vario-sonnar

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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Redscale photography

by Todd on May 6, 2012

I recently found out about “redscale photography,” and of course I had to try it. Basically, it amounts to rolling up the film backwards on the spool, so that the base is facing toward the lens. This means the layers of the emulsion are exposed in reverse order, resulting in red/orange images. You can re-roll […]

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Contax RX + Kodak 200

by Todd on April 22, 2012

Not much to say here, just enjoying the new (old) gear.

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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 Contax + Fuji Superia

by Todd on April 19, 2012

Just a few snapshots. I’ll be shooting as much as possible with this newly-repaired camera, to convince myself it’s really fixed. I’m really impressed that this lens is a zoom. It’s even a great portrait lens, all through the zoom range. One shot below was converted to B/W in Photoshop, because I really like the […]

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