Zeca Bettax, 18 May 2011

2011/05/18

While I haven’t been too diligent in keeping up with posting about my various photographic activities here, I have been busy shooting photos, particularly with my Zeca Bettax. 120 film turns out to be spectacularly cheap (about 3.50 USD per roll, depending on the brand), and is also relatively cheap to home-process. I have also found that I enjoy using the Bettax since it folds up into a very compact package, and it has a decent lens and shutter speed / aperture range. Since I’ve taken a number of shots with the camera, I’m going to post multiple images at a time until I’m caught up with what I’ve processed and scanned thus far.

ZecaBettax CHI Acros100 ChicagoRiverW01B

ZecaBettax CHI Acros100 7thStreetHotel01B

ZecaBettax CHI Acros100 AuditoriumBldg01B

ZecaBettax CHI Acros100 AquaBldg01B

ZecaBettax CHI Acros100 ClarkStSE01B

Photo Information:

Photo 1:
Location: Chicago, Illinois; Chicago River
Camera: Zeca Bettax
Lens: Schneider-Kreuznach 105mm f/4.5 Radionar
Film: Fuji Neopan Acros 100 (120)

View of the Chicago River from the Michigan Avenue Bridge, facing west from about mid-span on the bridge.

Photo 2:
Location: Chicago, Illinois; South Loop
Camera: Zeca Bettax
Lens: Schneider-Kreuznach 105mm f/4.5 Radionar
Film: Fuji Neopan Acros 100 (120)

The 7th Street Hotel (now the South Loop Club) at the southeast corner of State and Balbo; the building was designed by Michaelsen & Rognstad and completed in 1930. The style, of course, is Art Deco, as seen in the vertical bands created by the windows and decorative infill panels, as well as the details at the top of the building.

Photo 3:
Location: Chicago, Illinois; South Loop
Camera: Zeca Bettax
Lens: Schneider-Kreuznach 105mm f/4.5 Radionar
Film: Fuji Neopan Acros 100 (120)

The south façade of the Auditorium Building, on Congress Parkway. The building was designed by Adler & Sullivan, and completed in 1889.

Photo 4:
Location: Chicago, Illinois; Streeterville Neighborhood
Camera: Zeca Bettax
Lens: Schneider-Kreuznach 105mm f/4.5 Radionar
Film: Fuji Neopan Acros 100 (120)

The Aqua Building, in the Streeterville Neighborhood; the building was designed by Jeanne Gang and completed in 2009. While the exterior of the building appears to have a carved / faceted appearance, the building itself is actually a fairly conventional rectangular box. The “undulations” are created by cantilevered projections of the concrete floor slabs that project beyond the vertical sides of the true building envelope.

Photo 5:
Location: Chicago, Illinois; Lakeview Neighborhood
Camera: Zeca Bettax
Lens: Schneider-Kreuznach 105mm f/4.5 Radionar
Film: Fuji Neopan Acros 100 (120)

South-facing view of Clark Street, just south of Roscoe, where the Red Line elevated tracks cross.

Enjoy.

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One Response to “Zeca Bettax, 18 May 2011”


  1. […] you’ve seen this one before in one of my other posts; this is the Aqua Building, completed in 2009 and designed by Jeanne […]


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