Only recently I started shooting a single kind of film stock over a longer period of time. I think it really helps to focus more on the actual picture-taking and less on the technical side. Also there’s some sort of consistency.
It’s a bigger investment up front when buying a 10-pack of film instead of individual rolls, but usually you get a (very small) discount. So for much of the summer I had my two cameras (SLR with 50mm lens and compact rangefinder with 35mm lens) loaded with Delta 400.
Leipzig, Erfurt, Usedom (Germany) / May – September 2018
35mm black/white t-grain film, ISO 400, 36 exposures
Nikon F80 + Nikkor 50mm 1.8D
Olympus XA2 (Olympus 35mm / f3.5 lens)
Developed in Ilford ID-11 / Ilfotec DD-X at Mühlstraße 14 community lab
Scanned with Epson V550
Post-processing in Adobe Lightroom
Last month (December 2016) I participated in the Emulsive Secret Santa. I got several rolls of film and the first one – Ilford FP4 for medium format – is finally done.
I still have to perfect putting in film into the Pentacon to avoid those overlapping frames (transport problem). Guess that’s the drawback for buying cheap/old gear. But since I’m not going to rob a bank anytime soon, I’ll work with what I have.
Leipzig, Germany – January 2017
Medium format (120), black/white negative film, 12 exposures (6×6), ISO 125