6X6

I have to admit, I got sick waiting for the Flexaret to be repaired. It is now being serviced for over two month and I understand that the guy doing it is probably in retirement doing it as a hobby.

But I just wanted to try it out, to see, what it would be to have such a bit negative and so I started to look around. What would be good cameras? What format do I want to use? How much was I willing to spend? And what format? 6×6? 6×4.5? 6×7? So many choices!

In the end, I decided to get myself a Japanese camera from the seventies, a Brand named Zenza Bronica. the feedback on these cameras was good and, according to the internet, they had really good lenses.  And so I went to Ebay and got myself one.

After waiting for two weeks, that felt again like an eternity to me, it finally arrived and I used the nice weather for a short hike and fill a roll of Kodak TMax 100.

The mountain hut where I hoped to get something to eat and drink was of course closed, after all, it is now middle November and they are closed for the season

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No drinks served here Bronica SQ-A, 80mm, Kodak TMax 100

What really surprised me was, how much the Epson V800 scanner was able to rescue a very underexposed negative. After taking the reading with my light meter I forgot to adjust the shutter speed as well (stupid noob!) and instead of 1/8th I exposed at 1/125 so four stops under. The negative was  very thin and I didn’t expect anything to show up. Much to my surprise, this is what I got from it! Still very much underexposed, but I like the mood 🙂

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Way underexposed (4 stops) Bronica SQ-A, 80mm, Kodak TMax 100

I’m quite pleased with the results, I hope you like them too!

 

All shots were taken on a Zenzanon Bronica SQ-A, Zenzanon 80mm PS lens on Kodak TMax 100, developped in Ars-Imago FD developper (6 minutes, dilution 1:39)

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4 Comments on “6X6

  1. congrats on your first great results!
    my Epson V500 just passed away and i started checking both V800 and V850 and was surprised that instead of big difference of the price both are identically similar – but the scanning software is the difference. so looks i will go for this V800 !

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    • I am quite happy with the V800 but I’m no big fan of the medium Format film holders. They come visit a glass surface which seems to attract fingerprints and dust like crazy. So I think about getting the holders for the v700

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