Last week, the Czech company Foma released a new orthographic film with a nominal sensitivity of ISO 400. So I immediately bought several rolls and started to choose the developer with which I will use this negative. We were warned by the manufacturer that there is no anti-halation layer on the negative, so it will not be possible to photograph yellow in backlight. Well, I tried everything I had mixed 🙃🎞📷 –
Today I decided to replace the foam under the mirror on the Bronica S2 again . The special foam I was using before was too hard and sometimes I focused completely different than I wanted. Now I used a different special foam, but it is intended for drywallers and not for repairing cameras. Even though it is ten times cheaper, it does the job perfectly. Since I had nothing to take pictures of, I at least pointed the lens at another old camera(TLR Flexaret) that I am repairing now🙃📷🛠
Zenza Bronica S2 + Nikon P f 2,8/75mm
Ilford FP4 Plus + D76 homemade stock(continuous agitation)
The day before yesterday, based on a discussion about the use of orthographic material, I decided to make it easier for a colleague whether to use these materials for portrait photography as well. Shooting on this material without using filters makes no sense. So if you want to use orthographic materials for portraits, you will definitely appreciate the use of yellow filters. The images will be beautifully contrasted from the whole range of black colors to brilliant white…
I will not reveal anything new to experienced darkroom technicians. When printing photos in a darkroom, we can use photo papers in three degrees of gradation. Soft, normal and hard. Or we use multigradation papers, when we control the gradation of the resulting photo using filters. We use the yellow filters to reduce the gradation and the purple filters to increase the gradation.
Pentacon Six TL + CZ Biometar 50mm Zebra
TK100 + MP271
MG Fomabrom Variant & Fomabrom C112 + Dektol
The first photo was exposed for 4 x 3 sec. total 12 sec. The first 9 seconds were with the use of a yellow filter and the last 3 seconds without a filter on MG papers Fomabrom Variant
The second photo was a 9.sec print on ordinary Fomabrom C112 with hard gradation….
The final version of the own two-bath negative developer was named MP 271. At the moment, it is only tested on Fomapan 100 negatives. It achieves slightly better results on 35mm negatives, which is fine with me, because this is how I radically reduce the costs of analog photography 🙃📷
In the upper part of the linear scan of the negative, it is shown how it develops the first bath.(correct,-1EV,+1EV) At the bottom of the picture is the negative after the complete chemical process .(correct,-1EV,+1EV) .
The second image is a linear scan of the negative at the correct exposure.
The following picture is from this morning in medium format