A while ago, I acquired a 28mm M42 mount extension tube (unknown make) but never really thought about using it, so I decided to try it mainly just to see if the image quality suffered by using the tube. The film used was 35mm FomaPan 200 (ISO 100)The developer used was Kodak D23 (stock for […]
Developing black-and-white film at home can be a fun and rewarding experience for photographers who want to take their skills to the next level. Here are the steps you need to follow: Materials You Will Need: Developing Process: Conclusion: Developing your black-and-white film at home is a fulfilling and rewarding experience. By following the steps […]
Pyrocat HD is a black-and-white film developer that was developed by Sandy King. It is known for producing high-quality negatives with excellent sharpness and tonality. Pyrocat HD is a staining developer, which means that it works by staining the silver grains in the film rather than completely removing them. This can lead to smoother tonal […]
Having just received a bottle of 510 Pyro developer, I was curious as to how it compared against my standard developer which Pyrocat HD.
This is my no means a scientific test, it was just more of a quick experiment to see how much of a difference there was between the two pyro based developers.
For this test I chose to use FomaPan 200 35mm black and white film.
The purpose of the test was to photograph an X-Rite Color Checker at different ISO ratings and then see how they looked after developing them with my normal process
I Messed Up With Exposure
I visited a local church which I usually make photographs of because I knew that on this particular day it was going to be open or a short period which gave me the opportunity to make some photographs of the interior.
SIlverfast has an option they call AACO which stands for Auto Adaptive Contrast Optimization.Usually, when I am scanning black and white film, anything which is described as Auto makes me look for the option to disable it bu this may be an exception. According to the user guide, SilverFast AACO is a tool used to […]
I have finally got round to fixing the densitometer after waiting what seemed for ever to get a spare part so now I have started to conduct a series of film tests mainly to establish my own personal EI (ISO) rating for the film/camera and developer I use in all formats as well as film […]
I have to confess that it took me some time to get more interested in using 35mm cameras as I have mainly used Medium and Large format with film. I bought myself a Pentax Spotmatic about 18 months ago and I really seem to have the bug again now.To start with, I was buying 35mm […]
I have always bought commercially made developers and looked away at the possibility of making my own from raw chemicals mainly because chemistry was not one of my strengths. The more I studied photographs which were developed in Kodak D23 the more I knew I wanted to try it because it somehow gave the look […]