The Dallas Blooms photowalk went down today, organized by Greg D of the DFW Photography Club of Texas MeetUp group, and held at the Dallas Arboretum.

I took the D7000 and 75-150mm E Series (mounted in reverse…), as well as the Ricoh 35 ZF. I finished a roll of Fuji Pro 400H and started a roll of Ilford HP5 Plus, and will post pictures once I get around to getting the film developed.

I set the reversed 75-150 to f/8, and the ISO to 400, and let the camera decide on shutter speeds. All in all, it did as expected: overexposing by 1/4 stop most of the time, which gives some nice wiggle room, while also creating some nice blown highlights occasionally.

And the 75-150 performed admirably as a walk-around lens. Previous photowalks have had only the Sigma for company, and I’ve goten quite used to the 30mm field of view. Consequently, there was a ton of stuff that I couldn’t capture, since the reversed 75-150 is pretty much stuck at 150. The Ricoh has a 40mm lens attached to it, and I hope at least a few of the shots came out, though it will take god-only-knows how long until I get around to getting the film developed (probably not until after I finish the roll of Ilford, and definitely not until I find a decent develop-and-hi-res-scan house in Dallas or within mailing distance).

So all of these were shot with the D7000 and 75-150mm E Series mounted in reverse. ISO400, AP mode, f/8. I hope you enjoy.

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  1. Great shots! The tiny depth of field adds so much interest – the backgrounds are gorgeous!