RB67 Roll 2
Saturday, March 21 2015
Yesterday I developed the second roll of 120 film. I mentioned to my brother that I was playing with B&W film and the next thing I know I’ve got an ’80s Chinon CE-5 with a 35-70mm f/3.5-4.5 lens in my hands along with some film that expired in ‘07. There was film in the camera, too. It’s BW400CN film that uses C-41 chemistry. I’ll get it developed to see if anything is worth saving.
Anyway, today I scanned the now dry negatives from my RB67 and am happy with a few of the images. Still a lot to learn about how this camera/film/chemistry works.
The last two images are way underexposed. I should have metered the darker areas and let the highlights get blown. There were two birds on the fountain. in the last image. One took flight just as I clicked the shutter. If you know where to look you can kind of see them. I took the image to see what would happen in a scene containing a very large dynamic range. Now I know.
I took the image of various cameras before I got the 35mm SLR from my brother. Representing the analog side of things (besides the slides and the camera used to take the image) is the Nikon in front. It is a point and shoot 35-70 zoom autofocus film camera that has been sitting in a drawer for many years. With film. No idea what kind. I’ll finish the roll because there doesn’t seem any way to manually rewind the film into the canister. I won’t take pics of anything I care to keep.
The lumix is the P&S digital I use when on the bike. It was inexpensive enought that I don’t mind subjecting it to the elements. So far the only bug splats have been with the shutter guard closed.