Monday, January 17, 2011

Argus Noir











I like the dark tones that the lens on my old Argus A2F imparts to the images it makes. Stopped down, the lens is capable of giving good sharpness. The image below dates from just over a year ago when I first acquired the A2F.

4 comments:

jimgrey said...

Now I'm doubly sad I lost the auction on a very nice Argus A2B over the weekend!

Mike said...

People do snap them up on ebay. Luckily, there is an ample supply still. Not many seem to get used, though. I don't know why that is as they are fun shooters, pretty easy to service, and they make distinctive images.

Julio F said...

Nice use of that little Argus. The cat portrait is awesome, but the dry leaves are my favorite. BTW you seem to have mastered the HC-110 + TMax combination.

Mike said...

I'm following the Covington Innovations guide for HC-110, using Dilution H which is half the concentration and twice the time of Dilution B. Seems to work great, and is pretty economical. I think the fact that the Argus lens is somewhat low-contrast also contributes to getting a look that I like from the film and developer.