Roll #55 – Ferrania P30

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Ferrania P30 (35mm, Alpha)

My HGB photography workshop came to an end, so I have a bit of a more free head now. At the same time my pre-ordered rolls of Ferrania P30 arrived. What better thing to do, than load a camera and go out for a walk.

I think the things I see during the workshop – through exhibitions, photography books and the other attendees – is influencing my current interest / style. Not sure if I like it, or where it will lead.

One thing that’s a lot on my mind lately is to talk less about technical stuff and focus more on subject. Let’s see how this will go as well…

Leipzig + Bockwitz, Germany / July 2017

Shop Talk

35mm, black & white film, 36 exposures, ISO 80.

Praktica LTL2 + Helios 58mm/f2 + Ferrania P30
Film bought for ? EUR from Ferrania Website (with Kickstarter Bonus).
Developed with R09 (Rodinal) 1+50
Scanned with Epson Perfection V550.

 

Roll #49 – Kodak ColorPlus 200

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Kodak ColorPlus 200 (35mm format)

During my search for a cheap color film for everyday shooting (no special projects) I stumbled upon this film stock. The price is quite low (2,50 EUR per roll) and a quick look around on the internet showed okay-ish color rendering. I wanted to test it first, before ordering in bulk, so I added a roll to my last c-41 chemistry order.

The images were taken during the middle and end of January. I’m not quite sure about the sometimes stronger, sometimes weaker yellow tint. Guess that’s the drawback you have to accept when using cheaper material? Or its the lens? Questions… questions.

Leipzig-Reudnitz, Germany – Jan 2017

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35mm, color negativ film, ISO 200, 36 exposures.

Praktica LTL2 + Pentacon auto 1.8/50 + Kodak ColorPlus 200
Film bought for 2,50 EUR via Macodirect.
Developed with Rollei C-41 Kit by myself.
Scanned with Epson Perfection V550.

Roll #48 – Kodak T-Max T400 CN

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Kodak T-Max T400 CN (expired + discontinued 2003–2004)

Before I got this roll as a gift, it was stored – probably for several years – in the attic, where I also develop my black and white film. It gets quite hot in the summer, not the best kind of long term storage conditions for film. On top of that, the film stock was discontinued at least 12+ years ago. So naturally quality has suffered.

Kodak T-Max T400 CN is the predecessor of Kodak BW400CN (Roll #45) (also discontinued, but only in 2014) and is developed in color chemicals (C-41). I used these kinds of black & white stock (like Ilford XP2 Super 400) a lot when I was younger. You got b/w photos, but the development was cheaper, than regular b/w films at the drugstore. It was sad to see them go. Luckily I can now develop color and b/w films myself – a lot cheaper than sending it to a lab.

Discarded christmas trees, mud, rain – welcome to January in Germany. The photos after that were made during the “HGB Rundgang” exhibition (yearly tour of the Academy of Visual Arts student work), also showing some of my work.

Leipzig, Germany – Jan + Feb 2017

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35mm, “color negative” b/w film, ISO 400, 36 exposures. B/W film, that’s processed in C-41 (color) chemicals. Expired at least 10+ years ago, discontinued in 2003–04.

Nikon F80 + Nikkor AF 50mm/1.8D + Kodak T-Max T400 CN
Film sponsored by Jens.
Developed with Rollei C-41 Kit by myself.
Scanned with Epson Perfection V550.

Week #31 – Kentmere 400

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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.