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PS… I just ordered my PONO player!

Viva la Revolution- Stephen

Spot on!!!


Viva la Revolution-

A Great Meter Option

I’ve been using this for a few days now and wow… with the calibration option it is spot on with my other meters and is easy to always have with you. Not cheap and I do see some areas where the software app could be even better- sending an email to them now with my suggestions… but I for one will have it in my bag from now on.

Quote of the Day

“Of course there will always be those who look only at technique, who ask ‘how’, while others of a more curious nature will ask ‘why.’ Personally, I have always preferred inspiration to information.

- Man Ray

So I am heading back to Paris tomorrow provided I can make it to Boston to get my flight!

Paris Bound

On my last trip to Paris 5 weeks ago I shot with the Leica Monochrome exclusively…. on this trip it will be my Leica M4 film cameras exclusively! Hint… my next big article here on FR.

I have also been testing a lot of film and developer combinations the last 5 weeks… a lot! I really like the Bergger BRF 400+ in Caffenol CL and Caffenol CH with EI in CL out to 3200+. Rodinal provides a very crisp negative and Xtol is another good choice at 1:1. Another film I have been testing a lot is Delta 3200 processed in PMK double strength… nice range of tones and usable out to 6400 and perhaps 12,800 with proper shadow metering. Today I am running a test looking at the Delta 3200 in PMK with 1.5 strength as at double the highlights get a bit hot at lower EI’s… I want it all- 400-6400!!!!!! Stay tuned!

Oh and the Bergger BRF400+ in PMK is around 200-400 with a beautiful tonal quality. I have heard many people compare the Bergger ┬áto Tri-X… Yes, but only if you are talking Tri-X from the 1970′s and even then it is more like XX than TX. It is very low contrast film which is a good thing for scanning and has a softer rendering then most modern films… perfect for a classic look. In Diafine it is nice but the grain needs a bit of a kick in PS with some structure and a “S” curve to add depth- in Diafine a usable EI of 1600 is not a problem.

Viva la Revolution- Stephen


One of many piles… more soon…


Very powerful…



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