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Nostell Priory


Another attempt using film. This time it is Kodak 400TX shot using my old Bronica ETRS with Zenzanon 50mm f2.8 lens which gives a [sign in to see URL] negative.

In my opinion Bronica's never did have the brightest of focusing screens and I'm finding it very difficult to focus it now so it may have to go and a search for an affordable medium format rangefinder camera started.

I still have my Mamiyaflex C300 Professional and Mamiya Press cameras and some Kodak 400TX left so that will keep me occupied hopefully.

I have also just loaded my Canon A1 with Neopan Acros 100 so I'll see how that goes although with 36 shots it may take me a while. emoticon

As usual all comments and critique are most welcome.


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Nice tonally and a pleasing composition,
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Thank you Alan, I was beginning to think I was the only one left in the film world! emoticon

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I'm just amazed that anyone can get anything by using film - it's way beyond me emoticon

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It's not all that complicated, Chris. I was helping my father develop film and produce contact prints when I was 10 years old and we didn't have a dark room!

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Good light here Keith.
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Thanks for the comments guys.

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Norman2 wrote:

It's not all that complicated, Chris. I was helping my father develop film and produce contact prints when I was 10 years old and we didn't have a dark room!

Norman



I think you are having a bit of fun here Norman because I'm sure Martin, and anyone else in the forum that has worked professionally (or as a serious amateur) in a wet darkroom, would join me when I say that developing a film and producing a contact sheet was a bit like putting on a pair of shoes and tying the laces - easy peasy - but learning how to walk properly in them was a whole new ball game. emoticon

Those days have mostly gone now thanks to the digital darkroom era but its interesting to note that some of the best commercial labs still use the old silver print process for absolute top image quality and longevity. emoticon

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Hang on Keith, we were not producing contact sheets we were making the sort of prints that you got from the chemist in those days. 1938 is a long time before 35mm caught on.

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Sorry, I didn't mean to offend Norman and I wasn't knocking what you did, I was merely trying to say in a humorous (obviously failed) way that developing a film and making contact prints is only the start of a long learning curve if you wanted to go beyond contacts. emoticon If you had an enlarger then your dad was very advanced for an amateur, I had to wait another 20 years!

Somewhere in my pile of jumble I have a lovely mahogany contact printing box together with a selection of 1/4 plate, 1/2 plate and wholeplate masks as well as the more common 127 size of rollfilm (6x9cm and 6x7cm frame sizes), which came from a chemist that provided the develop and contact print service in our local area in the forties and early fifties. If you wanted enlargements they had to be sent away and cost a fortune!

The only film I remember being available when I was very young was Kodak Verichrome, which was orthochromatic i.e. sensitive only to blue and green light, and could be developed and printed under a red safelight. Verichrome Pan came later and was sensitive to almost all colours so had to be developed in darkness. Printing was still done under red light though.

So, enough of the now useless information and my apologies once again Norman.

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Just to clarify ....

.... when I referred to 'way beyond me' what I was thinking about was capturing something in the camera that would make a half decent image ie not be totally wrongly exposed - I hadn't even thought as far as actually developing and printing it myself emoticon

When I - or a friend - wants a printed version of one of my (digital) images, I don't even print that myself. emoticon

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