I don’t shoot film often, when I do it is typically black and white.  I do not develop or scan my own film either, I let my local shop do that for me.  I think if I shot it a little more, I would probably try to develop it myself and maybe “scan” it with a macro lens and my Fuji.  But, as little as I shoot film, this is going to have to do for now.  Don’t get me wrong, I love shooting film – it lets me use a rangefinder first off.  And, every now and then I get something like this to turn out.  House Guest

There is nothing, to me at least, like shooting with a rangefinder.  My 1957 DS M3 has no meter, so it is all up to me.  Which typically means I get some pretty poorly exposed shots, but when one turns out I know it was all me.  That is pretty cool, and a ton of fun.  The less grainy ones are Ilford HP5, the super grainy are Delta 3200.  I shot the 3200 at 3200…I didn’t know that the Delta 3200 is actually rated at 1250, and it wasn’t about halfway through of shooting at 3200 that I decided to look at the insert and read up on the film.  The film is more than capable of being pushed, in fact it seems it is made for it.  I think I would of just shot it at 1250 though if I would of known.  Oh well, live and learn!  I am really digging the HP5, more so than the Tri-X that I have shot in the past.  I can’t quite put my finger on it yet, I just prefer the tones more.  Anywho, less babbling and more photos…

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One Response to “Film is in…”

  1. Mitch Zeissler

    Agreed — Delta 3200 is a different beast. I’ve shot it in the past, but that was long ago; I think it does a whole lot better when the light is really sparse, otherwise skin tones look like a case of the measles.


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