Category Archives: Vivitar 19mm – 3.8

Ilford SFX 200 – And The Spinney

23-04-19

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I had the Olympus OM2sp CLA’d a few months back but after using it I noticed the selector lever for the exposure modes was loose and getting looser. So I sent the camera back and they adjusted it foc, and it’s now working as it should. Took it with me to Dams Spinney last week loaded with Ilford SFX 200 (expired 2009) with just one lens a Vivitar 19mm wide angle with a Red 25A filter attached to try and bring out some infrared effects, because the film was so expired I wasn’t sure what I would get. Developed the film in D76 stock solution and was pleasantly surprised by the results, good job as I have another 2 rolls in the egg compartment of the refrigerator. 

New Growth
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Fallen
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Stand
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Atmosphere
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Next time I use this film I’ll try an R72 filter to get more of an infrared look. Really enjoyed using the Oly OM2sp, it has a lovely big viewfinder and spot metering, which I used for most of the film to help with the tricky lighting in the spinney. And best of all the negatives were really clean, I filtered all the chemicals before pouring into the developing tank and added a little bit of IPA (not beer) isopropyl alcohol to the final rinse.

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Megler Bridge WA Side (Infrared)

This image came about by chance while searching for printer ink cartridges for my Epson. There were a couple of negative filing sheets hidden away in the cupboard, I must have put them in there because the negs had really bad drying marks and dust on them. So after a lot of work (and extreme patience) with the healing tool in Lightroom I managed to salvage this image.

Megler Bridge Looking Towards Astoria & Mt St Helens
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Olympus OM2sp – Vivitar 19mm – Konica IR750 – Red Filter

From my last road trip to the USA in the millennium year, how time flies. The two best bridges I have ever driven are this one and the Golden Gate.

Last few from the Olympus OM1n and expired Kodacolor 200

Some of my favourite subject matter for the last few images, Old Garages, Electricity Sub Stations, Trees, and of course Doors. Really surprised how the kodacolor performed considering it was more than 10 years out of date. I have mainly used Kodak films for colour over the years, and really miss Ektachrome.

 

Fleur on Film

29-11-16

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One of my lovely cats, Fleur, sitting still enough for a change for me to take a picture of her.

I recently got a battery adapter for my Olympus OM1n that converts the voltage from a silver oxide button cell to the correct voltage for the camera. I had used a hearing aid battery previously, and was surprised at how quickly it ran down and started to leak, just caught it in time. So I thought I would test it out and loaded the camera with some expired Kodak Gold 200 that I had in the fridge.