Neopan

Dynamic range

by Todd on June 3, 2012

Feeling pretty good about getting the exposure right on this shot. Only took one frame, no bracketing. Film is Fuji Neopan 400 (expired several years). Shot with the Pentax PZ-1 and the FA43. Stand developed in R09 at 1:80. Gentle inversions for one minute, then left alone for one hour.

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More Contax snaps: two B/W films

by Todd on April 21, 2012

I’m just enjoying film a lot lately, 35mm specifically, and so I may not be posting the most awesome photos you’ve ever seen (which is different than normal, of course, when I routinely post the most awesome photos you’ve ever seen). Still really pleased with the Contax RX, and I want to run a bunch […]

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New camera: Pentax PZ-1

by Todd on March 26, 2012

As much as I admire the antique gear, and the fact that I can still make great images with it, sometimes I want the camera to get out of my way when I’m shooting. Most importantly, I don’t want to have to worry about advancing the film. For getting out of the way and letting […]

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Neopan Acros, 120

by Todd on December 11, 2011

I haven’t posted in a while so I made myself finish a roll of Acros yesterday. This is the first roll of 120 I’ve done with my new tank and Hewes reel. I can’t say enough good things about Hewes reels…so easy to work with. These were all shot at ISO 400 and developed in […]

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Film: why do I bother?

by Todd on September 24, 2011

I’m having a lot of fun with this film thing. It’s been really gratifying to go through the process of shooting, developing, and scanning, and end up with something that I made myself, without any intervention (of course, I didn’t create the film, or design the lenses or the cameras, but we have to draw […]

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My Grandma + I need a new Pentax

by Todd on September 22, 2011

That’s my grandma, taken a couple of weeks ago at her home in Fairfield. She’s 86. This is a pretty rare shot here, for a couple of reasons. First, a great smile, looking into the camera. Grandma’s well-known in the family for being cameraphobic. Usually if I get a picture of her, she’s either looking […]

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Parkour

by Todd on September 20, 2011

I spotted Jordan this past weekend, while going to the farmer’s market across from the Iowa City Civic Center. He was jumping over rails, running up walls, and all kinds of crazy stuff. I took a few frames of him in action, then asked if I could do a quick portrait. Nikon F100, Zeiss 100/2 […]

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Neopan 400 Pushed Two Stops

by Todd on September 15, 2011

While I’ve really liked the coarse grain of Rodinal stand development, I’m also pretty impressed with how clean a scan I can get by pushing the LegacyPro (Neopan) 400 by two stops and doing a quicker process, with frequent agitation. These were all shot at 1600, and processed for 10 minutes in 1:25 Rodinal, with […]

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Finishing Off a Roll

by Todd on September 4, 2011

Just a few random snapshots I took so I could finish up this roll, since I had a chance to do some developing yesterday. Nikon F100 with the Zeiss 100/2 Makro-Planar. LegacyPro (Neopan) 100, exposed at 400, developed in Rodinal 1:25 for 10 minutes, with brief agitation once per minute.

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Parting Shot

by Todd on September 4, 2011

“Parting” for two reasons: it was one one of the last shots I took at this wedding, and it may be among my last professional wedding shots ever. Not because I haven’t enjoyed many aspects of every wedding I’ve shot, or because I wasn’t happy with the results. It just stresses me out to be […]

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