Rollei Ortho

Discussion in 'Still life' started by Raffay, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. Raffay

    Raffay Member

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    My VW 1965
    Shot with Rollei - was an experiment that went bad
    Developed in D23 and fixed in TF3 (As we don't have any other chemicals available here)

    I would be happy to know what I can do with development to improve. I guess this film needs to be overexposed a few stops and then developed a bit longer to get some detail (but what will happen to whites then), as I believe this is a pure black and white film with no mid-tones.

    Any help will be much appreciated. I like the resolution of the film a lot, and hence want to take a portrait of my wife...can't mess that one up :smile:

    Cheers

    Raffay
     
  2. paul_c5x4

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    I'd suggest you read Barry Thornton's articles on personal film speed and personal development times - The results will depend very much on your final printing process. Developing for scanning will produce a different set of times to the ones needed for traditional enlarging/printing.
     
  3. Raffay

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    thank you, tried reading them online...too technical for online reading. Took a printout and try once more in the morning when I am more fresh.

    Cheers

    Raffay
     
  4. ntenny

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    It just looks seriously underexposed to me. You didn't mention if you shot it at box speed or what, nor how you metered---it looks as if it might have ended up well exposed for the sky, so maybe you just took your reading at a bad angle?

    -NT