Here’s a keeper. It’s tough to throw out anything shot on 100 speed 120 film – the size is so great that you can’t miss as long as you have your exposure and focus right where you want them. But I shot some Arista.EDU Ultra 100 from Freestylephoto.biz which is rebadged Foma 100 recently, and I was thrilled with the outcome.
I had shot this before at EI 200 and developed in Diafine. I was happy with the results, but nothing jumped out at me at that time. This time I shot at box speed and developed in Rodinal 1:50 which is probably more proper for this type of film.
I also did something I should do more often–I waited for the right light. These were taken on an incredibly overcast day, with occasional fog, in the Point Reyes area just north of San Francisco. The light was getting lower in the sky and had just started to break through the clouds, bathing this beach in a pretty stunning light.
Kristen kindly took the photo above–the light was pretty consistent for a while and she took to the TLR pretty easily.
I have many more rolls of film from this trip to develop, but as this was a new film/developer combination for me, I thought I would share it.
Arista.EDU Ultra 100 -OR- Foma 100 in 120 format
Rodinal 1:50 (10ml/500ml)
7 minute development
30 seconds initial agitation
2 inversions every 2 minutes
Note that I developed 2 rolls at a time on a Paterson plastic reel, so each film got 5ml Rodinal.