Roll #53 – Rollei Superpan 200

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Rollei Superpan 200 (Medium Format)

The 52 rolls project is finished, but I still have film stock left. This one I got from a trade with Ruslan. I shot everything on one afternoon and there’s some sort of chain/fence theme going on…

Until now I used whatever developer the community darkroom provides (usually Atomal 49). For this one I started looking into taking more control. So I  researched developers, ordered Rodinal concentrate online and mixed it in the darkroom myself. It all sounded a bit scary, but after actually doing it, it wasn’t really that difficult.

Leipzig–Stötteritz, Germany / May 2017

Shop Talk

Medium format (120), black/white, roll film, 12 exposures (6×6), ISO 200.
Film has a clear base (good for scanning) and curls a bit on the long side.

Pentacon Six TL + Carl Zeiss Jena 80mm/f2.8 + Rollei Superpan 200
Film from a trade with Ruslan – Thanks!
Developed @ Mühlstraße e.V. Community Darkroom
(Rodinal 1+25 / 4:40 min @ 26°C – had to cool down the developer from 29°C!)
Scanned with Epson Perfection V550.

Roll #44 – AGFA Vista Plus 400

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AGFA Vista Plus 400

In July the FoDo (monthly photography meetup) group decided to do a photo walk, instead of our usual critique evening/night. We started at the edge of Leipzig’s city center and kept wandering around. Some might say aimlessly. Some might say with purpose.

I took the photo walk as an opportunity to test a new lens. I’ve been using a 50mm prime for 10+ years now and the new focal length (105mm) was very strange. But wanting to photograph people is new to me as well. I’ll have to see if the 105mm is something I can/will use to take portraits, or if I’ll go back to the familiar feel of 50mm.

On top of that I’m quite new to developing color photos myself as well. The main problem area at the moment is washing the film:

Left: after first round of washing / right: after a second round of washing. Consistent scanning is still an issue as well. I guess there’s a reason why professional film labs charge that much…

Leipzig, Germany – July 2016

Shop Talk

35mm, color negative film, ISO 400, 36 exposures.

Zenit-E + Super Takumar f2.8/105mm (M42)
Film bought for 2.95 EUR via Foto24.de.
Developed with Rollei C-41 Kit by myself.
Scanned with Epson Perfection V550.

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.