52 Rolls – Roll #8 (Q04R03): Thru the Looking Glass with Ultrafine 400

This is Roll #8 of my 52 Rolls in 52 Weeks Project Quick Look Camera – Canon AE-1 Lens – Canon FD 50/1.4 S.S.C. Film – Ultrafine 400 (bulk loaded) Exposure – 200 EI Developer – Kodak HC-110 (dilution B) Scanner – Epson Perfection V550   Sometimes one of the enjoyments of film photography is just going out and blasting through a roll, whether four exposures on a 6×17 rig or 36 on 135 format film. This roll sees me strolling to the fantabulous Looking Glass Photo on foot with my gorgeous Canon AE-1 and 50/1.4 lens, burning some probably poorly stored Ultrafine 400. Since I enjoy over exposing film and developing at box speed or a stop higher, that’s what I did here not knowing if the Ultrafine had degraded at all. I find Ultrafine’s grain structure fairly nondescript, albeit certainly “fine” as in the name. It seems to be pretty low contrast as well, so I’m pretty happy with the boost in contrast I got by effectively pushing it a stop to 400 in development. A few quick notes: Shot with Canon AE-1 (black and beautiful) with Canon FD 50/1.4 SSC lens Exposed at 200 EI Developed in Kodak HC-110 dilution B Scanned with Epson Perfection V550 [Show thumbnails] 請按「讚」並分享...

52 Rolls – Roll #7 (Q04R03)

For this week’s installment in my revived 52 Rolls series I’m actually sharing a roll made with the camera model I’d originally planned to use for the entire fourth quarter of the year. But as I hadn’t planned on the minor disruptions that repatriation and marriage would visit upon my personal photography work, that nicely conceived structure did not work out. So with what remains of the year 2016 I’m just rolling along with whatever I manage to shoot and develop. This roll finds me testing out a Nikon FA body for a friend during an outing at the Point Reyes National Seashore with an oyster feast at Hog Island: Camera: Nikon FA Lenses: Nikkor 50/1.4 AIS and Nikkor 35/2.8 AIS Film: Ilford FP4+ Exposure: Rated at 200 EI Processing: HC110 (dilution B) Scanner: Epson Perfection V550 [Show thumbnails] Disclaimer: I have not officially joined Urban Hafner’s excellent 52 Rolls project, preferring to host the posts here on my own site. That’s not to take anything away from that site or the inspiring work shared there. 請按「讚」並分享...

52 Rolls – Roll #6 (Q04R02)

Now that I’ve got fresh chemicals all mixed up and my scanner set up in my new home in the San Francisco Bay Area I’m prepared to continue sharing one roll per week in the spirit of Urban Hafner’s 52 Rolls Project. Since getting back into shooting film here I’ve enjoyed the simple pleasures of using a beautiful rangefinder with an excellent viewfinder coupled with a gem of a lens in the Voigtländer Nokton 50mm f/1.5 lens with Leica thread mount (L39). In fact, I’m so happy with this combination that my desire for an M-mount camera body has abated and I would merely like to complement this combo with a wide angle lens. This series finds me among the redwoods and by the shore near Santa Cruz, California. Technical details are: Camera: Canon VT DeLuxe rangefinder (Leica Thread Mount) Lens: Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.5 Film: Eastman 5222 (Double X) Exposure: Rated at 200 EI Processing: Rodinal 1 : 100 stand for 60 min. Scanner: Epson Perfection V550 [Show thumbnails] Disclaimer: I have not officially joined Urban Hafner’s excellent 52 Rolls project, preferring to host the posts here on my own site. That’s not to take anything away from that site or the inspiring work shared there. 請按「讚」並分享...

52 Rolls – Roll #5 (Q04R01)

OK, I completely dropped the ball on my 52 Rolls Project. I set out at the start of the year with a plan to shoot at least a roll of film each week and share the results of one roll here. I even had a structure to it. But little did I know at the time, when I was beginning my 27th year living in Taiwan, that I would soon fall in love and move back to the United States, landing in the Berkeley, California area… Not only did all the planning occupy my time, but I packed away all my film processing gear and sent it over the ocean to California. Only recently have I retrieved some of my camera and film, processing reels and tanks, and set up my scanner, freeing me to resume shooting film on this side of the world. So for this post, which I can’t promise will really resume the series, I present images made with a c. 1956 Canon VIT Deluxe, a Leica thread mount (LTM or L39) rangefinder, coupled with a Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.5 lens. In brief: Camera: Canon VT DeLuxe rangefinder (Leica Thread Mount) Lens: Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.5 Film: Kodak Tmax 100 (expired 2001, cold stored) Exposure: Rated at 50 EI Processing: HC110 (dilution B) for 8:30 at 21 deg. C. Scanner: Epson Perfection V550 The images were made while wandering around my new environs, from Emeryville to Berkeley Marina, on foot and on bicycle. [Show thumbnails] Disclaimer: I have not officially joined Urban Hafner’s excellent 52 Rolls project, preferring to host the posts here on my own site. That’s not to take...
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