Microphone Test

Which photo do you like best and why?

Each was taken with a different lens using an 8×10 deardorff with X-ray film exposed at 200iso and developed in rodinal 1:50 for 7 minutes.

Expired Maco GW (2 rolls with bad emulsion)


Two rolls of expired Maco GW… and both had problems with the emulsion. I guess it’s sensitive. I developed carefully in rodinal… but you can’t fix what isn’t there in the first place… and if the emulsion was bad when the photos were taken – then it is foolish of me to expect that developing them will magically make it better. Some of the images were taken with the freestyle / aero ektar mount on a 35mm canon 1VHS.

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Hawkeye C41 Respool – Super Color – Canon Lenses


From the website: “It’s being called the “Hi-Speed Ektar” because of it’s rich colors! Previously only available on bulk cored reels, the FilmPhotographyProject now offers the much talked about “Kodak Hawkeye Traffic Surveillance Film” in convenient hand-rolled 35mm canisters of 24 exposures! An amazing color film that is easy to process by you or your corner pharmacy – C-41!

This amazing color film is bulk loaded from film that Kodak calls Hawkeye Traffic Surveillance Film. It’s technical application was in surveillance cameras and because of this, it has amazing, flexible color and exposure latitude. Shoot it at 200 asa…shoot it at 400 asa…shoot it higher – you’ll get an awesome image. Super Positive! Film is balanced for daylight or electronic flash and can be used under mixed lighting. This film uses the widely available Process C-41.

This film uses KODAK T-GRAIN Emulsion technology that provides extremely fine grain and high sharpness. This film provides a wide exposure latitude (2 stops under to 3 stops over the normal exposure) and push performance to EI 800. It has been optimized for use with film scanners and provides a durable emulsion overcoat to prevent scratches.

Amazing Latitude! Although rated at 400 asa both Michael Raso, Leslie Lazenby and FPP super friend Lance King have been shooting the film at 200 – 250 asa for more pleasing results.”

I do love the vivid colors. I wouldn’t exactly call it hi-speed – but 400 is 2x more than 100… in terms of iso.

I shot the blurred photos with an Aero Ektar and freestyle adapter on a canon. The others were other lenses.

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