Tag Archives: Fomapan 200

Last few from the Canon Prima 130

IvyCanon-Prima-130-Image9The sun was shining full on to the Ivy, the canon metering coped really well with the lighting.

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Canal Window

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This shot was processed through Lightroom as it was a bit flat, it was a dull day.

Really enjoyed using the little Canon and was surprised at the results from it. I think developing the Fomapan in Kodak D76 made a difference (for me anyway)

 

 

I can’t resist !

_A110013-HDR-Edit Sometimes I can’t resist buying cameras, I saw this on that auction site and put in a bid, no one else placed a bid so I got it for £1.99p + postage. I don’t think it has ever been used. The lens is a 38mm to 130mm, it’s a bit slow f5.6 at 38mm to f12.5 at 130mm. The thing I like about it is you can set it to my mode, for me thats switching the flash off. I loaded it with Fomapan 200asa and took some shots around town during November and December.

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This one was shot towards the sun, really surprised how well the lens coped with the lighting.

I haven’t been very happy with the results I was getting from Fomapan using Rodinal developer so I decided to go back to my old favourite Kodak D76. I used stock solution, it seemed to work for me. I’ll post a few more shots over the next few days.

Mamiya U

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I thought this camera was fairly rare but have since found some user blogs about it. I bought my Mamiya U about 10 years ago but never got around to using it. So I loaded it up with Fomapan 200 asa, the negatives turned out a bit thin with blocked up shadow detail although my Nikon scanner did quite a good job. Not sure if the temperature dropped or I need to develop for another minute.

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Not the sharpest lens but I haven’t applied much sharpening in post process, maybe a different film type might suit the Mamiya.

Olympus OM2sp, Vivitar 19mm 3.8, & Fomapan 200

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I haven’t used my old Olympus for quite some time so I popped on the Vivitar 19mm, loaded up with Fomapan 200 and went for a walk around town (still without a car) The Vivitar isn’t a very sharp lens especially in the corners and it has some quite strong distortions. I wanted to photograph some doors for possible posting on the legionofdoorwhores.wordpress.com/ blog and some architecture.

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You can see the distortion by the wavy lines of the tiles.

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This door is very near to where they found the skeleton of King Richard 111 and the whole area is undergoing restoration, I prefer it as it is.

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This tree (I believe it is a horse chestnut) next to the museum has always attracted me.

I was quite impressed with the negatives from the Fomapan 200, it was developed in Rodinal 1-50 for 9 minutes, 8 minutes would probably have given a bit more detail in the shadows. I did very little to the scans other than levels a bit of sharpening, and some spotting out of specs of dust.