Svema Foto 200

An interesting film emulsion with a good tonal range.  Images shot with a Pentax K1000 and developed in Parodinal. I’m planning an in-depth review of Svema’s Foto 100 and 200 soon, but I have a couple more rolls to shoot before I make some judgments. Tony

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Rodinal home brew (Parodinal)

I’ve used a lot of different developers over the years, but the original Rodinal was always my favorite.  Rodinal is a very fine grain, high contrast developer.  But with that being said, it was easy to control the contrast of a negative with a little experimentation. Since I’m inclined to make what I can’t find, […]

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Pentax K1000 with the M 50 1.7 Foma Fomapan 400 in homebrew Rodinal. I’ll be sharing the recipe in an upcoming post.  I really like the ability I have to control contrast with this developer. Tony

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Off Topic

One of my hobbies outside of photography is bicycling.  Up until a few days ago, I had an old Trek Antelope.  Yes it was an old bike, and I was bringing it back to life with new road tires (I don’t do much trail riding any more) custom seat, new cables and etc.  I really […]

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Svema Foto 100

I recently purchased a black and white film sampler from The Film Photography Project Store.  Last night I developed my first roll of Svema Foto 100 in my home brewed Rodinal (Parodinal).  Here’s a couple of shots from my first roll. Development times were 13 minutes at 20C (68F).  

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Yashica Electro 35 GSN

    Camera of the Month for April. I own a lot of film cameras, so I decided I’d start doing a little “un-official” review of some of them. This month it’s the Yashica Electro 35 GSN.  I recently purchased this camera from the original owner, along with the Suntar conversion lenses.  What that means […]

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What I shoot…

I get asked now and again why I use the cameras that I do.  Because I like them?  Well, that’s a true statement, it’s not the only or main reason. I’ve mentioned in previous posts that I shoot primarily with Pentax cameras, although that’s not all I’ve used over the years.  For many years I […]

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