I caught this very compliant cricket in my basement – they sometimes find their way in through some nooks and crannies while looking for a warm place to spend the winter.

I thought it was an interesting exercise to compare my results between film and digital. I like them both, for different reasons. 35mm film gives more of an impressionist look, while digital can not be beaten for detail.

I find Ferrania P30 a little difficult to nail exposure on – this was a little underexposed. It’s kind of a math problem to calculate the right exposure on this finicky film in combination with the light fall-off factor from the extended macro bellows.

I used the same Leica Elmarit-R 90mm lens and bellows setup for both images. It’s a great lens and I am very happy with it. I picked it up at a farm auction of all places, which gives it some special memories. I never had been to one before or since then.

Leicaflex SL, Elmarit-R 90mm, Leica Bellows R, Ferrania P30, 80 ISO.


Leica M-P 240, Elmarit-R 90mm, Leica R Bellows.