With Dean showing up I'd note that the 50 f/1.2 AI-s is one of his favorite lenses. He actually bought one brand new from a shop in Hong Kong. Sadly, we don't have the ability to go directly to photos or I'd direct you, Tom, to a couple of his wide open shots of trolleys. I love those shots. I'm with Dean completely, your film work definitely adds something special to this thread.
How much longer will you be in China? And when are we going to see some photos of your family? What kind of school do your children attend...Show more →
Again, thanks for the kind words, which inspire me to get out even more and shoot.
I'm afraid that I do portraits of my family mostly with my medium format camera. I typically buy Fujifilm 160NS for pics of my kids since it's colors are geared for skin tones. (I shot about half a dozen pics of my kids yesterday as they were dressed up for a piano recital). For my Nikon FM2, I buy Kodak Ektar film for color which is a bit on the heavy side for portrait work. I'll search the archives and see if there are any monochromes from my Nikon.
We are in China on an open ended commitment. We are probably here at least until the end of 2014. We homeschool our kids as the international schools are about $25,000 per year. That is no lie, it is that expensive.