Film Database Archive

  • Some may be surprised that it took me so long to try out Kodak TMAX 400 in caffenol, but that's how I am, always wanting to try out something new, something different. A friend of mine gave me a roll of TMAX 400 because he said he really likes it. It's a Tabular-grain-film like the Delta films from Ilford where the silver halide crystals are more flat and tabular.
Kodak says it is the sharpest, fined grained ISO 400 film and it pushes up to EI 1600. So why not taking it to the Construction of the Oktoberfest in Munich and shoot at dusk with a slow Lens, a Tamron 28-80 f3.5-5.6
Developed in the Delta recipe with doubled amount of Vitamin-C

    Kodak T-MAX – from T-Grain to Coffee granules

    Some may be surprised that it took me so long to try out Kodak TMAX 400 in caffenol, but that's how I am, always wanting to try out something new, something different. A friend of mine gave me a roll of TMAX 400 because he said he really likes it. It's a Tabular-grain-film like the Delta films from Ilford where the silver halide crystals are more flat and tabular. Kodak says it is the sharpest, fined grained ISO 400 film and it pushes up to EI 1600. So why not taking it to the Construction of the Oktoberfest in Munich and shoot at dusk with a slow Lens, a Tamron 28-80 f3.5-5.6 Developed in the Delta recipe with doubled amount of Vitamin-C

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  • Recently someone gave me two rolls of ORWO PAN 100, a panchromatic Black and White film, made here in Germany. ORWO still sells it as medium speed surveillance film, but I don't know if the emulsion nowadays is the same as the one from the film that I've got. This panchromatic film has the characteristic to be sensitive to all wavelengths of visible light, producing a very realistic image.

    ORWO PAN 100

    Recently someone gave me two rolls of ORWO PAN 100, a panchromatic Black and White film, made here in Germany. ORWO still sells it as medium speed surveillance film, but I don't know if the emulsion nowadays is the same as the one from the film that I've got. This panchromatic film has the characteristic to be sensitive to all wavelengths of visible light, producing a very realistic image.

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  • hen I started analogue photography, I wanted to shoot on grainy high speed films primarily, preferable at night. So far I have not managed to do a grainy night shooting, but did buy a lot of different films just to see, how they look in caffenol. So this week I tried Ilford Pan F 50, a panchromatic ISO 50 film. And as I currently have an Olympus OM4-Ti, it was just perfect to try out the spot metering features of it.

    ISO 50

    hen I started analogue photography, I wanted to shoot on grainy high speed films primarily, preferable at night. So far I have not managed to do a grainy night shooting, but did buy a lot of different films just to see, how they look in caffenol. So this week I tried Ilford Pan F 50, a panchromatic ISO 50 film. And as I currently have an Olympus OM4-Ti, it was just perfect to try out the spot metering features of it.

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  • The Espresso Camera

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  • Harmony Recipe

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  • Goodbye Leica

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  • Stars galore!

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  • On a recent flea-market I bought a Revue 35CC with some Film inside for very, very little money. The camera had a stuck shutter, so I took the half exposed film out and cleaned the camera. Fresh batteries and voila, the little Revue is alive again. I developed the film in caffenol (what else), a Kodak Gold 200.

    Found film

    On a recent flea-market I bought a Revue 35CC with some Film inside for very, very little money. The camera had a stuck shutter, so I took the half exposed film out and cleaned the camera. Fresh batteries and voila, the little Revue is alive again. I developed the film in caffenol (what else), a Kodak Gold 200.

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  • I have a fair amount of Kodak Professional Portra 160 NC (Neutral Color) but never tried it out. Having still […]

    Neutral Color in B&W

    I have a fair amount of Kodak Professional Portra 160 NC (Neutral Color) but never tried it out. Having still […]

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  • As said in the last post, it was time for a new film, the HP5 Plus from Ilford. Carefully exposed […]

    The H, the P, the 5, the Plus

    As said in the last post, it was time for a new film, the HP5 Plus from Ilford. Carefully exposed […]

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