Mrs. Iowa Globe

by Todd on April 9, 2013

I had a session with Jamie last week, and right before I left to meet her I received another Pentax PZ-1 in the mail. This was convenient, as I needed to test the camera right away, so I could send it back if there were any problems. An additional convenience was that there was already an unused roll of Fuji Provia 400F in the camera. So I grabbed my FA77 as I headed out the door. I generally don’t shoot film for client sessions, so most of the session was done with my Nikon D3, but just to test the new camera’s meter and AF, I quickly shot this roll of Provia:

I love shooting the PZ-1, and it seemed to be working well, so I loaded a roll of basic Fuji 200 negative film I happened to have in my backpack. On the way home from the shoot, I dropped both rolls at Walgreen’s for one hour processing, just to see the results quickly. Obviously, the Provia (above) was cross-processed. Here are a few from the Fuji 200 roll:

Great news, the PZ-1 performed flawlessly. I didn’t spend much time with these shots, but managed to get a few nice ones. If you’re interested, you can see some of the digital shots on Flickr

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Erik H April 19, 2013 at 3:16 pm

The xpro on these turned out very well!


Todd April 19, 2013 at 3:47 pm

Thanks, Erik. I was pleased, although I have no previous instances of cross-processing with this film for comparison.


Erik H April 19, 2013 at 3:54 pm

I’ve done a few with Provia 100 and 400 and I’ve always been very pleased. It’s much better than, say, Velvia to my tastes. I think this is a great example!


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