Unearthed the RB67 for another roll, this time with the 180mm f/4.5 Sekor C. Natural light, shot wide open, dev’d in the same ancient xtol.
Tag: Kodak Tri-X
The usual Tri-X @ 1600 souped in Xtol, but by now the Xtol is 15 months old so I gave it an extra few minutes after testing it on a scrap of the leader. First time I’ve ever used a wetting agent & ended up with probably the worst drying marks I’ve ever had, so I don’t think I’ll bother with it again.
In Inverurie for a friend’s wedding.
Klasse S Snapsh!ts
I’ve been meaning to put a decent roll through the Klasse S to test it out, but so far all I’ve managed to use it for are party snapsh!ts with flash. At least I know the flash works?
Starting with possibly the only non-flash non-drunk non-dark shot, the usual Tri-X @ 1600. Hopefully this indicates that the camera can actually take nice shots when it’s not being abused in the dark or with drunk hands…
Fake Tri-X Snapsh!ts
Decided to finally cave in & see what all the fuss around VSCO was about. These are the Tri-X+2 setting on a6000 raws with the 50mm f/1.1 & honestly at first glance they look very believable compared to real Tri-X @ 1600 with the same lens on my Bessa. Maybe a bit too consistent for my liking though – no opportunity for different results depending on the age of the chemistry, how much attention I’m paying to the timing, etc…!
Blurb Trade Books
I recently discovered that in addition to their quite pricey ‘photo books’, Blurb also let you make substantially cheaper ‘trade books’. I found a few blog posts from people who had used the trade book service as a cheaper alternative to the photo book service & seemed happy with the results, so I threw together a bunch of pics in Adobe InDesign using Blurb’s template for the smallest trade book size & this is the result.
The quality is actually pretty nice. I’ve never been particularly impressed by the quality of Blurb’s photo books (I own several) considering their price, but the quality of these trade books is pretty good for their price. This one is 84 pages & came out at £9.11 before postage, which is really the only issue – you end up paying £6.99 postage unless you find a valid coupon via Google.
These are all film snaps from the past couple of years, a mix of 35mm & 120, all scanned on the V600. I should’ve included some more colour shots, but evidently I haven’t shot much colour film in recent years!