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pentaxpete 15 687 1 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2019 4:50PM
i keep getting GIVEN 'Film Cameras' -- my latest Gift is a 1990's Canon EOS 1000FN with 2 lenses. one Canon, one Sigma. There was a FILM inside that the Lady had forgotten about -- it was a Fuji Superia 400 -- I processed it in C41 and found some VERY FAINT IMAGES ! The 'Latent Image' had regressed so much since 30 years ago BUT I managed to scan some with my lovely Canon 1000F Mk II ans send the Old Couple the results -- they were over the Moon ! Well- I put a cut length of outdatedKodak B&W 400 Chromogenic Film which I rated 200ASA and got some good negs on C41 processing.
i did a VIDEO about the Canon 1000FN -- see it here :
found Film in Camera

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keith selmes 17 7.4k 1 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2019 7:22PM
I haven't used any film for over a year, too busy with other stuff. When I do it, I don't get it processed, I just develop it. B&W only, sizes 35mm and 127 up to to 5x7, including half plate and quarter plate glass negs. For practicality I have scanned some, and digitally photographed some on a light box. But printing has mainly been POP or cyanotype.
pentaxpete 15 687 1 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2019 9:09AM
This is what you call 'REAL FILLUM' --- October 1952 Ilford FP3 !!!! I was sent the cassette as a 'Challenge' to get something out of it - I did a test on a short length and cut it starting at 100 ASA and 1/60th @ f16 for a Weston Master reading of 12 ( weak Sun) and guessed a time of 9 minutes @ 20oC for my FX-4 Formula 1+1 -- RESULT -- a HUGE FOG Level BUT Images ! I settled on 1/60th @ f4 which was 10 ASA and CUT the dev time to 7 mins and got good negs. Then on next test I used 'Acutol-S FX-15 Formula' 1+1 and was amazed at much better Fog Level and 'acutance' on the old emulsion, which had 'Fungus Filaments and Black Spots' in it !
Sample of FX-4 1+1


Sample of FX15 1+1

altitude50 16 20.5k United Kingdom
17 Dec 2019 9:31AM
Amazing results - and good technique. Grin
Wilco54 8 194 1 Luxembourg
23 Jan 2020 9:33AM
Hi, I last shot film 2 days ago! I have been photographing more on film than on my DSLRs in 2019. Strong preference for mono. I guess either I am a masochist or like the end to end process! I particularly like Medium Format. I home develop mono and take colour to a camera store. Usually scan my own negatives. There are more and more shops offering good quality developing. I use mostly TriX 400 for Mono and love Portra 400 for colour. Here is a recent image taken on a ZeroImage 2000 Pinhole camera on Portra

31 Jan 2020 1:52AM
The 200KL was my favorite film, mostly used in a Nikon F90x. I had tried a D70s and was not so impressed. After the decline of Kodachrome 2010, I bought an used Nikon D700 and was fascinated. The only chrome film I shot since then was a Kodak Infrared Ektachrome with interesting results. In my freezer I have still another and some Ektachrome Tungsten film as well as some Orwo BW sheet films for large format.
With the IR film you get something you'll never get on digital - the color shift. With a KR 15 orange filter green shows as blue, yellow as green, red as yellow and infrared as red. A digital sensor does not separate betwewen red and infra-red. To get this on digital, even if the sensor takes long wavelength, you have to take 2 pictures on a vey stable tripod: 1 picture with a blue-green IR blocking filter and another with a deep red filter and you have to overlay them which is not simple because the images may be different in size. I haven't check this out myyself, up to now.

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