In this post some b&w. It’s Ilford HP5 Plus 400 asa, expired 7-2012. Random shots as you can see. I used my Nikon F100 with my 50mm 1.4g attached. Hema developed the negatives and my Coolscan LS-40 made the scans. Photoshop CS6 was used to remove spots, no further post processing done here. Just added a border. I like the sharpness and the grain.
Currently there is a roll of Kodak 400 tri-x in the F100. Though doubts about continuing using analogue is in my mind again……
I got a Canon AV-1 with 50mm 1.8 on loan/to keep to play with. Filled her with expired Tmax 400 asa Pro. Shot with it her around the house and walking the dog. The Tmax was just over 12 years old but i exposed as 400 asa, better to compensate with the next roll(have more of this Tmax, expose as asa 200 is the idea). All photo’s were under exposed. I made the best out of these using PS CS6. No sharpening of noise reduction just levels and brightness processed. I love this little camera, it works easy and is comfortable to take with me. Gonna try another roll of film, maybe flip on the 28mm 2.8 Tokina that came along with it to.
Been a while since i posted stuff here. But gonna be here more and share with you. Got myself a few rolls of Kodak Elitechrome 400 asa expired in 2001. Filled my Nikon F100 with it and mounted my Nikkor 28mm 1:2.8 AF. Time to shoot! Loads of snow and grey days, but what the heck. I scanned the positives with my LS-40 and only adjusted the colors in PS5.1. I am kinda satisfied with the results, clearly the film wasn’t that good any more but still…..!
Well……My last analogue experience was bad, very bad. Yesterday scanned the last roll of film i filled. Used my Dad’s Olympus OM-1. The 100mm 1:2.8 should be a very nice piece of equipment. I made random shots over a longer period of time, so what i show here is random. What can i say, i am happy! The Superia 400 was expired for 1 year. As you can see no influence on quality yet. Next is testing the newly aquired 28mm 1:2.8 for the OM-1. Camera is ready, filled with Kodak Color Gold 200asa. Thinking about upgrading the 50mm 1.8 wich comes with the OM-1 to a 1.4 version. Not sure if i want to invest the money over the 1.8 wich is not that bad at all.
So i bought these Fuji Superia Xtra 800 asa from ”Marktplaats”. Expired 12-2002 but kept cold the seller told me. I filled my F100 with a roll last sunday and fitted my 50mm 1.8d. Off to Vaassen with my daughter to visit my Dad. In the Cannenburg forest there should be dwarfs(more to come later 😉 ). Well today went to the Hema to get the devoloped film and scanned it with my Coolscan ls-40 and finetuned them with Photoshop. This shot of my daughter is taken at home in natural light coming through the window, shot @ 1.8. I am not at all disappointed with this film wich seems to be in okay state. I love B&W edits for portraits so you get them both.