First roll exposed with Nikonos-V and Nikkor 35mm Underwater Lens.
After more than year of watchlisting this camera in eBay, finally i bought the orange one. It’s was crazy to observe how abruptly the price have risen , especially last summer, so i decided to stop watching and to take one for me too. I’m not a underwater diver or waves surfer and not going to dip it in the waters of the Red Sea, but a bad weather condition is my target of idea to have it. To be patience and to buy both parts separately – these my secrets of founding the nice price for this camera (actually can work for almost everything). And of course a huge inspiration i got from these photographers after reading their posts and looking on their results of the using by Nikonos – “BY Dirk Marwede”, “by Phil Kneen”, “by Hamish Gill” and “by Will Holder”
I got the both parts of this camera very fast and almost in the same day and as soon as possible loaded the first roll i saw in my fridge, it as Agfa APX film roll that i wrongly (as i got later) decided to push to 400 ISO and did it too fast for my usual “slow speed film shooting”. When the roll was already in tank, i read in a few forum’s conversation that this film just don’t like any “extremely wrong” use and feel itself better in the box speed only.
For the first roll i used this camera in fully manual mode – i really love this possibility, instead of my lovely “Ricoh GR1s” that impossible without a batteries or also beloved “Fuji GA645” I canceled my wish to bath it in Kodak D-76 and returned back to my long time used for every film semi-stand process in Rodinal developer. After the almost two loooong hours of waiting, with the only shot pause for a few agitations in the middle, i got it looks very nice. The only problem was in my ilford Hypam fixer – i found a huge amount of white flakes floating there and even i filtered the needed solution, i think it partially ruined the negatives with the white spots (big and small). Due to this white noise i’m publishing the only few most clean results of this batch.
Thank you for reading these few words – here the frames :
Thank you for the patience – check the other posts as well if you still in inertion 🙂