Saturday, May 30, 2020

CineStill 50D

Market Morning
I was going through my film inventory and I found this roll of CineStill 50D that I forgot I had bought(I actually don't even remember when I did). So as I usually do I turned to the 'net to do a bit of research before shooting it. It turns out that this is actually a Kodak motion picture film that CineStill cuts down and removes the remjet layer from - a remjet layer is for is necessary for movie cameras but makes the film not able to be developed by traditional still film process(c41). So it is kind of a neat, novel film to try. It is supposed to be the least grainy film on the market and I don't think I could argue with that. My scanner seamed to treat the color balance a little strange on some of the images but a quick correction in Photoshop had it looking quite good. The other thing of note is that this film is fairly low contrast.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Abandoned on Bikes

Factory Team
As I've been mentioning in these blogs and the videos I've been avoiding the bike paths on most days as they are just too busy for the way I like to ride. That has led to a lot of exploration and some cool finds - like this abandoned factory. This was an evening where I kind of wish I had every piece of photo gear I own with me - but my Canon Canonet QL17Giii, one roll of Tmax 400 and GoPro were going to have to do. Pretty fun stuff to photograph.

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Bikes on Film

When heading out on my bike rides I've been carrying my Canonet QL17GIII on almost every ride. Lately I've been shooting it with Kodak TMax 400 since I have a whole box of expired rolls that a friend gave me. Originally I had been using expired Fuji Color Press 400 but with the stay-at-home order I decided to switch to b&w since I develop that myself. All of these images were shot on various bike outings.

Friday, May 8, 2020

In the Light

Here are few images I've shot in the course of other projects over the last week.

Friday, May 1, 2020

Bergger Pancro 400

I tried out Bergger Pancro 400 for the first time and just developed it in HC-110 dilution b. I was surprised that the development time was 9 minutes - that seems crazy for dilution b - I double checked multiple sources before doing it. Bergger says the film has two emulsions which make for a wide exposure latitude that works well in any developer. I would have to say they are correct - this film had more latitude and information on the negative than anything I had ever shot. They also claim decent grain size but I found it to be pretty grainy - not necessarily a bad thing but this is not TMax. Overall I was really happy with this film - the exposure latitude makes it great for scanning and post-processing.