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 🙃🎞📷 –
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…
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