Smena 8M + 35mm.
This was my first time out with the Smena. It’s a quirky little Russian camera. Plastic. Toy-like, if not for the fact that it has apertures and shutter speeds and a cocking shutter.
I put gaffer tape over the seams on the lid to the film compartment just in case of light leaks. The viewfinder is pretty close to useless.
– 27 shots out of a 24 shot roll. Cool.
– 1 accidental double exposure.
– A few underexposed, a few overexposed.
– A handful of not perfectly exposed.
– Bunches not quite framed up the way I’d intended.
Can’t really tell about focus, but there are probably a few keepers, and I’ll know which to submit next week once I run them through the scanner.
This is an iPhone shot of the negs, cut and slipped into a negative preserver, placed on an LED light pad, inverted in Photoshop.
Today I’ll tackle the 120 film development.
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.