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Fomapan 400


Have been experimenting a bit with Fomapan 400, using different developers and filters.

Abbey Park
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Olympus OM40, 24mm Zuiko lens, and Red filter, developed in Fomadon LQR. I almost always had a Red filter permanently attached to my lenses in the past as I had a liking for contrasty  Black & White images. I put this down to having worked in the Printing industry all my working life, and litho printed images by the nature of the process were quite contrasty. The Red filter in this image has darkened the sky and foliage and given some detail to the stonework on the bridge.

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Olympus OM40, 28mm Zuiko lens, and Green filter, developed in Fomadon LQR. The Green filter lightens the leaves and foliage, it can look quite dream like with certain subjects.

I’m quite impressed with the Fomadon LQR developer and Fomapan 400 film, Kodak D76 developer does a great job too. For me one of the enjoyable parts of film photography is experimenting with different films and developers. Yellow and Orange filters next time, and it’s a good excuse to visit Abbey Park again.


Olympus OM40 – Part 5


Olympus OM40 – Zuiko 50mm f1.8

In the early 1960’s we used to shop here, an annual visit for clothes for Dad and me. I got my first Beatle jacket, polo neck sweater and John Lennon hat at this shop. It looks like it closed it’s doors quite some time ago.


Olympus OM40 (OMpc) Agfa Vista 200

I had put this camera away years ago as it had decided not to function, bored one day I cleaned the battery compartment even though it didn’t really need it, popped in some fresh button cells and it started working again. Loaded it with Agfa Vista 200 asa (£1.00p a roll) and took it into town. The mirror stuck in the up position a couple of times but loosening the battery chamber cap it dropped back down. Having looked on online this is apparently a common problem with this model. The fix is relatively simple, hold the mirror in the up position, remove two pieces of foam, the plastic cover at the bottom of the mirror box, and clean the magnetic shutter switch with Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) Do I have the nerve to attempt it !

Zuiko 50mm – 1.8 @ f2.8

I could do with one of these in the winter to keep my brain warm, the copper red top right looks favourite.

Excellent film processing service from http://www.filmdev.co.uk/ again.