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  • No but automatic metering and focus that really "snaps" do give me a better chance of nailing the shot.

  • Always like the shots from the Rollei, lens is quite sharp.

  • Out of interest have you found anywhere decent to get the print aspect done? I'm also thinking about actually getting some printed but always get told conflicting opinions

  • Look in this thread for my advice about printing, answered already.

  • I'm struggling to find your comment on this. Search function on the forum isn't great

    I do remember you recommending renting a proper scanner for an hour to get high quality scans of selected negatives. Is this something one might be able to do with almost zero scanning experience? Every price I've seen for individual scans of negatives is £3 a frame

  • It was in another thread: https://www.lfgss.com/comments/14806028/­

    Yes, you can do that with no experience save 10 minutes reading some instructions. You want to hire an Imacon Flextight, models 848/949/X1/X5. One hour should cost around £30, in which time you can do 30 large scans. You can hire them at Rapid Eye, Pro Centre (East), and Photofusion (South). Remember to bring your own hard drive.

  • Super helpful, thanks!

  • Probably going to get digital c types done from Palm in Birmingham. After choosing photos and getting high quality scans done

  • this is platypus approved™️

  • Any advice on what might be causing this? Delta 400, expired around 2008 but still sealed in the foil and box. Not sure how it was kept before I bought it, but i've had it in the freezer and month or two. Defrosted for 24hrs before use, exposed box speed and developed in Ilfosol within 24hrs. Washed and rinsed with a tiny drop of Tetenal Mirasol.

    These marks are everywhere, on the gloss side. I've tried rewashing them, rubbing them with isopropyl alcohol, but they are not coming off. Help!

    Theories I've read today is that it might be condensation damage, but not sure how that's possible when they were sealed before freezing.


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  • <3

    While I've got you, how should I attach them to my (bedroom) wall?

    • Clips on each corner, hanging on nails in the wall
    • Tape top and bottom, like Wolfgang Tillmans and his favourite Tesa dispenser
    • if it’s really nice then walnut frame + passe-partout + anti reflective glass
  • Any advice on what might be causing this? Delta 400, expired around 2008 but still sealed in the foil and box. Not sure how it was kept before I bought it, but i've had it in the freezer and month or two.

    Think you've answered it yourself there ? I think these issues are normally a reaction between the film and backing paper (it's medium format, right ?).
    Given that I presume you're run it through a known camera/lens and are using your regular dev method and your chems are ok ?

  • Looks like standard over exposed BW film, believe it or not 2008 was over 10 years ago! Especially if it is not known how it was stored before you bought it.

  • Looks like standard over exposed BW film

    wat

  • Yeah, wat?

    I think I'm going to have to embrace it, whatever it is (although this morning I've read, and it looks similar to, what some people are saying is wetting agent contamination) because I've got another 13 rolls of the stuff going to waste otherwise

  • Change your chems I guess and give another roll a go ?

  • I think he meant over expired? I'd try letting it defrost in a fridge for a couple of days before bringing it up to room temp. Maybe try a different developer and wash with distilled water from somewhere different than your usual

  • Yes, meant over expired haha.

  • I'd be surprised if it was an expiry issue, I've developed 50+ year old b&w films that didn't have this issue.

    Paper backing reaction is a possibility, but Ilford supposedly have the most stable paper chemistry. Next step is new chemistry and distilled water.

  • LA. GW690, Ektar and Portra.


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  • Really like 3 & 5!

  • They're really nice, 1,3 &4 especially for me. Don't know why, but there's something about a car with a cover on that I really like in a photo.

    4 has inspired me to finally try some medium format portraits, have been putting if off as I suck at nailing manual focus when I'm trying to do it quickly

  • Sadly not LA. Nikon F80/50mm/C200


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  • 4 has inspired me to finally try some medium format portraits, have been putting if off as I suck at nailing manual focus when I'm trying to do it quickly

    Tell me about it! This guy came up to me and asked to have his photo taken, then walked off every time I brought the camera to my eye. Surprised this is even sharp at all!

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