Film Camera Week for January 8

Discussion in 'Classic Manual Cameras' started by Mike Gammill, Jan 7, 2021.

  1. Greetings, all and welcome to our new thread, Post all the images you like from any film camera. I'll start with a few from my archives as I did not develop any new film this week. Hopefully I will have some darkroom time soon.
    pumpkins, Nikon FE-2 with 50mm f 2 AI, Plus-X
    rainbow arc, Konica Auto S3, Fuji Superia 200
    Lost Pizza interior, Olympus XA, Panatomic-X (camera on edge of table for slow shutter speed)
    road with mix of sun and clouds, Konica Auto S2
    Pokeman hunters, Fujica GS 645S, Tri-X
    Engineering building at Mississippi State, Minolta SRT 102, 135mm lens, Ilford HP5+
    pond just north of substation in West Point, Fujica GS 645S, Portra 160 VC
    That's all for now. Looking forward to seeing everyone's images.
  2. Looking out on approaching 2020 D 6 3497.jpg Mesa Verde National Park. Hasselblad 500c, Zeiss 80/2.8, Kodak Tri-x professional.
  3. Dream Lake Rocky Mountain National Park. (1991). Zone VI 4x5 view camera. 2020 D 6 3498.jpg
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  4. Looking back to Trail Ridge Road, Rocky Mountain National Park. (1991). Zone VI 4x5 view camera. 2020 D 6 3499.jpg
  5. Tundra Rocky Mountain National Park. (1991). Zone VI 4x5 view camera.

    2020 D 6 3500.jpg
  6. Dream Lake with Hallett Peak, Rocky Mountain National Park. (1991). Zone VI 4x5 view camera. 2020 D 6 3501.jpg
  7. Where did you get Panatomic X?
  8. All from Fort Warden, Port Townsend, WA. Crown Graphic, Rodenstock Sironar-N 150mm f5/6, FP4+, Pyrocat HD in Glycol, Epson V800.

    Stairs and Squares:

  9. Door and Stairs

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  10. Rifle Storage.


    Notes on Exposure and Development

    All shots at f/22, with 1/2 second to 2 second exposure times.

    I accidentally had my Pentax Spotmeter set to ASA 80 for the ASA 125 FP4+, so I should have been somewhat overexposed. I compensated by triangulating between Rick Drawbridge's instructions for FP4+ ASA 100 and Massive Dev Chart at ASA 64, ending up at 8 minutes and 73 degrees in a 1:1:100 mix of liquid pyro. Either film latitude or luck saved the day.
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  11. bradleycloven said:
    Given the dark nature of your subject matter it was possibly a mistake in the right direction. Great shots! The latitude of FP4 and the full tonal values created by PMK is a combination that's hard to beat.

    Here are a few from a Nikon F4S with a 28-105mm Nikkor f/3.5-4.5D lens. The film was Ilford FP4 Plus developed in PMK Pyro.

    A Little Bit of Everything

    A Little Bit of Everything copy.jpg

    Just Your Average Waitress

    Just Your Average Waitress copy.jpg


    Bimmer copy.jpg


    Friends copy.jpg

    Still Life in a Garden

    Still Life in a Garden copy.jpg



  12. How do I get a generally lighter effect like yours? I do get solid white highlights. And I love the gray scale of FP4+ and Pyro. But I'm getting consistently darker overall tone. A push in the right direction would be appreciated.
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  13. Rievaulx Abbey
    1132-1538 CE
    Nikkormat FTn, PC-Nikkor 35mm f/2, Kodachrome
  14. bradleycloven said:
    The images suggest that there's possibly more shadow detail available than is currently displayed. I don't know what scanner software you're using, but I'd suggest a gamma alteration when you're setting up the scan might help. Or a shadow/highlight adjustment.
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  15. Thanks, Rick. I'll give it a whirl.
  16. royall_berndt said
    I won a 50' roll of bulk Panatomic-X (expired about 1982 or 1983). This film does not show age fog much (or at all) so I use it quite a bit. I've also shot some 36exp Panatomic-X with a 1978 expiration that also did well, The oldest I've shot expired in 1964 and still no fog. I processed in HC110 dilution B for the older rolls and am using dilution H for the bulk roll.
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  17. bradleycloven said:
    Brad, just out of curiosity I took the liberty of stealing one of your images and tweaking it a little, as I would have done for scanning. I may have taken it a bit far, but even in the screenshot there's quite a bit of detail that the original is lacking. Hope you don't mind...

    Brads copy.jpg
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  18. Okay, Mr. D, give it up! What's the trick?!?
  19. bradcloven said:
    No real trickery, just some fairly basic image adjustment in PP. I just used Faststone Image Viewer 5.5 rather than Pshop, altering levels, curves, and contrast. Faststone is a handy little freeware ap that I use for simple adjustments. Obviously, if you'd made these adjustments at the scanning stage, with your 5x4 negs you'd have huge amounts of information to play around with.

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