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Coronet Rapier #2

16-11-17

Ratae Corieltauvorum
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Ratae Corieltauvorum is the Roman name of the city I live in, the town has a long history and this structure is the Jewry Wall a part of a Roman bath house. There is a museum on the site which is being refurbished but no date for it’s completion. 

Inner City Skyline
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Fomapan 200, Ultrafin Developer, 7.5 mins @ 20 C

Coronet Rapier #1

14-11-17

I scanned the negatives from the Coronet Rapier and was pleased with the results, especially as the developer was 20 years old. But there are things I need to improve on, like wearing disposable gloves when loading the film onto the developing spiral, there were finger marks on some of the frames (I’m guessing mine), use hardener in the fixer solution to toughen up the film emulsion, and buy some Tak clothes to get the dust off the glass on the scanner.

Tombstone
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Figaro
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Corrado
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Considering it’s a 1 element fixed focus lens and the camera has only 1 shutter speed, I thought it did very well. In it’s day it was sold as a family snapshot camera, place the subject 6 feet away in the centre of the viewfinder with the sun behind the photographer, and you had an acceptable photo for the family album.

Fomapan 200, Ultrafin Developer, 7.5 mins @ 20 C

It Came Out Green

12-11-17

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I know these look a bit like samples awaiting the doctors surgery, but they are photo chemicals. Today I thought I’d develop one of the films I took last week on the Coronet Rapier camera. There wasn’t any Kodak D76 made up so I had a look in the photo cupboard and found an unopened bottle of Tetenal Ultrafin developer. I’m guessing it’s about 20 years old as the faded price tag said £3.99p ($5.26 – 4.51 euro) When I poured the developer out after developing the film it came out this lovely shade of green, oh well I thought carry on it might be OK, and it was. The film is hanging up in the spare room drying now. I will scan in the negatives tomorrow and see if they are any good.

The Coronet
Coronet-Rapier

Coronet Rapier

Coronet-Rapier-EditSDIM0839-EditWell I managed to run a roll of film through the Coronet Rapier, I used Ilford Delta 100 ASA and developed it in Rodinal.

The left hand photo’s are straight from the scanner, the right hand adjusted in Lightroom. and Silver Efex.

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The lens is very soft but I quite like the photo’s it gives, think It would work well with Fomapan 100.