single frame: Narcissus

Spring flowers from my garden

Yashica-D (with Spiratone Close-Up Kit)
Kodak Ektar 100

This is the last year I’ll get to enjoy the gardens on my property, as by this time next year I expect to have finally moved in with my wife in her home. I attached the Spiratone close-up lenses to my Yashica-D and loaded some Ektar, and as the spring flowers began to bloom I recorded them all. More tomorrow!


7 responses to “single frame: Narcissus”

  1. conspicari Avatar

    Lovely image, I’ve heard good things about Spiratone and this proves it.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thanks! I have a couple Spiratone accessories for my Olympus OM-1 but haven’t used them. I ought to try.

      1. conspicari Avatar

        They are difficult to find in the UK, but have a Spiratone fisheye attachment for my Rollei, will give it a try.

  2. Reinhold Graf Avatar
    Reinhold Graf

    Very nice … with a very narrow plane of sharpness. Not easy to focus properly… but you made it ;)

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      There is a little educated guesswork in focusing with this camera. The glass focusing screen does let you find “sharp” but then you have to guess the in-focus patch based on the film.

  3. bodegabayf2 Avatar

    I had totally forgotten about Fred Spira and Spiratone until I saw this! In the 1970s, I used to love paging through the Spiratone mail order catalog for all sorts of photographic oddities. If I recall, I had some Spiratone darkroom tools and I believe I bought some color-toned photo paper from them once. Blast from the past! Thanks Jim!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Happy to bring up some good memories in you! The fellow who gave me this camera with the rest of his film-gear collection had a few other Spiratone accessories, including this giant mirror tele lens for the OM-1 he gave me.

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