Ready to party.
Three cameras, loaded and ready for FP4 Plus Party. Starting tomorrow.
I may add one more, the tiny Olympus Stylus Epic.
I have a few shots in mind, but mostly I’ll just try to get out as many days as I can and shoot up all these frames… 6 in the Ondu pinhole, 12 in the Hassy, 24 in the Smena 8M.
42 frames over 7 days. Averages out to 6 shots per day.
Should be interesting.
Ilford FP4 Plus party.
This’ll be my first FP4 Plus Party, and in more ways than one – I’ve not used the film before.
The plan: 6 shots in the Ondu 6×12 Multiformat pinhole, 12 shots in the Hasselblad 500c/m, 24 shots in the Smena 8M.
I’ll need to mix up a fresh batch of D76.
It seems this is primarily a Twitter thing, but I’ll post a few scans here and eventually post a few faves on @dogbonesoup, too.
March 2-8: shoot week
March 9-15: dev/scan week
March 16-22: post week
March 23-29: lamentation week
Should be fun.
PENTACON six TL.
The PENTACON six TL is my current film camera crush. 120. Love the square.
The 9 shots above are examples I snagged from Flickr. No attributions, sorry, but here’s the Flickr group photo pool >
Here’s the tag if you want to see more pictures on IG >
… and here’s a fairly critical review >
And a good guide >
I definitely wouldn’t mind adding this medium format shooter to my collection…
Another fun film shooter from my collection. A very cool, very simple little camera made in Germany from 1958-1970.
It uses 120 film and has a switch on the lens barrel with three settings: two are aperture sizes, ƒ8.8 (cloudy icon) and ƒ11 (sunny icon), plus a yellow filter which is also ƒ8.8.
It uses a single fixed-focus convex-concave meniscus lens, a rotary shutter with a speed of 1/30th of a second, and the camera has a curved back cover that serves as a film pressure plate.
This little guy takes sharp pictures from about 5 ft. to infinity and I’ve even used hand-held close-up filters over the front of the lens for decent macro shots.
Film type: 120
Exposures: 12 @ 6×6
Shutter Speed: ~1/30 sec
Aperture: ƒ/8.8, ƒ/11
Focal Length: 72.5mm
Focusing: Fixed, 5 feet – infinity
Dimensions WHD: 5.5in x 3.75in x 2.75in
Flag and branches
Fleur de lis
Not a clue.
I’m going to develop this and another roll today. I honestly can’t remember what this one’s all about.
I’ll know soon enough, though.
About 9 minutes in D76 1+1. I’ll have to presoak, then put this and the Holga roll of Pan F Plus in the same tank.
I botched the Hassy roll of Pan F Plus trying to get it on the reel. That happened yesterday. Failure happens, lessons learned.
Ready to go.
I have three cameras loaded up with film, ready to get out and shoot.
My Olympus Stylus Epic is loaded with Kodak Ektar 100, 36 exposure, Color 35mm.
The Lomo Sprocket Rocket has a roll of Fujifilm Superia 800, 24 exposure, Color 35mm in it.
The Holga 120N is ready to go with Ilford PAN F Plus 50, Black and White, 12 exposure, 120mm.
Now all I need is for my Plantar Fasciitis to calm down for a day and hope that a little let-up in the rain that’s been falling in Central Texas happens simultaneously.
Maybe this Sunday…