Was up till 5 a.m. on the internet (places like APUG), & woke today @ 4:30 p.m. So much for using the 126 outside today. Got a couple pictures of the dog with the 126 camera (Kodak SO-16 Gen 2). Our last dog (died nearly 2 years ago) was deathly afraid of cameras. This one isn't, but gets all excited when she sees one and will not stay still - she sits nicely but keeps moving her head around, quickly, as if she knows it will blur.
I've never shot D3200 at anything but 3200.
I know people say that you're supposed to push an extra stop for some reason than the listed times, that would be pushing it to 12800 which seems like a lot to me, I hope it's not too much and the suggestions of pushing an extra stop are correct...
From what I've read, that extra stop "push" is to get better contrast, as Delta 3200 is allegedly made to be low contrast specifically so it can be pushed. Again, I've only read this - no detailed experience on my part.
That said, I've only used Delta 3200 @ 1600 and developed for 3200. It worked okay for me, but I've not tested and compared different variables.
Delta 3200 is an ISO 1000 film designed to have a very shallow and gentle slope - meaning low contrast, and no clearly obvious demarcation between shadows and near-shadows.
So when you under expose it by metering at 1600, 3200 or more, the shadows don't fall out entirely. And when you develop it longer than a strict ISO 1000 time, the contrast builds to a level that is more aesthetically pleasing.
The choice of what contrast level is aesthetically pleasing is a very subjective one - naturally, some will find more contrast pleasing, while others will prefer less.
“Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”
Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2
I've run some Portra 400 in 120 recently and was pleased at the colors. More natural than the over saturated Ektar and Portra160.
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What's loaded currently:
Nikon F, F2A, F2AS: Ektar 100
F3P: Ilford SFX200
F4: Portra 400
FT2: CHS 25 (Adox).
Most recently finished off a roll of CHS 100, which I need to get processed.
APUG: F4, F3P, F2AS, Nikomat FT2
Nikkors: 18-55/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX (f/D2x), 20/3.5 UD, 24/2 AI, 50/2 H, 50/1.4 S, 85/1.8 K, 105/4 Micro AIS, 180/2.8 PC
- My flickr stream
a couple of rolls of well expired Fujicolour, testing some cameras that probably have not been used in 15 years, to make sure they still work....... The results may not look great, but that is okay. If it looks half decent, I'll get some new film and run a couple more rolls.
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The greatest advance in photography in the last 100 years is not digital, it's odourless stop bath....
A roll of Kodak Gold 200, but what I thought I had in the camera was Tri-X
Finished the roll, stashed it in the darkroom without looking at it. I had already staged the tank and reels. So I went into the DR, closed the door, opened the cassette loaded it on a reel, got everything else ready, temps good... Double-check the opened cassette to get the time (just in case it was T-Max), oh-oh .
Fortunately, I hadn't gone any further, so I took it out, put it in a reloadable and ran it down the the camera shop.
What films did you shoot most recently? (Part 2)
Finished off the second half of a roll of Vision3 500T ECN-2 film x-processed as C-41 at the local lab as a 1 hour photo, just need to take the Rem-Jet backing off and scan it, but the neg looks good, though I'm not that good at reading CN films.
As soon as my GF let's me leave I'll get it finished (probably Friday day).
Shooting around town (Polar Bear Dip, Rocky Point Park): ran two rolls of E100G through the F5 and a roll-and-a-half, or so, through one of the F2AS bodies. Not a bad day considering the weather steadfastly refused to cooperate (nice sunrise/a bit of overcast skies/indications the sun might return/light rain/overcast/even more overcast)...lol I had to remind myself that everyday is a good day to make photographs...