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.

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.

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