Lately I’ve been working with a lot of Svema films that I ordered from The Film Photography Project Store. The biggest problem I have had is the lack of development times for the developers I use. I’ve been using my homemade versions of ID-11 and PaRodinal for these film, which includes some educated guessing based on development times published for other developers, and my own experience with my developers. I seem to be hitting it pretty close to home.
The featured image above, and the image below, is Svema MZ-3 (ISO 3) developed in ID-11 for 9minutes 25 seconds at 20C.
The following two images are from Svema Blue Sensitive (ISO 6) developed in PaRodinal for I believe 8 minutes at 20C.
I really like these films. The MZ-3 has a dreamy quality to it that I think would work great with portraits and street photography.
The Blue Sensitive film has an immense amount of available detail, and is quite contrasty. It’s a film I think would work great with stand developing and with caffenol.
More testing to come.