Topic – Mamiya 7 Panoramic Adapter

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I was disappointed by the Panoramic Adapter when I first used it. It was – and is – still fiddly at best to insert the film but once that obstacle is overcome it is not difficult to use. A 36-roll is … Continue reading

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Topic – Zenit – E / ЗЕНИТ – Е

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Apparently there is an entire subculture on the internet applauding old russian cameras. While I am not one in the choir there are two russians in my collection. One is the early 1960’s half-frame Chaika and the other is a … Continue reading

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Topic – Konica Hexar AF

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In my glass cupboard there are a few Konicas already. There’s an old TC SLR (ok, there are two. One with a surprisingly sharp 40mm f/1.8 Hexanon lens) and small carry-around point-and-shoot C35. I must admit I always thought Konicas … Continue reading

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Topic – More Paper and Film: Kentmere/Fomapan

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Since I began making my own prints I have been permanently surprised at the quality of the prints. The amount of detail in the prints is really astonishing. The resulting detail and quality even with 135 film is much higher … Continue reading

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Topic – Controlling Contrast

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Experimenting with split grade processing on my Durst M670 enlarger with dichroic head continues. The full process of split grade processing entails a test strip for finding the highlights with yellow light (what I call a base exposure) and then … Continue reading

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Gallery – More Darkroom Prints

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A few hours more of darkroom experience and a few more insights later resulted in this batch: They are all printed on Kentmere Fineprint VC and using a Durst M670 enlarger with split grade processing, details below each picture. The … Continue reading

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Topic – Variable Contrast

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My recent post Enlarger Beats My Scanner was about my newly acquired Durst M670 enlarger. As you get from that post I was pleasantly pleased with the paper copy of the Fujifilm GA645Zi 6×4.5 cm negative of the Piața Unirii. As a … Continue reading

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