Week #19 – Agfa Scala 200

Agfa Scala 200 (expired)
Agfa Scala 200 (expired)

The project is getting quite expensive and I’m not entirely sure if the cost is justified, whatever that means. Imagine me criticising myself at this point – I’ll spare you the details.

Instead I’ll just post the work and let you decide for yourself.

Halle, Germany / March 2015 + Leipzig, Germany / March – May 2015

Shop-Talk:

35mm, b/w transparency film (special development needed),
36 exposures, ISO 200.

Nikon F80/N80 + Nikkor AF 50mm 1.8D + Yellow Filter + Agfa Scala 200
Film bought for ~6,60 EUR via eBay.
Developed by Photo Studio 13.
Scanned with Epson Perfection V550.

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Week #18 – Kodak APS 200

Kodak APS 200
Kodak APS 200 (expired 10? years ago)

When I started this project I asked around among my friends if someone had old film I could use. One of them handed me a roll of APS (Advanced Photo System) film and a cheap plastic point & shoot camera.

AGFA FUTURA fixfocus 2
AGFA FUTURA fixfocus 2

There were already two exposed frames on the film, that were shot ~10 years ago, which helps to somewhat date the film. Developing the film was still doable, but the lab couldn’t scan it. So I had to fiddle the cartridge open with the help of a Youtube tutorial and a screwdriver.

scanning slightly curled APS negatives without holder
scanning slightly curled APS negatives without holder

Scanning it was quite a challenge since I don’t have a APS negative holder. I basically used masking tape to keep it flat. I’m not sure yet if I want to shoot more APS film in the future.

If I do, I probably should research APS scanning some more – like building masks or such.

Shop Talk

APS Format, color negative film, 25 exposures, ISO 200.
Shot in APS-H Mode: 30.2 mm × 16.7 mm -> ca. 16:9

AGFA FUTURA fixfocus 2 (24mm f4.5 Agfa lens) + Kodak APS 200
Film kindly donated by Hauke von Grimm.
Developed by Foto Schröter (Riesa, Germany).
Scanned with Epson Perfection V550.

Week #17 – Kodak Hawkeye 400

Kodak Hawkeye Super Color 400
Kodak Hawkeye Super Color 400 (in reused cartridge)

Kodak Hawkeye is an ISO 400 traffic surveillance color film. Some call it “Ektar 400“, but look for yourself.

Leipzig, Germany – March + April + May 2015

Shop-Talk:

35mm, color negative film, hand rolled, 24 exposures, ISO 400. No markings of any kind on film, no manufacturer, no numbers, nothing!

Nikon F80/N80 + Nikkor 50mm 1.8G + Kodak Hawkeye Super Color 400 (shot at ISO 300 and 400).
Film bought for ~8 EUR via Film Photography Project Store.
Developed and scanned by Foto Schröter (Riesa, Germany).

Week #16 – Lomography Color Negative 800

Lomography Color Negative 800 (120 medium format)
Lomography Color Negative 800 (120 medium format)

It took quite a while to get these developed. The local photo lab I normally use can’t develop pushed film anymore, because the control panel of their processing machine broke.

They said maybe it can be fixed, maybe it can’t. Shows you the current state of analog photography. Not only are films being discontinued, also labs close and equipment breaks beyond repair, or financial viability.

I really hope the resurgence of film continues and fixes some of these problems. Until then, I’ll keep on carrying this vaguely cold gut feeling around.

Leipzig Book Fair – March 2015

Shop-Talk:

Medium Format (120), color negative film, 12* exposures, ISO 800.

Yashica Mat 124G (Yashinon 80mm f3.5) + Lomography Color Negative 800 (pushed to ISO 2400).
Film bought for ~5,35 EUR via Film Photography Project Store.
Developed by fmp foto-media-print.
Scanned with Epson Perfection V550.

*) exposures depend on the format. 6×6 -> 12 exposures.