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graffiti, berlin - last week
rolleiflex f

graffiti, berlin - last week

rolleiflex f

"CineStill Medium Format Film"

sheesh … kickstarter has too many tempting things:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cinestill/cinestill-medium-format-film

… a project to produce new medium format, tungsten balanced, iso 800 film. and just as i’m considering c-41 home development.

after looking at mat marrash’s infrared gallery i got very curious to try the efke 820 film that he used for those images.
for now those rolls will live in a fridge … but eventually i’ll need to figure out which camera to shoot them in. options include the kiev 60, the rolleiflex - or i guess i could get a roll film back for the sinar.
i’m mostly leaning towards kiev and sinar. either way i’ll probably want some new 720nm filters …
shipping from this ebay seller was ridiculously fast: ordered sunday, received wednesday. (there’s no expiry date on the packagine, but according to the seller, these rolls are from some of the last batches sold by efke - and should have expired around 06/2014)

after looking at mat marrash’s infrared gallery i got very curious to try the efke 820 film that he used for those images.

for now those rolls will live in a fridge … but eventually i’ll need to figure out which camera to shoot them in. options include the kiev 60, the rolleiflex - or i guess i could get a roll film back for the sinar.

i’m mostly leaning towards kiev and sinar. either way i’ll probably want some new 720nm filters …

shipping from this ebay seller was ridiculously fast: ordered sunday, received wednesday. (there’s no expiry date on the packagine, but according to the seller, these rolls are from some of the last batches sold by efke - and should have expired around 06/2014)

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