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picked up enlargements of this negative this morning.
and once again, i’m idly wondering just how impractically big a 4x5” enlarger would be …

picked up enlargements of this negative this morning.

and once again, i’m idly wondering just how impractically big a 4x5” enlarger would be …

thinking about c41 development

i’ve been putting this off for quite a while: developing color film.

some time ago i bought a small 1l tetenal colortec c41 kit, but so far haven’t used it (in fact it’s been a pretty long time since i exposed a roll of color film).

now i’m trying to sort out the remaining bits of preparation to finally use it.

here’s an article (german language) that describes making 500ml working solution, so i figure i’ll want to get 3 brown 500ml containers for storing these. apart from that, everything sounds straightforward enough (there are also pdf versions of the tetenal developer manual online).

… it’s probably time to load a roll of color film real soon. maybe to catch some fall colors?

gleisdreieck, friday

gleisdreieck, friday

one more shopping-spree in berlin, yesterday.
exciting bits:
some modern 10x15cm baryta paper (for 4x5” contact print experiments, hopefully soon to come) … i have used some very old baryta paper (decades old) and couldn’t get the hang of ever getting it to stay flat. so i’ll see how that goes with this paper :)
adox ortho 25 4x5” sheet film
… and some more slow 120-type film - i’m still trying to figure out which kind i like.

one more shopping-spree in berlin, yesterday.

exciting bits:

  • some modern 10x15cm baryta paper (for 4x5” contact print experiments, hopefully soon to come) … i have used some very old baryta paper (decades old) and couldn’t get the hang of ever getting it to stay flat. so i’ll see how that goes with this paper :)
  • adox ortho 25 4x5” sheet film

… and some more slow 120-type film - i’m still trying to figure out which kind i like.

a day out geocaching in berlin, saturday
a day out geocaching in berlin, saturday
a day out geocaching in berlin, saturday
a day out geocaching in berlin, saturday
a day out geocaching in berlin, saturday
a day out geocaching in berlin, saturday
a day out geocaching in berlin, saturday
a day out geocaching in berlin, saturday
a day out geocaching in berlin, saturday
a day out geocaching in berlin, saturday

a day out geocaching in berlin, saturday

sheet film development

the recent four sheets of 4x5” film i’ve developed made me wonder if there are any nicer film tanks for manual development. so far i’ve used:

- a small tank, rolling up the sheets of film in the “taco method”

- a bigger jobo 2521 tank with a nice 2509 type reel for sheet film.

the first is messy and left the film scratched and marked from the rolling - while the latter method means using insane amounts of developer and fixer. apparently it takes 1250ml to cover 4x5” film in that tank. apart from that, i loved the tank and the reel.

… are there any other tanks i could consider?

(unfortunately using trays in the dark room is not an option for my purposes)

any helpful pointers are appreciated :)

kronberg, looking up steinstrasse, this saturday.
sinar f2 with 210mm lens (f11, 1/250s) on ilford fp4+ 4x5” film

kronberg, looking up steinstrasse, this saturday.

sinar f2 with 210mm lens (f11, 1/250s) on ilford fp4+ 4x5” film

powerlines, west of frankfurt
taken this morning with the sinar f2 and a 135mm lens (f22 1/2, 1/30s). once again i managed to move the negative slightly out of the lens’ image circle and not notice on the ground glass … sheesh.
powerlines, west of frankfurt
taken this morning with the sinar f2 and a 135mm lens (f22 1/2, 1/30s). once again i managed to move the negative slightly out of the lens’ image circle and not notice on the ground glass … sheesh.

powerlines, west of frankfurt

taken this morning with the sinar f2 and a 135mm lens (f22 1/2, 1/30s). once again i managed to move the negative slightly out of the lens’ image circle and not notice on the ground glass … sheesh.

walking in wiesbaden, friday morning (which, independently of these negatives, was a pretty damn neat morning).
rolleiflex f
walking in wiesbaden, friday morning (which, independently of these negatives, was a pretty damn neat morning).
rolleiflex f
walking in wiesbaden, friday morning (which, independently of these negatives, was a pretty damn neat morning).
rolleiflex f
walking in wiesbaden, friday morning (which, independently of these negatives, was a pretty damn neat morning).
rolleiflex f
walking in wiesbaden, friday morning (which, independently of these negatives, was a pretty damn neat morning).
rolleiflex f

walking in wiesbaden, friday morning (which, independently of these negatives, was a pretty damn neat morning).

rolleiflex f

saturday - half a day of exploring the taunus region north-west of frankfurt with cameras
taken with the rolleiflex f
saturday - half a day of exploring the taunus region north-west of frankfurt with cameras
taken with the rolleiflex f

saturday - half a day of exploring the taunus region north-west of frankfurt with cameras

taken with the rolleiflex f

"the darkness is coming …"
yesterday, geocaching (on an unreasonably sunny but otherwise most excellent sunday) south of frankfurt.
taken with the rolleiflex f

"the darkness is coming …"

yesterday, geocaching (on an unreasonably sunny but otherwise most excellent sunday) south of frankfurt.

taken with the rolleiflex f

a boat ride in cologne under gloomy skies, yesterday

a boat ride in cologne under gloomy skies, yesterday

state of m42, part 7:
a takumar 50mm f/4 macro lens
(i’ve posted a little series of digital photos taken in berlin with this lens a few days ago)
state of m42, part 7:
a takumar 50mm f/4 macro lens
(i’ve posted a little series of digital photos taken in berlin with this lens a few days ago)

state of m42, part 7:

a takumar 50mm f/4 macro lens

(i’ve posted a little series of digital photos taken in berlin with this lens a few days ago)

state of m42, part 6 (continued from june):
a takumar 35mm f/2 lens.
(this set of photos has been taken entirely with this lens)
state of m42, part 6 (continued from june):
a takumar 35mm f/2 lens.
(this set of photos has been taken entirely with this lens)

state of m42, part 6 (continued from june):

a takumar 35mm f/2 lens.

(this set of photos has been taken entirely with this lens)

last sunday, walking just outside berlin
pentax sp ii with cyclop 85mm f/1.5 on rollei ortho 25
using the cyclop lens (which can’t be stopped down) on a sunny day prompted me to get this very slow film in the first place - so i’m happy that i took these frames. they turned out much like what i expected (with that swirly kind of blur in some places)
[i’ve taken some digital photos using that lens back in april]
last sunday, walking just outside berlin
pentax sp ii with cyclop 85mm f/1.5 on rollei ortho 25
using the cyclop lens (which can’t be stopped down) on a sunny day prompted me to get this very slow film in the first place - so i’m happy that i took these frames. they turned out much like what i expected (with that swirly kind of blur in some places)
[i’ve taken some digital photos using that lens back in april]
last sunday, walking just outside berlin
pentax sp ii with cyclop 85mm f/1.5 on rollei ortho 25
using the cyclop lens (which can’t be stopped down) on a sunny day prompted me to get this very slow film in the first place - so i’m happy that i took these frames. they turned out much like what i expected (with that swirly kind of blur in some places)
[i’ve taken some digital photos using that lens back in april]

last sunday, walking just outside berlin

pentax sp ii with cyclop 85mm f/1.5 on rollei ortho 25

using the cyclop lens (which can’t be stopped down) on a sunny day prompted me to get this very slow film in the first place - so i’m happy that i took these frames. they turned out much like what i expected (with that swirly kind of blur in some places)

[i’ve taken some digital photos using that lens back in april]