Eastern Sierra Center For Photography

Conceived to promote the use of large format photography across economic, gender, and age boundaries.

[Came across this while doing some research on large format… great place with lots of wisdom and even better (large) imagery!]

Tall Risers – „Museumshafen“ Hafencity Hamburg, 2013 on Flickr.
Slightly cropped for composition. I experienced some fogging on some images on this roll because of a broken insert. Seems to be a common problem with the newer „E“ inserts, where the little disks, which secure the flaps (to remove/change film & take-up spool) in the film magazine are made of very thin plastic and break easily.  Zenza Bronica ETRSi (645) 2.8/75 PE on Agfapan APX 25 (expired 07/1993) shot @20 developed in Rodinal 1:25 (6min+2min (due to age of film) first 30 sec. cont. agitations, then every 30 sec. 5 times).
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Tall Risers – „Museumshafen“ Hafencity Hamburg, 2013 on Flickr.

Slightly cropped for composition. I experienced some fogging on some images on this roll because of a broken insert. Seems to be a common problem with the newer „E“ inserts, where the little disks, which secure the flaps (to remove/change film & take-up spool) in the film magazine are made of very thin plastic and break easily. 

Zenza Bronica ETRSi (645) 2.8/75 PE on Agfapan APX 25 (expired 07/1993) shot @20 developed in Rodinal 1:25 (6min+2min (due to age of film) first 30 sec. cont. agitations, then every 30 sec. 5 times).

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Extending Film Stash with Rollei RPX 25 120 film #believeinfilm

I received a small extension of my film stash: 10 Rollei RPX 25 120 film. I’m in search of a replacement for Agfapan APX 25 of old (see this example of that fine old film put to good use) to go a bit slower than my – still – beloved Tri-X 400 @400, @100 or @1600 & @3200…  Rollei RPX was on sale at Maco (German), but I fear the sale is already over as of today :-( . I kind of wondered f I should have gotten me some 4x5 as well to put in the freezer in anticipation of the upcoming intrepid camera kickstarter. I do have some TMX 100 120 film in the freezer as well, but don’t totally feel comfortably with that film yet.

And, after reviewing my past experience and some feedback from fellow tumblrerians I decided to stick with HCD new for the time being (and Rodinal/Adonal for the occasional Stand development or the Rollei RPX). I still have a litre of both HCD-S and HCD-2 and like half an open bottle of the stuff but that might last for a year about. Since I actually tend to shoot more black & white I ordered another one litre double goodness to storage from Spürsinn (German). Stuff is good for at least two years unopened! 

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100 More Years of Analog Film

#believinfilm

Yes, back it (I did)! This might really be a good chance to get another but new company in the game. In comparison Kodak Alaris is standing still, buying what they sell from movie production of eastman kodak and not investing in new stuff at all. My love and connection with Tri-X 400 not withstanding, Kodak is probably sitting on production line which is much much oversized and not cost effective. Ferrania might be in a different position if they get up and running.

Note: back it and buy film!

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Saturday Afternoon Summer – at “Kletteraugust”, Hamburg, 2014 #believeinfilm
"Kletteraugust" is a climbing wall in a park in Hamburg, Germany. The “Deutsche Alpenverein“ offers children and adults the chance to experience climbing – great fun!
Nikon F2 Photomic Nikkor 85mm 1:2 (Ai) on new Kodak Portra 400 @200, developed and scanned by FINDLab, USA.
no edits #filmrules border added by Flare.

Saturday Afternoon Summer – at “Kletteraugust”, Hamburg, 2014 #believeinfilm

"Kletteraugust" is a climbing wall in a park in Hamburg, Germany. The “Deutsche Alpenverein“ offers children and adults the chance to experience climbing – great fun!

Nikon F2 Photomic Nikkor 85mm 1:2 (Ai) on new Kodak Portra 400 @200, developed and scanned by FINDLab, USA.

no edits #filmrules border added by Flare.

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Old and New – View from Museum Schwedenspeicher Stade, January 2014 #believeinfilm
Fake panorama crop…
Zenza Bronica ETRSi (645)  Zenzanon-PE 1:2.8 f=75mm on Tri-X 400 @1600 in Rodinal 1:100 semi-stand (pre-soak 4 min, 5ml Rodinal/film = 1:100, agitate 1 minute, then stand, at 30 min. 3 gentle inversions). 

Old and New – View from Museum Schwedenspeicher Stade, January 2014 #believeinfilm

Fake panorama crop…

Zenza Bronica ETRSi (645)  Zenzanon-PE 1:2.8 f=75mm on Tri-X 400 @1600 in Rodinal 1:100 semi-stand (pre-soak 4 min, 5ml Rodinal/film = 1:100, agitate 1 minute, then stand, at 30 min. 3 gentle inversions). 

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maximgrew:

View of the latest camera folded down, check the Facebook page for a progress update later today! #4x5 #largeformat

From their facebookpage:

Just an update on the progress of the project so far, to let everyone know the plan. We have after a delay (I broke the camera by being too heavy handed with a chisel) got the final prototype ready to be featured in the kick starter video. This allows us to crack on with the video and film the left over bits, which is great news! The camera is looking good and working really well, the pictures here are of the most up to date prototype. This is the starting point that we will use to move forwards from in order to deliver an excellent product to you guys! So what’s next? We finish the video this week, edit it and prepare to launch our kick starter page in the two weeks after that and then hopefully we can raise enough money to turn this into a reality! Sorry that it’s a bit later than initially suggested. We really want to get this right and the main objective is to ensure we can deliver on our promises to you, so bear with us just for a little longer, getting everything in order for Kickstarter is a complicated process but we are nearly there, exciting things will come!And just to clear up a technical question we have been asked a lot…"The prototypes all look Lasercut, will the final product be?"We have been using laser cutters in order to have a quick turn around for prototyping and they are great machines to do this. The final camera will be made using a variety of techniques but the main body of the camera will be manufactured using a CNC Router, this allows us to use thicker, higher quality wood as well as making the cameras more affordable to produce, a saving we can pass onto you.Other things that are likely to change from this prototype is the use of metal instead of wood for structural components such as hinges, Sorry if that was a bit of a ramble but hopefully answers some questions!anything else feel free to comment, we will answer all that we canAll the best, Max and Eddie

Well, I am excited!

maximgrew:

View of the latest camera folded down, check the Facebook page for a progress update later today! #4x5 #largeformat

From their facebookpage:

Just an update on the progress of the project so far, to let everyone know the plan. 

We have after a delay (I broke the camera by being too heavy handed with a chisel) got the final prototype ready to be featured in the kick starter video. This allows us to crack on with the video and film the left over bits, which is great news! 

The camera is looking good and working really well, the pictures here are of the most up to date prototype. This is the starting point that we will use to move forwards from in order to deliver an excellent product to you guys! 

So what’s next? We finish the video this week, edit it and prepare to launch our kick starter page in the two weeks after that and then hopefully we can raise enough money to turn this into a reality! Sorry that it’s a bit later than initially suggested. We really want to get this right and the main objective is to ensure we can deliver on our promises to you, so bear with us just for a little longer, getting everything in order for Kickstarter is a complicated process but we are nearly there, exciting things will come!

And just to clear up a technical question we have been asked a lot…

"The prototypes all look Lasercut, will the final product be?"

We have been using laser cutters in order to have a quick turn around for prototyping and they are great machines to do this. The final camera will be made using a variety of techniques but the main body of the camera will be manufactured using a CNC Router, this allows us to use thicker, higher quality wood as well as making the cameras more affordable to produce, a saving we can pass onto you.

Other things that are likely to change from this prototype is the use of metal instead of wood for structural components such as hinges, 

Sorry if that was a bit of a ramble but hopefully answers some questions!

anything else feel free to comment, we will answer all that we can

All the best, Max and Eddie

Well, I am excited!

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