (one that you put a normal speedlite into) when I realized that it would work with the Rollei… The light fall off was pretty extreme so I had to use the Rolleinar 1 close-up adapter and then used my light meter to get the correct exposure.

I wanted it to darken down the background so shot at something like f16 @ 1/250th of a second.

Alex (his blog HERE) was nice enough to let me try a few practice shots in different light conditions…

I don’t think I nailed it but there is definitely something there to work with and the last one against the wall probably turned out the best although it would have been good to get a bit of separation between Alex and the wall. The catch-lights in the eyes are pretty cool… I’m also thinking that this could be a good project to shoot in colour… I can hear your gasps from here 🙂

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Rolleinar 1, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, Nikon SB80DX Speedlite, Ringflash adapter, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.

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4 responses

  1. wordsfallfrommyeyes

    Your photos are good – well, I like the banner one. With the others, you can really see what a difference light & shade makes.

    24/09/2011 at 13:49

  2. You make Alex look like a criminal! Can’t tell if it’s the photo or the stubble. I think there should a non-mug shot photo shoot to follow up…

    30/09/2011 at 19:00

    • The camera does not judge… Only the viewer 🙂

      03/10/2011 at 09:23

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