Roll #33 – CineStill 50D

CineStill 50D
CineStill 50D

Paying 9 EUR for a single roll of repackaged cinema film, I somehow expected more. Better colors (scans were postprocessed to look like they do now), better sharpness, better anything. Comparison images on the internet look much better.

Is it a subjectiv perception thing? Is it a matter of a good scan? Am I too critical? Well, it looks like I might have access to a Nikon Coolscan soon, so I’ll run the film through that again. So there might be an update to this entry in the future. Keep your eyes open!

Enough tech talk! This is the “Treetop Path”, you climb a tower from which you can see around or can take elevated path branches (hoho!) through the treetops. Early morning light, slowly disappearing fog in the distance… it was quite magical.

National Park Hainich, Germany / Oct 2015

Shop-Talk:

35mm, color negative film, 36 exposures, ISO 50.

Nikon F80/N80 + Nikkor AF 50mm 1.8G + CineStill 50D
Film bought for 9 EUR via MacoDirect.
Developed and scanned by Foto Schröter (Riesa).

Roll #32 – Wegert Pro 200

Wegert Pro 200 (expired 09/2005)
Wegert Pro 200 (expired 09/2005)

Since I’m behind schedule quite a bit, I’ll start numbering the blog entries by roll and not by week. On top of that I’d have to publish more than 2 rolls each week to catch up until the end of the year. I doubt that’ll happen, so I’ll continue the project into 2016 until 52 rolls are done.

There are almost no leaves on the trees anymore, I’m very glad I had the chance to spend a weekend in the Hainichen national park.

National Park Hainich, Germany / Oct 2015

Shop-Talk:

35mm, color negative film, 24 exposures, ISO 200, expired 2005.

Nikon F80/N80 + Nikkor AF 50mm 1.8G + Wegert Pro 200
Film bought for 2,00 EUR via eBay.
Developed by Foto Schröter (Riesa).
Scanned with Epson V550.

Week #31 – Kentmere 400

Kentmere 400
Kentmere 400

The day was overcast with a lot of rain and some breaks of sunshine inbetween. We darted from place to place, took some photos when we could and then again sat around in cafés waiting for the rain to stop.

Maybe the film wanted to feel at home – it is manifactured in the UK. But we have our share of rainy weather here in Germany as well. Especially now that autumn has arrived with colorful socks, wet feet and darker/shorter hair.

Potsdam, Germany / June 2015

Shop-Talk:

35mm, black/white negative film, 36 exposures, ISO 400.

Nikon F80/N80 + Nikkor AF 50mm 1.8G + Kentmere 400
Film bought for 3,50 EUR via Fotoimpex (Berlin, Germany).
Self-Developed @ Mühlstraße e.V. Community Darkroom.
6min 22sec @ 24°C Dev (Xtol 1+1) / 30sec Stop / 5min Fix / 20min watering with running tap water / 2min watering with destilled water + AGFA wetting agent / ~22h Dry
Scanned with Epson Perfection V550, Curve Adjustment in Photoshop.
Mild post processing & export in Lightroom.

Week #21 – Fujichrome Provia 100F

Fujifilm Fujichrome Provia 100F (120 Medium Format)
Fujifilm Fujichrome Provia 100F (120 Medium Format)

It’s been a while. I finally moved to a new apartment (within the same city). The office (aka living room) is filled with the humming sound of a scanner and the rustling of negative sleeves again.

There are still a lot of negatives of my trip to the Elbe Sandstone Mountains to scan and film of my trip to Potsdam and a family wedding to develop. So I hope I can find back to the usual rythm of weekly updates.

Elbe Sandstone Mountains – June 2015

Shop-Talk:

35mm and Medium Format (120), color slide film, 24 exposures (35mm) / 12 exposures (6×6), ISO 100.

Yashica Mat 124G (Yashinon 80mm f3.5) + Fujichrome Provia 100F
Film #1 bought for ~9 EUR via Film Photography Project Store.
Film #2 (expired 2003) bought for 2,30 EUR via eBay.
Developed by FotoStudio 80.
Scanned with Epson Perfection V550.

Week #15 – Rollei Digibase CN 200

Rollei Digibase CN 200 (Twin Pack)
Rollei Digibase CN 200 (Twin Pack)

Spring is coming. Finally. The following weeks will hopefully be more enjoyable. Longer days, better light, more colors. Can’t wait. For the moment, here’s a splash of 35mm color.

Leipzig, Germany – April 2015

Shop-Talk:

35mm, color negative film, 36 exposures, ISO 200.
Clear film base, a tiny bit curly, but otherwise good to scan.

Nikon F80/N80 + Nikkor AF 50mm 1.8G + Rollei Digibase CN 200
Film bought for ~5 EUR via Fotoimpex.
Developed (C-41) by fmp foto-media-print.
Scanned with Epson Perfection V550.

Tool – 135 Film Cartridge DX Decoder

DX Encoding
DX Encoding on a roll of Fujifilm Neopan 400

Yesterday I should have worked on something else, but instead I procrastinated for a few hours by coding something very simple to read out the black and silver squares at the back of 35mm film cartridges.

» 135 Film Cartridge DX Decoder