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.
Last Saturday we went to check out the tile, flooring, tap, and other selections in local hardware stores. We need to make the interior decoration decisions for the future apartment by the mid April. I took Nikon EM with Nikon Series E 50mm f/1.8 with me. I loaded the camera with Fuji Pro 400H color print film and shot the roll at ISO1250-1600, mostly in artificial light. I should have used an 80A filter because the photos were mostly yellowish or greenish, and I had to correct the white balance after scanning.
In December I shot a roll of Fuji Pro 400H @ 1600 and developed the film with freshly mixed Rollei Digibase chemicals. On Sunday I developed (pushed) two rolls of same film with the same batch of chemicals and the results are obvious. The colors are skewed and mild, and the grain is coarse. Most of the photos look like camera phone shots (in every aspect).
Development notes: Fuji Pro 400H film shot at ISO 1600, thus added 2 x 30 seconds to the color developer time. Color developer 4:45, bleach 5:00, fix 5:00 and stab 1:30.
Yesterday I received a Nikon MB-D11 battery grip for the D7000. It already made an appearance in the project 365.
With a battery grip, the battery life gets longer (thanks to the two accommodated EN-EL15 batteries) and the ergonomics improve. Although I have small (girly) hands, you can see that even I benefit from the extra space on the grip. My little finger and part of my palm rest on the battery grip.