This is another “old camera” post, but one that my film clients should appreciate. One of my “new” wedding cameras for the upcoming 2014 season is a 1958 Rolleiflex 2.8E with an 80mm Zeiss Planar lens. It’s a mechanical marvel, and super fun to shoot with. I have to thank Jana and Bobby for being willing to trust their engagement session images to a 56-year-old camera that I had not yet tested with paying customers. Other than one roll of film where I missed the focus by just a hair, I’m pretty pleased with the results. I literally spent two hours with some files from my Canon 1Ds Mark III and I simply could not duplicate the look.
(For my photo techie friends, the stock is Kodak Portra shot at 320 with Noritsu scans by Richard Photo Lab. The black and white images are Kodak Portra pushed 1-stop and converted to Agfa Scala 200 in LR4)
Keith Dunlop is an award-winning San Luis Obispo wedding photographer, internationally published photographer, with over 20 years of professional experience. He is a member of Central Coast Wedding Professionals, the National Press Photographer’s Association, is a contributing photographer to Latitude Magazine, and is a multiple winner of the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Award. His documentary and editorial work is represented by Tandem Stills + Motion in Los Angeles.