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Raffay
10-27-2013, 03:32 AM
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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 :)

Cheers

Raffay

paul_c5x4
10-28-2013, 08:14 AM
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.

I'd suggest you read Barry Thornton's articles on personal film speed (http://www.awh-imaging.co.uk/barrythornton/pfs.htm) and personal development times (http://www.awh-imaging.co.uk/barrythornton/devtime.htm) - 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.

Raffay
10-28-2013, 09:15 AM
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

ntenny
10-28-2013, 11:43 AM
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