Monday, January 13, 2014

A Major Award

A Major Award Flickr gets a lot of guff around the web but I've always really liked it. Its perfect for hosting images for website/blog usage and I follow other like minded photographers work there - but best of all are the 'groups'. I'm in one for each piece of equipment I own and others for types of photography I shoot. A member of a group I'm in, BlackandWhiteology decided to have a black and white photo contest for December - the winner to receive six rolls of 35mm film. I entered the below photo and won.

I had the choice between a few different types of film - I choose to recieve three rolls of Foma Fomapan 100 and three rolls of Kodak T-Max 400 because I had never shot either. I have shot the 400 speed version Fomapan and found it interesting - big blocky grain gave it a unique and definitely "filmy" look. I've shot the two other versions of T-Max - the 100 speed and the(now discontinued) 3200 speed.  The 100 speed flavor of T-max is supposedly the "world's sharpest film" and my new 400 speed flavor is suposed to be the "world's sharpest high-speed film".   
I can't wait to get into these new films - I plan to shoot them with my Minolta X-700 and develop them in Kodak HC-110 dilution b for a straight comparison of other monochromatic film I have shot.  Nothing like some free film in the mail, eh? eh?  

1 comment:

Rixaidan said...

Fomapan.... Weird name. Manufactured in the Czech Republic.