I went away for a couple of days with my son. We went to the mountains again. Though the weather was great for hanging out up there, it was terrible for photography.
The sky was clear and the Sun light reflected on the snow was just too strong for any decent picture taking.
However, from time to time, the clouds would cover up the Sun making the landscape softer looking and I’ve managed to put the Canon F1 to the test.
I loaded the Canon with some Kentmere 400 but it was almost impossible to use it at 400 ISO despite the 1/2000 top speed of the F1.
I mean almost impossible because even when the cloulds covered up the Sun, parts of the landscape were more or less under a soft shade but other parts were still so bright that the meter went off the roof.
So… the ideal solution was to pull down the film to ISO 200 giving me a bit more latitude to work with. I could always (which I did) develop it at box speed for a little more contrast and grain.
Canon FD 50mm/f1.8
Kentmere 400 @ 200 ISO
Rollei RHS DC