Of all the things I know
I understand almost nothing

donderdag 31 maart 2011

Sixties FP3, Industar 80mm

# New York State Of Mind, 1976 Billy Joel

maandag 28 maart 2011

Testing... 7b

Experience pays: last year I had some HPS so I knew it was about 40 ASA and 7 mins in Rodinal. A bit fog, border-problems, but perfectly usable.

Small pic: # On the Sunny Side of the Street (1930 McHugh/Fields) and the 1938 Tessar on Nagel's 620 sharp as ever.

zondag 27 maart 2011

Testing... 7a

...and comparing sixties (no box, but a metal spool) Tri-X and the 1960 Super Hypan.
Both in the seventies Zenit 80.
The Kodak went probably down to 25 ASA, the Ansco had lost it almost completely but I still have one roll. Both had of course some fog. The third one is Ilford's HPS, 620, so in the Kodak Duo620. That's tomorrow, look above.
Interesting: Tri-X was 400 of course (small pic), Super Hypan was 200 ASA but Ansco said it was 500, and the HPS would be 800 but everybody always doubted that.

PS My scanner still has that "banding"-problem. Hitting it didn't help, nor did shouting. Ideas? SEE COMMENT!

vrijdag 25 maart 2011

1927 Kern 150mm

Once upon a time I owned a Kern 9x12 camera. But, I took it apart; I was young, what did I know. For some reason I kept the lens. Yesterday I made a lensboard and put it on my Linhof. And look how sharp this 1927 lens is! A bit dirty, the high contrast is probably the Fomapan100 film and my scanner has also some problems, unlike the Compur that fires like a young god. Thank heaven for little girls and big shutters!

1927 Kern Aarau (number 3192) 150mm anastigmat at F12,5 on the 1960 Linhof Technika IV, Fomapan 100 sheet 9x12.

# Thank Heaven... 1957 Lerner/Loewe; 1958 Gigi

woensdag 23 maart 2011

Testing... 6

And comparing Ilford FP3/FP4. Not bad, hey? The left one is "antique brown" because I thought it was the old FP3!
Well, in fact there is some spotty fog, but who cares.

Kontraste (Three women)

Minus: wegen Parkplatzmangels steht mein Auto in Heerdt. Plus: in der Strassenbahn funktionieren sämtliche Stempelautomaten nicht. Und das Wetter!
Lammsteller mit Plavac in der Bergerstrasse, al fresco natürlich. Stracciatella an der Promenade.
Man gönnt sich ja sonst nichts.
Aber: die drei Damen machen mich nachdenklich...

Ilford FP4 hinter'm 80mm Industar-29 aus 1973.

zondag 20 maart 2011



Today, at last, I really tested the shutter of the Frankenstein. Well, the first curtain is too slow for the second, useless at 1/500 and 1/1000, at 1/60 the right half still is a bit darker but that in fact is rather nice: I can use it as a "sky filter". No overexposed sky for me in the future!
This one 1/200 F9 on RolleiRetro100, 50mm Elmar. Small: vertical camera.

zaterdag 19 maart 2011

Development time

Well, it is printed on the box: 2 min, so why didn't I believe it. But: 5 min Rodinal produced heavy black, well, not fog, let's say background. But perfectly scannable. Well done, TACMA, (still exists: www.tasma.ru/)! In my also Russian Horizon, 1/2 sec at F4.

zaterdag 12 maart 2011

Testing... 5

And comparing: Technical pan against AgfaOrtho. Well, the Kodak was overexposed, so more than what everyone says: at least 50, I would say. Both films are, of course, rock hard. But: the ortho should be blind for the reds, and the technical over-sensitive, and look at the shops in the picture: the left one is pink, the right one is green; see the difference? Me neither.
1/60 At 5,6 in the morning sun, both Zeiss lenses (more or less: 1956 Novar and 1964 aus Jena). No data on the films, Technical was discontinued 2004, the AgfaOrtho looked older.

vrijdag 11 maart 2011

Then and now 26

Yesterday my niece gave me a school picture of my father. I never saw it - and suddenly I realised that, seventy years later, I went to the same old building to take a Turkish course! There is a new school now, couldn't find a picture of the old one but the houses in the background (where my second piano-teacher lived) are still there.
(Nr 1 is my father, nr 2 is his twin-brother.)

RolleiRetro100 in the Horizon202.
(PS Curious? My family-album is on facebook...)

donderdag 10 maart 2011

Im Vorbeigehen...

Flüchtig, wird kaum wahrgenommen. Man geht einfach daran vorbei. Liebespaar, Bettler, Graffiti, Mädchen - kein Unterschied. Nur mein Kollege wird gesehen, weil er sich hören lässt. Müller hat sich geirrt, oder?

# Schubert & Müller, der Leiermann (Winterreise)

dinsdag 8 maart 2011

Testing... 4

And, alas, nòt comparing: the Sep 1961 Verichrome 116 tore already in the camera and then I "developed" the wrong half, omg! And the 1953 Ansco 616, curly and brittle, went so well in the 1946 Target.
Well, we live and learn.

zondag 6 maart 2011

City Life

And (small pic) thinking about composition, as ever.


Going to the carnival in style, man!

T-max, Albinar 28mm, Praktica.

vrijdag 4 maart 2011

Testing... 3

And comparing 1951 and 1991 KODAK Panatomic-X 135. Huge loss of sensitivity in those sixty+ years, very curly (newton-figures in the scanner) but ±3 secs at 5,6 gave an image.
Small pic: Who decided why to turn that text around?

donderdag 3 maart 2011

Dä Zoch kütt...

...und ist voll. Und die Altstadt ist voll.
Altweiber in Düsseldorf - wobei immer mehr Männer mitmachen. Und Mädchen in Herrenbekleidung doch besser aussehen als Männer in Frauenklamotten. Macht nix, tolles Wetter sorgt für optimale Stimmung. Helau!

In der Canon FTbQL mit 35-70 war <1991 Panatomic-X

woensdag 2 maart 2011