mandag 3. oktober 2016

I just bought some film

I'm not switching too much between films, to be honest.
I usually have a few types in stock at home, but nothing very fancy. Not that there's a huge lot to choose between these days, but luckily I'm still not the only one liking the old fashion grain.
You know they got old fashion grain, and new stylish grain. Sharper stuff, as it happens, but I have not managed to get into that sort of thing. Some call them Delta-, and some call them T-grain, or something like that. I like the old fashion stuff, for some reason.

Things like this. Old grain, coming from a fancy battery-camera from Canon, most likely. I only have one camera able to zoom in like this, so got to be a snap from the only film I have run through that thing, as for yet. I might need to reload it, some day... This is Bressay, by the way, just opposite of Greenhead Base just north of Lerwick, Shetland. And yes, there's a seagull just coming in from the right. A bit difficult to avoid them, at times.

So, yesterday there was this message popping up on one of the quite well known social media sites asking if I was up for a few rolls of Ilford PAN 400... and who could possibly say no to that? Never used them before, but being quite a big fan of HP5 and a couple of other old style 400 ASA films I just could not let them go. I have seen snaps all from more or less all around done on this film, and are very much looking forward to give it a go myself.
Any advice you feel like sharing with someone new to the stuff? Push abilities, any special development techy things? I might just dunk the first one in a mix of water and Rodinal and let it sit for a while... Who knows, it might come out just fine for all we know. Sometimes they do just that...

Another farm on Bressay. Snapped from the ship as we snail our way out on the southern side of Lerwick. Not always an easy task when the current is on the rough side. Same batter-camera from Canon. The one I got from the captain, as you might remember. EOS 550 som something like that, I think. It works, obviously.

But we have to wait a few more days before I get the chance to load a camera with a roll, because I'm still at sea. Might be home thursday evening, which will be absolutely well deserved. And nice!
I hope to see you sometime before that :)

And no post without a snap from something totally without batteries. This one's from the Diana F+ thing. Toy, made of plastic all the way, but fun. Oh, and I completely forgot to tell you... I just bought another camera, for the sum of NOK 50,- That's about £4.50 or something. Quite a lot, you may say, but it's never been used before... hah! Another Diana, but the Mini version this time. For 135 roll film, as it happens. Can snap half frames with it and all. That would keep me occupied through the winter, I should think :))

2 kommentarer:

  1. I looked up the Ilford Pan 400 and it looks like it's not available in the United States! :-( I did see some speculation that it's the same film as HP5 (not HP5+).

    1. Good morning Jim, and thanks for your comment :)
      I think you are quite right about your findings reg. PAN 400. It seems it's not available all around the globe, but instead they sell it in "selected markets" wherever that may be. They don't even sell it in the UK, where it's supposed to be produced. I see there's a few shops selling it here in europe, but it looks like they have imported it from wherever. Probably from the far east, somewhere.
      From what I have seen I think the similarities with the old HP5 seems quite clear. Not very surprising either, taken into account where the emulsion is being produced.
      The guy who sold it to me claimed that it was recently bought through B&H Photo, but instead of 15 rolls of 120 film he recieved 15 rolls of 135 format. As he don't own any 135 cameras he wanted to get rid of it.
      Well, I hope to find that right kind of grain inside it, but we will know in a few weeks from now, I suppose. So stay tuned :)


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