I do not know how I was able to pull off the excellent pushed results back in December (Fuji Pro 400H @ 1600). I have not been able to repeat that with the same film and chemicals. In March I got dirty colors (mostly because of artificial lighting) and the latest run didn’t go well either.
Here are some of the frames that I shot with Nikon EM and Nikon Series E 50mm f/1.8 lens on Fuji Pro 400H film that was exposed at ISO1250-1600. I developed the film with freshly mixed Digibase chemicals but the results are mediocre at best.
Development notes: Fuji Pro 400H film shot at ISO 1600 (2-stop push). The film was developed with freshly mixed Rollei Digibase C-41 chemicals in 38°C. Color developer time was 4:15 (3:15 + 2 x 30 seconds per stop). Bleach 4:00, fixer 5:00 and stab 1:30.
On Tuesday I developed two roll of film that I shot during Christmas. Here are some photos I took around the house when I was bored one afternoon. I used a roll of expired cheap Kodak film (Kodak Max 400) and pushed it by one stop. Nothing ideal in this combination but I can say I’ve done it.
I didn’t want to wait until Christmas 2011 to post these so here we go.
Development notes: developed with Rollei Digibase C-41 chemicals. Color developer time 3:45 (additional 30 seconds to make the one stop push), bleach time 4:00, fix time 5:00 and stab 1:30.
2010 was a film and gear year for me. I tried and learnt a lot. I hope 2011 will be a bit more steady.
In 2010 I:
- developed my second ever b&w film and first ever color film,
- shot (and dev’ed) my first slide film,
- shot with a range finder and a pinhole camera for the first time,
- took my first strobist portraits,
- bought ten and sold five cameras,
- bought and sold several lenses,
- acquainted with other film photographers online,
- started this blog.
Probably I forgot something out of the list but I’m pretty sure the most important milestones are there.
Here are my personal favorites of 2010.
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