A quick example of Delta 3200 at EI 800…
A. Processed in Diafine 5 minutes in A and 5 minutes in B at 70F.
B. PMK 1:2:100 at 9.5 min at 75F. 30 sec inital inversion followed by 1 inversion at each 15 sec till completed…. and YES I do do the after bath.
For more information on PMK just do a google search or search here on Figial… same for Diafine.
These are crops from a 42″ x 42″ file. The PMK has finer grain but the Diafine is def nice as well.
Viva la Revolution-
Note: Test image made with a Rolleiflex Wide TLR with #2 Rolleinar focused at 11″ @F4.
Click on the audio logo to listen to this 10 minute discussion on my favorite films both black and white and color and which developer combo I use at Indian Hill Imageworks for the vast majority of my artworks.
As promised here is a quick review of the new Kodak Ektar film in 120!
Click on image to see crop detail… full size image is 40″ x 40″, crop detail is a 4.5″ x 4.5″ section outlined in the above image as a white box.
Color Chart Example.
Conclusion… as with the 35mm version of this new film from Kodak it is hard to find something not to like… it scans quite easily, has great contrast and color, very fine grain with good sharpness. Again, I feel that it performs better in contrasty light at and EI of 64 than the box speed of 100 but that is just my opinion. Link to First Ektar Article here on FR.
ONE QUESTION… did you see the bent nail in the detail crop?… WOW!
Viva la Revolution-
This instructive video provides a useful technique for making your very own, personalized rangefinder for the purposes of better focus accuracy with camera systems like a Rollei 35 and 35 S, Olympus XA 2, 3 and 4 as well as the LOMO LCA and Diana + camera systems… basically if you have to scale-focus your camera then this video is for you!
I would again to thank Thomas Achtemichuk for making this very cool photographic tool available!
Viva la Revolution- Stephen
Do you trust your light meter?… I don’t! Good exposure is the result of a healthy relationship between camera technology and your visual memory/ brains. In the video below I discuss other options to your in-camera meter or even a hand-held meter as a suggestion for creative growth and better photographic control.
(Fred Parkers information on exposure is a good read and something to spend a bit of time with.)
The image to the left is Andy’s Handy Exposure Calculator with my attached Rollei 35 DOF Chart. What more could you want!?
and here is some good information on LV and EV…
One more Exposure Calculator…
The Shoot Diana Exposure Calculator is made specifically for the Diana+ camera by yours truly… it’s not free like the ones listed above but at only $5 it won’t break the bank either.
Happy shooting… Viva la Revolution- Stephen
Note: What was the first practical photographic light meter? The Weston Photronic Exposure Meter model 617 ca 1932/33.
Below find new artworks from my recent photographic trip to Italy. All of the images below were shot on an XA 4 using Kodak Ektar film. I am still scanning and editing my film and anticipate finishing this body of work in a month or two, at which time I will post a complete portfolio. No titles yet; just basic information with each image for identification purposes. The last image in the series however is a photograph of a finished printed artwork from this series and as such has additional information.
To view additional artworks made using this technique please view my A New Eden Artworks.
One last image made since my return and after figuring out how to do this technique on the Rollei 35… experimentation is key!