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Yashica T4 / Arista Premium 400 (Tri-X) / Legacy Pro L-110 developer (HC-110) dilution B / 7 minutes

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Contax T2, Tri-X, and HC-110

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I want to love the Contax T2. Its elegant design, clean lines, and build quality promise a wonderful experience. And that it is until I develop a roll. Maybe it’s something I’m doing (or not doing), but I can only get the focus I want about 1/4 of the time. I may have to let this one go, though I said that long ago about the Yashica T4 and I’ve now owned at least 5 of those.

But when it does what I want it to… Read more…

Cheney Orr: Brooklyn-based photographer featured on Curbed

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Superb personal work by a young man with an M6.

For me, it’s not that I don’t get to experience things because I’m behind the camera, it’s that the camera gives me an excuse to go out of my comfort zone.

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Through the Ground Glass: a short film

Taylor Hawkins has made a short film document Joseph Allen Freeman shooting, developing, and contact printing 8×10 photographs. It’s a little gem of a movie, and Freeman brings a fresh, unexpected veracity to it. His profanity-laced commentary on the wonders of large format landscape photography and the uniqueness of a contact print are inspiring. Read more…

Protopan 400 @400 in HC-110 dilution B

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News: New premiums in Ferrania color reversal film resurrection

The above image, linked from the Kickstarter campaign, shows what 75% of the money raised will be paying for.

It seems wrong to post two Kickstarter posts in a row, but I’d be remiss if I did not talk about the resurrection of the 3M reversal film that quietly disappeared many years ago. There is a goal-met Kickstarter campaign for it, and the stretches keep getting better. I really like the approach they’re taking to creating a sustainable process for producing the film. And, let’s face it–there is not a whole lot of color reversal film being made, so I say take advantage of what’s new and help support further production of it. They have options in 35mm and 120 still, as well as Super 8mm and 16mm motion film, including some fun “I was here first” promotions in the form of display boxes and numbered films. You can even name a factory room after yourself! Read more…

News: CineStill Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Make 120 Film

I still have yet to shoot the two rolls of CineStill 35mm film that I bought from Freestyle Photo months ago (many months ago). I guess I haven’t been in the presence of anything dramatic enough in tungsten light to warrant burning a roll. Anyway, that’s my own problem and I’ll shut up about it. Read more…

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