rodinal

A friend was randomly passing through town today, so I went to lunch with her, took one snap there, then I went to West Liberty and walked around for awhile with the Contax combo. The film is Legacy Pro 100, shot at box speed and developed in Rodinal: 1:40, sixty seconds of slow inversion, then […]

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Plus-X pushed

by Todd on May 15, 2012

As promised, I shot another roll of Kodak Plus-X 125 and developed a little differently. This roll was exposed at 250 and developed in rodinal, 1:80 for 90 minutes. There’s still not much grain, and some of these shots look almost digital. I’m still favorably impressed with the Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 3.3/4. It’s better than most […]

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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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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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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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Kim on Three Films

by Todd on June 25, 2011

  My friend Kim visited earlier this week for some headshots, and it gave me a chance to run through a few rolls of film. It was great fun, but it had been too long since I shot with the Bronica. This was the first time shooting with the new Speed Grip, and I screwed […]

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A Few Shots from the F100

by Todd on June 5, 2011

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted here; longer than I intended, and not because I’ve lost interest in shooting film. I’ve just been really busy with other stuff. But I dug out the F100 today and did a few portrait shots of Diane, even though she wasn’t thrilled with the idea. Then […]

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Latitude

by Todd on April 30, 2011

This post won’t be surprising or interesting to experienced film shooters. But one thing I was pleasantly surprised by when I started shooting with film is that my exposures were pretty good. Even with my old Pentax MX, which only offers center-weighted metering. This metering mode is something I never touch on my digital cameras. […]

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